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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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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #23

by Alan Rapp on July 12, 2017

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #23 comic reviewWhen a prisoner makes a damning allegation and a startling threat against the Green Lantern Corps, John Stewart is forced to take it seriously sending Guy Gardner and his partner Arkillo into the villain’s stronghold to take down the rest of his collaborators and find this “proof” he threatens to expose if the Corps doesn’t release him.

There a two subplots here, the first involves Hal Jordan‘s concern over Tomar-Tu‘s recent troubles which will eventually be revealed to be tied into the villain’s revelations once Gardner and Arkillo find evidence of Tomar-Tu murdering a member of the Sinestro Corps. Is the fragile peace so hard-won already about the shatter?

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #22

by Alan Rapp on June 24, 2017

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #22 comic reviewWhen the largest vault in the entire universe, an entire planet built for the security of countless treasures, comes under attack the first real test of the new alliance between the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps begins. Partnered up with a member of the other corps, and led into battle by Hal Jordan, the response proves to be a tremendous success. However, the leader of the criminals believes he can destroy the hard-won piece between the two groups.

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Green Lanterns #24

by Alan Rapp on June 15, 2017

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Green Lanterns #24 comic reviewWhile filled with appearances by several other Green Lanterns, the focus of Green Lanterns #24 remains on Earth’s two newest ring slingers with Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz completing their training and earning full status as Green Lanterns. For Baz this means putting up with Kyle Rayner, a pretty awful thought (especially when he makes an endless supply of duplicates of himself – the horror!). For Jessica this means besting Guy Gardner which, if your name isn’t Batman, can be a challenge.

Not that there was any doubt, but both Lanterns prove themselves capable and, after a short graduation ceremony, will head back to Earth with the approval of the Green Lantern Corps.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #25

by Alan Rapp on May 4, 2017

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #25 comic reviewWhile ultimately I don’t think Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #25 quite lives up to its promise, it’s hard for me not to enjoy a comic that so blatantly celebrates the Bronze Age pairing of Green Lantern and Green Arrow. When Mystery, Inc. travels into Karma Corners the group of meddling kids and their talking dog run across a pair of hard-traveling heroes (making reference to Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams famous comic run).

I enjoyed seeing Scooby-Doo and the gang interact with both Ollie and Hal, but the setting of Karma Corners is a bit corny (even for me). Still, there’s plenty of fun to be had including writer Sholly Fisch having fun with the fact that Green Arrow’s rogues gallery is pretty damn forgettable. The comic even gives us a (far too short) appearance by Black Canary.

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