Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Green Lantern #6 Review

What's Going On?

Written By: Geoffrey Thorne
Art By: Marco Santucci, Tom Raney, Mike Atiyeh, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 7, 2021

The saga of what the Green Lanterns do when they don't have rings anymore continues and as we saw in the previous issue, it looks like all eyes are on New Korugar after Keli Quintela, the Teen Lantern lost her chill and went to the homeworld of the Sinestro Corps looking to pick a fight because she believed that Sinestro was involved in the destruction of the Main Power Battery but at the end of the issue we saw Yellow Lantern, Jessica Cruz put Teen Lantern down, while Simon Baz grabbed the girl to return her to Oa and hopefully stop an all-out war. Let's jump into this issue and see where that story goes now.

For this issue of Green Lantern, we see what Jo Mullein was up to as she made her way to New Korugar to collect Keli Quintela but mostly this issue feels like a bit of a slog because we just have Jo talking to the United Federation of Planets about New Korugar, what her plan is, how her ring works and when she finally makes it to the planet, going over what's been going on in this book, before Sinestro offering her a Yellow Ring like Jessica Cruz, but as for Keli Quintela and Simon Baz... Well, there's no real continuation as you've seen what they did in the last issue and Jo simply talks to Sinestro and that's as far as we get with this part of the issue.

As for the second leg of the book that deals with John Stewart and the rest of the ringless Corps, it seems that Kilowog is in trouble and looking for a little backup and sadly, like the previous section this bit of our story is a slog too and probably even more so as we try and understand a war in the Dark Sector that's been going on for hundreds of years and while I don't think this is told in a very interesting way, I also don't think it was told in an easy way for people to understand...... at least it wasn't for me and ultimately we spend half this issue for John to get briefed about where he's going while I was more interested in the giant jump in time since the Main Power Battery went down and John getting back to Oa. There is an interesting swerve in this last bit though where the story introduces a New God that's been making the rounds lately and I am curious to see how this character will be featured in this series moving forward.

All in all, I enjoyed the art of the first section more than the second but as for the story it didn't seem like we did too much at all in either story and that's a shame, especially for how important not only the end of the last issue felt but for how important the Annual that came out this week felt as well. This issue is sadly a lot of nothing new and the new stuff we get about the planet Kilowog is on is just a bit of a slog to get through and not very interesting overall, especially since it's in the Dark Sector and we know nothing about it and the information that is given to us here really doesn't do much to convey a real sense of understanding. I'm still really interested in this title and it's one of my favorites right now but this issue just seemed to come up short all around for me this month.

Bits and Pieces:

While I thought the first section of this book looked really good and was telling a story that I was interested in..... the story itself didn't really do much of anything new and only really showed things adjacent to what we saw in the previous issue, while the second leg of the story just felt like it was talking at me instead of really trying to convey what's going on in the world of the Green Lanterns. This was a down issue for me but I hope now that the exposition was put out this issue that we can just get on with the story next issue.


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