This is the only Green Lantern comic I am picking up from DC, and that's only because my love for Kyle Rayner outweighs my hatred of Chairman Johns... By a very slight degree... Am I looking forward to reading this? No, because it's just a continuation of Chairman Johns' rainbow corps bullshit, but for Kyle, I will suffer through this tripe.
Green Lantern: The New Guardians #1:
What Happened: The Guardians of Oa have apparently fallen and only Ganthet survived. Ganthet takes the last Green Lantern ring and heads to Earth where he gives it to Kyle Rayner... Um, this all happened before you know, right? Anyway, Kyle accepts and becomes a GL. From there, rings abandon their hosts from several other Corps and begin flying towards Earth. Kyle does some super-heroics and afterwards is suddenly met by the 6 different rings, all telling Kyle he had been chosen by their respective Corps. While Kyle is trying to figure out what the HELL was happening, representatives from 4 of the 6 Corps land on Earth and prepare to attack Kyle for “stealing” rings from their Corps.
The Good: This comic starred Kyle Rayner. THERE'S your biggest plus right there. The story was engaging. Oddly the beginning started off very similar to the way Kyle received his ring the first time. The representative from the Star Sapphires was Fatality, one of Kyle's old foes. Larfleeze wasn't in this issue. The cliffhanger was solid.
The Bad: This is a Green Lantern comic, and Geoff Johns has caused me to hate the Green Lantern franchise. Time-wise this issue moved along funny, making me unsure of how long Kyle had his ring.
The Verdict: As a fan of both Tony Bedard's writing and Kyle Rayner, this comic was a bit of a treat for me. Yes, I am a bit pissed that the color corps still exists in the new DCU, but I've come to terms with the fact that in the eyes of DC, Chairman Johns can do no wrong, and as such all of his ideas, even the terrible ones, are golden. Negativity aside, this was a good comic, one that I don't intend on dropping anytime soon.
Score: 8 out of 10.Huh, that's strange, I could swear that this has happened already...