Review by: TheNextChampion

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Avg Rating: 3.8
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Written by TONY BEDARD
Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I’m still really pissed about Ardian Syaf leaving this book. I might try the first issue Kirkham will do, but I was really excited for Syaf to stay on this book longer then an arc. It doesn’t help that he continues to dish out another good looking issue to the masses that’s for sure.

I like to think Syaf as ‘Gary Frank’-lite in a nutshell. That’s what his style reminds me of anyways. The character models, the fine detail, and the fast pace action makes me think Mr. Frank just took over for the ‘real’ artist on board. But there are some slight touches here and there to remind me it’s not Frank. His take on the Alpha Lanterns is pretty creepy though, maybe even more so when Gleason had to draw them.

Bedard is doing a pretty top notch job on this title too. I’m happy to see Henshaw back as I think he can be a pretty complex character if written well. I mean when your big goal in life is to try and commit suicide then you got yourself a fucked up villain. Bedard’s reasoning for Henshaw surviving the Sinestro Corp war is pretty good and mixing it with Blackest Night made it even better. Although I would like to see more Stewart in this issue instead of him being the ‘damsel in distress’ role. Not that Kyle can’t be a good character in his own right….But Bedard’s take on him is pretty generic. (Then again so was Tomasi’s) Also I would like to see more Ganthet kicking ass since I do like it he seems to be Henshaw’s arch-enemy at this point.

So far we have three solid issues by Bedard and Syaf. Solid writing by Bedard and Syaf continues to show why he should stay on board with this series. Let me also finish this by saying….I think I don’t need to see metal tentacles enter a person’s mouth anytime soon…

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I agree with your review.  I thought the last three issues have been a well constructed story, and I have a feeling that there are some hints / clues of things to come in the larger DCU.  For example, there was that scene on Qward with the white lantern construct.  What do you think that was about?  

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