Innocents Lost continues stellar Hal Jordan run
The only thing Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps is missing is a soundtrack by Queen. Beyond that, this sci-fi superhero epic remains right at the top tier of DC Rebirth titles. Sinestro’s Law part 3: Innocents Lost explores the Sinestro Corps terrorizing the galaxy with one Green Lantern in the way. Good thing that happens to be Hal Jordan.
It’s hard to go wrong with a Green Lantern title featuring Hal Jordan battling a squad of Sinestro Corps members. Hal Jordan is on Chall’Enn looking for clues to his missing Lanterns, but has to survive Sinestro’s lackeys first. And unlike past encounters, the Yellow Lanterns aren’t going to make it easy on him. With no reinforcements in sight, Hal can’t stop the Corps from invading other planets to increase the power of the Fear Engine.
Writer Robert Venditti really has the characters down. Venditti conveys Hal’s fearlessness without making him look reckless. Sinestro has this perfect authoritative air of superiority. This is the best Sinestro has been written since the Forever Evil arc. With his solid handle on the characters, I’d like to see Venditti spend a bit more time on John Stewart, Guy Gardner and the other missing Lanterns.
Artist Rafa Sandoval continues to be up to the challenge of bringing Venditti’s blockbuster vision to life. It’s especially important for Green Lantern artists not to get overwhelmed by the creative demands of the title. Thus far, Sandoval is exceling with a classic throwback style. Sandoval has made some great additions to the Sinestro Corps ranks that embody the theme of instilling fear.
If Warner Bros. Animated wants to deviate from its Batman/Justice League format, this arc is definitely one worth a look. Just make sure they get someone to craft a killer soundtrack.
Innocents Lost is another exciting chapter in the Hal Jordan series. This is high level quality Green Lantern action and this title continues to be a Rebirth standout.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
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