Thursday, November 17, 2011

Green Lantern #3 - Review


If there's one thing I've been trying to convince other Green Lantern fans about, it's that Sinestro is an incredible Green Lantern and all around character. Geoff Johns is really driving that point home as Sinestro and Hal Jordan attempt to free Korugar from his renegade Corps. Sinestro's vast abilities with a power ring are showcased as he continues to teach Jordan that the ring really is limitless. Meanwhile, across the universe, the Guardians are planning to clean up the galactic sectors by implementing a new army to take the place of the Green Lantern Corps.

I feel like this is the direction I've been wanting this title to go in for a long time. Before the relaunch I ended up being a little disappointed in the "War of the Green Lanterns" event because I felt like it was just an emotional mess at the end. Although that might have been what Johns was going for, I didn't think it really took the story in a new direction. But now I feel like it was a great precursor to the story that's going on now with Sinestro and the Guardians planning to betray the Corps. for a new army.

The panel pacing and writing in this issue is top notch, and Dough Mahnke's art feels like the classic depictions of large-scale Lantern battles that I fell in love with during the "Sinestro Corps." event. There's a wonderful depiction of someone getting disintegrated and it feels like it's actually happening on the page.

I'm going to give this issue a 4/5. It's not the best Green Lantern issue I've ever read, but it is really good. It's building up to a very exciting time in the Lantern mythology and I'm excited to see where the story is going to go next. Plus, I'm really excited to see Sinestro in green again.

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