By Philip Schweier
August 1, 2018 - 05:08
reinforces my biggest grievance regarding the Green Lantern titles – that each
seems to take place in its own continuity. Currently, in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, they are fighting the
Darkstars, but Simon and Jessica are nowhere to be found. They’re excluded from
the war. The current story arc in Green
Lanterns features the Corps as a whole, as well it should if the central
power battery has been infected.
This issue, Hal Jordan makes a comment regarding the “recent” Darkstar conflict, making it clear that one storyline precedes the other. In which case, I’d much rather DC not publish them concurrently. For a company that has done so much to generate connective tissue among its titles, this just weakens the connection between the titles.
What impressed me about this particular chapter is the artwork of Marco Santucci. I’ve made no secret that I’m a big fan of Bronze Age comics, and Santucci’s work reminds me of a blend of Jim Sherman, Mike Nasser and Terry Austin. Further reinforcing the Bronze Age connection is the conflict with the Ravagers. Their last battle with Hal Jordan was way back in the Flash #237-243, c. 1975. So reading this issue made me feel like I was back in the 1970s, enjoying the comics I read as a kid.
Rating: 8/10 (mostly for the art)