Hal Jordan and the
Green Lantern Corps #32
There’s not a ton of plot this issue as writer Robert Venditti simply pits Hal Jordan against his nightmare Batman equivalent, The Dawnbreaker. Venditti came up with some creative strategies for Hal to use against a light-leeching opponent. But basically, he just lets Van Sciver and his imagination loose. It’s not a bad game plan if you can pull it off.
Van Sciver is easily one of DC’s top artists and whenever he tackles a new issue it’s worth leapfrogging the weekly comic pile. This issue is no different with spectacular panels, dynamic action and clever constructs. Unlike some other artists, Van Sciver really plays up a more vampiric nature for Dawnbreaker. That’s not exactly how the character has been written previously, but Van Sciver’s alterations make him even more formidable.
Jason Wright’s always impressive colors are one of the more underrated aspects of this book, but without them, HJGLC wouldn’t look nearly as amazing. Liam Sharp wraps up the art for the issue as the battle concludes. More Sharp on the Justice League is not a bad thing.
Bats Out of Hell hasn’t been as satisfying a Metal tie-in as Gotham Resistance. This issue was fun to watch Hal battle a similar, but unique foe.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10