Comic Review: Green Lantern #12 (DC Comics)

After the battle against the Anti-Guardian, John Stewart and the remaining members of the Green Lantern Corps regroup as they embark on a new journey of restructure and reformation. Things […]

After the battle against the Anti-Guardian, John Stewart and the remaining members of the Green Lantern Corps regroup as they embark on a new journey of restructure and reformation. Things are changing, and so is the Corps. What new challenges will the Corps face? And what awaits them?

The big focus on this issue is about power, and whether it corrupts or reveals who a person is when wielding such a responsibility. Thorne explores the pros and cons of having power and the importance of being able to distinguish how one can assume, use and distribute power to others beyond one’s self. The story is solid and If you’re a fan of Jack Kirby, you’ll enjoy the way Thorne weaves in the power of the Source Wall and how it engages with John Stewart as he adjusts to his latest status quo. Thorne continues to take John Stewart in interesting directions that will make for an exciting journey to follow as he continues to write this series.

Tom Raney and Marco Santucci share art duties and do a serviceable job with the layouts throughout the entirety of the book. But where the art really shines is in the moments where John Stewart gains access to the Source Wall. The way it is illustrated, and the visual storytelling done to display the vast power of the Source Wall, personified is worth checking out. Raney and Santucci’s linework is beautifully colored by Mike Atiyeh, providing all the vibrance necessary for the book to shine as it already does. Rob Leigh does a good job with the lettering, channeling the various voices and characters within the book, providing clarity for the reader as to who is speaking throughout the book.

This was a solid conclusion to the current arc, while also showing promise for what is to come John Stewart and his fellow Lanterns. Thorne is making great effort to take Stewart and the corps into newer horizons, as they take center stage for what is to come within this series. If you’re looking for a book that has a combination of otherworldly adventure, wonder, action, and some Kirby Crackle to boot, Or if you’re a big fan of John Stewart and want to see his adventures, then this is the book to add to your pull list for new comic book day.

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