Green Lantern #56: Writer: GEOFF “I'm gonna party like it's 1959!” Johns. Pencils: Doug Mahnke.
Review: This issue begins with that strange little hooded character(the one who's been stealing the Entities)freeing Hector Hammond(he of the freakishly large head)to go after Hal Jordan. Hal is in Minnesota, where the town is having a Larfleeze problem(which is just about the worst type of problem I could possibly think of!). It seems that Larfleeze has taken up residence there, and has been writing a list to Santa Claus, since Larfleeze figures that Santa would bring him anything he wants. Hal tries to explain that Santa isn't real(unless you're reading this and you're under 7, in which case, he is!), before informing Larfleeze that his Orange Lantern Entity could be in danger. Larfleeze disregards that, since he had safely imprisoned his Entity in his Orange Lantern, and just as he says that, his Lantern is pulled away by Hector Hammond. Hal and Larfleeze join forces to rescue the Orange Lantern, but Hammond decides to just eat the thing. Well that's one way to make sure nobody can have it! This action frees the Greed entity, and it bonds with Hammond, granting Hammond vast powers, and ending this issue.
What I Thought: Hey, even though Larfleeze was prominent here, I liked this comic! If only the Brightest Day story was relegated to just this series... But that's neither here nor there I guess. The main story was pretty good, the back story with that weird little character, who's been collecting those Entities is interesting, it's like the real GEOFF Johns is still writing this, while some other, evil Bizarro GEOFF is writing everything else...
Score: 8 out of 10.Huh, and here I thought Hector Hammond couldn't get any uglier!