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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #38

by Hussein Wasiti on February 14, 2018

Writer: Robert Venditti

Artist: Ethan Van Sciver

Colourist: Jason Wright

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

 

This issue mostly impressed me. I wasn't hot on the last issue but we spend this entire issue dealing with Hal and Kyle's imprisonment at the hands of Zod. This made for a more focused issue, especially since I'm of the mind that this series is plot-hopping for the sake of padding.

 

I love it when writers pit different characters against each other. The Green Lanterns dealing with Zod seems like something that should happen a bit more often, but nonetheless that's what we get here. The threat of Zod is real and Robert Venditti did a solid job detailing exactly how powerful Zod is and how unmatched the pair of Lanterns are.

 

It feels like Ethan Van Sciver hasn't been on this book in a while. While I enjoy the work of Rafa Sandoval and Jack Herbert, both of whom providing truly excellent work, there's a classic sensibility about Van Sciver's work, which is to be expected. His art here is just stunning and Jason Wright's colours make it look even better. The final page in particular is the perfect marriage of strong pencils with popping colours.

 

Despite my enjoyment of the issue, there isn't much to write home about. I think I'm excited to see where the story goes next, and the art was pretty great.

Our Score:

7/10

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