Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #49 Review
Written by: Robert Venditti
Art by: Rafa Sandoval and Sergio Davila
Inks by: Jordi Tarragona
Colors by: Tomeu Morey
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
The Darkstars continue to press their attack on Mogo in order to get access to the prisoners who have been moved from the sciencells. Killowog and the rest of the Lanterns on the planet are doing their best to stop them, but they know it’s now going well. At the Darkstar base, Guy, Kyle, Arkillo and Zod continue to take on the Darkstars defending their base, but there is another plan in motion. John Stewart has come up with a plan to stop the Darkstar threat once and for all and it is going to take the will of every Lantern gathered to help his plan succeed.
In the Darkstar stronghold, Hal Jordan and Hector Hammond have found the Controllers and there is a back and forth between the two about what to do with them, especially since Hammonds solution seems to be killing them all. As John’s plans proceed, Tomar Tu returns to the Dakrstar base to face his former mentor, the Lanterns press their advantage and the final standoff between the Green Lantern Corps and the Darkstars begins.
Venditti has done a great job of ramping up the tension in this arc and both the action and the exposition work really well to convey that tension. John’s plan proves that he is a great leader and I like seeing him in the position where he can showcase his mind. Hal and Hector have some of the funnier moments, even though it is dark humor. Guy continues to grow on me with Venditti writing him and it is easy to see why he is effective.
Sandoval and Davila bring some great visual moments to the story. The art is visceral at moments and there are some great moments where the follow through to a punch looks brilliantly beautiful. This is a great issue that really made me excited to see how this story ends.