Monday, April 16, 2012
Green Lantern #8
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!