Review: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #3

[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 Nowlan

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
Romeo and Juliet, 2.2

Love leads people to do many things. Every person in this story has motivations for their actions.

“Sinestro’s Law” Part 3 kicks the action into high gear. John Stewart is continuing the rebuilding effort of the Corps on Mogo. He sent the rowdiest member of the Corps, Guy Gardner, on  a scouting mission in the last issue. Stewart efforts to reach Gardner for a status report are unsuccessful. But he’s a bit preoccupied doing what he does best.

Back on the Planet Chall’en in Space Sector 563, Hal Jordan tries to fend off more of Thaal Sinestro’s troops. He gives it a valiant effort, but in the end, their numbers outmatch Jordan’s spirit.

The Positives

The storytelling is fast-paced. Almost everyone is has their passions pushed in the work. Stewart is trying to get the Corps back to a familiar sector and in fighting shape. Gardner is also fervent about the Corps, but he also has a zeal for…well, fighting. Jordan too is devoted to the Corps, which serves his purposes for standing up for the little guy. Meanwhile, Sinestro reinforces his message of fear across the galaxy. He believes only true order can come from fear.

Sandoval, Tarragona and Morey set a very advanced galactic backdrop reminiscent of characters Star Trek and Star Wars. They go well with the plot penned by Vendetti.

The Negatives

As a fan of John Stewart, I hope we see more action from him in the series in the near future. Other than that, it’s a pretty solid effort.

The Verdict

An enjoyable read. And very much worth the $3 plus tax.

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