Friday, March 4, 2011

Green Lantern #63

While Geoff Johns can occasionally stumble on individual issues, when it comes to the big storylines, he's one of the best writers in the business (see the Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night).

He's about to get another chance to prove that reputation as he gets ready to roll out the War of the Green Lanterns, with this issue serving as a prologue.

The story provides some background on Green Lantern's most dangerous and powerful enemy, Krona, a renegade Guardian who has captured the entities that power the different Lantern Corps.

Green Lantern is trying to track Krona, but seems to be suffering from a crisis in confidence - or perhaps battle fatigue. And he has even bigger problems on the way.

All of which is to say that the pressure is building nicely here, though it's still not clear why the Green Lanterns will be at war with each other - but waiting for the reveal is all part of the fun.

The art is provided by Ed Benes and Adrian Syaf (plus several inkers), and it's quite good with some stunning splash pages.

Big things are in the works here, and we get some answers to some long-running mysteries, including who was responsible for the destruction of the population of Atrocitus' planet.

The best sign of a good comic: I can't wait 'til next issue!

Grade: A-


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