Thursday, September 11, 2008

Green Lantern Corps #28 review

Eye of the Beholder part two

If there's anything bad to say about this issue, it's that the whole thing is wrapped up too quickly and cleanly. Picking up from last issue, we see Kyle, Guy and a bunch of other Lanterns standing around a giant vat of eyeballs waiting for Saarek to jump in and commune with them, which he does. What he reveals in each set of eyes is the face of the same killer from last issue. Seems that there's a group of five Sinstro Corps siblings in this thing. Which is cool. Unfortunately, after finding this out, they're all rounded up very quickly or killed and the threat is over. It's a good enough arc, but it just feels very clipped.

As much as I would have liked to have seen more of these Sinestro Corps killers, the whole point of the arc was to introduce Saarek and his power to commune with the dead. At the end of the issue, he meets with the scarred Guardian who sends him on a top secret mission which will lead into the Blackest Night arc. Kick ass. So even if the arc is short, we get promises of fuckwin.

It's a decent issue overall. Nothing hugely spectacular, but it serves its purpose fairly well. What the hell is up with Kyle? So he's the one drawing the morbid Green Lantern imagery? And...ICE! YEAH! Kyle and Ice, man, I've been looking forward to this. But considering how the issue ends, why are we going to be seeing the Star Sapphires next issue? Hmmmmmm.....


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