Hal Jordan And The GL Corps #29 Review: Lanterns Versus Golems

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #29
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Writer: Robert Venditti, Penciler: Rafa Sandoval, Inker: Jordi Tarragona, Color Artist: Tomeu Morey, Publisher: DC Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $2.99
Cover to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #29 by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #29 cover by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey

With Highfather of the New Gods in tow, Hal Jordan is on his way to reunite with the Green Lantern Corps. Meanwhile, John Stewart learns that the Nth Metal Golems intend to free Yuga Khan, the father of, well, Highfather (Highgrandfather?), from the Source Wall. John, Guy Gardner, and a division of Green Lanterns ride out to stop them before they unleash Yuga Khan from his prison.

This is another showdown issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, and Robert Venditti has proven time and again that he knows how to make these awesome. It’s just the Green Lanterns and the Golems. The setup has already been built, and the stakes are in play. All that is left is the fight itself.

And, courtesy of the artistic team of Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey, it looks incredible. Sandoval is easily among my favorite artists working at DC, and he knows how to construct an epic battle. Tarragona inks his works perfectly. Morey has the color artist chops to create gorgeous tapestries across the comic book pages.

Interior art from Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #29 by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #29 art by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey

If there is a shortcoming, it’s that it doesn’t really have the same weight as the battle between Hal Jordan and Sinestro back towards the beginning of the series. It can’t really be helped; Hal and Sinestro have a grudge that dates back to the Silver Age of comics. They are rivals and only equaled by the likes of Superman and Lex Luthor or Batman and the Joker, and, even then, they are way cooler than any of those other pairings.

Sorry, it’s true.

There’s not really a whole lot to say here. It’s an awesome battle of galactic proportions. The Golems, even if they strongly resemble the Celestials of Marvel Comics, have a great design brought to life by an incredible art team. Their battle with the Green Lantern Corps is really cool. It’s a battle issue, and it works.

Pick this one up.

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Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.