Saturday, April 2, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Green Lantern Corps #58 (War Of The Green Lanterns, Part 2)
GOOD THING: The first two pages do a good job of summing up the lives of John Stewart and Kyle Rayner for any new readers who might be jumping into the series with this issue.
In fact, I think this may be the first time they've tried to reconcile John's original background with the military service that was introduced after it was decided that John Stewart in the Justice League cartoon should be an ex-Marine and that the idea should be carried over into the main DC Universe.
These pages also do a good job of summing up the fears that drive both Kyle and John and the common ground they share, despite their differing backgrounds with Kyle being a natural artist who became a warrior and John being a fighter who learned how to create.
BAD THING: That being said, the fight where John and Kyle turn on each other seems really forced in light of that common ground. If not for Ganthet's intervention, the two might well have killed each other which seems a bit unlikely to me given how capable John and Kyle have been in overcoming their fears over losing loved ones in the past.
The Final Verdict: A good issue, despite the central conflict being somewhat forced. Despite this, everyone remains true to character and the action doesn't suffer for it.