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Review: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #41
By Philip Schweier
Mar 28, 2018 - 4:55

DC Comics
Writer(s): Robert Venditti
Artist(s): Brandon Peterson
Colourist(s): Tomeu Morey
Letterer(s): Dave Sharpe
Cover Artist(s): Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomeu Morey; Tyler Kirkham, Tomeu Morey



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The Green Lantern Corps has discovered Zod, Ursa and their son Lor Zod on the planet Jekuul, where the Kryptonians have enslaved the indigenous people… or the locals have come to worship the Zod family as gods, so perhaps it’s a Stockholm Syndrome situation. Regardless, the Lanterns know Zod for what he is: “the deadliest Kryptonian who has ever lived.”


It may seem strange to see a Superman villain going up against the Lanterns, but perhaps not. It that villain were the Toy Man, sure, but Zod? It makes perfect sense. And it makes sense that various heroes would encounter villains outside their own personal rogues gallery. If you’re a Flash villain, and you’re tired of being bested by someone with super-speed, then you go where the speedsters aren’t, lIke Gotham, Bludhaven or Star City.


Brandon Peterson’s artwork is perfect. In some ways it reminds me a little bit of Joe Staton’s run on Green Lantern back in the 1980s, but Peterson’s artwork is different enough that he’s clearly his own man, and not aping any fan favorite in a hollow effort to curry favor.


The story concludes, but not in an entirely satisfying manner. Have read recent issues of Action Comics featuring Zod, I had an inkling as to what it meant for this title. The ending still doesn’t make sense, and I’m not sure I altogether buy it, but I’ve never had much interest in politics, especially in comic book form.


Rating: 6/10


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