Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns

September 14, 2009 | Trades

Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Mike McKone, Shane Davis
DC Comics
$27.99/$24.99 US (Hardcover)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

The indomitable will of the Green Lantern Corps. was nearly broken during its galaxy-spanning war with the fear-mongering Sinestro Corps.

Now, in the wake of the fierce conflict between the two power ring-wielding tribes, a new power rises to test that will even more.

The rage-fueled Red Lantern Corps splash onto the scene like an open jugular and they’ve got their sights set on the greatest GL of all: Earth’s Hal Jordan.

All-star writer Geoff Johns and artists Ivan Reis, Mike McKone and Shane Davis ramp up the tension toward this fall’s mega-crossover series, Blackest Night, as Jordan and his fellow corpsmen transport Sinestro from their base on Oa back to his homeworld of Korugar to be executed for his many crimes.

The inevitable attack from the villain’s yellow ringed warriors arrives right on schedule, but neither side is ready for the appearance of the ferocious crimson corps, containing more than a few familiar faces.

Fewer still are prepared for the arrival of another ring-wielder from a fourth colour of the emotional spectrum — one that also wants a piece of Jordan.

Johns run on Green Lantern, especially when paired with Reis, has been nothing short of spectacular and all signs point to Blackest Night being another in his long run of classics that have helped define the DC Universe in the 21st century.

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