Sunday, April 25, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Green Lantern #53

GOOD THING: The book managed to actually surprise me with the revelation that Sinestero's appearance in Brightest Day #0 seems to have been born out of an honest desire to protect the universe rather than some sinister plot (no pun intended) to gain the power of the White Light.

BAD THING: While we do get some updates as to what the various Color Corps are up to, some of them are given short shrift. The Inidigo Lanterns don't appear at all. The business of the Red Lanterns is limited to what may as well be an print advertisement for several upcoming stories in other books. And the Blue Lantern scene, while nice, is limited to a single page.

The Final Verdict: Much like Brightest Day #0, this issue seems to be setting up quite a bit for the future. But like that issue, and like a block of marble a sculptor has just begun to chip away at, it is too early to tell even the shape of what is to come. Still, it's a solid issue if not exactly the best starting point for someone who is - for some reason - just getting onto the Green Lantern band wagon now. Get them a copy of Green Lantern: Rebirth instead.

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