cover says it all: “Dark Nights Metal Tie-In.” That means the real story is
wandering around through other DC titles, and this is merely another link in a
much larger chain. If you’re a Hal Jordan
reader and are not following the Metal storyline, save your money. Don’t even
bother picking this up.
is pitted against Dawnbreaker, a variant Batman type of figure from somewhere
in the 52-world Multiverse. They battle in the dark, pitting will against fear,
while apparently other variations take on the other members of the JLA.
DC tries to
appeal to Green Lantern fans by featuring Ethan Van Sciver artwork, but three
or four pages of the story is a big cheat. Hal puts his ring on a strobe
effect, blacking out every other panel and effective filling have of that
sequence with black. I can’t justify paying $3.99 for that.
When DC decides
to publish these line-wide event storylines, I would be a much happier reader
if they would confine them to a single story, rather than cross over into
random issues of its library. If you’re reading the story, it’s not indicative
of that particular title, so it’s not likely to make you want to start reading
it. If you’re reading the ongoing series and not the event, it becomes a giant
commercial for something else.