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FTN reviews Green Lantern #11

July 27th, 2012 by Marc Comments

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.

3 out of 5 nerds
Christopher Williams

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….