Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Green Lantern #1

A new volume of Green Lantern opens with Oa hosting a gathering of the United Planets Conclave with representatives from all over the universe. With the fate of the Green Lantern Corps and their role in the universe at stake, most Lanterns have been recalled to Oa under the leadership of John Stewart to keep the peace. Of course, something goes wrong.

Half of the story deals with the conclave and the Lanterns dealing with the threat that comes not from the Sinestro Corps or the Red Lanterns but from the representatives of Gemworld who attack while the conclave continues elsewhere. The other half of the story involves Teen Lantern, brought to Oa to the first time to undergo some testing by the Guardians to determine if she will be allowed to keep her gauntlet.

While the Guardians in interest in Keli was inevitable, as was the confrontation it creates, the evolving role of the race that has always seen themselves as above and superior to the rest of the universe does represent a rather dramatic shift. Despite the interruption, the conclave is successful leaving the Lanterns in place as the universe's official protectors.

[DC, $3.99]

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