Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Green Lantern 32 (August 2008)

Secret Origins Part 4 is another great chapter in Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis' tenure on this title.

The storyline is now to the point where Hal Jordan has returned to Earth after his Green Lantern bootcamp last issue. Geoff does a good job of showing that life has continued while Hal was away. This is very much like real life. Everyone else's life does not go on hold when we are not around. I liked his portrayal of Carol Ferris. For a short time, we see Carol turn back into the woman Hal loves. I always thought that Carol was the one who held the key to Hal's heart.

The interaction with Sinestro was perfect. His attitude and confidence was great. This is the Sinestro I wanted to see. It will be interesting to see his friendship with Hal develop as the series progresses.

This time we are shown the origin of Hector Hammond. Geoff provides him with a reason to hate Green Lanterns in general and Hal in particular. The cliffhanger at the end of this issue will have you waiting on the edge of your seat for the next installment. It also looks like next issue might present the origin of Black Hand.

Ivan Reis proves, once again, that he is the perfect artist for Geoff's stories. At times, I could swear he is being assisted by Neal Adams. Keep up the great work.

Highly recommended.

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