GREEN LANTERN #14 Review by Jamie Dunst
Writer: Geoff Johns; Penciler: Doug Mahnke; Inkers: Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne & Tom Nguyen; Colorists: Alex Sinclair & Tony Avina; Letterer: David Sharpe
The issue begins with the Guardians going over what has transpired in previous issues and how their third army is fairing. The first Lantern wonders why the Guardians are doing this and they explain that by having one voice in the Universe will finally bring order. The first Lantern finds them interesting due to how much they have changed but the Guardians don’t care much about him and tell the first Lantern that he is only needed for a short time to power their third army and once they have completed their objective, he will be of no use to them anymore.
Elsewhere, Simon Baz and the Justice League are facing off. At first, it seems that the whole situation can be reasoned and that calmer heads are prevailing, Then, at the request of Batman, Simon tries to take off the ring and Sinestro constructs appear yelling at the Justice League not to touch the ring and we have…….high-speed chase. Not what I expected but it does give us some good conversation between SImon and the Justice League. Once Simon gets away, he meets up with his sister. They have a nice moment where she explains to Simon that she doesn’t blame him for what happened to her husband and she gets the address of the man whose van Simon stole and they depart.Read More
GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1 Review by Jamie Dunst
Geoff Johns: Writer; Ethan Van Sciver: Artist; Hi-Fi: Colorist; Sal Sipriano: Letterer (main story)
Geoff Johns: Writer; Peter Woods: Artist; Cam Smith: Inker; Tony Ruma: Colorist; Sal Sipriano: Letterer (The First Soldier)
We begin this issue with the Guardians telling the reader how they have failed with their previous armies and how this third army will once and for all maintain order across the universe. Elsewhere, we see Hal Jordan buried alive by Black Hand. Once he frees himself, he and Black Hand talk about bringing back Martin Jordan which Hal is against. Back wherever the Guardians are, they locate the Chamber of Shadows (which I have on good authority is the cousin to the Chamber of Secrets) we see the Guardians open up the chamber to reveal more Guardians. The Guardians inside the chamber ask if they can finally rejoin the Green Lantern Guardians who reply not yet and that they need the power of the first Lantern. When the Chamber Guardians refuse, the two groups of Guardians prepare to rumble.
GREEN LANTERN #12 Review by Jamie Dunst
Geoff Johns: Writer; Renato Gueses & Jim Calafiore: Artists; Alex Sinclair: Colorist; Sal Cipriano: Letterers
We start this issue with Hal and Sinestro facing off against Black Hand who is quickly knocked out by Hal but only for a short time while Hal tries to contact Carol in order to get some much needed assistance from another colored Lantern. When that fails, Hal and Sinestro leave the house of William Hand only to walk into a scene from the Walking Dead. Elsewhere, we see the Guardians giving us their narration what they feel is their failure after the events of Blackest Night. We see how they set in motion the fall of all of the Lantern Corps including their own. We even discover that Sinestro’s selection back into the Green Lantern Corps was actually part of the Guardian’s plans. The Guardians have discovered the the secret world of the Indigo Tribe and soon their plans will come to fruition.Read More
GREEN LANTERN #11 Review by Jamie Dunst
Geoff Johns: Writer; Doug Mahnke: Artist; Christian Alamy: Inks: Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Mark Irwin & Doug Mahnke; Colors: Tony Avina & Alex Sinclair; Letters: Sal Cipriano; Cover: Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy & Alex Sinclair
So with issue #11, we are starting up a new story with Black Hand and that always makes me happy. We start off with Sinestro being released from the Indigo tribe. We learn that Hal’s ring has been changed and it’s no longer bonded with Sinestro’s ring. What does that mean? It means that Hal can knock Sinestro on his butt. This discovery is quickly put on hold to figure out what happened to Black Hand who in the previous issue leapt to his death and is now a Black Lantern again. What do you think Mr. William “Black Hand” Hand does as a newly inducted Black Lantern? He uses his power to resurrect his dead parents and brothers and have a family dinner. Yeah. Not too creepy.Read More