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Review: Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1

This new series published under DC’s Black Label imprint takes us through the history of the Amazons from the very beginning.

Story: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Phil Jimenez
Color: Hi-Fi, Arif Prianto, Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 Gets a Second Printing

Following the news that the first four issues of Superman: Son of Kal-El are being reprinted, the fan excitement for the series continues to grow as DC will also be reprinting the milestone fifth issue of the series. If you missed out on ordering the first time, fans can now order a copy of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 at their local comic book shops by Sunday, November 28 and it will be available on the same day as Superman: Son of Kal-El #6, Tuesday, December 28.

From writer Tom Taylor, artist John Timms, colorist HI-FI and letterer Dave Sharpe, issue #5 of Superman: Son of Kal-El is now available in comic book shops and digital retailers. After initially striking up a friendship with reporter Jay Nakamura, he and Jon become romantically involved in the pages of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5. Following a scene where Superman mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can, Jay is there to care for the Man of Steel.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 second printing features a special version of the variant cover originally created by Travis Moore and Tamra Bonvillain for the fifth issue.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 2nd printing

Review: Superman, Son of Kal-El #5

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 shows just how stressful being Superman is (Especially when Bendix hits you with some solar energy.) in a focused story from Tom Taylor, John Timms, and Hi-Fi. Jon Kent think he can save everyone thanks to his little power boost that enhances his strength and speed, but it also increases his stress levels and leads to a kind of superpowered burnout. This is a comic for anyone who has taken on way too much at work or school and just can’t handle it any more as Taylor and Timms zeroes on Jon’s emotions and also set up a little romance with Jay, a journalist and metahuman.

John Timms and Hi-Fi’s visuals drive home how overworked Jon is while Tom Taylor’s plot has Jon Kent flying all over the world and only delegating a single task to a fellow superhero, The Flash, who definitely knows what he’s going through. Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 features several single and double page spreads with darting figures everywhere. There’s one page in particular where Timms and Hi-Fi depict Jon as just a red blur grabbing every citizen of a town in Luxembourg that has been overwhelmed by a flood. However, when Jon is portrayed in close-up, John Timms draws him with dark circle and beads of sweat coming down his face showing that he’s ill, and although he’s bulletproof, he still gets tired. A concept that comes into play throughout the comic is control with Jay and The Aerie finally telling Jon to take a break because people around the world are filming and saying that he can’t control himself.

These reality checks combined with Taylor’s narration for Jon shows how much self-control it takes to be Superman. You can’t just fly around willy-nilly: that shit is for Miracleman or Homelander. He and John Timms are digging into a vein of Superman story that can be great (The ending Superman vs. Darkseid battle in Justice League Unlimited) or not so great (Superman Returns video game). They create tension through Jon having to maintain control of his enhanced abilities and avoiding collateral damage that would directly contradict his mission to save everyone. However, the events of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 are a wake up call for his youthful idealism and stress the importance of self-care and not filling one’s plate too much. But because Jon Kent’s job involves the difference between life or death, this sometimes gets lost in the shuffle, and the issue wraps up with him again going into action.

The cover of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 isn’t misleading as Tom Taylor and Timms continue to flesh out the relationship between Jon and Jay. In-story, a big deal isn’t made about Jon’s sexuality: he and Jay have chemistry and an emotional bond so they smooch. It’s refreshing and reads like your standard superhero romantic subplot instead of some kind of Glee-esque very special issue although that’s the kind of media coverage this comic has been getting. (Just saying, Superman being bi would have been a huge deal for me as a queer kid so I’m 100% okay with all the hype and have enjoyed laughing at the ignorant cretins on Fox News and right wing Twitter.) I enjoy the back and forth that Taylor writes for Jon and Jay, and how sensitive Jay is to Jon’s needs giving him noise-canceling headphones so he can take a break from saving the day. Previous comics have laid the ground for their activism-driven approach to superheroics so Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 is really the culmination of everything as they’re ready to fight Bendix in upcoming issues. Also, Hi-Fi’s colors play an underrated part in showing Jon and Jay’s feelings for each other as the studio uses softer lighting compared to Jon’s frenetic flying and superheroing. The vibe for their first kiss is more like a Carly Rae Jepsen live show than a cape book.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 is character, not plot-driven as Tom Taylor, John Timms, and Hi-Fi dig into Jon Kent’s emotions at both work and play. He has great power, but he also has limitations. However, smooching a cute boy and taking some time for self-care will help with that so that Jon is back in action and using his powers in a social justice-tinged way.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: John Timms
Colors: Hi-Fi Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 9.0 Art:8.5 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Deathstroke Inc. #2

Deathstroke Inc. #2

Deathstroke Inc. #2 delivers an issue that’s full of action in unexpected ways. Deathstroke and the team must go to space to rescue scientists who have been taken hostage on a space station. It’s the type of setup that is open for some potential and writer Joshua Williamson and artist Howard Porter take advantage in ways that are beyond unexpected.

