Green Lantern #54: Writer: Geoff Johns. Pencils: Doug Mahnke.
Last Issue: 8 out of 10.
Review: This issue begins with Atrocitus and one of his Red Lanterns searching around the subways of New York in search of... well, I can't say what just yet... Meanwhile, Hal, Carol Ferris and Sinestro are still fooling around with the White Lantern they had discovered in New Mexico. Sinestro couldn't lift it, and neither could Hal or Carol. Eventually they all try to lift it at once, and it begins to show them cryptic images of all of the characters Geoff Johns deemed deserved a second chance during Blackest Night. The White Lantern then shows the trio images of all of the entities that make up the Color Corps. Speaking of which, the strange little shackled figure from last issue arrives in the sun of Daxam and finds Sodam Yat. The cloaked figure yanks Ion out of Sodam and returns him to Daxam, giving him a second chance at life. After taking Ion, the mysterious figure heads back to its base and chains Ion up next to Parallax. Meanwhile, Hal, Carol and Sinestro are transported to New York, and are told by the White Lantern that Atrocitus would help them. Meanwhile, Atrocitus is making a map in the blood of some criminals he killed trying to deduct where the entities were hiding on Earth. Hal and company find Atrocitus, and naturally have a misunderstanding, which leads to fisticuffs. After some pointless fighting, Lobo(!?)arrives on the scene and prepares to pulverize Hal.
What I Thought: First off, I have a new rule to announce. Seeing as that I am completely and thoroughly disgusted with Geoff Johns and his blatant favoritism for HIS characters, I'll be knocking at least a 1/2 of a score off of every Johns written comic. How can I do this? Because this is my blog, and anything goes! BWA-HAHAHAHAH!!! Okay, with that out of the way, this comic had some good, and some bad. The bad was the fact that Johns totally lifted a few scenes from Brightest Day #0(or maybe #1, I can't be bothered to check), thus filling some of this comic with stuff I'd already read. Plus as I've said before, I'm sick and tired of Johns' annoying Brightest Day story as it is, so the parts of this comic with the White Lantern and Hal and company did little more then annoy me. On the positive side, the stuff with Atrocitus was great(as usual), and the inclusion of Lobo at the end was long overdue. I'd have preferred it if Lobo had popped up in REBELS, but I guess I'll settle for seeing him here... Then again, Johns will probably have Barry Allen kill off Lobo next issue...
Score: 8 out of 10.So as I read through this issue, I kept wondering, where's SAINT Barry!?!