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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #26

by Hussein Wasiti on August 09, 2017

Writer: Robert Venditti

Artist: Rafa Sandoval

Inker: Jordi Tarragona

Colourist: Tomeu Morey

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

 

Robert Venditti capped off his 25-issue story with last issue's incredible confrontation between the Green and Yellow Lanterns. Here we begin a new story arc, and it's just nice to have a more traditionally fun Green Lantern story without excess baggage.

 

The events of last issue are mentioned, but they don't burden the characters. Kyle in particular played a very large role in Soranik's fall but here he's hopeful that she'll turn around. The exposition isn't very overbearing as well, which is something I can appreciate.

 

Somewhat tying in to the release of Tom King and Mitch Gerads' Mister Miracle #1 this week, this arc features the New Gods, with Orion playing a big part in the story. What better way to celebrate the 100th birthday of Jack Kirby? This is just straight-up fun and the story seems very interesting, and I trust in Venditti to provide us with a great story.

 

Rafa Sandoval hasn't been seen since #20, so I hope he manages to draw this entire arc. His art has always been stellar and I think he's one of the better Green Lantern artists to come out of DC in the recent years. I loved his Orion and the art hit another level of quality when boom tubes were involved. Sandoval didn’t pull any punches with the gorgeous double-page spreads.

 

This book has seen an upsurge in quality with the entirety of the last arc, and this issue is no different. The story was engaging and fun, and the art was incredible. New Gods fans will want to check this out as well.

Our Score:

9/10

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