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Story by Geoff Johns
Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Cover by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

Now that’s a bit more like it! I got into Green Lantern many years ago in the hay days of the Sinestro War and Blackest Night , where the book was under Jeff John’s guidance turning Green Lantern into one of the most popular DC superheroes. But after Blackest Night the title never really seemed to recapture its former glory. John’s fantastic concept of multiple color Corps was mined too much to the point where there is now 4 books about it. Green Lantern began to lose focus on what made it great in the first place. I have been reading this book for eight years and was on the verge of dropping it until this issue! With the introduction of new Green Lantern Simon Baz in the zero issue and with issue 13 we have a more singular focus on this new character and struggles he has to deal with. It seems John’s has finally started to bring new life to the book.

While this is by no means amazing I’m for the first time in a long while enjoying a John’s Green Lantern book. Baz is a very different Green Lantern than any of the previous ones and I’m starting to get invested his story, though the circumstances were a little convenient on how he got into the trouble he is now in, a Green Lantern of Arabic descent having to deal with a post-9/11 world is intriguing. The character is fresh and new and exploring what he and his family have to go through from their perspective has me captivated.

Doug Mahnkes art is solid and Jeff John’s writing is starting to feel like the old Jeff John’s from this book’s heyday.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 3 - Good

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