Hal Jordan and the GLC 1 – 21


Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Rafa Sandoval

The Green Lantern Corps and Oa have dissappeared while the Sinestro Corps and War World have taken their places. Sinestro vs. Hal Jordan…that sounds like a snoozefest. I am more interested in what happened to the Green Lantern Corps which it looks like we will get next issue.


Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Rafa Sandoval

This is getting better. I especially liked the moments between Sinestro and his daughter. Basically any moment without Hal Jordan is a good moment to me. But in all seriousness…all I wonder is where is Kyle Rayner!

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Polaris Origins


Green Lanterns #20
Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Eduardo Pansica

We learn more about Doctor Polaris’s past which is something even I don’t know much about. It seems he was discredited in the scientific community but for real reasons or fraudulent ones? It is unclear. What is clear is he now has schizophrenia and can’t stop himself from putting on his Polaris suit when he really just wants to save his brother’s life. Meanwhile, John Stewart decides to bring in Rami, Jessica, and Simon to be trained after it is reported Rami is with them. It was a decent issue with great art. I am still rather enjoying this series.

Green Lanterns 1 – 19


Green Lanterns #1
Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Robson Rocha

As happy as I am to have a new Green Lantern book that is not starring boring old Hal Jordan, I can’t say I was excited to read this. Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz have not interested me one bit in the Justice League book. Simon just seems like a jerk and Jessica is so unsure of herself it becomes not sweet, but annoying. I was hoping under a different write I would feel differently. This issue did not win me over, but maybe future issues will because the art was good and I am interested in the Red Lantern sub-plot. Oh and Dex-Starr!


Green Lanterns #2
Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Robson Rocha

Now this was more like it! By focusing on Jessica learning about her ring with her sister, Humphries made me actually understand her character better and what she is going through. Hopefully we will get a similar focus on Simon. This series just got good.

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Guy Vs. Hal


Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #8
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Fernando Pasarin


This is part 3 of the War of the Green Lanterns storyline that began here and continued here. In this part Hal and Guy come to blows after meeting in a the secret "Green House” of the Corps and Tomasi did a great job of showing their rivalry over the years. I loved how Pasarin drew Guy in his different costumes punching Hal as Lantern Constructs. In the end, of course, they take off their rings. I have to say that this was a great issue even though Hal was in it (Tomasi doesn’t write Hal as being quite as unlikable as Johns does I think.)

Maintaining The Quality


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #48
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Ardian Sayaf


Bedard and Sayaf both get off to a great start on their run on this book! Sayaf is different from Gleason but still manages to make Oa look amazing. John Stewart joing the cast just as Guy leaves. Ganthet officially becomes a Green Lantern. Everything was pretty darn good and it looks like this series will maintain the quality that it had under Tomasi and Gleason. Definitely the best Green Lantern book still.



Justice Society of America #39
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Jesus Merino


For some reason I thought this was the conclusion of this arc but I guess not. This was all good as we check up on the heroes making their escape from the Nazis. It was cool to see grown up versions of our favorite heroes. The twist is that Mr. Terrific is going to use Obsidian to send a message back in time I guess we will see how it goes next issue.

Sweet End To A Sweet Run


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #47
Written Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason


Tomasi’s run on this book comes to an end on this issue and it couldn’t couldn’t have been a better way to wrap up. Guy and Kyle toasting at the Warrior’s Bar, the Guardian’s repealing the third law, Kyle’s amazing speech about how the Green Lantern Corps needs heart and soul and not just cold logic (This is another reason why Kyle is so much cooler then Hal). Vath and Isamot’s fight and reunion over Vath’s legs. It was all so good and great character moments. I will miss Tomasi and Gleason on this book, but at least Bedard is a great replacement. This is still the best Green Lantern book on the stands.

Damn Good


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #46
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

Tomasi and Gleason once again bring us the BEST Green Lantern book on the stands right now. Shit this was good! Action-packed, and filled with strategy as the Corps fights the Black Lanterns above the earth. I gasped when we saw Black Lantern Alex and I loved how Kyle said that Alex made him a better man because she definitely did. Tomasi did his research on their relationship. All I can say is this was damn good!

Fuck Hal Jordan – This is the Main Green Lantern Book!


