DC Comics reviews 12/5/18

Green Lantern #2

the green lantern 2

Grant Morrison never disappoints. I can go into a book thinking I’m prepared for whatever he’s going to throw at me, but I’m never ready. How do you even come up with a Green Lantern with a volcano for a head? One thing I can always count on is a fun read. Morrison gets that comics are truly for the absurd and outrageous.

Issue 2 finds Morrison exploring more of the space policeman theme with Hal conducting an interrogation of a spider. This run is going to work not just for Morrison’s knack for bringing out the unusual in his characters, but because the cop aspect of Green Lantern hasn’t been done long enough that it feels fresh again.

Morrison’s imagination seems limitless and he will not let this read like any other Green Lantern run we’ve seen before. While the other Earth born Lanterns aren’t featured, Morrison is making sure to populate the book with other fringe favorites while introducing a new generation of Lanterns. On first glance some of these Lanterns will quickly become fan favorites.

Liam Sharp doesn’t need any time. He’s already established as one of DC’s most dynamic and amazing artists. As much fun as his Wonder Woman run was, he seems invigorated with the challenge of expanding this exciting new realm of Green Lantern. His new Lantern designs are interesting while retaining a classic feel and the new adversaries look appropriately creepy. Steve Oliff’s colors are rich and sharp contrasting nicely against the cold black of space.

I’m loving this book as Morrison and Sharp are already exceeding my expectations with a book that’s funny, features great character moments and incredible art. DC has another major hit on its hands with this title.

Rating: 10 out of 10

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