After the fallout with Dr. Polaris, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are contacted by Corps Leader Jon Stewart. Baz and Cruz are then transported to Mogo against their will to meet with the Green Lantern Corps for the first time.
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Publisher: DC Comics
This issue was particularly interesting to read since it’s something we haven’t seen yet in Green Lanterns. Although the recent issues have been pretty intense with action and adventure it was nice to see a slower pace in story. The book takes place on Mogo and spends most of the book introducing Cruz and Baz to the corps.
The writing and art as always are on point. That being said I don’t completely agree with Cruz and Baz being told they aren’t ready to be Green Lanterns. After everything they’ve done so far and accomplished I don’t think that was deserved. The amount of times they’ve overcome their fears and saved the Earth, especially Jessica who as you all know suffers from anxiety, I think has well earned their colors.
John Stewart was pretty annoying in this issue. Pretty much anyone in the Corps who spoke to Jessica and Simon were treating them as if they were on their first day. The Green Lantern Corps has been lost in space and the only Lanterns that are available are Baz and Cruz. In the short time they’ve been Lanterns they’ve become members of the Justice League and defended the world and saved it countless times. So even if John didn’t know what they’ve done while he’s been gone, at least he could have given them the benefit of the doubt since the world’s still intact and they’re not dead.
Overall this is an exciting book even though it’s not as action packed as the last issue. Spending more time with Simon and Jessica with the Corps I think is needed and should probably have the pace next issue as well. Ronan Cliquet’s illustrations really impress in this book especially when there’s so much going on in a single panel. Humphries writing again does great at making Simon and Jessica seem more like real people rather than just your average comic book characters.