[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: Sam Humphries
Pencils: Carlo Barberi
Inks: Matt Santorelli
Colors: Ulises Arreola
While Baz and Cruz continue to be tormented by their respective trainers, a new threat emerges looking to obtain something that was once lost, in Part 3 and the conclusion of Lost in Space.
Now this might be a bit controversial, but Guy Gardner has got my vote for the Green Lanterns “Mr. Congeniality of the Month” award. His attitude, arrogance, and humor is so much fun to read. Love em or hate em, he makes it interesting, something Jessica found out personally. Speaking of J-Bird, her character really continues to grow on me in this issue. Even after everything that Gardner put her though last issue, she fought hard to earn the right to be a Green Lantern.
One of the best things in this issue was the amazing battle between Simon and Kyle Rayner. The ingenuity of constructs were so much fun to watch, not to mention the chemistry between the two. Humphries really got creative with this one.
Besides the main story of Jessica and Simon’s training, the side story featured Volthoom trapped in Rami’s body looking for the original lantern rings that were created so that he can form his travel lantern to return home. I’ll admit this side story in the past few issues didn’t really interest me, but it did grow on me a bit in this issue, especially after finding out who he’ll need to deal with to get one of those original Green Lantern rings.
We got a new art team on this issue, and even though there were a few panels that looked a tad odd (when Jessica hugs Hal Jordon), most of the issue looked good, especially with all the constructs in this issue.
I’ve come to really enjoy Humphries’ writing up to this point, but I do have to admit that after Jessica sucker punched Guy last issue, Humphries kept it basic as to how it was going to play out. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it, it was just predictable. Some sort of twist would have made it much more interesting.
Great ending to this story arc, and tons to of fun to see all the constructs. Jessica grows as a hero even more in this issue, and sets up what should be a very interesting story in the next arc.