Monday, December 21, 2015

Green Lantern #47

The latest issue of Green Lantern takes a break from Hal Jordan's space adventures and his investigation into the disappearance of the Green Lantern Corps as Hal returns home for some momentary rest and relaxation with his family. That isn't the only surprise in the issue as writer Robert Venditti not only provides some local trouble for Jordan to solve but also reveals the identity of the villain lurking just behind-the-scenes.

I've actually enjoyed Green Lantern's return to more space-centric title, but Green Lantern #47 works in allowing Hal to reconnect with his family (and get a much needed makeover). I expect the trouble at the fair to wrap up quickly. The bigger issue for our hero is the appearance of Parallax whose existence creates all kinds of questions (I'm guessing this is some sort of fallout from DC's Convergence storyline). Whatever the cause, an universe with both a good and evil lanterned-powered Hal Jordan probably spells trouble for everyone involved.

A final note, as part of DC's comic campaign featuring Harley Quinn across multiple titles, Green Lantern #47 also sports a variant cover by Darwyn Cooke featuring Mr. J's main squeeze. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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