Comic Review: Green Lantern #2 (DC Comics)

The universe is on the cusp of all-out war after the fall out of the ambush that occurred at The United Planets summit. With one of the guardians of the […]

The universe is on the cusp of all-out war after the fall out of the ambush that occurred at The United Planets summit.

With one of the guardians of the universe dead, and the green lantern corps gradually falling out of favor with many, John Stewart is left to pick up the pieces behind this assassination. But he’ll need some help from a fellow lantern that has the right set of skills to aid this murder investigation. What new role will John Stewart have within the Green Lantern Corps? And who is orchestrating the demise of the Lantern Corps?

Things are not looking great for John Stewart and the Lantern Corps as they struggle to maintain their reputation as universal protectors. Thorne is shaking up John’s world and pushing him in a direction that challenges his role as a leader. And it gets more difficult for John as Nemosyni, a new guardian enters the fray and restructures the entire hierarchy of the Corps, causing concern for all members extraterrestrial and human alike.

John’s reaction to Nemosyni’s decision is great since anyone that works in retail would relate when a company makes changes without providing any chance for discussion and agreement. The writing is amazing as Thorne continues to build this space cop epic that is reminiscent of a cop show, disguised with powers. The insanity that ensues after will leave readers speechless with an unsuspecting turnout. It’s only the second issue yet Thorne brings everything crashing down onto the corps that will leave readers eagerly yearning for the next issue.

The art by Dexter Soy and Marco Santucci is fantastic. Both artists deliver cinematic layouts and panel work that executes the kind of tone that Thorne is going for with this book. The colors by Alex Sinclair are radiant with power as it coats Soy and Santucci’s linework, and Rob Leigh’s lettering is the cherry on top of the cake of this book. Thorne and company are building a green lantern epic that is grand in scope and personal in scale. This is definitely worth adding to your pull list on new comic book day.

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