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GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2

“Willful”

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Pencils by Fernando Pasarin

Inks by Scott Hanna

Review by Brian Verderosa

That Peter J. Tomasi is something else. Green Lantern Corps and Batman and Robin were two of my least favorite #1s in the whole New 52 launch, but somehow he’s been able to hook me with #2 (with both books!) in a really incredible fashion. Whereas B&R #2 is a quiet issue devoted mostly to dialogue, GLC #2 could not be more the opposite. It relies heavily on spectacle and scope, and the weight of the situation is completely believable.

Where we left off last month was the Corps discovering that something had wiped out an entire species by depleting its water (and breathing) supply. Coolest cover of the month goes to GLC #2, which depicts the slain Corps members trying to fight off this threat. Well, our earth heroes John Stewart and Guy Gardner have a thing or two to say about that. They, along with the rest of the crew, fly headfirst into a mind-numbing battle that has got to be seen to be believed. Like, I don’t know if I have ever seen that much green on the page.

I still don’t love all the characters — that will hopefully come in time. But the direction of the book is more clear (as is B&R) and I am honestly looking forward to our third installment next month.

VERDICT

Buy it, but not before somebody recaps you on issue #1.

 

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