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Review: Green Lanterns #30


By Philip Schweier
September 6, 2017 - 14:07

For the past several issues, Simon and Jessica have been trapped in the past, at the dawn of the Green Lantern Corps. They have the dubious distinction of training the first GLs in their use of their power rings, as they prepare for battle against Volthoom. His power ring taps into the entire emotional spectrum, making him a bit of a psychological loose cannon; courageous one moment, greedy, the next.

But what lies in store for the fledgling Green Lantern Corps is something none of them could have anticipated. Defeat and destruction, or victory and salvation, sure. But at what cost? Will the GLs be undone before they can even take the field? Tune in and find out.

I love the artwork, but then I always appreciated Walt Simonson work. Not that he’s drawn this book, but Barberi and Santorelli seem to be channeling him in a big way, with a little bit of John Byrne thrown in. It’s like a peanut butter + chocolate combination: yummy!

But even as the story continues, I’m ready for it to end. It’s one of the things I hate about modern comics, how the publishers insist on six-issue story arcs so they can be repackaged for the trade paperback format. Such a strategy has no doubt kept some wonderful shorter stories from ever being told. Or if they were printed, they were padded, and thereby neutered.

Rating: 7/10

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