Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps # 21

Writer: Robert Venditti
Pencils: V Ken Marion
Colors: Dinei Ribeiro
Inks: Dexter Vines

With their backs against time itself, the Green Lantern boys depend on one of their greatest to save them all.


Tick Tock

Rip and Hal Jordan head to where Sarko is, in attempt to put a stop to his mayhem. Rip seems uneasy and unsure about this coming confrontation, for he has already witnessed the future and has seen what Sarko is capable of. Throwing in a humble-brag, Hal assure his new friend that if anyone can put an end to this, it’d be the mighty Green Lanterns. Meanwhile, John, Guy, and Kyle have taken off their rings and try to take on the Prisms of Will mano y mano. But not before we get a sneak peak into Kyle’s true feelings for Soranik.

The Family Tree

Heroically, Hal is able to dig into the deep earth, find the gauntlet and destroy it. Erasing this take over from history, and ending Sarko for good. As the lanterns cheer their triumph, Guy rolls his eyes, since he knows Hal is going to get all the credit…again. Little do they know, Kyle sits alone and mourns for his dead son he never knew he had, Sarko! Will this revelation cause a rift between Kyle and the rest of the Lanterns?

Time’s a Funny Thing

So someone explain this to me…If a man travels from the future to destroy the past and is killed in the past, is he still alive in an earlier version of future? I wonder because now we know that Kyle and Soranik will get together and have a son…but now Kyle knows what his son turns out to be, so will he still decide to have the kid, even knowing the fate of the child? Whew, okay I’m done. See this is where the timeline always trips me up, and this will bug me for an embarrassingly amount of time. Oh well, comics I guess.

Sum it Up!

A fantastic conclusion to the Prism of Time arc. Even though the battle itself was pretty predictable and played out like most fights; the surprise twist was really unexpected. Venditti is able have all the big names in one story, and still give every character the space they need. A spectacle of heroism and divergence will have you completely engaged the whole way through.


Ariel DuPey | NCR

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