Guy Gardner is more than just a loud-mouthed Green Lantern. That's what we're seeing now. Having lost his power ring, Guy is back on Earth and has to figure out what to do with himself. Unfortunately he's not one to simply sit around to figure things out.
We get to see members of Guys family again, last seen in the zero issue. Coming from a family of police officers, the fact that he didn't make it as one himself before becoming a Green Lantern still eats away at him and his father. This drives him to try to take matters into his own hand.
While this is happening, we do see some more developments with the Guardians' plan and the formation of the Third Army. It turns out another member of the GL Corps is on to them. There's also some developments with John Stewart, Fatality and another character we haven't seen since before the New 52 started.
One of the problems with this being a book about members of the Corps is we don't necessarily get a focus on one character. With Guy, John and the Guardians in completely separate places, the story feels like it jumps around a little, even though the main focus on on Guy.
The Rise of the Third Army story feels like it's been building for some time now and we're still not really seeing anything further happen. The fact that this is a crossover issue feels odd since a large part of the story takes place on Earth and doesn't involve any power rings. Hopefully the story will be wrapped up soon.
It's time for Guy to show us what he's made of. Peter Tomasi has a great feel for the character and month after month it shows. Seeing Guy without a power ring may be reminiscent to what happened to Hal Jordan but the way it's handled is completely different. Because of the nature of the book and the different characters, it's like we have three completely separate stories going on at the same time. It's great to see each character's story develop separately but there is a slight jarring feeling as we jump from character to character. The fact that this is part of the Rise of the Third Army story feels out of place since it's such a small portion of the issue and the least interesting part. We need to see more of Guy and John. Based on how things go in this issue, we're very likely to see that happen in the next issue.