Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #24 Review

Written by: Van Jensen and Robert Venditti
Art by: Bernard Chang
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 9, 2013

Lights Out continues directly from last months Green Lantern.  Relic has destroyed the Power Battery and Oa is about to explode.  Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and Green Lanterns old and new attempt to battle Relic and escape with their lives.

It's no secret that I didn't like last weeks Green Lantern but this issue won me over a bit.  To say this issue had character is not entirely had CHARACTERS.  Lots and lots of cool characters.  The Corps is getting so much interesting even as they are falling apart.  Hal is becoming the leader that they need.  John Stewart steps up to show his military prowess and one new recruit in particular establishes himself as a great Green Lantern.

Back to the action.  The book is pretty much nonstop action and it's great.  Relic is stoically dangerous.  He treats the Lanterns like pests that need to be exterminated.   Luckily, the Lanterns are better than that.  They fight back with everything they have and don't give up even as their rings are draining.

Bernard Chang has drawn another great issue.  Everything is so expansive and grand.  A book about galactic space cops should be big and Chang's art comes through in spades.

My only complaint is that while the story is emotional and satisfying it is moving very slowly.  Maybe it's because I'm interested and want it to move forward, but I want it to go a little faster.

Green Lantern Corps #24 made me more interested in Lights Out.  The Corps is showing it's character by making each one an interesting and unique cog.  This is the Corps I've been waiting for and Jensen and Chang are delivering the goods.  Hopefully this upward trend continues with New Guardians #24.


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