Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Ethan Van Sciver
Colors: Jason Wright
Letters: Dave Sharpe

The absence of the White:

In this issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps John and Soranik deliver Arkillo to the Sciencells, John, Kyle and Hal visit Guy in the Infirmary. Kyle has some work to do with the Guardians but the outcome isn't exactly what they had in mind. Next Issue: A Blast from the Future.

The Confessional:

Where last issue I was all and little story development this issue was the exact opposite. That being said I can't say that it was a bad story. Let's start with the biggest thing that stuck out to me, the payoff from last issue… Yes, I can't say I'm surprised that the Big Fight is going to turn Guy and Arkillo into partners, which that's one way to gain the respect of the biggest baddest guy in the Sinestro Corps. Now, while that was the biggest thing in my mind, because it adds weight to the alignment that John and Soranik are making for the Corps, the biggest thing is Kyle… umm I have no idea what happened exactly, but he is no longer a White Lantern, somehow while doing something with Saint Walker… where at first I thought they were using him to resurrect Walker, it seems to be more a search for more Blue Lanterns. What happens is that Kyle saves Walker during the reaction the White separated from Kyle, sending one ring for each of the 7 emotional spectrum back into the universe. Which A. Achieves the goal of the Guardians because now Saint Walker isn't the only Blue Lantern left and B. Has our story having 4 well known Green Lanterns being Green Lanterns and now this book has HOPE!!!

I only have one thing to say About the art in this book: Ethan Van Sciver, please stay on this book… I loved the art in last issue, but Van Sciver on art duties gives this book as special feel and a very unique look.

The Highest of Holies: ★★★★★★★★✩✩ 8/10

Carl Hamlin | NCR

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