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #45
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason


Tomasi gets these characters – despite having a huge cast of this book he knows the ins and outs of these characters – their strengths and their weaknesses and utilizes this in order to save Guy Gardner from being a Red Lantern. Kyle’s love and compassion for his friend that doesn’t allow him to give up no matter what, Soranik’s medical knowledge, Kilowog’s logic, and Mogo’s well planetary powers. This was great storytelling. I loved the moment where Mogo created Red and Green constructs of Guy’s life. I thought about my own life and seeing images of the good and the bad – what an emotionally powerful moment. The final page where they recite the oath as they return to earth was incredible! What a great issue!

The Mogo Purge

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Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #44
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

In this action-packed and suspenseful issue Mogo arrives to save the day and purges Oa of all Lanterns – Black and Green and sucks all the Black ones into his core. It is a pretty cool idea and was pretty awesome to see. I have to hand it to Gleason for pulling it off so well. Guy is still a Red Lantern and refuses to remove the ring and next issue I suppose will be the Green Lanterns versus the Red. I am still sooo happy that Kyle is alive!

Resurrection of The Greatest Green Lantern


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #43
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

Can I say Hell Yeah! I am sorry for ever doubting you Mr. Tomasi because not only did you bring back the greatest of Green Lanterns to life in one issue but you showed him to be the respected and great hero he should be. Thank you for that! Guy turning into a Red Lantern was also cool to see and you made him seem human in the process. I love that Guy and Kyle have created such a great friendship. The effect of what the Star Sapphire did I am sure will be interesting to see, as I have no idea what she did haha but I am just glade Kyle is alive!

Trying Not To Overreact!


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #42
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

You know I am trying not to overreact. I really am! But what the fuck…if this is for real. If DC took away Cassandra Cain from the title of Batgirl, still ignores Linda Danvers, made Wally West the secondary Flash, and now has killed Kyle Rayner – I will be really pissed off. These characters were BETTER and MORE INTERESTING then their predecessors, and spoke to an entire generation of comics readers. What the fuck. Kyle better be restored to life after Blackest Night. I know Johns said Kyle wouldn’t be dying. So I trust he is telling the truth. Otherwise good issue. But Kyle better not stay dead.

Green Vs. Black


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #41
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

It looks like Kilowog may have died here. He has died before and this is Blackest Night –so I suspect he’ll be back – but I bet this is what throw Guy over the deep end and makes him become a Red Lantern as we have seen in the previews. This was basically just an issue of Green Lanterns vs. Black Lanterns. I particularly liked the moments with Natu, Kyle and Black Lantern Jade and the moments between Arisia and her black lantern family. But something needs to happen soon or this could get boring.

The Three Dimensional Green Lantern


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #40
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

The best Green Lantern series DC is publishing continues its winning streak with this issue. I love how unlike Hal Jordan, Kyle is more then just one emotion and has his will power backed up by love and compassion. This is probably another reason why I relate to the more three dimensional character that is Kyle Rayner. I also liked how Kyle knew the whole time that Jade wasn’t really Jade and was just playing the Black Lantern the whole time. I loved the moments where the Alpha Lanterns really got dissed – it was about time they saw they they are not Gods. Very good issue.

The Greatest of GL’s Stands Up To The Guardians


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #38
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

The greatest of Green Lanterns, Kyle Rayner, stand up to the Guardians bullshit ways in this issue and I was damn happy to see it. It looks like The Guardians have sent Kyle and Guy back to earth (I can’t wait to see what they do next) and everything is in place for the beginning of Blackest Night. This series is much better then the main GL title and I can’t wait to see what goes in during Blackest Night. This was a good issue.

Out of Focus


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #36
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

I am a little confused. Maybe I read this too quickly but how was dropping his body shields supposed to help matters in the fight against Mongul? I don’t know. I was disappointed with this issue and its focus on Sodom Yat instead of Kyle Rayner the greatest of Green Lanterns. We only briefly see the fight going on at the sciencells before we go back to Daxam which frankly is the least interesting plotline in this series right now. I do have to say I enjoyed the parts about Sinestro and Soranik’s relationship as father/daughter. I like how it seems that Sinestro genuinely cares for her in his own way. I think the idea of their relationship is growing me. Otherwise, I would have preferred some more Kyle focus.


Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) #35
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

There has been a lot of talk about how Green Lantern Corps has surpassed the main book in terms of quality and I have to agree. This is a really awesome book (and it helps there is no Hal Jordan). I wish we would have got more Kyle moments this issue though. The ending’s revelation seems a little forced. Why no mention that she was the daughter of Sinestro before? You would think that would have been brought up at some point.It was fun to see all the Sinestro Corps members get excited at their escape but this is going to be a huge fight for the Green Lanterns on Oa.