Do you think they have apples on Korugar? Maybe not, but when it comes to its most famous resident and his daughter, the only thing we can say is that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
Most of the time, when you talk about a specific Lantern Corps, you’re talking about...well, a bunch of people wielding the same color ring. That’s kind of implied in the name, and it’s true for all of the colors on the emotional spectrum.
...Except for one of them.
In this week’s issue of HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS, John Stewart and Hal Jordan need the help of the Sinestro Corps to save the universe from an unidentified threat.
Meanwhile, Sarko has located a crucial source of the Corps power. Will Hal and the Green Lantern Corp be able to stop Sarko from destroying everything? Find out more in HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #20, from writer Robert Vanditti, and artists Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Taragona, Tomeu Morey (colors), and Dave Sharpe (letters)!
Before I even get started, I want you to know that we’re going THERE with tonight’s column. So if you haven’t watched this week’s Flash yet, get out of here until you do. Trust me, MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD.
Okay, you poozers, put the kids to bed and find your stomach. This week’s edition of This Just Happened is not for the squeamish! If you faint at the sight of blood, stop reading now and go watch the new DC Super Hero Girls movie trailer or something.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t we just write about Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps here in This Just Happened?
Why, yes, we did. But we’re writing about it again because the series is just that awesome, and this week’s new issue was nothing short of breathtaking.
If you were to pick up the next issue of HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS, no one could blame you for expecting it to star…well, Hal Jordan. He’s right there in the title, after all. However, as anyone who’s read last week’s issue #7 could tell you, Hal’s going through some changes right now that have him nowhere to be found as the series’ new storyline, “Bottled Light,” begins in issue #8.
For the past three years, Robert Venditti has taken Hal Jordan through a war with the New Gods, a self-imposed expulsion from the Green Lantern Corps and a mindbending battle with his former self, Parallax. But he’s about to take Hal somewhere that’s new for the veteran writer—the pages of a brand new Green Lantern comic.
One Perfect Panel is a recurring feature that identifies and examines noteworthy comic book panels, presenting them for your appreciation and discussion. Some of these panels will be epic in scale, while others will be quiet character beats, but all will be masterful in composition and impact.
From Green Lantern #48
Pencils by Martin Coccolo
Colors by Tony Aviña
Letters by Dave Sharpe