Monday, September 20, 2021

Green Lantern 2021 Annual #1

The Green Lantern 2021 Annual #1 answers a couple of big questions to the ongoing storyline unfolding in Green Lantern where the Corps is in shambles following the destruction of the Power Battery on Oa. First, how did Jessica Cruz become a member of the Sinestro Corps? And second, where the hell has Hal Jordan been?

The comic spends the majority of the time answering the first question, starting with Jessica dropping off three captured prisoners on New Korugar using one of the Yellow Lanterns own rings. Impressed, Sinestro offers Jessica a role within his corps which she initially declines but does keep the ring in order to get back to Earth where she learns how to make good use of the fear inside herself, and in others, to do some good. Of all the Green Lanterns, Jessica is the obvious choice to find a new path and I'll be curious to see where it takes her from here.

As to the second question, it appears one of the few Lanterns with a working ring, Hal Jordan, has remained on Earth to keep it safe (while the rest of the universe goes to hell). While perhaps not the best use of the character, I guess this makes sense in his role as the Green Lantern of Earth.

[DC, $5.99]

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