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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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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #18

by Alan Rapp on April 17, 2017

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #18 comic reviewLife for the combined forces of the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps continues to get off to a rock start on Oa during the building of a new Yellow Power Battery as disagreements between the two groups come to blows. The responsibility for restoring order, and acting as the voice of reason, falls to Guy Gardner who manages to keep the peace… this time.

Elsewhere, in Space Sector 563, the team of Space Ape and Gorrin-Sunn get into some trouble of their own while discovering an odd anomoly on what should be a deserted chunk of space. Beginning the latest arc, the pair’s disappearance will force John Stewart to send his two most trusted Lanterns to investigate: Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner (does this mean this pair is are the only Green Lanterns who don’t get a yellow-ringed partner?). Can’t Hal trade Kyle in for Space Ape (or, you know, pretty much anyone else?).

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