Monday, November 7, 2011

Greater Than Ion

Becoming Greater Than Ion
Review of Green Lantern: New Guardians
By: Andrew Hines

     Anyone who has kept up with Kyle Rayner's career as a Green Lantern knows that the title is an awfully bold statement, and yet I stand by it.

     With all of the Lantern rings offering Kyle Rayner membership into their respective corps', big things are happening.  Not everyone wants Kyle to have the rings.  In fact there only seems to be one Lantern who is on his side at this point, the Blue Lantern of Hope, Saint Walker.  Seeking the wisdom and guidance of Earth-friendly Guardian, Ganthet, they are in for a rude awakening.  By the end of the issue there will be a new breed of Lantern for the Big Bads of the universe to deal with.

     Tony Bedard writes a wonderful follow-up to an above average first issue.  He continues where the first left off and leads to wonderful possibilities.  There is plenty of drama because it brings so many personalities together in such a confined space.  To see these corps working together would be enough to send numerous shivers down the collective spines of geeks everywhere.  The ending to this one will leave you wanting much more.

     Tyler Kirkham is just as good on this one as he was on the first.  While a few close-ups and head shots are more detailed than they were last time, the overall is basically on par with the premier issue.  Characters like Bleez of the Red Lanterns and Arkillo of the Sinestro Corps are immensely fear-inspiring and the Star Sapphire formerly known as Fatality commands respect just by her appearance.  Kirkham has given form to the emotional spectrum in his treatment of the various Lanterns.  Well done sir, I am very much looking forward to more artwork.

     With pretty good writing and art, New Guardians #2 is worthy of 8.8 out 10.

Cover art of Green Lantern: New Guardians -

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