Review: Green Lantern Mosaic #11
As true as it is that your experiences shape who you are, it goes for both good and bad. If you take the pessimist view of experiences, one would consider bad experiences to be the best teacher. While good experiences tend to shelter you from the realities of most situations. Then there’s the one thing we all have regardless of the current station in life, regrets.
We all wished we did something different. If we just went a different direction, how much would that change things? Then there are those people we lost. How we wished we spent more time with them if we knew how much time we had left. If you were in the military, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, that last time you talked, stays with you. In the tenth issue of Green Lantern: Mosaic, we find Jon reliving missteps in what feels like a nightmare.
We find Jon, as he wakes up from a deep sleep, to his childhood home, and to his father scolding him about getting to school on time. As he gets acclimated to what is going on, certain memories of that time washes over him, as he goes to his grandparents place, to remember exactly how his grandfather died, with a knife to the chest, one which he still has in this reality, which indicate to Jon that something is truly off. This is where Ch’p and the Guardians step in, making him realize that this reality is a mind manipulation of a powerful outside force.
Overall, a nice trip down memory lane for Jon which gives readers a better understanding of who Jon, not the Green Lantern, really is. The story by Gerard Jones is enjoyable. The art by the creative team is outstanding. Altogether, an issue that gives readers a behind the scenes look at this sometimes enigmatic character in the Green Lantern Corps.
Story: Gerard Jones Art: Cully Hamner and Danny Panosian
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy