Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Green Lantern #11 - A Review

Green Lantern #11 is Geoff Johns at his best. Johns can spin an intergalactic space opera like no one else but his greatest strength lies in his dialogue. The best bits in any Geoff Johns story are the ones where he just lets the players converse and the dialogue reveals the characters naturally.

It is a credit to Johns' skill as a writer that he can so effortlessly slip exposition into an argument while keeping the dialogue natural and within the "voices" of Hal Jordan and Sinestro. There's quite a lot of plot revealed here, yet this issue is also a good jumping-on point for new readers. This is partly due to how well the status quo between Hal, Sinestro, The Guardians and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps is laid out and partly because of how effectively artist Doug Mahnke is able to give us a prophetic preview of what is to come, subtly hooking us into continuing the saga.

I still mark Green Lantern Corps as my favorite Green Lantern title at present but this book isn't a bad one by any stretch of the imagination. If you have yet to give Green Lantern a chance, do so with this issue. With a great script and solid artwork, you'll be glad you did.

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