Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Green Lantern #5

Teased in the last issue, we get Teen Lantern heading off halfcocked to New Korugar to take on Sinestro and all of the Sinestro Corps. She does pretty well for herself, at least initially. The young Lantern is stopped and saved by a Yellow Lantern who allows Simon Baz to return with her to Oa. Is this what has become of Jessica Cruz?

Despite her appearance on both the cover and variant cover, Sojourner Mullein does not appear in the issue. And, despite being teased months ago, we still have yet to get an appearance from Hal Jordan. Instead half of the comic's pages are focused on getting John Stewart and the locals he met in dark space off the planet he's been trapped on (for a year?!) and back to the Green Lantern Corps.

The Stewart story has been a slog for most of the comic's run, so it's good to see that finally come to a close (even if it continues to take up too many pages). Now there are Lanterns to find, mysteries to uncover, and where the hell is Hal Jordan?

[DC, $3.99]

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