With the revelation that Tomar-Tu killed a member of the Sinestro Corps, Hal Jordan and John Stewart confront the veteran Green Lantern about his actions. He reveals the hows and whys of the execution, and the two Lanterns have to decide what to do about the situation.
Meanwhile, Soranik Natu confronts Kyle Rayner about the fact that Sarko was their son from the future. Soranik is not happy about it.
This is one of those issues that you know will shape the title for a long time to come. Alliances shatter, lasting damage is done, and people make a lot of questionable decisions.
There’s not a boring plot being followed in this comic. The Tomar-Tu betrayal is dramatic and saddening. His encouragement to do so at the hands of the victim arguably justifies his actions. Tomar-Tu is a good Lantern, and it’s sad to see what this action has done and will continue to do to him.
The meeting between Soranik and Kyle is almost as dramatic, with Soranik reminding Kyle who her father is. She seems to take a turn in this comic that will likely change the character from here on out.
Ethan Van Sciver continues his hot streak on Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps with some incredible artwork that really brings this dramatic situation to life. He earned his Green Lantern credentials working with Geoff Johns, and, here, he’s reminding everyone who he is. Add to that the bright and epic color work of Jason Wright, and you have a comic that is illustrated just as well as it is written.
I’m usually more willing to let some spoilers into a review like this, but as good as this comic is, I’m not even willing to let out spoilers with a warning. This comic is absolutely incredible. It’s easily among the best issues of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps to have been released, and that’s saying something considering how well Robert Venditti has been doing on this title.
This one gets high marks and a massive recommendation. Pick. This. One. Up.
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