Written by Peter J. Tomasi, Art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna, Cover by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy
Solicitation Info (from Previews): When deadly conflicts emerge across the universe, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and an elite Green Lantern strike force to keep the peace – or else.
Bias: As with Bat-books, I’ve never been much of a fan of Green Lantern books (which is odd, since I love cosmic comic stories). I’m hopeful that this one will prove me wrong, and entice me to pick it up, since we really don’t have another cosmic DC book right now, but it’ll have to really prove itself to do so (especially since I didn’t care for Green Lantern or Red Lantern, and I can only imagine crossovers are going to be standard fare…)
What I liked: The cosmic side of the book was pretty good. I enjoyed the mystery of the corpsmen’s death, and the fallout that resulted. I liked the characterization of Guy Gardner and John Stewart – especially that their situations are very similar, yet their personalities are very different.
What I disliked: The scenes on Earth were just too long, and almost caused me to quit reading. It felt very much like the depressing scenes with Hal Jordan in Green Lantern #1 (namely, all of them). Thankfully, we moved past that and onto the interesting story, but it makes me wonder how much we’ll have to see in future issues, since they’re officially assigned to Earth’s sector of space…
Verdict: I’m giving this one more issue to hook me.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.