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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Green Lantern: New Guardians #21

June 21st, 2013 by Christopher Williams Comments


Written by Justin Jordan

Pencils by Brad Walker

Colors by Wil Quintana

Published by DC Comics

As we jump into a new creative team we also jump into a new world for Kyle and the rest of the Corp. We have a new set of Guardians, the Templars, and Kyle is now wielding the combined might of every color in the emotional spectrum. Just as Kyle starts to settle in he receives a new assignment, babysit the Templar Guardians as they journey the galaxy in search of self-discovery. The most exciting part though was the guest appearance of none other than the new leader of the Green Lantern Corp, Hal Jordan, who actually looked more like what I think Hal should look like than he did in the flagship Green Lantern book.

The story here was good, though I did get a bit lost towards the end with all the anomaly business. I really like how humbled the Templars are in realizing they don’t know anything about anything, unlike their forerunners. The exchange between Carol and Kyle were also pretty good, but it was a bit strange seeing them hanging in street clothes, it almost felt like she was cheating on Hal. Also, space sharks? Really? Okay, so maybe it wasn’t that great of an issue story wise, but I do see the potential for some great stories to come.

Space sharks people, space sharks

On the art side of things I have to say I was a bit disappointed. It wasn’t terrible, and like I said, Hal looked…redeemed, but it wasn’t terribly exciting either. Most of the work comes off looking shaky like an episode of Dr. Katz. And again…space sharks. I prefer things to look a bit tighter. All the frantic facial features combined with the shaky drawings made me feel more like I was reading a Dragonball Z book than a Green Lantern title. If we could just sharpen things up a bit it would be a dramatic improvement.

Overall I’m torn. My like for this book has run hot and cold, at times it’s been a fun read, at others it’s been slow and boring. This issue fell in between with a chance o decide which way it wants to head with the next issue.

2.5 out of 5 nerds

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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.