Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #19 *SOILER REVIEW*

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: V Ken Marion
Ink: Dexter Vines
Colors: Dinei Ribeiro

Time is a Funny Thing

Rip Hunter has traveled through time to hunt down Sarko. If the name Rip sounds familiar, it’s because that’s the leader of the Legends of Tomorrow. Anyways, Sarko is also from the future and he’s come back to mend a moment in the timeline. He’s gonna mend it so much in fact, that it will erase the Green Lanterns from the future all together. Will the united Yellow and Green Lanterns be able to stop this impending doom?

Testosterone Overload

Last issue I wondered how all these once upon-a-time leaders would be able to work together. To my surprise…really, really well. I think Venditti is able to speak volumes to the Green Lanterns just by showing the immense respect they have for each other. Speaking of Veditti; the humor in this book was fantastic. Little smart quips added an endearing quality to a seemingly serious story line.

Don’t Barry Allen this Up

We’ve all come to understand that changing things in the timeline generally messes everything up. Another idea about time is that it can get extremely complicated and messy. When the past, present, and future are involved it can get disorienting trying to keep events in order, and even cause and effect moments can get tangled. Hal Jordan hasn’t disappointed me yet, and I think Venditti might be one of the first writers that can tell a time story without losing the reader. So I’m very excited to see how the next couple issues play out.

So What?

If you’ve been reading any other titles of Rebirth you know that time is a big factor in what is going on. Everyone’s timelines are messed up, and future pest keep coming and muddying things up even more. So is this book in connection to those stories, and the over arching theme in Rebirth right now, or is it contained in just this story?

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✩ ✩ 8/10

Ariel DuPey | NCR

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