Wednesday, April 27, 2011

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About GL: Emerald Warriors #9 (War Of The Green Lanterns, Part 6)

GOOD THING: With all of the references to classic Green Lantern stories and mythology, it's nice to see something new introduced here. At the very least, I've never heard of any legend regarding the very first Green Lantern or a monster who lives in the heart of the foundries of Oa guarding his ring.

BAD THING: There's a few odd moments with the flow of the story from panel to panel, such as in this moment when John Stewart tries (and fails) to teleport himself and Kyle. Not where Guy and Hal are standing relative to where everyone else is a moment later...

The Final Verdict: The most enjoyable chapter of the series this month. The Lanterns proved to be much more competent with their adopted rings this time around and - while it seems like a distraction from the main story - I enjoyed the scene regarding the ring of the first Green Lantern. The artwork is excellent and the only thing that keeps the book from being perfect are some awkward panel transitions.


  1. *Looks at Jon Stewart's new look*
    Really? Purple camo? So that he can set up his kill-zone on Planet Purple?

  2. Guy isn't the rampaging lunatic that he was the first time around either. (I haven't actually picked up this issue yet but I'm current otherwise.) Of course, the circumstances for the transformation are radically different. So maybe that has some effect on how much control the wearer has.
    Can't wait to read this one.
    Oh and I like the Compassion-flavored camo. hehe

  3. I think it's more that constant exposure to the energy makes you relatively more immune to the negative side effects... like how Carol doesn't get all obsessive over Love anymore as Star Sapphire when she'd always been a crazed dominatrix before.
    At this point, after becoming blood brothers with Atrocius and having been possessed by a Red Ring before, Guy is probably immune... or at least better able to ignore the influence of Rage.