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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #41 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on March 28, 2018

Writer: Robert Venditti

Artist: Brandon Peterson

Colourist: Tomeu Morey

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

 

Now, I'm not buying this series. There are certain perks when it comes to reviewing comics, and that's one of them. We get them for free, but we have a duty to honestly review them. And buying comics isn't a cheap hobby. Then how is it that I felt ripped off when I read this issue? I didn't plop down a single cent for this comic and I feel like Robert Venditti genuinely kicked down my door and took my money.

 

I'm vaguely going to spoil the ending of this issue, but there's not really a need. There's no story to be had here. Nothing happens! That's the ending. They leave Zod alone and nothing happens. This is the FIFTH issue of the arc and I can recall exactly two things: that Kyle wore Hal's ring and asked for help, and that there was some Green Lantern action.

 

If you're someone who buys a comic looking for some incredible art, then this is the issue for you. Brandon Peterson hasn't done any work for this series prior to this, and it looks gorgeous. In all honestly, it looks like he's simply aping Rafa Sandoval's style to make the transition a bit more smooth, and it's especially evident in the colouring; it's coloured like a Sandoval comic, which I found odd, but we can't do anything about it because of this excruciating biweekly schedule.

 

Please, don't buy this comic. Robert Venditti has announced that he is leaving the series with #50, so please, for the love of all that is good in the world, don't be fooled by him. He's going to throw some moments at you which will trick you into thinking that he's had a very eventful run. It may be a long run, but nothing memorable has come out of FORTY-ONE issues, and that's a rip-off, plain and simple.

Our Score:

3/10

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