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Green Lantern Corps #39

By Avi Weinryb
September 1, 2009 - 19:54

In this issue of Green Lantern Corps, the effects of Blackest Night reach heroes Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner as they make their way to planet Oa. After having been zapped home by some angry Guardians, the duo are growing tired of the new status quo. Little do they realize that their lives are about to get even more complicated...


There is a lot to chew on in this issue. Kyle reveals that his true love isn't Soranik Natu, even though he told her as much. Her newly discovered father might not be happy to hear that her boyfriend has been lying to her. And Soranik's father is one tough guy. In fact, he's a real villain.

A cloud of Black Lantern rings descend on an unprotected Oa and make their way to the Green Lantern crypt. Readers should be reminded that the Black rings have a solid track record when it comes to resurrecting the dead, and this instance is no exception. Meanwhile, Mongul sets up a new home base, and renames the corps of fear with his brand.

The action in this issue is non-stop, and the characters are well defined and receive a surprisingly fair distribution of face time. Morro the Cryptkeeper makes a return after being MIA for many issues, and his standoff against thousands of Black Lantern rings is a sight to behold.

The final page is chilling. Especially for longtime readers of Green Lantern Vol. 3., starring Kyle Rayner.

Patrick Gleason outdoes himself in the art department. His pencils are clean and vivid. The composition leaves nothing to be desired. His illustrations of Lanterns Iolande and Rayner are especially exquisite in this issue - the two of them look exceptional. Consistent quality seems to be a trademark of Gleason and no-one is complaining.

A great addition to your Green Lantern collection. You don't have one? Get started.

Rating: 9 /10

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