Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Smallville Season Eleven: Lantern #2

Just as Superman begins to get the hang of being the latest member of the Green Lantern Corps (a position he's still trying to find a way to decline) thanks to the tutelage of John Stewart, the Earth is attacked by out-of-control Manhunters believing that some treaty between the Guardians former protectors and its current, less-robotic, group has been broken.

Along with cameo appearances by Salaak and Aya, Kilowog, and Ch'p (but sadly not G'nort) the comic also features Parallax as writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Marcio Takara attempt to boil down the convoluted history of the Corps and make it fit inside the Smallville Universe.

The choice to have the Manhunters powered by yellow rings is an interesting one which offers Parallax the opportunity to send out rings for ring bearers of his own which will likely set-up an all-out ring slingin' war in the latest mini-series remaining two issues. There's also a B-story involving Prometheus who I'm really hoping this version of Ollie won't have to kill in the name of "justice." Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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