When we last left our Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Sinestro they were on Nok, the Indigo Tribe’s home planet and Black Hand took a header off a cliff only to be resurrected by a black ring. This issue picks up with the GLs realizing Hand is missing as they try to discover his whereabouts.
They take a trip to Sinestro’s planet, Korugar, to get the Book of Black which Sinestro has stashed away in his secret lair beneath Korugar. I loved how Hal referred to it as Sinestro’s “Bat Cave”. The heroes believe the book will lead them to Black Hand.
Meanwhile Hand is out on the prowl resurrecting his deceased family. A little creepy for my taste, but I’ll go with it. The book leads the GLs to Black Hand’s location after showing them what appears to be an alternate timeline that looks like it will be setting up the upcoming #0 issue that will be released for all the new 52 books.
While the story pacing is a bit slow in this issue it gives us a few glimpses into Sinestro’s past and the new big bad to the GL universe, the Guardians themselves. It will also be interesting to see how a new black ring will effect the GL mythos which tends to be heavy with prophecies and warnings. Another strange thing is that this issue is pretty much action, and therefore construct free. Overall a decent issue to set up the next story arc but I still can’t help feeling that I would’ve liked a little thicker story here.