Review by: keith7198

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Written by TONY BEDARD
Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

Many people weren’t that impressed with “War of the Green Lanterns”. I really enjoyed it probably because I read it after collecting all of the issues therefore I wasn’t annoyed by the delays and out of order release dates that turned off some readers. Reading it all together was a satisfying experience which made grabbing “War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath” #1 a no-brainer. The series ended with a rather startling event that is going to lead right into DC’s upcoming relaunch. The Green Lantern Corps is in chaos and on the brink of collapsing and everyone has been effected one way or another. This book deals with the consequences of the war and the raw emotions that are flowing through everyone.

Tony Bedard is writing this two part “Aftermath” mini-series and unlike other post-event books (see “Ultimate Fallout” as a prime example), it appears to be a short, succinct story. Bedard handles his characters well relaying the overflowing emotions and thick tension through some solid character interactions and crisp dialogue. This isn’t an action story. Instead it’s a focus on relationships and the utter frailty of the Green Lantern Corps. Since the Guardians preach that emotions are to be avoided, Bedard brings an interesting dynamic the Green Lantern world. This is just a well written issue particularly for Green Lantern fans.

Miguel Sepulveda and Tyler Kirkham handle the art duties and it’s really a mixed bag. While the issue doesn’t look bad, there’s an inconsistency that I can’t quite get past. Some of the panels look fantastic with sharp attention to detail and great character design but occasionally the characters look a bit peculiar particularly Sinestro. This is more prevelent in the first half of the book.

If you liked “War of the Green Lanterns” chances are good you’ll like this issue. It does feel like a relevant book and not some kind of cash grab. There’s some really good writing here and more good art than bad. Most importantly, at the end of the book I felt satisfied and ready for the next issue.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 3 - Good


  1. I enjoyed War of the Green Lanterns a lot actually, and love Tony Bedard’s writing, so I’m totally on board for this. 

  2. Very good review. 

    I had many of the same thoughts.

  3. Good review.  I’m going to buy it now,

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