Thursday, March 30, 2006

Another Reason Why Geoff Johns Rules!

Green Lantern (Volume 4) #10
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos
Cover by Simone Bianchi

This ended up being a pretty good issue. It has less action than this title usually does but it has great moments to make up for that. I don't mind when there is not a lot of action though so I am kind of biased on that point. I like how they are finally truly adressing Hal's past mass murder of Green Lanterns when he was infected by Parallax. This is probably what is indirectly responsible for the bounty hunters coming after him in this issue. Also, the appearence of the rocket reds seems very retro but apporopriate even though the soviet union is no longer. I think the most interesting thing about this issue has nothing to do with Hal but with the introduction of this freedom of power treaty that has been adopted by the UN. Apparently American metahumans are not allowed to enter nations that have adopted this treaty. This probably relates to Dan Didio's comments about how the world begins to fear how many metahumans America has. This is an interesting concept because it is almost prejudice and dehumanizing towards metahumans, treating them like they are weapons and not people. I loved the scene where Ollie and Hal speak because it is almost like there roles have switched, Ollie is now telling Hal not to break the rules. I think this goes to show how both of them have changed so much since there hard-traveling heroes. This was a nice touch. Oh and the sinestro Corps just sounds like such an awesome concept! I really liked this book.

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