Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #25

One step forward, ten steps back. I have to say I'm disappointed in the outcome of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #25. While the over-sized issue itself is fine, although far from great, the build-up to a new day for the Green Lantern Corps working alongside the Sinestro Corps is wasted here returning everything to the status quo.

Great, after all that groundwork we're thrown back into the rut that Green Lantern comics have been stuck in for the better part of decade. The idea of the unification of the two groups brought something fresh to the comic for the first time in a good long while by having the groups work together to patrol the galaxy. Sigh.

News of both a Green Lantern murdering a member of the Sinestro Corps and Kyle Rayner's secret about the paternity of the evil time-traveler recently dispatched by both Corps leads to a fracture no one can put back together. Soranik leads her lanterns off Mogo to instill their own kind of order on the universe. And, because going backward seems to be the main theme of the comic, an old enemy rises from the ashes once more. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $3.99]

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