Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #1 [2010]


GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #1
After the Blackest Night the Guardian Ganthet, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and Red Lantern Atrocitus create a secret pact. The pact resulted with Ganthet becoming the Green Lantern of Oa, Atrocitus returning to Earth, and Guy Gardner heading for the unknown sectors.

Like many first issues there is a slowdown within the story due to the set-up however it would have been nice to find out why we needed a third Green Lantern title to justify spending $3.99. Fernando Pasarin pours his heart out within this first issue by showcasing the details within his penciled art.

Thought we would be offered a glimpse of the secret pact between Guy Gardner, Ganthet, and Atrocitus however it seems writer Peter Tomasi is saving it for a later date. The story arc still needs to build for this series to stand on its own legs however for now this book still feels like Tomasi’s Green Lantern Corps.

HIGHLIGHTS
- Gardner convinces the other Guardians to begin exploring these unexplored sectors under the disguise of saving the universe
- Sodam Yat crashes on his home planet of Daxam after the Ion entity was taken by the cloaked mastermind of the Brightest Day
- Ganthet and Gardner discuss the temporary alliance with Atrocitus
- Atrocitus tells Red Lantern Bleez to join Gardner’s mission into the unknown sectors
- Gardner eyes glow with the Red Lantern insignia

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5