The new, John Stewart-focused era of GLC continues to be an entertaining read. I’m enjoying how this book still feels connected to the main book, but it doesn’t feel too connected. The mystery of why the rings are malfunctioning is a big presence in both books, but you won’t find the answer somewhere else, GLC feels like its’ own story.
John returns to Oa and sees the aftermath of Larfleeze’s attack. I really liked his reaction to finding out that Hal was in charge, and I’m especially intrigued as to what’s going on with Salaak. For so long, he was the lapdog of the Guardians, but now, he seems to have snapped. He’s actually the GL that seems to be interesting me the most at the moment. I also continue to be like the new status quo of most of the universe hating the Corps. In this issue’s mission, John and his new recruits run afoul of the Khunds, who have been hired by a planet to protect them instead of the Lanterns. I really think it’s cool that the GLC are no longer trusted.
I also really like the various new recruits that Jensen and Venditti have introduced, Jruk in particular got some nice development this issue. There’s also the Durlans sneaking around in the back, getting up to trouble, I dig the idea that their plan is one that’s been around for centuries, and is only now beginning, they are very creepy evil race. I thought it was great how Fatality instantly saw through their schemes. Throw in some really good art from Bernard Chang, and Green Lantern Corps is as good as ever. I would probably prefer it if each of the Lantern books was totally separate, but I can handle it like this for now, where they are linked, but in more subtle ways.