front cover of Hal Jordan #30
suggests it’s one of the occasional Ethan Van Sciver issues. But no, this issue
is drawn by Pat Zircher, and in my opinion, that’s a good thing – a REAL good
thing. The past year or so he has drawn a number of issues of Action Comics, and I have compared him
(favorably) with classic comic book artist Gil Kane. And Green Lantern was
Gil’s bread and butter.
issue is very much a throwback to the good old days for me. Kane also did a
brief run on Action Comics in the
1980s, so featuring the two characters side-by-side really works.
story, Hal returns to Earth to investigate reports of Sinestro, and runs into
Superman, who claims to have bested him. But Hal has a sudden vision of a
Parallax controlled Superman. Is it real? Is it an induced hallucination? Such
answers are not forthcoming any time soon.
with Hal back on Earth (however temporarily), we should probably expect to see
him hook up with the current GLs of 2814, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz. It would
tie the two books more closely together, and the DCU as well. Unless… this all
takes place during their recent visit to the past.