Green Lanterns #50 Review
Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Mike Perkins
Colors by: Andy Troy and Pete Pantazis
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
On Mogo, one of the Guardians is looking for tranquility and reaches out to the universe. Unfortunately, something he finds there makes him afraid. At the same time, John Stewart is investigating a distress call in deep space. He comes upon the hulk of a dead ship and is attacked by something that his ring tells him is not a big deal, but the emerging fleet of ships coming towards him says different.
This is one of the mysteries of this issue. There seems to be a disconnect between John and his ring and it might cost the Corps Leader his life if it isn’t fixed. On another planet, Guy Gardner and Kilowog answer a call regarding a looming threat and the guardian of that planet arrives, badly injured, to show the Lanterns that the threat is real. As the Guardians gather to discuss the threat that they all feel, they find themselves unable to contact the corps through the central battery.
There are several mysteries beginning with this issue and all of them seem compelling. There seems to be something going on with the core essence of the Green Lanterns powers and that mystery has some interesting effects on the action and adds tension to moments, especially the fight John Stewart is having in space. Jurgens has done a good job with creating an interesting arc that has resonance with not only the Lanterns themselves but with the Guardians and the core nature of their mission as law enforcement. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.
Mike Perkins art works really well with this issue and showcases the drama that this story is creating. There are some great details and the use of the line of shadow indicate that this story is going to be more serious than previous ones featuring these characters.