GREEN LANTERN CORPS #29
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When you read on the internet that you should be reading Green Lantern Corps if you’re reading Green Lantern, you should take note because people are dropping truth bombs on you. This series has quickly become one of my favorites, starting with the ass kicking that it gave to Mongul and continuing with this week’s issue. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that I absolutely loved this issue, from it’s great character moments to the plot hints it puts together for future issues.
I’m going to try and not be spoilerific in this review because I want people to go out and pick this up and read it for themselves. Needless to say the issue does two things very strongly. The first is that it continues to plant the seeds for the introduction of the Lantern Spectrum. As the cover would show, this newly colored Corps is powered by the Star Sapphire and deals with the emotion of love. It may be because I’m getting married soon, but the introduction of the newest member of the Love Corps (doesn’t that sound like it should be a porno?) is pretty heartbreaking. The way that it goes down is pretty cool in the way that it makes you sympathize and understand how these various colors are going to intertwine from a character perspective.
The second thing that this issue does really well are the character moments, specifically with Guy and Ice. It’s easy to tell that these are two people with relationship issues, and it’s great to read their interactions with each other both on and in between the lines. Guy’s no-nonsense approach is typical of his character, and while you see his reactions leading him down the path of “no poon-tang,” It’s still crazy fun to read. Guy is just one of those characters that you balk at with the way he deals with people, but love for being such an asshole at all times.
The art in the story is serviceable, but does nothing spectacular. It does a great job of telling the story, but there’s nothing overly jaw dropping about it. I’ve certainly seen worse art, and if the art will look like this for the whole story arc, then I can’t complain.
Some of the other reviews for this issue have been luke warm, but I just had a damn good time reading this issue. I’m definitely excited for where this series is going, and I thank the stars that Tomasi is there to continue that journey.
Art: 3 - Good