Sunday, September 19, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Green Lantern #57

BAD THING: The cover. Plenty has been said about it already. But ignoring the fact that it is sexist, with the image of a woman in bondage front and center, this comic fails to advertise its' content since this scene does NOT take place in the comic.

GOOD THING: Not only does the scene on the cover not take place in the comic but the entire action of the story shows Carol Ferris being far more competent than Hal Jordan in a crisis situation, involving an out-of-control avatar of the Power of Love taking possession of an obsessive stalker.

The Final Verdict: The phrase "don't judge a book by its' cover" has never been more apt. Look past the image of Star Sapphire in bondage and you'll find a darn good story that shows just why Carol Ferris is the leading member of her Corps. A story in which she is depicted as the confident, powerful and capable woman she is.

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