The massive celestial creature, which Orion calls a golem, is unleashing hell upon Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, and Orion, as well as the people of Slyggia, which is the home planet of Salaak of the Green Lantern Corps.
Kyle protects Orion as Hal attempts to go one on one with the massive creature. Unfortunately, even the might of the greatest Green Lantern is not enough to destroy the golem. Fortunately, Orion and Kyle come up with a plan, but it’s drastic and quite insane.
Of all the issues of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, this is by far the least plot intensive. There wasn’t a massive conflict leading up to this, and it doesn’t really have all that much plot.
While, in that regard, it is a bit of a low point for the series, it’s still a very fun issue. The setup is relatively simplistic, but it is still really cool. Orion is a great character, and the implications this has for the DC Universe as well as Metal are promising.
By the way, this is sort of a Metal tie-in, with the narration from last issue going on and on about metal. Also, the golem is made of Nth Metal.
The action is still great. Seeing Hal Jordan trying to take this creature on his own is awesome, and his trademark confidence is always welcome.
Rafa Sandoval’s artwork is still gorgeous. I wish this guy was the sole artist on this title. He makes the most artistically stunning issues of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. I can’t get enough of this dude’s work. He may very well be one of the best modern comic book artists.
Tomeu Morey’s color work and Jordi Tarragona’s ink work complement it well, with a lot of dazzling bright shades and depth assigned to the content on the page. This art team is phenomenal.
This comic is, as always, a top recommendation from me. It is the most narratively thin, but a straightforward issue every now and again is good for a series. Pick this one up.
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