than team Hal with his fellow Lanterns, this issue features guest-star
Superman. Hal has returned to Earth to follow up reports of Sinestro’s return.
But instead he has encountered a Parallax-possessed Superman, or so it seems.
The truth is he is under the manipulation of Hector Hammond’s advanced mind,
who, in turn, is under the influence of aliens.
Hal Jordan back to Earth, though again, he remains estranged from Simon Baz and
Jessica Cruz, the other Green Lanterns of 2814. So Hal is unable to enjoy a
little downtime for personal business. Cripes, even cops get a day off once in
This is the
second half of a two-part narrative, refreshing among all the
6-part-so-it-can-be-repackaged-for-the trade stories that litter the comic book
landscape these days. It also defies the continuity-obsessed little minds that
would fret too much over the goings-on in the Superman titles. Suffice it so
say that these events happen in between those adventures.
Patrick Zircher continues to channel Gil Kane, while maintaining his own style.
Perhaps Jason Wright’s colors contribute to keeping Zircher’s work from being a
copy – or homage, if you prefer. Regardless, Zircher’s work is perhaps more
textured than Kane’s was, but much of the figure drawing is consistent. No sin
there; there’s only so much any artist can do with the human body.