To start, I’d like to apologize to anyone who might have been waiting on this review, turns out public transit is a waste of taxpayer money, as they hardly ever show up when their supposed to. Anyway, here’s ACOMICBOOKBLOG’s review of Green Lantern Corps #42.
This issue was written once again by Peter J. Tomasi. Tomasi has been putting out some great work lately, and this issue continues to back up that statement. Tomasi has been able to turn out issues at the same rate, while he also continues to challenge himself with writing of this type. Blackest Night is all encompassing, and you can tell it’s had an effect on the creators just by reading their work.
Patrick Gleason does the pencils once again, while Rebecca Buchman and Tom Nguyen do the inking, and Randy Mayor and Gabe Eltaeb take the coloring task. Patrick Gleason is obviously an amazing artist, proof can be made of the fact that he draws this book successfully, but what excites me is the fact that he’s still young, and can actually get better. The art in this issue seems to be on par as of late. The panel layout and angles are great, easy to read, and keep you pulled into the story. I’d bet it all to say that Gleason has been paying attention whenever his studio-partner, Doug Mahnke (who currently pencils GL) comes into work.
This issue contains the battle between the GL’s currently on Oa and the resurrected GL Black Lantern’s for the Central Power Battery now that they have reached 100% Ring Capacity. The battle is quick, but monumental. It was unexpected to see Kyle Rayner die sacrificing himself by drawing a group of BL’s towards a ruptured Alpha Lantern Battery, decimating the BL’s, and the construct their using to remove the CPB. I guess next month we’ll see how Kyle’s death impacts the title, and see if he is going to be involved with BN anymore.
Well, that’s the latest review for GLC here at ACOMICBOOKBLOG, make sure to come back to see the review of future issues.