Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #32 Review

Creative Team
Writer: Peter Tomasi
Artist: Patrick Gleason
Inker: Rebecca Buchman
Colorist: Randy Mayor

Story - Sins of the Star Sapphire: Hearts and Minds

Month in month out Green Lantern Corps continues to be just as good as its big brother title Green Lantern. Tomasi has done a great job using all the characters not used by Geoff Johns on Green Lantern in order to continue the march to "Blackest Night." Each character has his or her own unique voice and artist Patrick Gleason has done a great job in drawing all the various aliens Tomasi has appear on this title. Each character has there own look to them and no one character looks like another character.

One of the things I have enjoyed about this "Sins of the Star Sapphire" arc going on in GLC is how Tomasi is able to build the Star Sapphires as their own Corps and show that unlike the Green Lantern Corps they allow themselves to show their emotions instead of being the robot soldier the Guardians what the Green Lanterns to be. The way the Star Sapphires are presented it seems they will be one of the neutral Corps in the war along with the Blue Lanterns in the war of light. But seeing as how the emotion of love works they may actually be against all the other Corps and try and turn all of the female members of the other Corps into members similar to what they did to the female Sinestro Corp member in this issue. And I will be interested if the Star Sapphires will remain as an all female Corps or if they will allow males to also become members. It will be interesting to see Kryb become a member of the Star Sapphires and if they will continue to "cleanse" all the female from other corps without consent.

And it was great that we finally saw the third law finally set and it was obvious that many members would rather give up being Green Lanterns than go on without having to let go of all their feelings and become robots with no feelings. With so many Green Lanterns giving up their rings it will be interesting to see how the other seven laws the Guardians will in act will go over. Hopefully we will see the other acts inacted soon since "Blackest Night" starts in the summer.

It will be interested to see were Tomasi takes the relationship of Kyle and Soranik in the future especially with the new law in place. I just hope that Soranik becomes another one of Kyle's love interests that dies at the hands of one of Kyle's villains like all those before her.

I am also glad that we will be seeing Mongul back in the limelight. It will be interesting to see Mongul try to take leadership of the Sinestro Corps and how Sinestro will be involve with someone try to take control of the Corps he started by someone else.

Issue Rating
Story: 8.7/10 - Tomasi continues to do a great job developing all the characters that will be involved in "Blackest Night" with each character having their own unique voice.
Art: 7.8/10 - Gleason has done a great job getting the cosmic feel of this book. He does a great job showing all the various aliens that exist in the DCU.
Overall: 8.25/10 - This was a great conclusion to "Sins of the Star Sapphire" arc and I can't wait to see what happens in the next arc involving the Sinestro Corps chain of command