Green Lantern

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2018

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37 comic reviewSent to investigate unauthorized resource exploration in Sector 2811, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner get an unpleasant surprise in running into Zod, Ursa, Eradicator, and Lor-Zod who are strip-mining the undeveloped planet. Oh, and they don’t intend to let a pair of Green Lanterns interfere.

There’s plenty of action here including both Hal and Kyle getting beaten to pulp by Zod and his followers. Part One of “Power of Zod” certainly sets up the Kryptonian general as a legitimate threat to the Lanterns and the universe. As to what Zod intends with his new captives, the resources he is collecting, or the plans behind his campaign, it looks like we’ll have to wait for answers.

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #34

by Alan Rapp on December 19, 2017

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #34 comic reviewThe latest arc of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps has reintroduced the characters known as the Controllers, a faction that split off from the race that would become the Guardians of the Universe. Unlike their more peaceful brethren, who created the Green Lantern Corps to keep order in the universe, the Controllers have a more proactive stance to destroy all evil in the universe rather than simply prevent it. Abducting the remaining Guardians, the Controllers hope to use their shared genetic heritage to usher in a new age of their vision for the universe (even if it means killing of the last of the Guardians to do so).

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #30

by Alan Rapp on October 16, 2017

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #30 comic reviewI may have enjoyed Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #30 a bit more if the entire story hadn’t been a misdirect. That said, fans of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps should still have fun with the Green Lantern’s return to Earth to investigate Superman‘s recent encounter with Parallax and news that Sinestro is alive in the anti-matter dimension on Qward.

While Hal’s fight of a Parallax-controlled Superman turns out to be all in the Green Lantern’s mind, the action is still pretty solid until the hallucination is broken. Hal’s reasoning of who is altering his reality leads into next month’s return of Hector Hammond, who apparently needs his old nemesis’ help.

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Green Arrow #30

by Alan Rapp on September 20, 2017

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Green Arrow #30 comic reviewGreen Arrow‘s road trip finally leads him back to his former hard traveling companion. Needing help to get into space to check out the Ninth’s Circle secret satellite, Ollie calls on his old pal Hal Jordan. Writer Benjamin Percy certainly has fun bringing this argumentative pair back together for one more road trip.

After trading a few barbs, Ollie explains the situation and the pair set off into Green Lantern’s realm looking to destroy the evil syndicate’s satellite located on the dark side of the moon. Over the past several issues the comic has teamed-up Green Arrow with various Justice Leaguers, but this is the pairing we’ve been waiting for. And it doesn’t disappoint.

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #25

by Alan Rapp on August 1, 2017

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #25 comic reviewOne step forward, ten steps back. I have to say I’m disappointed in the outcome of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #25. While the over-sized issue itself is fine, although far from great, the build-up to a new day for the Green Lantern Corps working alongside the Sinestro Corps is wasted here returning everything to the status quo.

Great, after all that groundwork we’re thrown back into the rut that Green Lantern comics have been stuck in for the better part of decade. The idea of the unification of the two groups brought something fresh to the comic for the first time in a good long while by having the groups work together to patrol the galaxy. Sigh.

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