Saturday, May 14, 2011

Green Lantern Issue #58

Hope for Adara”

Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Doug Mahnke
Inking: Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne & Mahnke

Issue #58 of Green Lantern has some interesting moments. It’s actually a well-rounded issue; which is good, since Green Lantern has wavered in between mediocre trades since the Brightest Day started.

While the beginning of this issue doesn’t have anything to do with the rest of the comic—I found it to be quite entertaining. Sinestro and Atrocitus are just palling around. Atrocitus has this malicious outlook on life, clearly shown by him burning a bus of prison inmates alive for their crimes. Sinestro and Atrocitus have a pact—as do all the Lanterns at this time—as they are both looking for the Entity of Rage.

Carl Ferris certainly has taken the mantel of Star Sapphire leader—something that Hal Jordan thinks is dangerous.  Hal seems lost since the Blackest Night ended. Forgetting about his duties as a member of the Green Lantern Corps and babysitting Larfleeze.

Each subsequent issue of Brightest Day has shown an entity taking a human host. The Blue Lantern Entity of Hope, Adara, takes the host of teenage girl who was the victim of a kidnapping. 

School's out!

What’s really the kicker at the end of this issue is that the Flash shows up, saying that Black Hand is back! Finally, something actually happens in the Brightest Day storyline!

Still, all three Green Lantern trades that are experiencing the aftermath of the Blackest Night: Green Lantern, Emerald Warriors, and Green Lantern Corps haven’t formed a connection between each other; whether or not that’s Geoff Johns’ goal is difficult to deduce.

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