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‘Green Lantern’ #3 review: Jordan smiles and Sinestro sets up

Sinestro makes his move against Hal in a manner that will hurt those he loves.

Jeremy Adams and Xermanico are taking on a big task to decide how part of their run on Green Lantern will be remembered; the creative team is setting up a faceoff with Sinestro. Sinestro has had some moments in the first two issues and the Knight Terrors tie-in issues, but we see some forward movement in this issue. I appreciate Jeremy Adams’s mystery angle in this series with Hal Jordan, Sinestro, and Kilowog. It makes you question what you’ve read and adds a wanting sensation that gives the series and character a positive energy.

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The issue’s opening takes us back to the time shift and Hal Jordan falling from space. Jeremy Adams gives a great set of inner thoughts, but the main question is, “How did the ring lose power?” As I’ve been reading this series, I’ve been wondering about the ring, and I’m curious to see how Adams plays things out with the ring. In the past, we’ve witnessed Geoff Johns have Jordan make his ring from willpower. Grant Morrison explored an “upgraded” ring and even teamed with Xermanico to make Jordan a Black Star. Will Adams use that continuity to explore and add to this new evolution?

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Jeremy Adams has been giving Hal Jordan a “playful” demeanor towards the ring situation, which has been an excellent voice for Jordan. As Jordan continues exploring the ring, he tests it with a light-hearted moment. The mood quickly changes once Sinestro joins the story, which is a beautiful mesh of talent by Adams and Xermanico. They have played Sinestro in the background, while in this issue, Sinestro comes forward and starts manipulating things to his wants. The way they play the character makes Sinestro come off as a deadly shark in the waters, even without his ring.

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This issue explores Hal Jordan and Sinestro on Earth by playing opposite parallels. Jordan finds himself interacting with some kids playing baseball and finding a great way to lift a kid’s confidence. In contrast, Sinestro is making his mark by showing how fierce he can be without powers and causing damage to the community. I hope that Sinestro’s actions might get Carol to explore her ties with the rings and Emotional Spectrum, but that is wishful thinking on my part. The playing the characters on Earth angle Jeremy Adams uses is super refreshing and reminds us that Green Lantern has a city and personal life worth protecting.

As fun and playful as the script is, the art department delivers beautiful pages that entertain. Xermanico’s art helps to add the “wow” factor every time you see Green Lantern in action. A fantastic addition that Xermanico has brought to Green Lantern is Hal Jordan smiling more – seeing heroes happy with their powers and responsibilities is awesome. Colorist Romulo Fajardo Jr. brings some beautiful hues that make the landscapes look amazing. Jordan falling to Earth is such a beautiful sight as you see the sun’s rays brighten up the clouds. The colors perfectly showcase Jordan “in brightest day” and Sinestro “in blackest night.” Speaking of the oath, how wild will that be when Jordan finally says it?

Green Lantern #3 showcases a hero who smiles and a villain who is more than just a power set. Adams and Xermanico bring a positive vibe to this series that reminds you Green Lantern is an Earth hero with a life, even though he is rebuilding it. It’s a fantastic setup for a showdown that will be interesting to see, plus more clues to what is accurate with the ring and some characters.

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‘Green Lantern’ #3 review: Jordan smiles and Sinestro sets up
Green Lantern #3
Green Lantern #3 showcases a hero who smiles and a villain who is more than just a power set. Adams and Xermanico bring a positive vibe to this series that reminds you Green Lantern is an Earth hero with a life, even though he is rebuilding it. It's a fantastic setup for a showdown that will be interesting to see, plus more clues to what is accurate with the ring and some characters.
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Jeremy Adams has injected some terrific energy into Green Lantern and Hal Jordan – we seen Rebirth, now it is time for Rebuilding
Xermanico continues with the positive vibes by showing a hero who smiles and has an upbeat spirit that continues onward
Romulo Fajardo Jr is the cherry on top of this beautiful cake with his awesome hues that add a human touch to this outer space hero who is grounded
What is the story with Kilowog? Not sure if he is alive, dead, or an illusion? There might be a major clue to that answer
Fun issue, but doesn't stand on its own, so you get part of a story that is worth coming back for more
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