Hal Jordan and
the Green Lantern Corps #46
The Darkstars Wars has taken a major detour and few of John Stewart’s plans are going as scheduled. Just when it seemed like writer Robert Venditti was setting up this massive, full scale war, he flips the tables and makes it more of a personal story.
Turns out that direction still makes for an interesting angle for this arc. Hal Jordan has to work through some communication problems with Hector Hammond that don’t go smoothly at all. Kyle Rayner is on New Genesis, but stuck in a prison cell trying to convince Orion to join the cause. Only John has made much headway as his alliance with General Zod might hold the key to defeating the Darkstars. And Guy Gardner? He’s gone the opposite direction and signed on with the enemy for a chance to kill his abusive father. The one person who can stop him? Exactly who you expect based off of Venditti’s run so far.
Clayton Henry is the latest artist on deck. I really enjoyed Henry’s work on Black Lightning so it was good to see his work again. Hopefully, he’ll have a regular gig soon and not just be on the regular fill-in artist rotation. Henry does a great job with the quiet character moments and is no slouch on the action sequences either. There wasn’t a drop off from the regular artists on the book.
This detour has been a bold move, but it’s worked. I’m hoping the eventual Darkstars war proves just as engaging even if I’m not in a rush for it to arrive.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10