This leads to a series of confrontations between the New Gods and various members of the Lantern corps. The only complaint I have is the ending. As we've caught glimpses of them in the , along with in the pages of , this issue spells out who they are and what they're after. Only problem is that the device doesn't really work the way they expected and it turns them all into terrible mutant abominations that beg for sweet sweet death. Fast forward to the present and Highfather with Metron are speaking with Relic who is trapped within the Source Wall. It had everything I wanted in the first issue of a crossover and then some. Unfortunately, I'm not thrilled with their Nu52 reinvention as total fascists.
With all of the exposition needed, this is like paying five dollars to do your homework. . Determined to breach the Source Wall himself, Highfather must gain one of each colored ring in the em Highfather, leader of the New Gods, has long studied the infinite and infinitely mysterious Source Wall which surrounds the universe. To the writing team's credit, the story holds together throughout the issue, despite the wide array of characters, surprising number of settings and presence of all seven Lantern Corps. High Father also managed to convince Kyle to come with him despite his ulterior motives. There was some very uneven writing reading through this, and I could not help but wonder if the whole event only existed to try to to sell some of the more poorly written books that might have been failing at the time. What I thought I enjoyed this issue immensely.
Mind you I believe that it was Johns who brought him back for Forever Evil. However, you could just read volume 6 of the Green Lantern title, because I think it has enough of the story in that one to give you the gist of it. If you're jazzed about the concept, it might be worth your time, but I might test the waters with Green Lantern 35 first. When I saw the adverts for this storyline, my interest was already piqued. Obviously there is going to be a problem.
For the Sinestro Corps, poor Arkillo gets all his fingers of his slinging hand cut off, his ring stolen and I'm left wondering why all the Lantern writers are getting rid of my favorite Lanterns. You know except for starting a big story. If you can get The New Gods' reintroduction is. In the end, after all the New Gods have returned to New Genesis with their acquired rings, Highfather tasks his master forger Hyalt to build a device to contain all the rings and when the device not looking like the cube on the cover, but more like the Cosmic Key from the 80's Masters of The Universe movie is ready, Highfather orders all his soldiers back to our Universe to test out it's power. I get what they're saying, even though I had to go back and reread it, but couldn't we have just gone with Earth? The art is that New 52 house style that varies between unremarkable and not good. It's time to go find that illusive White Lantern.
Kibry's New Gods are very villainous here and I'm not sure I care for that. This version of the New Gods really have no compassion whatsoever. For the most part, these styles work well together and in their own ways. What's a world's population vs the end of the universe? It's frustrating because it almost always turns on a dime: at some point the hero suddenly finds the means to get through the opponent's invulnerable hide. Finally I bring this up last because I don't understand what they're telling me. Which in some cases differ greatly from their past counterparts. A fine start to a promising event, lucky part 2 is already out.
We're not high falutin, just a bunch of dummies who love comics just like you. This is where the Green Lanterns get down to the daily grind of policing the universe. Plow and they wondered if they had actually watched it after it was over. Highfather sends the New Gods in search of the Lantern rings in order to control the Life Equation contained in the spectrum energy beyond the Source Wall. The New Gods want to control the Life Equation, because they believe that it is the only weapon strong enough to stand up against Highfather's brother, Darkseid. The four main Lanterns Hal, Kyle, Guy, and John are each featured in their various series. I really wish that were true.
What I thought As far as opening salvos go this one was pretty good. Cosmic mystery, overwhelming odds, familiar and brand-new New Gods - This one's got it al l! But with all of these events, it's just too chaotic. I didn't realize until earlier this week that this arc was beginning already. The War between The New Gods and The entire Emotional Spectrum was decent but nothing spectacular. The Highfather realizes to do this he needs the power of the White Lantern.
Some of the transitions were a little abrupt, but I can live with them since they're are telling such a massive story. However, there are certain scenes where the seams show a bit, but that is to be expected with so many contributors. Oh yeah, and Arkillo gets his ass handed to him yet again! But, as this is the first introduction of every New God not named Orion, the exposition is necessary. Armed with this info he dispatches his warriors to recover a single ring of each spectrum. If he fails, he believes everybody dies.
I dropped the New Guardians book after the war of the green lanterns because Fatality exited the book and my pull list was just too damn long. The story itself is complete, with the New Gods rallied around a cause and set to antagonize the Lanterns by issue's end. Where else could you go from here? It's an amazing read but yeah the ending is a bit of a letdown. Kirby characters and Kyle Rayner at the center of it all a personal favorite has the makings of something great and with creators like this you just cant go wrong. But what good is the most powerful weapon in the universe when the Lanterns face the gods of the entire multiverse?! But for a book that feels so long and spans so many titles, it sure does not do much until the end and then hurries to wrap it all up. Remember in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince when Dumbledore had to keep drinking that awful emerald potion to get to Voldemort's horcrux at the bottom of the bowl? I love all these old show reviews.