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Review: Green Lanterns #42


By Philip Schweier
March 7, 2018 - 08:38

Simon and Jessica’s latest case involves the kidnapping and enslavement of meta-humans by a religious order known as the Order of the Steed. In order to crack the case wide open, the two GLs must go undercover as recent converts to the faith. Galactic law prevents them from simply investigating without proper procedure.

But there is more here than meets the eye, as those in power want what everyone wants – to stay in power. And to do that, they have no shortage of super-powered humans at their command. Converts? Well, no, not really. They’re still slaves.

Last issue I made a Legion of Super-Heroes reference. This issue, writer Tim Seeley makes one. And from what I hear, there have been several others made in other DC titles. Is this an effort to tighten a more cohesive DC Universe, or simply a means to appease long-time Legion fans? (Present and accounted for!) Or, better yet, could it be the forerunner to the Legion’s return to the DCU?

Until now, I have been unfamiliar with the work of artists V. Ken Marion and Sandu Floria. I think it’s among the best I’ve seen in the Green Lanterns title – detailed, textured and expressive. DC could do a lot worse than make this art team regulars on the book of their choice. I doubt I’ll see that happen, at least until DC returns to a monthly publishing schedule. But I look forward to seeing more of their work, wherever it may appear.

Rating: 9/10

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