Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #7

BAD THING: There's no way around it - this issue is confusing. I don't know if it's the sudden intersection of plotlines from three other books, including Tomasi's run on Green Lantern Corps but I had to reread this one three times just to understand exactly what was going on - which is doubly strange given that this whole issue is one big, long fight scene.

We have our telepathic badddy Zardor, who it turns out has nothing to do with the power being leached from all the other Lantern Corps, taking advantage of that plot (one more thing being done by major baddie Krona), to turn Sodam Yat (no longer with the power or Ion), into his minion, so he can get revenge on The Guardians.

And no, I have no idea who Aleesun is, either and why Guy is suddenly so worked up about her. As far as I can tell, nobody on the Internet does and we're all confused by this scene.

GOOD THING: At least the fight scenes are illustrated well, even if the plot has suddenly become nonsensical.

The Final Verdict: The worst issue of this mini-series yet. The plot, decently explained and paced so far, suddenly twists off in a new direction as we get an info dump that serves only to confuse the readers. Even the hardcore Green Lantern junkies seem to be clueless right now! Still, the artwork is nice and the action is paced well. Let's just hope it all gets explained better next issue.

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