Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #13

Emerald Warriors closes its run with a team-up with Guy Gardner and Batman aboard a space station. Fans of Justice League International will get the reference (especially after writer spells it out for them in the completely unnecessary final panel).

Even if Batman and Guy aren't the same characters they were during Keith Giffen's glorious run the pair work well together (though it certainly helps if you were a fan of Giffen's League). The mystery itself isn't explored very well (Batman solves the case off-panel while Guy grills the suspects), and, as I've already stated, the comic ends with a panel that (with all the subtetly of a Michael Bay action flick) directly references one of the most memorable moments from JLI.

Since it's creation this comic has been hit-and-miss for me from month to month. The last issue works well-enough (even if its somewhat hamfisted), but if you don't have nostalgia for JLI I'm not sure the story is going to hold up on its own. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $2.99]

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