[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Robert Venditti
Penciler: Rafa Sandoval
Inker: Jordi Tarragona
Colorist: Tomeu Morey
“POWER OF ZOD” part one! After a recent battle with Superman in ACTION COMICS, General Zod recovers as he takes control of a small, undeveloped world. When Hal Jordan investigates, it sets the course for a confrontation between the Kryptonian warrior and the Corps’ bravest and brightest Lanterns.
There’s just no end to the surprises in this title. While it’s easy to get Zod fatigue in the Superman titles, his appearance here is not only interesting, it’s also a bit different. It makes sense that the Corps would eventually come across Zod after his departure from Earth as seen in his last appearance a few months back in Action Comics.
The new relationship between the Guardians and John Stewart is about the only way the Guardians could’ve found their way back to any sort of role in the Green Lantern Corps. Instead of simply doing it all over again the same way, we get a group of Guardians that seem more human than ever and who have a motivation to which the reader can relate.
Finally, this issue looks wonderful. Rafa Sandoval has some very striking and impacting layouts as well as impressive execution of his figures. Everything from blocking to draftsmanship is quite beautiful. This heightens the tension in the action and evokes an emotional response in the reader. Well done.
Far too often this title fails in providing the reviewer with something to critique.
It’s Zod and family facing the Green Lantern Corps, he’s not just a Superman villain anymore! The art is extremely impressive and beautiful, and the new status quo for the Guardians is rife with possibilities. It’s hard to go wrong with any issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.