GOOD THING: It's nice to see John Stewart front and center again after having been a supporting player in Green Lantern for so long, when Johns could be bothered to show him.
BAD THING: Much like Green Lantern, there's a lot going on here and not all of it seems to be all that necessary given some of the things that could be getting explored in greater detail. One scene that stands out in particular as an example of padding out the issue is the scene in which Ganthet forges his own ring.
The Final Verdict: Bedard proves that he's capable of carrying on where Tomasi left off and new artist Adrian Syaf's style proves to be much clearer and easier to follow than the stylized art favored by Patrick Gleason. If you're looking for a good book to jump in on, this is the book and this is the time!