Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #14
Give Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps the DC Rebirth consistency award. Even when its top two artists aren’t on board, there hasn’t been a stinker thus far. And with the start of a new storyline — Quest for Hope — Rafa Sandoval is back to deliver more of his standard stunning art.
Writer Robert Venditti continues to shift expectations for the title. With Jordan largely going it alone for the first major arc, he’s teamed up with White Lantern Kyle Rayner to track down the Blue Lanterns. Venditti examines the two Lanterns dynamic from a fresh perspective that considers their interaction and tenure stretching back pre-Flashpoint.
While Hal and Kyle are on a quest, John Stewart gets less glamorous work determining a way for the Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps to co-exist. But there’s the little matter of the Sinestro Corps members still terrorizing the galaxy. To track them down, Guy Gardner seeks aid from an unexpected source from a space faring character in a fun cameo.
With Sandoval back on art, the issue looks fantastic as well. The fill-in artists did capable work, but Sandoval takes the art to the next level. There’s little beyond his grasp and imagination with some of the smoothest line work throughout the Rebirth line.
Hal Jordan and the GLC continues to be one of DC’s strongest titles and this new arc looks to stay right on target for one of Rebirth’s surest bets.
Rating: 10 out of 10