Monday, October 18, 2010

Green Lantern Corps #52

Overall: Thanks to the actions of rogue Alpha-Lantern Boodikka, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, Hannu and Soranik Natu are able to power up their rings, since Cyborg Superman had drained the Lanterns of their powers last issue. This act seems to put Boodikka on the brink of death, but John is able to use his ring(as well as his architectural skills)to piece Boodikka together as best he can. In the meantime, Ganthet is able to remove the power battery from the chest from another Alpha Lantern at the behest of Cyborg Superman, who is hopeful that Ganthet could do the same to him, granting him the peace of death he so craved. However, the 4 Lantern's from earlier(along with the ailing Boodikka)attack Cyborg Superman's laboratory and are able to destroy his body. Cyborg Superman doesn't care though as he jumps into the nearest electronic source, Boodikka. On a battlefield in Boodikka's mind, Cyborg Superman battles the Alpha Lantern and after a bit of a struggle, Boodikka cuts Cyborg Superman in half, apparently killing him. From there the Lanterns head back to Oa, and the Guardians of the Universe reward them by giving the rest of the Alpha Lanterns their emotions back, as well as naming all of the Lanterns responsible in the defeat of Cyborg Superman a part of the Green Lantern Honor Guard.

Umm, wasn't Kyle already a member of the Honor Guard? Anyway, this comic was all right, although I was a bit bummed by Cyborg Superman's defeat. It seemed a bit too easy for my tastes. So far as I know, he can effortlessly dominate any form of robotic life, so I was a bit perplexed as to how Boodikka was able to fight him off when he attempted to enslave her body. Besides Cyborg Superman's loss though, this comic was a prime example of a perfectly acceptable comic book. It wasn't great, but it wasn't awful either. It was a fine way to kill a few minutes.

Score: 7 out of 10.What? Sometimes a happy ending is nice.

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