Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Green Lantern #26 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Billy Tan
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 4, 2013

Love Is A Battlefield.

So there's a new status quo for the Green Lantern Corps. now.  Find anyone using the emotional spectrum, and stop them.  But it's okay if you're a Green Lantern, but anyone out there using their ring in a manner that isn't green, well that sir isn't tolerated.  Well except if you're the leader of the Green Lantern Corps's ex girlfriend, who'd they still like to get back together with, after she gets that whole "I'm into your younger friend" thing she's going through out of her system.  Yeah that's okay too.  But all you other poozers out there, you better not be getting emotional with the spectrum.  Okay.  So last issue we saw Hal Jordan, and Kilowog going after an escaped convict of Oa, who now has the abilities of a Star Sapphire.  A ring ding of a fight went on, but in the end Prixiam Nol-Anj (the Star Sapphire) used a power we've never seen before.  She used her love for her entire clan to tether them to her location.  So sadly our heroes are horribly outnumbered.  Let's see how they make out.

Explain It!:

Our Green heroes are surrounded by the Braid Clann, and it perplexes Hal Jordan how this Clann can love Nol-Anj even though she's a criminal.  But she's hot, and she protects them, so I can kinda see it.  A firefight breaks out, and the Lanterns are doing alright, but they find they cannot take on the whole Braid Clann, and the power of Nol-Anj at the same time.  So Hal being the the greatest Green Lantern of all time does what any fearless new leader would do.  He calls the entire Green Lantern Corps. to pull his ass out of the fire.  Seriously this title, and Corps. could just be interchangeable at this point.  

So the Corps. comes a running to save Hal, and Kilowog.  Now we have a little bit of bickering going on within the Corps. right now.  Since Relic showed everyone that using the emotional spectrum would eventually destroy the universe, some Lanterns don't want to use their rings anymore.  Which after all the death, and destruction that we witnessed in Lights Out, it kinda seems like the logical thing to do.  But some of the other Lanterns are giving these Spock like members a bunch of shit about it.  Even in a galaxy far far away, you can't get away from the bullying.  But back to the battle.  The Corps. shows up, and fights a good fight, but ultimately Mogo finishes the fight by getting close to the planets atmosphere, causing earthquakes.  Good way to get your point across Mogo.  

In the end negotiations are made to ensure that no more lives would be lost.  The Braid Clann would surrender, but Prixiam Nol-Anj would be able to leave freely.  Hal uses the leverage of Mogo, to ensure that Nol-Anj would also turn over her Star Sapphire ring.  But as the negotiations end, Nol-Anj lets Hal know that she knows that whenever a Green Lantern uses their ring, they are destroying the universe.  Information that would destroy the rep of the Corps. throughout the universe.  In the shadows of this planet, aliens look on and talk about starting their next phase of their plans.  

Bits and Pieces:

Sadly I'm not really digging the new direction Green Lantern has been going.  Also I can't get behind the attitude that Hal Jordan has formed since becoming the leader of the Corps.  Everything seems wrong to me, and I need an adult.  I can only hope that the future of policing the emotional spectrum becomes interesting and I can go on enjoying one of my favorite superheroes.  Till then, I'll be screaming at random people on the street about how it used to be.


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