Monday, April 16, 2012

Green Lantern #8

I must admit, I’m looking forward to finding out more about the enigmatic Indigo Tribe. Indigo-1 has shown brief glimpses of her real personality, but how great is that closing page when we see just how sick the Tribe used to be before they learned compassion? These guys have the potential to fall back into being some sweet-looking villains at any time. What a fun concept!

Most of the issue consists of Hal Jordan trying to outsmart the lobotomized Black Hand, and then zipping around the enormous Indigo City. Hal is about as smart as a brain-dead villain, so his escape doesn’t go smoothly. He eventually finds some sort of tie to Abin Sur, although I’m not sure I’m too keen on the idea. Did every single aspect of the Green Lantern Corps all originate from the same couple guys? Sometimes Geoff Johns’ scripts make it feel that way.

Doug Mahnke does another great job, especially on the splash page I mentioned (see, that is how you use a splash!) A nice moment of dramatic impact made more stunning by it’s size. Take a lesson, DCnU!


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