Monday, March 19, 2012

Green Lantern #7

I think it was ingenious of Geoff Johns to create the other Lantern Corps to offset the Green Lantern Corps.

However, I think he's made a mistake by making those assorted colors (yellow, red, blue, orange, indigo, violet) the (virtually) sole opponents for the past few years in the Green Lantern comic.

This issue is all setup, as Sinestro again recruits Hal Jordan to help him stop the secret plan of the Guardians - but before that happens, the mysterious Indigo tribe appears to disrupt the proceedings.

By the way, don't expect to discover the shocking secret of the tribe in this issue - this is only Part One.

The art by Doug Mahnke, as always, is terrific. His figures are perfectly carved and expressive, his layouts are powerful and the story flows along briskly.

It's too early to judge this storyline, of course - but it's off to a sputtering start. Maybe I'm just suffering from color overload - perhaps they could throw in one issue with a different villain, just to break things up?

Grade: B


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