Written by Geoff Johns
Pencils by Doug Mahnke
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So Baz is alone and confused after the ring broke him out of military detention. He wakes up in Florida to find messages from Hal and Sinestro to fight the Guardians confusing the ring, whose natural instinct is to have new recruits report to Oa for training. Baz decides to head back home to Michigan instead to get help from his sister.
She knows he’s innocent of the terrorist attack he was framed for. The problem is, she’s been relieved of her job in light of Baz’s actions. They decide to meet up later to talk. The only problem is the government, and Amanda Waller, are tracking Baz. That’s where things get interesting in the end with the Justice League showing up to confront our newest Green Lantern.
The story here was a good a one. I was super enthralled by it, especially knowing how good Johns’s work is, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. I liked the fact that Agent Fed wasn’t sure if Baz was guilty or not. He was on his way to leaving this case behind, but he may be the key to helping Baz prove his innocence so I’m glad he stuck around when he got the call from Waller to move on Baz. One thing I was confused about was the Justice League’s confrontational appearance. Superman is a loyal government servant type, but a character like Batman is too smart to just take orders without question. Sure Baz is an escaped suspect, but the Green Lantern ring doesn’t just choose anybody off the street and they are generally good guys. You would think that at least Batman would say,”Hold up guys, maybe this isn’t what it seems.” Now that could still happen next month. We’ll have to wait and see.
I really liked the art and colors here too. The colors seemed to jump out at me and were handled well. I’m not completely sold on Baz’s costume, the mask and fingerless gloves are kind of an odd look for a Lantern. Though I did like that the mask served a purpose, and lets not forget that he is still a criminal. So I guess it’s actually a nice touch that Baz would dream up a GL ski mask. Overall this isn’t the most stunning GL issue in the New 52 run, but I still liked it.
3 out of 5 nerds
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