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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #22

by Hussein Wasiti on June 14, 2017

Writer: Robert Venditti

Artist: Ethan Van Sciver

Colourist: Jason Wright

Publisher: DC Comics

 

And thus begins a new arc. I'm happy to report that the story doesn't seem to be on the mass destruction side of things, and ends up becoming more personal.

 

A bank robbery on the planet Vault, basically a giant bank, leads to the two Corps coming together to stop the thieves. Of course, there's more to the story, and it's one of the more interesting plot developments to come out of the series. I was also very intrigued with the final few pages, and I'm excited to see what Venditti has in store.

 

Robert Venditti tackles the very foundation of the truce between the Green Lanterns and the Sinestro Corps. John Stewart has worked really hard to get the two different factions to work together, and it seems like their fight against Sarko and his construct monsters in the last arc really got them working together.

 

Ethan Van Sciver is back on art duties, and it's always a pleasure to gaze at. He's really good at panelling and is very skilled at setting the scene, establishing locations, and the like.

 

It was a nicely paced issue but the first couple of pages were quite a slog to get through. There was a voiceover that I thought wasn't necessary at all, and the whole gist of the plot was confusing from the get go. Things simmered down and came into their own when the Corps showed up, and the story was able to make more sense.

 

Despite it's weirdly stuttering start, Venditti told a smaller scale story which I think this series needs more of. Ethan Van Sciver's art is the cherry on top, and the cliffhanger got me really excited for what's to come.

Our Score:

8/10

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