Monday, May 31, 2010
Green Lantern Corps #48 - DC
I consider an issue like this to be a 'life' issue. We see some of the remnants of existing storylines . . some wrapping up, some tidying up . . while at the same time new storylines are just beginning. Much like life. It's in a constant state of change, and things come, and things go. When it comes down to it . . we're just along for the ride. Anyways, it appears that Ganthet is recruiting for some type of mission. He's already got Guy working with him, and together they go to approach Atrocitus. We don't know what it is exactly, but . . Guy is certain that it will end he and Hal's friendship. Also . . it requires sacrifice. To that end, Ganthet has relinquished his status as a Guardian. Instead he chooses to be the Green Lantern of sector 0 . . OA. I assume it's because he wants to work outside of the Guardian's purview. Because it's not like he needs a ring for power. And he's not the first to leave their ranks . . Appa Ali Apsa, Scar, Syad. But . . he is the first one to resign 'officially'. Anyways, rebuilding, demolition and other stuff is going on around the planet. And Corps members are still recuperating from their recent battles. That's where we find Hraalkar, a rookie . . resting. But he's disturbed by Varix, an Alpha Lantern whom is apparently recruiting him. Shortly after his partner Glibberquip, also a rookie, express' concern about his disappearance. But Salaak can't seem to find him. But then somehow he stumbles across him. Hraalkar is with the Green Man and Varix. And it looks like he's already been turned into an Alpha Lantern. Now they want to recruit Glibberquip. It appears that they're either trying to build their own Corps, or . . they're trying to steal members from the Guardians. Which makes Boodikka's request for John Stewart's help a little suspicious. It appears that the entire population of Grenda, in space-sector 3009, has disappeared. It's Stel's home planet, so he went to investigate. But now he's gone also. So Boodikka is going to take a look, and she's asked for John's help. We see them heading off of OA. But now I gotta wonder if John isn't heading into some type of trap . . of sorts. Afterall, he was one of the first people picked to be an Alpha Lantern. But he refused it. I thought it was a good issue. Some of the stuff seems connected, some doesn't. But it's just like life . . everything just keeps moving forward, no matter what. It also appears that we've changed our creative staff here. Tony Bedard is writing this series now. With Adrian Syaf doing the art. I liked it. They're both very talented. Also . . beautiful cover by Rodolfo Migliari.