Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 sees John Stewart return.
He’s the new leader of the Green Lantern Corps, so it’s his job to get them organised. It’s quite clear that this a time of disaster. It’s easy to read into the panic and atmosphere that is brewing amongst the stars. You could even say that the fear is rife. Hence why Sinestro’s Yellow Lantern Corps are at the strongest they’ve ever been. And whilst it’s not the most inventive comic book ever, it’s definitely action packed. But it seems to trade action out for plot. Although we’re always glad to see John Stewart as a key Lantern, and his leadership will definitely play out across several issues. We can’t help but think the group are being put on the back bench for now though.
Which is a shame considering that some of the Green Lantern stories are the best in DC Comics’ history. But we’re hoping this means that they’re trying to spread out the plot of this solo/ensemble series out in doses. As the initial set up of the main plot was genuinely quite good. That being said, it’s great to see Hal Jordan back to full fighting force again. How long is it before he rejoins the Justice League? Although we wager that he’ll be fighting Sinestro before he gets back to Earth.
Speaking of Sinestro, one of the better parts of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 is the conversation between the villain and his daughter. It gives us a better insight into the long-time villain and his motivations. It actually helps make him more of a compelling villain when we get to know him a little better. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t want Hal to beat the living daylights out of him.
Overall, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 felt a little like a filler issue, setting up further plot points for the future. But the insight into Sinestro was an interesting portion of the comic. Hopefully we get to see what Guy Gardner gets up to in the next issue.
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Whilst it's mainly an action based issue, it's still insightful to see Sinestro in a situation we haven't really seen before.
- lack of plot
- Setting up for further issues