Review: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #34

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Robert Venditti

Breakdowns: Tom Derenick

Penciller & Inker: Jack Herbert

Colorist: Jason Wright



“TWILIGHT OF THE GUARDIANS” part two! Captured by their oldest foes, the Controllers, the remaining Guardians of the Universe fight for their lives as Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner race across the cosmos to rescue them. But this Green Lantern strike team may not uncover the clues in time to save their mentors from a deranged plan that would leave the Controllers in charge of the universe!


The sensitivity and gentleness that Kyle uses to get Somar-Le to transfer her memory into a ring image is beautiful.  Kyle understands not only how kids think, but how an artist thinks.  It is vastly different from the rest of the Corps.  Hal, Kyle and Guy’s varying approaches to acquiring information is entertaining in both their characteristic differences, but also in the manner it is laid out in Derenick’s breakdowns.  Again, the individual nature of these characters comes through in the storytelling.

John’s decision to lead the mission is an exciting decision, which places all 4 of the main characters together for a special mission.


Nothing really strikes me as a negative, this issue is a connector, though, between parts 1 and 3 of the arc and it is discernible.   This issue doesn’t really have the feel of completeness.  This is minor, however.



Green Lanterns!  Controllers!  Guardians!  The end of something is nigh, but not the excellence in this title.  Venditti and the rotating art teams continue to provide one of the best titles in DC’s output.  The future of the Guardians and the Universe is at stake, leaving Earth’s Green Lanterns to save the day again, but at what cost?


Matthew Lloyd

Matthew Lloyd

Master's Degree in Art History from the University of Louisville. Doctorate in Progressive Rock from Genesis and Rush. Father of 2 awesome daughters, husband to 1 amazing and understanding wife. Post-Doctorate in Comics from Heroes Aren't Hard to Find (Charlotte, NC) and Parts Unknown (Greensboro, NC). Managing a restaurant pays the bills.