Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Green Lantern Corps #49 - DC
There appears to be a little bit of deception going on inside of the Green Lantern Corps right now. Alpha Lantern Boodikka and John Stewart are on their way to Grenda, a robot planet, to find out why all communication was lost with them 2 days ago. The Drill Instructor Grel is also from this planet. He recently came here, also to find out what was going on, but he was also cut off from communication. So Boodikka asked John Stewart to help her with a stealthy infiltration of the planet. However, he soon finds out that first Boodikka is no longer answering to the Guardians. 'We no longer obey the Guardians. We answer to a higher power now.' Meanwhile, back on OA, Kyle is having a bit of his own trouble. But it's really all in his mind. He's with Sora now, but . . with Jade back, he can't help thinking about her. Unfortunately, he's made that kind of apparent to Sora. It doesn't matter what planet they're from, women don't like the ghosts of girlfriends past. But before they can resolve their issue, Ganthet shows up. He needs their help. But he also needs their faith. He comes seeking help for a problem that may not be there. There appears to be no real threat, but . . 'I found something exceedingly strange. Every single Alpha-Lantern has departed OA.' Which prompts Sora and Kyle to realize that they've noticed a lot of new Alpha-Lanterns lately. They also start searching for them, and upon realizing that John was with Boodikka on a mission, check his last location. The rings can't contact him, but . . his last location was Grenda. The 3 of them head of to Grenda. Long story short . . it turns out the Hank Henshaw, the Cyborg Superman, appears to be behind this little uprising. We got a hint of that on the very fist page, but . . until the end when you realized what was going on. Also, in the anti-matter universe, the Weaponers of Qward are looking at the energy construct that Boston Brand left behind when he was recently here to fight the Anti-Monitor. It's made of the White energy of his ring, so . . they're looking at it an unknown power-source. It's probably something that shouldn't fall into their hands. Tony Bedard is the writer of this book now. And as I've said before, I think he does a fantastic job with team book. Between his writing and Adrian Syaf's art, I think this book may reach new heights once again. Not that it hasn't been spectacular ever since the relaunch of this title, but . . I was worried with Peter J Tomasi and Patrick Gleason both leaving. Now? Now I don't think we have anything to worry about. Tony and Adrian are both doing a terrific job. Plus Patrick does the variant cover.