Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Green Lantern #9

Hal Jordan's isolation on Earth comes to an end with a discovery of a hidden Power Battery on the planet. Hal's journey, the discovery of the battery, and trading in for a new ring (charging it with a familiar oath), is helped by the appearance of Tom Kalmaku (whose role with the New Guardians is referenced). Breaking out of the Earth's atmosphere, Hal returns to Oa where we also get an appearance by Jo Mullein who appears to be the one behind the Lanterns' rebellion of the United Planets.

The back-up story, featuring Jessica Cruz standing up for her complicated Lantern history, and helping to prove her case by saving one of the most prestigious members of the United Planets, also directly ties into Jo Mullein's rebellion. While I'm happy to see both characters brought into the fold, I will admit I wanted to see Cruz get more time as a Yellow Lantern where I think DC had multiple opportunities to showcase the character in new ways.

[DC, $4.99]

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