Review Brew: ‘Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #46’
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #46
Written By: Robert Venditi
Art By: Clayton Henry
Colors By: Pete Pantazis
Published By: DC Comics
Release Date: 06/13/2018
The Darkstars are continuing to rise as we head towards the endgame in Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #46. Guy Gardner is now a member of the Darkstars and is using his new-found calling to hunt down his father and bring him to “justice”. Meanwhile, Hal Jordan and Hector Hammond are visiting a dead alien world in order for Hal to teach Hammond to be a hero. John Stewart is still seeking the help of House Zod in the upcoming fight. Kyle Rayner is imprisoned by the New Gods for trespassing while trying to seek help from Orion and company. Will our heroes come together in time to stop the Darkstars?
There is a lot going on in this book and it starts to set up the end game as the series races towards the final 50th issue and Robert Venditi proves that he is more than capable with juggling multiple characters and story lines. Venditi makes Guy and his relationship with his father the center conflict and it pays off so well. Seeing a young Guy Gardner suffer as a child really broke my heart and it cemented Guy as my favorite of the Lanterns of sector 2814. I also love the fact that John Stewart gets a chance to shine and prove the old saying “The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend.”
Once again the art work is on point and is perfect for how emotional this book is. The scenes with Guy’s father as he is walking in the rain in Baltimore is so beautiful. Seeing the emotion on Guy’s face not only as a kid but as an adult really hit home that these heroes are human beings and they struggle. Every character and every background looks fantastic and you can tell that everyone involved in this series loves these characters and this universe. The colors blend perfectly in every panel. That is a credit to Pete Pantazis and his hard work. Everything blends perfectly.
I cannot praise this book enough and I am going to be really sad when the series ends.
5 Rings out of 5.