Writer: Robert Venditti
Penciller: V Ken Marion, Inkers: Paul Neary and Dexter Vines, Colorist: Alex Sollazzo, Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
In this issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps we find ourselves sixty earth years in the future on Xundar. We have Somar-Le telling her two grandchildren a bedtime story, and the events from this story is recap of what he has read in the last arc of this series. This bedtime story had a moral, and it is one Somar-Le took to heart as a child, that some emotions come naturally to us: Fear, Rage, Greed and Love, but there is one that you have to choose, that is stronger than all of the other emotions and that is Will. If you keep Will in your hearts evil can never truly win and you can be a hero too. This issue ends with Somar-Le putting on a Green Lantern ring and flying around with her husband.
This story went SO FAST, but that is mostly because we got nothing but recap in this issue. The best part is I actually didn't mind how this issue was, because it is the kind of story I would tell my six-year old son as a bedtime story, something to show him that no matter how bad the world can be you have the power inside of yourself to overcome your fears and defeat the evil that is out there. The art is fantastic, no that is the wrong word because the three double-paged spreads were breathtakingly phenomenal. The artistic team on this book makes it well worth the cover price, and even though this issue took the ongoing story nowhere I really enjoyed the way it was written as someone giving children a life lesson.
Carl Hamlin | NCR