- Written by Jerry Steinhelper, Sakie and E_Galston on Monday, September 26 2011 and posted in Reviews
Whoa, whoa, whoa. You mean to tell me that there's more than one Green Lantern book? Head...so...confused. Read on to find out how Green Lantern Corps did in 52apolooza!
Welcome to 52apolooza, the Outhouse feature focusing on DC's September Relaunch. All of DC's 52 titles will be reviewed by our pool of reviewers to point out the best and worst that DC's new comic book line has to offer. To see how this book ranks among the other new DC titles, be sure to check out our 52apolooza Rankings!
When we had last seen John Stewart and Guy Gardner, Stewart had just blown up a planet to see it die and Gardner was attempting to punch Hal Jordan in the face for his role in that crappy Green Lantern movie. So how does their new book fare in DC's New 52? Read on and find out!
Grab Bag Reviewer: Jerry Steinhelper
This title was a must read before Flashpoint – and it still is.
The book opens with some rather violent deaths of a couple Green Lanterns by some unseen foe. Segue to Earth and a few scenes of Green Lanterns Guy Gardner and John Stewart attempting to pick up the pieces of their civilian lives (unsuccessfully). Turn to the destruction of an alien population before returning back to Guy and John committing themselves back to the Corps full time and undertaking a mission to investigate the deaths of the previously mentioned GL's and planet.
Peter Tomasi packs a lot into this issue, and where that has been to the detriment of other New 52 (i.e. Stormwatch, Frankenstein, etc) everything about this issue flows smoothly. The action scenes explode and the talking moments are realistic (like Guy and John's discussion on masks and identities).
On art is Fernando Pasarin who used to be pretty good. I'm not sure what happened here but he's turned up his talent a tenfold! Inks and colors add more excellence to the detail within whether they be backgrounds or simple facial expressions. Great stuff.
Easily one of the best of the new 52.
Writing – 23/25
Art – 24-25
Accessibility – 22/25
Enjoyment – 23/25
Overall – 92/100
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