War of the Green Lanterns -- Part Nine!
Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner are faced with being forcefully turned into the new Guardians of the Universe when Krona wraps them up for a metamorphoses to change their DNA and body structure. Meanwhile, Kyle and John try to reignite Mogo's core and save the planetary Green Lantern from death. Ganthet reveals to the four Earth Lanterns that the only way to break into the central power battery is to wield all of the different colored rings and control the entire emotional spectrum. When the others are pulled into battle with all 7,200 possessed members of the Green Lantern Corps., it's up to Guy Gardner to harness the rings on either end of the emotional spectrum -- Rage and Love.
Written by Peter Tomasi, drawn by Fernando Pasarin, and published by DC Comics, this installment of Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors is drawing toward the conclusion of the "War of the Green Lanterns" story arc. When this arc finishes, DC will be launching its new #1 issues of Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: The New Guardians, and Red Lantern Corps. I'm not sure if Emerald Warriors is going to continue, but I do love having a book just staring Guy Gardner. Unlike most of the DC titles, these characters will not be starting over and will continue their story. I'm actually quite relieved about this as I've become very fond of Geoff Johns' take on the characters and story.
Tomasi is another one of my favorite Green Lantern scribes, and I'm glad to hear that he'll be working on the titles after the reboot. This issue was well written, well paced, and gives us Guy Gardner as a growing character in the DC Universe. The fact that it's all up to him in order to preserve the Corps. he's worked so hard to rebuild is fitting, and although Hal Jordan is still the head honcho, it's good to know that the other three Earth Lanterns can still pull their weight.
I'm very eager to read all of the new GL #1's as they get released. You can expect them to be reviewed the same day they're released.