Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #20

by Hussein Wasiti on May 10, 2017

Writer: Robert Venditti

Artist: Rafa Sandoval

Colourist: Tomeu Morey

Publisher: DC Comics


This issue left me wanting. Don't get me wrong; I love these characters, but this whole issue calls back to the first arc of the series, which I didn't care for much. As a result, the stakes feel very low for me, and I even found myself not caring for Hal's remorse in this issue, which I won't spoil.


However, the art is absolutely fantastic. Rafa Sandoval did an excellent job of surprisingly scaling back and all the action, and focusing on the characters, making the art feel very character-driven, which did alleviate some issues I had with the story. His art reminds the reader of who is truly at stake here, but Venditti unfortunately didn't support the art with a great story.


The villain, Sarko, has such flimsy and weird motivations and isn't a compelling villain as a result. I think I see what Venditti is trying to do here, which is to craft this long narrative stretching back to the beginning of the series; most series DC is putting out right now are doing this, but this series hasn't been doing it particularly well.


I've found myself not knowing what to say whenever a new issue of this series comes out. Not much happens in each instalment, which makes for a slow pace and an uninteresting story. The art was brilliant, but it needs to tell a good, fun story with these great characters.

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