Review: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artists:  Rafa Sandoval (penciller), Jordi Tarragona (inker) and Tomeu Morey (colorist)
Variant Cover: Kevin Nowland

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown definition. A person who has great responsibilities, such as a king, is constantly worried and therefore doesn’t sleep soundly.” – King Henry the Fourth, Part Two, by William Shakespeare

We open with Green Lantern John Stewart weighing his options. The casualties are mounting, and the remaining Corps still has no idea where they are. Reluctantly, Stewart sends the only Corps member crazy enough to scout for the team…Guy Gardner.

Back on Joween, Hal is dealing with some circumspect behavior from the Yellow Lanterns. One of them gets word back to Sinsetro of Jordan’s rumored demise, and he doesn’t take the news well.

The Positives

Another solid entry by Venditti and company. The writing is putting everyone through their paces. Hal, John and the rest of the Corps are desperately trying to put the band back together at all costs. While Sinestro his trying to hold on to his new rule.

Sandoval and Tarragona seem to improve their work from issue #1. The figures and scenery are a little more defined and almost as pleasing as Ethan Van Sciver’s work from Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1.

The Negatives

Not too many in this review to report. And what’s really a positive is that the story starting to pick up the pace. I guess my one negative would be that I want this in a collected graphic novel so I know how it ends. But I will have to wait with everyone else.

The Verdict

Better than the first issue of the series. The ride is still “pedal to the floor” as far as action, but you still get a peak into everyone’s struggles. I can’t wait to see if Soranak will change uniforms (and rings) or oppose her father to take command of the Yellow Lanterns. Again, we’ll have to wait.

4outof5

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Kevin Gunn

Kevin is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He lives in Louisville, KY. He loves all things related to DC Comics, even movies that get a bad rep like "Batman & Robin" and "Catwoman". Kevin began writing for the site in 2015 as a Staff Writer. His passion for writing stories caught the eye of the editorial staff, and earned him a position as Assistant Editor. He has a degree in Communication from the University of Louisville. His favourite DC hero and villain are Black Lightning and Black Manta respectively. Kevin tries to exemplify being a hero everyday by helping others. Something interesting about him: he was a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune". - Follow him on Twitter - @captsigma