Written by Tony Bedard, Art & Cover by Tyler Kirkham and Batt
Solicitation Info (from Previews): Kyle Rayner has assembled the most powerful team in all the universe, selected from the full spectrum of corps. But can he even keep this volatile group together?
Bias: I’m not a big Green Lantern fan, and the idea of the Rainbow Lanterns just seems silly to me – so given that this title focuses on that exact group, I’m hard pressed to say that I’m expecting much. Still, Tony Bedard has written some of my favorite cosmic titles in years past, so if anyone can pull it off, it would be him…
What I liked: Huh. I’m extremely surprised to say that I really enjoyed this one! I knew Tony Bedard was a great writer, but I really didn’t think he had enough to work with here to provide something I’d like. I was wrong. The artwork was masterfully done, and the plot was interesting, but what really sold it to me was the dialogue.
What I disliked: The opening sequence. It didn’t tell us it was set in the past, so I was wondering through it all if Kyle was getting a complete reboot. (Turns out, it was just to accentuate the differences in his origin story post-Flashpoint – which is fine, but a little heads up with “2 years ago” or whatever would’ve been nice…)
Verdict: I’ll probably collect this title.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.