Saturday, October 29, 2011

Green Lantern: The New Guardians #2

It's finally time to read one of the few DC comic books I picked up this week, and the only GL series I'll bother to read. Honestly, I'm not expecting much from this one because it's from DC... With that, let's get to it.

Green Lantern: New Guardians #2:

What Happened: Confused by why rings from all of the color corps were following him around, and trying to avoid angry members of said corps, Kyle and the recently arrived Saint Walker head off of Earth in order to lead the angry members of the various corps off of the planet. Kyle heads to Oa figuring that Ganthet would be able to tell him what was going on, but is horrified to discover that the other Guardians had taken Ganthet's emotions since they figured that would make him a better Guardian. In his moment of shock, the rings from all of the other corps attach themselves to Kyle's fingers, making him a... um, Grey Lantern?

The Good: Through all of the crap that DC has put me through, I am still a fan of Kyle Rayner, so it's good to see him getting some serious face time in this series. Kyle's fight against the angry corps members was energetic and fun. The Guardians were uber-creepy.

The Bad: I never really connected with this comic. The story didn't pull me in. The ending, with Kyle becoming a member of all of the corps simply caused me to roll my eyes instead of get excited. There are WAY too many different corps nowadays... Saint Walker was in this issue.

The Verdict: It's sad really... I honestly can't seem to get excited for any DC comic I read anymore... I mean two years ago I would have LOVED this comic book! But today? I was completely apathetic towards it. So Kyle was battling other corps members. Meh. So the Guardians lobotomized Ganthet. Meh. So Kyle is a Rainbow Lantern now. Meh. Much like Superboy, I doubt I'll drop this series since it stars one of my favorite DC characters, but this comic left me feeling nothing, much like many of the DC comics I've been reading lately...

Score: 6 out of 10.Meh.

1 comment:

  1. I`m droping some DC titles right now and this just fall off from my comic book pile

    Here is my DC pull list now