DC Comics reviews for 8/9/17

Hal Jordan and
the Green Lantern Corps #26

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #26 cover

On first glance, Fall of the Gods looks to be a galactic tie-in to the upcoming Metal. How that plays in beyond the mention of metal isn’t revealed this issue, but there’s time for those answers later. We’ve got New Gods back on the scene.

Or rather one — Orion. While on a routine patrol, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner hear the familiar Boom Tube and see a battered Orion arrive seeking the White Lantern. That’s going to be a problem.

As usual, some of the brighter moments of the issue is the personal dynamics of the corps. Maybe even more than the action sequences, writer Robert Venditti shines in displaying the various personalities. We haven’t seen a lot of Hal and Kyle moments and after Kyle’s terrible breakup with Soranik, this was a good time to catch up. John Stewart and Guy Gardner had a nice scene as well. Venditti also worked in some screen time for an under served lantern from the pre-New 52 days in a little Rogue One homage.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #26 interior

Rafa Sandoval returns as artist for this arc. Sandoval follows one of co-artist Ethan Van Sciver’s best runs and his art seems a little softer and less detailed by comparison. His Salaak looked weird in several panels as well. Hopefully, this was just an off issue for Sandoval, who’s usually much more consistent.

With New Gods back and the arrival of a deadly Omega Beam shooting enemy, the Corps are going to be busy. Fall of the Gods looks to have a lot of potential without a letup from the previous stellar arc.

Rating: 8 out of 10

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