Green Lantern #1
Green Lantern begins its Infinite Frontier run with an impressive debut from writer Geoffrey Thorne and artists Dexter Soy and Marco Santucci.
This felt like a more important relaunch than some of the other titles. Robert Venditti and Sam Humphries ushered the Lanterns into a strong new era with DC Rebirth before both titles were cancelled for Grant Morrison’s unique spin.
Thorne seems like the right choice to start a more traditional run by incorporating many of the elements of the galactic police force.
The United Planets is considering allowing Oa into its coalition as Corps leader John Stewart ensures the delegation’s safety. John also has to deal with the arrival of the new Teen Lantern as she gets acclimated to the Corps with her escort Simon Baz. Thorne gets one of the rare DC titles with a predominantly minority cast — along with the various alien races — and its great seeing Simon back to some prominence again.
I loved the cops on a beat feel that Thorne provided with Teen Lantern being the rookie getting familiar with the dynamics of Oa.
Soy handles most of the action sequences while Santucci takes care of the deliberation scenes. Santucci might have a slightly more polished over style, but Soy has a strong flair for dramatic perspectives that help contribute to that police show vibe.
Alex Sinclair provides his usual display of stunning color work while letterer Rob Leigh utilizes some creative fonts for the various species.
This was a strong opening act with a solid cliffhanger. This creative team seems to have an engaging approach for the Green Lanterns and I’m a lot more excited about this title after this debut.
Rating: 9 out of 10