Thursday, April 2, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #34

I didn't realize I had this comic, so I'll give it a quick read and review.

Overall- This was once again a very good issue of this series. It wasn't mind-blowing, but it was a well-crafted, well-drawn and well-written comic book. Peter Tomasi(writer)is really turning out to be a VERY solid writer. He's not the superstar Geoff Johns is and he's not crazy/brilliant like Grant Morrison is. Peter is just consistently good. He was consistently good(to occasionally great)while he wrote "Nightwing", and he's doing a consistently good(to great)job on this series as well. But enough of that, here's the review.

Ion and Arisia learn from Ion's mother that Mongul and about 100 Sinestro Corps members have invaded Ion's homeworld of Daxam. Ion is initially almost glad, since he hates his homeworld and its people due to their extreme xenophobia. After yelling at his mother for a while, Ion decides to check out Daxam with Arisia to see if things are as grave as his mother described.

Back on Daxam, things are as grave as Ion's mother described! Mongul and Arkillo battle for leadership of the Sinestro Corps and proceed to destroy a huge chunk of Daxam and its people. After a long and bloody fight(drawn excellently by Patrick Gleason)Mongul emerges victorious and proceeds to rip out Arkillo's tongue, basically to warn the rest of the Sinestro Corps members that he will not tolerate anybody speaking out against him.

Next we head to Kyle and Natu, who are secretly sharing a romance in direct violation of the 3rd law of the Book of Oa. Neither one cares much though, because Kyle is pretty much Natu's first love and Kyle is just happy to be out of his fatalistic funk, thanks to Natu's affections. Natu leaves Kyle to head to her homeworld of Korugar to explain why Sinestro wasn't brought there to face his execution as had been promised.

This comic ends with Guy, Kilowog and Salaak dropping a captured Red Lantern off to the Sciencells for holding. Unfortunately, after Guy and the others leave, the Red Lantern manages to escape and starts to wreak havoc in the very heart of Oa, while Scar watches pleased through the Book of Black.

Like I said at the top, this was a very good comic book. I really enjoyed it and I like the way Peter is bringing so many different storylines together. The stuff on Daxam, Kyle and Natu's relationship, the Red Lantern escaping, Scar and the Book of Black, Peter is doing a great job of not only keeping all of these storylines together, but keeping them all interesting. For a score, I'll give this comic a 8 1/2 out of 10. I can't wait to see what happens now that we have a Red Lantern loose right in the middle of Oa, surrounded by Green Lanterns, as well as several captured Sinestro Corps members. Next issue should prove to be VERY interesting!

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