Deathstroke Inc. #2 has Deathstroke, Black Canary, and Hiro heading to space where they come across the unexpected Cyborg Superman who’s trying to do some villainy thing. Those specifics aren’t too important, it’s just the fun action by which Porter can work his artistic magic with the issue. Williamson keeps the story fun and fast paced with lots of action and the quips you’d hope for this sort of story. Deathstroke is full of irritation as he must deal with strange situation after strange situation. And his reactions are one of a grumpy soldier thrown into a crappy situation they don’t want to be in.

It’s Porter’s art that stands out for the issue and takes a fun romp into space to the next level. Hi-Fi handles the color while letterer Steve Wands has an interesting task based on the layouts of the page. It’s those layouts that pop.

Porter takes the issue in a really interesting direction with nothing but two-page spreads. The choice by the team is one that opens up the flow and the action in a way that feels appropriate for space. A normal grid layout with some panels breaking them wouldn’t quite have the same impact.

What’s impressive about Deathstroke Inc. #2 is how it evokes the weightlessness of space in those pages with a look that’s fitting and shows the flow of movement so well. It opens up amazing page flows with work that’s just not regularly scene in comics. The issue is so unique in its style that it deserves to be bought for the art alone. The fact the story is fun too just adds to the enjoyment of it all.

The issue doesn’t waste a moment setting up the various personalities of the characters and letting them shine in the issue. It also does an excellent job of setting up the plot to come and the mystery being dangled in front of us. A fantastic issue that’s a must see.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Howard Porter
Color: Hi-Fi Letterer: Steve Wands
Story: 8.15 Art: 10 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Deathstroke, Inc. #1

Deathstroke, Inc. #1

Lets get the big thing out of the way, Deathstroke is a very complicated character with a past that’s unforgiveable at times. There’s some major stories featuring the character that has him as a pedophile and rapist. For that alone, it’s a bit awkward to see the character in a starring comic, and has been. But, it’s even more difficult when that comic is just… fun. Deathstroke, Inc. #1 has the character joining a new organization, T.R.U.S.T. who are taking down DC’s villains. Joining Deathstroke are Hiro Okamura, aka Toyman 2.0, and Black Canary. The trio creates a combination that’s full of over-the-top action cool.

Written by Joshua Williamson, Deathstroke, Inc. #1 drops readers right into the action with crazy action moments and full page art that pops. There’s little you need to know here, it’s Black Canary and Deathstroke vs. H.I.V.E. with orders to bring the H.I.V.E. Queen in alive. That doesn’t stop the duo from blowing things up, shredding bad guys with guys that’d back Rob Liefeld blush, and all the cool tech toys a looted Batman’s arsenal brings. Yes, you read that right, T.R.U.S.T. has access to a lot of Batman’s former toys. Deathstroke riding in on a Batmobile? Yeah, it’s here. Hints at even more cool tech toys to play with? That’s peppered throughout the comic. Deathstroke, Inc. #1 is James Bond action on steroids, Q and all.

While Williamson doesn’t address the most troublesome of Deathstroke’s actions, what he does bring up is the guilt. Through all of the explosions and action, he gives us some motivations as to why Deathstroke and Black Canary are now partners and part of this new organization. We get a sense of a character who has aged and trying to create some sort of legacy that’s more than being a mercenary and villain. There’s a lot there and we’ll see if Williamson dives into some of his weightier moments.

Deathstroke, Inc. #1 pops due to Howard Porter’s art with colors from Hi-Fi and lettering by Steve Wands. The action is dialed up to 11 with no subtlety at all. This is a comic which doesn’t take itself seriously and has no issue ramping everything up to silly moments. Drone strikes won’t get you to blink as entire blocks go up in flames. There’s also some great creepiness to it all as H.I.V.E. is depicted in an interesting way that is a little unnerving. A trip into the Queen’s home turns into the things of nightmares and that’s all due to the visuals. It’s impressive to deliver such a twisted, unnerving aspect to the popcorn action.

Deathstroke, Inc. #1 is a fun comic. It doesn’t take itself seriously and just goes with the flow. There’s no thinking here. It’s big guns, cool toys, and lots of action packed in its pages. But, Williamson teases a little more with the characters’ motivations. Whether the series continues its popcorn summer blockbuster path or can be more will be all about that and we’ll have to wait and see. But, for a beginning, this is a crazy start that shows off everyone’s talents.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Howard Porter
Color: Hi-Fi Letterer: Steve Wands
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

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DC and Harlequin Make up Today’s New Digital Releases

There’s four new digital releases today on comiXology. Get two from DC and two from Harlequin now!

Legends of the Dark Knight (2021-) #15

Written by Che Grayson
Pencils Belén Ortega
Inks Belén Ortega
Colored by Alejandro Sanchez
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THE GHOST AND THE KNIGHT! THe Ghost Dogs, a new band of thieves, have been stealing from some of Gotham’s most profitable businesses. Batman will track them down and come face-to-face with their leader GHOST, who will show him a side of Gotham City he was woefully uninformed about. From the rising star creative team of Che Grayson and Belén Ortega!

Legends of the Dark Knight (2021-) #15

Truth & Justice (2021-) #19

Written by Preeti Chhibber
Pencils Lalit Kumar Sharma
Inks Lalit Kumar Sharma
Colored by Wendy Broome
Cover by Hi-Fi, Jay Anacleto
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Zatanna finds herself trapped in a dream world. How did she get there and how can she possibly get out without her magical powers?

