Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #21

by Hussein Wasiti on May 24, 2017

Writer: Robert Venditti

Artist: V. Ken Marion

Colourist: Dinei Ribeiro

Publisher: DC Comics


The Prism of Time arc concludes, and I honestly think this arc could have been one issue shorter. This issue wrapped the story up nicely, and I can't wait to see what Robert Venditti does with the future of a certain human Green Lantern.


The parentage of Sarko is revealed here, and it's what I was expecting. That doesn't necessarily make it not work, though, as Venditti has done a good job at teasing it over the past few issues. Hal and Rip Hunter know where Sarko is and thus hunt him down. Their confrontation was a bit lackluster in that it was a very simple ordeal. It kind of minimised the threat of Sarko and the entire storyline presented.


John, Guy, Kyle, and the rest of the Corps fight the green constructs without their rings, which is something I had an issue with. They took off their rings at the end of the last issue, I assume because the constructs were detecting the willpower of their rings, but they proceed to fight them anyway ring-less. And it's not like the constructs aren't detecting but, because they are, and they kind of make a point of it when a character points out that they aren't being attacked by the constructs, which is due to spoiler plot reasons.


I'm a big fan of V. Ken Marion's art in this issue in particular. It felt more complete and I was able to appreciate it more. It has this classic vibe to it, harkening back to the late 90s or early 2000s. The action was great and he's able to provide a lot of emotion to the characters, which comes into play since a character or two go through stuff in this issue.


While this issue doesn't exactly fizzle out, it deflates the story being told with how quickly and easily the threat was dispatched, making the past few issues almost seem like filler. Marion's art was great though, and I'd like to see him on the book more.

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