Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #36 Review and **SPOILERS**


I’m Surprised This Old Thing Still Fits

Writer: Robert Vendetti 
Pencils: Jack Herbert and Jose Luis 
Inks: Herbert, Mick Gray, Cam Smith 
Colorist: Jason Wright 
Letterer: Dave Sharpe 
Cover: Francis Manapul 
Cover Price: $2.99 
On Sale Date: January 10, 2018


Do you think Hal Jordan would be as popular if his name was “Al Jorham?”

Check out my review of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #36, just below!

Explain It!

So how did you like the last issue? Did you enjoy it? Didn’t care for it? Well, you get a second helping here, so chow down!
Seriously. I don’t know what to say about this issue. Virtually the same thing that happened in the last issue happens in this one, except this time it’s the Four Corpsmen versus the Controllers. One of them even wields that same sonic gun, and through perseverance and grit, Kyle and Guy shield John so he can fire a ricochet shot at the Controller Monster Making Machine. But essentially, the sonic gun makes things unpleasant for the Lanterns but they can deal with it. Must be all that drum n’ bass they used to listen to.
I mean, the Controllers should be fined for using the same weapon that didn’t work in the last issue. This is worse than the Death Star being built twice in three movies. It didn’t work the first time, fucking try another tack! When it all wraps up, the remaining Guardians agree that it’s time for them to assume their rightful position as police commissioners for the Green Lantern Corps (though I don’t recall any of them asking the little blue creeps), and they don the old school red and white tunics to show their allegiance. I liked seeing that. The Controllers, having hot-footed it away, end the issue by announcing that they’re creating a legion of Darkstars, another thing that will be meaningless to those who haven’t been reading Green Lanterns for years.
And really, those of us that have history with the Controllers wanted to see the Darkstars right away, so we had to wade through another bloated six-issue trade to get there. The fact that this issue is almost beat for beat the same as the last is such a disappointment. There is some amazing artwork, including Guy bashing a Controller’s head in the door of a car he’s constructed, but this issue and entire arc was just too long. Clean it up, Gibson.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue is almost identical to the previous one, except for the very end, where the Guardians assume responsibility for the Green Lantern Corps again. Did I just spoil the ending to the book? Now you can skip it.


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