Hal Jordan and
the Green Lantern Corps #29
Fall of the Gods wrapped probably the most underwhelming storyline of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. What on paper had the potential to be epic concluded with little more than a whimper.
Finally clued in to the golems true end game, John Stewart leads the Corps into a battle to prevent the ultimate evil from returning. But it’s going to take more than the Corps to stop them and the key might be Hal Jordan’s co-pilot — Highfather.
As the first Rebirth story involving the New Gods this arc was unsatisfying. Writer Robert Venditti just never did enough with
Orion, Lightray and Highfather to make them interesting.
Instead they just felt ordinary and like any other characters the Lanterns needed to save. Fall of the Gods was a solid Green Lantern Corps story but ultimately failed as a GLC/New Gods tale.
Artist Rafa Sandoval delivered as usual though with some strong action sequences. Sandoval seemed to enjoy putting the newer Lanterns into battle. It’s hard to imagine how drawing a giant ape and a giant could be dull.
This wasn’t the book’s best arc, but it was enjoyable enough as another day in the Corps. Hopefully with next issue’s guest star, Venditti can truly make it feel important.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10