Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Green Lantern #27 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Dale Eaglesham
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 8, 2014

This Means War!

Alright so the last couple of issues the Green Lantern Corps. started their new mission to stop the use of the emotional spectrum in the universe.  They went after Prixiam Nol-Anj and got her to give up her new Star Sapphire ring, and captured a bunch of her Braid Clann.  Now it's on to the next adventure.

Explain It!:

On Mogo, the new command center for the Green Lantern Corps. the Lanterns are trying to get everything up and running, and trying to take care of their wounded.  Relic really packed a punch.  But whats this?  Some good news?  No way.  Looks like Saint Walker finally woke up from his coma.  But the good news dies down, when he finds out that he is the last of the Blue Lanterns, and Kyle Rayner sacrificed himself to refill the emotional spectrum reservoir.  His ring leaves his finger, as Saint Walker declares "All is not well."  

Back at the command center, Hal decides his next plan of attack against the emotional spectrum bearers.  Next target, the Sinestro Corps., the only problem is he has to find them first.  Outside the Braid Clann prisoners have arrived, and attempt the first escape on Mogo.  Most of the Braid Clann were captured, but a few made their way into the woods, where they meet up with a cook that was hired by the Green Lanterns.  But we find out that this cook has been waiting for this, and even collected construct penetrating guns.  I'd like to see the screening process you'd have to go through to work for the Corps., obviously looking at this, it's a little lax.  The cook leads the Braid Clann to a access point that he believes to be abandoned, but when they open the door, they find themselves in the med lab.  All hell breaks loose, and Soranik Natu, tells all the other Lanterns, as the head of medicine, she orders them to stand down.  The Braid Clann moves on, not wanting to injure anymore of the wounded in the med lab.  But that doesn't save Hal Jordan from getting knocked out, when they came up from behind him.  

Now that Hal is down for the count we find out that the cook was one of those shape changing aliens the Durlans, that were giving John Stewart, and Fatality so much trouble when Venditti, and Van Jensen first took over.  Now that he is here, the cook takes the form of Hal Jordan, and opens a all access space channel throughout all the sectors.  Now we have a problem.  Hal Jordan has been trying to keep the fact that every time they use the rings, it damages the universe a secret, so what do you think the first thing this fake-Jordan tells the universe?  Then he goes on to say that the universe is the Green Lanterns to control, and anyone who opposes them, will have hell to pay.  Then he shows a bunch of what I'm saying is fake Lanterns torturing folks to stir the pot a little.  Hal comes to, and tries to stop the broadcast, but the intruders set off a bomb destroying the command center.

In the end we see a number of sector houses throughout the universe being attacked, and Lanterns being killed.  It seems that this shape changing race just declared war on the Corps., while the rest of the universe declared war against them as well.  Bad times ahead boys and girls.

Bits and Pieces:

Well I have to say I was not a fan of the last story line, but this seems like it's building to something epic.  All we need now is to tell the difference between the regular Lantern title, and Corps.  Without the title on the cover, they're pretty interchangeable.  But man I really enjoyed this, and can't wait to see how it progresses.  So grab your wallet, leave your willpower at home, and go get this issue.


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