Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Green Lantern Corps # 29

How does a book about energy wielding spacemen read like such a good cop drama. This may be a GL book, but this has really felt like an ensemble cop show for awhile now. We've got our great two leads in Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner, but there are so many good surrounding characters that I'm interested in just about every tangent plot-line that pops up. Mongul is a fantastic villain too, his casual brutality in this issue is awful. It is a testament to Peter Tomasi's writing that I can be so mad at this awful murderer in just a few pages. I know how bad Mongul is, and yet I still want to see him get it! I'm not sure how I feel about the "War of Light." I'm afraid this whole thing is diluting the GL concept. I'm open to the idea that I'm wrong, I did love the Sinestro Corps War. I'm liking the Krybb task force too. I'm SURE that some of those GLs heading out with Kyle to get the crib-napping Sinestro Corps member are gonna get it. I hope neither of the parents-to-be die, but we have learned that Tomasi is a pretty merciless writer. Heck, we saw it this issue!

Patrick Gleason does another great job on this issue. He's quietly put together a definitive GL run at this point. He's been working in some capacity on almost every issue of this series. We rarely get long runs these days (especially with artists) so the consistency of approach is great. How great did Ice look with her starry-eyes when she first appeared?



Always Right said...

Have you checked out Tomasi's Nightwing? I found it better than it has been in a while. I hope the book goes for years and years and DC doesn't cancel a bunch of bat related books.

Timbotron said...

Hahaha! Yeah, I ordered Tomasi's first trade. So much for that. He is taking over Outsiders though, maybe we'll get a decent team line-up.