The Lost Army Redemption
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So the fight is on and our Green Lanterns free all their friends and even the other light smiths of this Universe as they try to make their way out of the prison and........ well, just out of the prison I guess because there isn't a lot of places to go when you're trapped in a Universe that isn't your own. The coolest part of this....... and pretty much the coolest part of the whole comic is when a group of our heroes go to get more rings for everyone to light up the place and we find out that a lot of the rings have been destroyed due to reverse engineering from the Light Pirates trying to figure out how they work. That's not the cool part, but hold on a second because that was just the setup. After Salaak determines that the prison acts as a sort of battery itself, he figures out how to siphon out the power to give our heroes a chance with their escape........ and for those not lucky enough to get a ring back, he provides them with staves to act in their place........ pretty much just Kilowog gets the shaft here, but it's pretty cool to see........... Also, it's kind of fucked up that Kilowog has to get the shaft at all because there's Guy Gardner rocking a green ring and a red ring. Selfish fuck.
In the end, our heroes break free and thanks to Relic and Krona coming back with the ship, they make a pretty decent escape, while distancing themselves from the light smiths of this Universe, who they fear will double back and come to kick a little future Universe ass. It's a pretty successful escape all things considered, but sadly Jruk falls in battle, but I don't foresee a lot of people losing sleep over this Lantern death.
As the issue closes, Relic figures out how to focus in on the Green Lantern's frequency and has determined where their power battery is and with that, the whereabouts of Mogo. It's just too bad that Mogo is having the holy hell zapped out of him by this Universe's crazy ass pyramid power batteries.
That's it for this issue of Green Lantern: Lost Army and I don't know if it's because we only have one issue left and I don't have to worry about where this series goes, but I found myself liking this issue a little bit more than the rest of the bunch. For one thing it was different because of the prison setting and we actually saw our heroes use their heads and their rings to get something done and do it well. With that though, this issue does continue the flashback, fight, space flying theme that we've seen in every damn issue and it's just getting so damned tired. With that out of the way, the art continues to be top notch in this series, but I just wish that we could get some backgrounds to look at because I love Jesus Saiz's art and I'd like to see him cut loose and wow the shit out of everyone. Not a great issue, but one of the best that we've seen from this series and it does get me at least some what excited to see the conclusion next month before we start it all over again with Edge of Oblivion.
Bits and Pieces:
Lost Army is almost over and with that in mind, I think I was able to enjoy this issue more than the rest because I didn't have to worry about this series continuing to let me down. That's some harsh shit I know, but this series has been ridiculous with the amount of nothing that it's provided. So while this might be a bright spot in the darkness that's been this series, that's not even saying much. The most you can hope to really get from this issue is a decent prison break and the fantastic art by Jesus Saiz.