There’s an interesting idea at the heart of Green Lantern #49, unfortunately there’s also several head-scratching moments that distract what should be a strong issue leading up to the big throwdown between Green Lantern and Parallax next month.
Sonar has apparently gotten the entire world to cower in fear while the United Nation debates giving into the super-villain’s demands (and apparently every other hero on the planet Earth has taken the day off). Guessing correctly about the madman’s plans for the ambassadors, Hal is able to step in and prevent a blood bath in the U.N., although the villain escapes leaving the story unfinished.
Green Lantern #49 is an underwhelming issue that makes us wish Hal Jordan was back in space as his return to Earth has left much to be desired. That said, I am curious to see just what DC has planned for Hal vs. Hal. Given that I’m not completely sold on this version of the character, I have to wonder whether or not DC has the stones to turn the book over to Parallax and really shake up the balance of power within the DCU. Pass.