Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Green Lantern Corps #49 [2010]


GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49
The aftermath of the Blackest Night begins with a secret meeting on the Planet Ysmault between Guy Gardner, Ganthet, and the Red Lantern Atrocitus. Following the meeting Ganthet resigns his post as Guardian of the Universe and becomes Green Lantern of Sector Zero.

John Stewart has been summoned by the Guardians to team-up with Alpha-Lantern Boodika to investigate the Planet Grenda home of Green Lantern Drill Sergeant Stel, who lost contact after reporting the planet’s population is missing. Once Stel was located Boodika betrayed John Stewart by recruiting him into the Alpha-Lanterns.

Back on Oa Ganthet recruits both Kyle Rayner and Natu to the Planet Grenda without the other Guardians awareness. The Alpha-Lanterns have been requisitioning Green Lanterns into their ranks commandeered by none other than Hank Henshaw: the Cyborg-Superman.

Tony Bedard is known for juggling big casts such as R.E.B.E.L.S, Birds of Prey, Marvel’s Exiles, and CrossGen’s Negation and keeping the spotlight moving. He likes to illuminate a character that hasn’t had much chance to shine. The Green Lantern Corps focuses on three major front and center characters: Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, and Ganthet.

Bedard describes Kyle as outgoing and wearing his heart on his sleeve with an upbeat attitude and a sense of humor. John Stewart is more intuitive as he is both an architect and a Marine sniper therefore creating an internal tug of war that makes him unpredictable and fascinating. Ganthet is the badass Yoda only blue who has been around since the dawn of time however only now has been tapping into his emotions.

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5