Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #16

Writer: Robert Venditti
Pencils: Rafa Sandoval
Inks: Jordi Tarragona
Colors: Tomeu Morey
Letters: Dave Sharpe




Fight Night:




In this issue the Green Lantern Corp. start bringing in rogue Sinestro Corp. members, and Hal and Kyle return to Mogo with Saint Walker. John searches for Guy, while Guy and Arkillo go toe to toe in a knockdown drag out match. With both their rings off does Guy have what it takes to take on Arkillo and win? Next Issue: In Death’s Grasp.



The Confessional:


Attention all Guy Gardner fans, we have another Guy centered story and it is well worth the read! While Guy has flashbacks to his drunk father beating him senseless he is taking a licking from Arkillo. This is the Guy we need in this story, never give up, never surrender and talk crap while taking the beating of a lifetime. The craziest part, which is also what makes Guy who he is, he fought until he couldn't stand any longer and still won, but it may have cost him his life… Now if they don't have Kyle save him I don't think I'll like the direction the book will be taking. I understand saving Hal, I mean without Hal the name of the book is pointless, but Guy is the enforcer… he is Green Lantern through and through, and even while defying orders he was proving his loyalty to John and the Corp. Now, something in this issue that kind of gets pushed to the back burner a lot is what do the guardians want with Saint Walker, that's something we are going to have to wait a few issues to figure out is my guess. It would be interesting if the guardians are collecting members of each spectrum for some special mission. The art in this was good, not my favorite art through the series, but it's not bad art. I really loved this issue, and even though it seems that Guy may be dead the way he went out and refused to give up even though his face is all bloody was fantastic and the main reason I love Guy Gardner.

Salvation: ★★★★★★★★★✩ 9/10

Carl Hamlin | NCR

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