Friday, June 15, 2007

Green Lantern Corps #13

Green Lantern Corps #13
That's an ugly cover, but it hides a pretty GOOD issue. Finally, a basically done-in-one issue which wraps up the crazy Mogo storyline, uses the Lantern team of Isamot Kol and Vath Sarn more effectively than has been done since their introduction, and really gets the most out of Soranik Natu. It also has good characterizations of Kilowog and Guy and a well-done (re)introduction to Mogo's sector partner, a sentient insect named Bzzd. (See? I'm trying here.)

This is the kind of issue that should have been done a year ago. It sets up major Lanterns, provides a good introduction and plenty of face time, has them interact, and resolves a plot issue all at once.

Oh yeah, the resolution? Well, one of my friends said that he thought that Mogo had defected to the Sinestro Corps. Not so, but he was close - all the crazy shit on Mogo has been caused by a sentient fugus that is no doubt a member of the Sinestro Corps. Mogo defeats said fungus by maneuvering himself into the path of an asteroid to wipe it out.

See? I'm not biased against this series. When a book is GOOD, I'll admit it. I just wish every issue of this title were, too.

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