Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special #1

On the far edge of the universe, through a rift in space, two heroes answer the call about a dangerous weapon and a cry for help. Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special #1 follows the basic set-up of crossover issues with our heroes from different universes each mistaking the other for a villain and coming to blows for a few panels before discovering that they are on the same side. But, hey, this has Space Ghost and Green Lantern, so there was no way I was passing it up.

The anti-isolationist message is pretty heavy-handed here in this story about a world that denies the existence of anything, or anyone, outside of its atmosphere. In such a world the greatest weapon is the one that destroys a worldview and proves the biggest misconception of their uniqueness in the universe.

The issue works for the unusual team-up of Space Ghost and Hal Jordan, both while fighting each other and, for a short period of time, using each other's technology. The story's lack of subtlety gets in the way, but the art by Christopher Sebela is pretty damn good. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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