Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Green Lantern #48

Following the amusement park bombing that left his nephew in a coma, Hal Jordan heads to Gotham in search of answers about Sonar, the leader of a terrorist group claiming responsibility for the attack and threatening others if the United Nations refuses to give into his demands. The appearance of Batman Stand-in #7, or whatever this guy's name is, attempts to play on the complicated relationship between Batman and Green Lantern but doesn't have anywhere to go. Considering as a member of the Justice League there would be any number of other ways for Jordan to get the intelligence other than just showing up in the middle of Gotham (he doesn't even go to the Batcave?) the entire sequence doesn't make much sense.

The final few pages of the comic continue to tease the appearance of a Parallax from a different reality. After discovering the destruction of Oa in this reality, Parallax heads to Earth in search of Hal Jordan. Why his other self is the super-villain's primary target isn't clear but it does continue to tease the eventual meeting between the pair. For fans.

[DC, $3.99]

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