Writer: Robert Venditti
Artists: Ed Benes, Jason Wright
Reunited with Old Friends
A cool splash page of the reconstructed ship of Brainiac 2.0 greets us as we first open this book. The green lantern corps and some friendly yellows try to survey their surroundings. They are now apart of The Grand Collector’s collections, and are being kept in a glass container. Like a kid with a snow globe one of the minions begin shaking the glass container causing a full on earthquake in the trapped city.
Elsewhere, Ganthet and Sayd are trying to acquire the White Lantern, Kyle Rayner’s help. What help do they need you might ask? Hal Jordon facing against the treacherous Sinestro dissolved into pure will that he ended up forging a ring made out of well…his own life. The Blue Guardians need Kyle’s help to get Hal back. Hal is in the Emerald space with Abin; those who give their lives in service of the Green Lantern Corps end up in this space. He is greeted by all Green Lanterns who have fallen all who greeted Hal as a friend. Back with Ganthet, Kyle is attempting to focus his will to search for the life essence of Hal. Finding it does not ease the worry, there is a sense of meddling in something even bigger than the emotion spectrum. With nothing but pure perseverance Kyle is able to pull Hal out of the ring and back into the realm of the living. Hal didn’t leave the Emerald Space before Abin told him that it was up to Hal to bring back hope to the Lanterns.
Well talk about bringing people back. Not only are we delighted with the presence of the powerful Kyle Rayner and the admired Abin Sur, but we get to see Larfleeze! Who is a very under appreciated character in my book. I love the background in this book. They’re not busy yet can transfer the reader from world to world. I am so anxious for Hal and The Corps to finally become reunited, and it’ll feel so good. It was getting a little redundant with them being separated and not knowing if the other one is alive. But the twist of Larfleeze holding the Green and Yellow Lanterns was a great and unexpected twist. Out of all the rebirth books Green Lanterns have been one that have just encapsulated me into a new world. I’ve immersed myself in new 52 and pre 52 Lantern stories, and I have yet to find one I don’t absolutely love. Rebirth is no exception.
Holy: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩
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