Written by Geoff Johns, Art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Solicitation Info (from Previews): The red-hot GREEN LANTERN team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Doug Mahnke introduce an unexpected new Lantern.
Bias: It’s weird. I love cosmic stories. I collected all of Marvel’s cosmic titles, I collected L.E.G.I.O.N. and R.E.B.E.L.S., but I could just never get into Green Lantern. And the idea of the rainbow lanterns just seems silly to me (and given my love of Hawk & Dove, I read all of Blackest Night, so this is a view based on having read them). All that was to say that I don’t see myself excited about this one, but we’ll see.
What I liked: The artwork was absolutely genius (no one can draw aliens like Doug Mahnke!) and there were certainly some great scenes in the story.
What I disliked: Unfortunately, this wasn’t much for a jump-on point. This wasn’t a new beginning so much as a new storyline in a long running series. If you hadn’t read what came before, this title isn’t for you (or me).
Verdict: I’m dropping this one.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.