Thwip! Reviews – Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #20

Since this is the start of a new story arc, thought it would be best to jump back on to regular reading of HJGLC (okay, that was annoying to write, will go back to long form) here.

Pretty interesting issue, especially for those who haven’t been keeping up with the series, am glad that Venditti spends some time just showing how contentious the Green Lanterns and the Sinestro Corps are…despite being allies.

This issue has it all, setup for the story arc (time is involved, so you know ol’ Rip Hunter is on the scene…would it be too much to have the rest of the Legends of Tomorrow too? Yeah, probably…oh well), characterization of some no-name characters…and pretty much everyone else who makes it on the page (Venditti gives everyone a unique voice, sure some of it is weird American jingoism, but I can live with that), and then there is enough build up that when the final page reveal happens you feel interested to see what happens next up.

What am saying is that this is a good, interesting way to set up a new story arc people.

V Ken Marion’s art is oddly good. I don’t know how to describe it, but I really like his/her take on all the characters and the scenes. Nothing feels rushed, everyone feels unique and alien (as they should)…this feels like a comic taking in space and with aliens thanks to the art.

A good, solid issue, four Thwips!

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