GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #1
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Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
Size: 0 pages
Kyle Rayner of Earth, you have been chosen.
Yay! I love me some Kyle Rayner. He’s my Green Lantern through and through. Being a kid of the 90′s, I loved the crab-faced Lantern, and honestly he’s what made GL my favorite superhero family of the DC universe. When I saw he was essentially getting his own book, I was really excited, and although I plan on buying Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps. on a delayed basis to get the dollar-off digital deal, I wanted to try some GL right away, so New Guardians was a no brainer.
New Guardians #1 is definitely a team building book. I love the concept right from the get-go that there’s going to be a Captain Planet-ish team in the DC universe made up of all the different colored lanterns. This is the first thing I’ve read from writer Tony Bedard, so I had no idea what to expect. I will say that the story isn’t completely ground-breaking, but I do love the twist Bedard puts on the traditional team building issue. The final two pages, a double-page gorgeously-colored (by colorist Nei Ruffino) made me smile from ear to ear and really excited to see what will come with #2.
Granted, I don’t know what New Guardians will actually be about. There is a central conflict to the book (revealed by that final two-page spread I mentioned), but beyond that, and the why beyond that are totally left out. I’m actually ok with this though. I’m eager to learn more about the six other lanterns-of-various-colors that make up the rest of the team to compliment Kyle. I’m just overall eager for this book because he’s such a different Lantern from the other three Earthmen Lanterns (hey, how come there aren’t any female earth-born Green Lanterns?), and it’s about time he got the spotlight in his own book once again. (here’s hoping all the covers are on white backgrounds – such a good look for this rainbowy team)
Art: 4 - Very Good