Thursday, April 13, 2017

Green Lanterns #20

A poor man's Magneto, Doctor Polaris isn't exactly an A-list DC villain. That said, writer Sam Humphries and artist Eduardo Pansica put the character to good use here as the emotionally unstable super-villain fights to save his dying brother. Trapped by the villain deep below the surface of the Earth, it's Jessica Cruz that saves both herself and her partner Simon Baz and the series continues the trend of making Jessica the far more interesting half of the duo as she's able to focus her will far better than her more experienced partner.

One released from their prison, the Green Lanterns work together (with a little help from a Justice League teammate) to track down Doctor Polaris. While there's not a lot of action here, there's an interesting story going on inside Polaris' fractured mind.

The comic also includes a cameo by John Stewart and Guy Gardner discussing the rogue Guardian Rami and the Green Lanterns of sector 2814. It sounds like Jessica and Simon are going to have some company. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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