Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Flashpoint: Abin Sur The Green Lantern #1 (of 3)

Of the first three tie-in Flashpoint mini-series to hit the shelves the one centered around Abin Sur is probably the best. Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance is passable, if a tad boring after a humorous beginning, and Flashpoint: Secret Seven is best left unspoken of.

There are a couple of interesting takeaways from this story. The first is that Abin Sur seems very much the maverick Green Lantern who only follows the orders he agrees with (remind you of anyone?). And the second is that the timeline of Sur's crash on Earth at the end of this issue corresponds with Barry Allen's experiment in Flashpoint #2. Is the reality of Flashpoint about to get introduced to the DCU's two premiere Silver Age heroes at the same time?

More of a novelty than anything else, this issue does give us Abin Sur knocking the snot out of his dear friend Sinestro. Sadly it also gives as an update that this reality is still stuck in the dark days of Blackest Night. Ugh, and I thought Emperor Aquaman was bad. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $2.99]

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