Truth & Justice (2021-) #19

Les pièges du désir

Written by Jessica Steele
Art by Ayumu Aso
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Un an après avoir perdu son mari dans un tragique accident le lendemain des noces, Josy culpabilise toujours autant. Sa vie est rythmée par les tâches ménagères diverses et par les injonctions de son père abusif. Un jour, Dacre, le cousin de son défunt mari, lui rend visite. Ce gentleman raffiné l’invite à venir dans sa villa en France pour prendre un nouveau départ. Son regard doux et attentionné fait battre le cœur de Josy, mais elle sait qu’elle ne peut s’éprendre de lui. En son for intérieur, elle se dit qu’elle n’a plus le droit de tomber amoureuse, car si son mari est mort… c’est de sa faute !

Les pièges du désir

No Gentleman

Written by Kate Walker
Art by Shioko Mizuki
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Ryan is said to be one of the best portrait painters in England. But for Anna, he’s a nightmare. Anna and Ryan were once two young lovers living in an impoverished town—until Anna fled one day. She changed her identity and found success in London, even getting engaged to a man from the upper class. But fate pushes Ryan and Anna back together again when they cross paths at a party. With his knowledge of her past, what could he have in store for her?

No Gentleman

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Review: Usagi Yojimbo #17

Usagi Yojimbo #17

Usagi Yojimbo #17 features part two of “Tengu War”. The comic opens with Usagi and his former sensei Sojobu are surrounded by the Tengu. The big fight happens and while Usagi can hold his own, Nozomi appears to help turn the tide in Usagi’s favor. However, she has her own issues with Usagi, who she refuses to see as an equal until he proves himself in combat against one of her companions. Eventually, cooler heads prevail with a bit of wisdom.

It might not be flashy and Stan Sakai’s artistic style might not be for everyone but it’s what Usagi Yojimbo has always been and Sakai has always kept things looking the same. I know longtime colorist Tom Luth retired but with Hi-Fi Design handling that part, I  had no problems with the colors. Usagi is a pretty wonderful character. He’s just been fleshed out so much by Sakai over the years and I feel like his behavior just seems so natural and it’s something that I feel sets him apart from so many characters. As a character full of wisdom, it seemed proper that when put into the situation of proving himself to Nozomi, he refused to kill his combatant and successfully pleaded for said combatant’s life, as they’d need every sword available for the Tengu. And while I appreciate the action inside the pages, I just feel like Usagi’s character is tops.

Overall, Usagi Yojimbo #17 is another enjoyable issue of Usagi Yojimbo. Honestly, I have been reading UY off and on for so many years and feel like it just doesn’t skip a beat and has maintained a quality form of storytelling. As part of a 3-issue story, this chapter doesn’t feel like the slow part in the story and had a lot of good action and storytelling. I feel confident in stating that Usagi Yojimbo is one of the best books I read each month and Usagi Yojimbo #17 is no different.

Story: Stan Sakai Art: Stan Sakai
Letterer: Stan Sakai Color: Hi-Fi Design
Story: 8.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 7.0

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ComiXology Features 7 New Releases Including New Challenge of the Super Sons and Inferior Five!

It’s a new week and comiXology is kicking it off with seven new releases. Get new comics from DC, Magnetic Press, and Harlequin. Get shopping now or check out the individual issues below.

Batman Univers Vol. 1

Written by Collectif
Art by Collectif
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“Scott SNYDER et Greg CAPULLO ouvrent une nouvelle ère pour Gotham avec l’arrivée d’un Chevalier Noir totalement différent ! Les hommes de Bullock s’acclimatent à ce nouveau venu, par Francis MANAPUL, Brian BUCCELLATO et Fernando BLANCO ! Dans une toute nouvelle série, Damian Wayne parcourt le monde à la recherche de ses racines, par Patrick GLEASON ! Une nouvelle ennemie électrique pour Batgirl, par Cameron STEWART, Brenden FLETCHER et Babs TARR ! Et la Matrone prend les rênes de Spyral, l’organisation où enquête Dick Grayson, par Tim SEELEY, Tom KING et Mikel JANIN ! (contient les épisodes US BATMAN #41, ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #41, BATGIRL #41, GRAYSON #9, ainsi que toutes les SNEAK PEEK des séries)”

Batman Univers Vol. 1

Brindille Vol. 1 #2

Written by Frédéric Brrémaud
Art by Frédéric Brrémaud
Cover by Frédéric Brrémaud
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The village is empty — they’ve abandoned the mysterious girl rescued from the fire. Now, with no friends and no ideas where to go, she wanders the woods, where she quickly finds a new friend — and apparent guardian angel — a wolf who will help her uncover her past!

Brindille Vol. 1 #2

Challenge of the Super Sons (2020-) #10

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils Evan Stanley
Inks Evan Stanley
Colored by Luis Guerrero
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Journey back with us once more through the mists of time to uncover the secrets of the Doom Scroll! Picking up where we left off in Chapter 5, Superboy and Robin have been rescued from the clutches of some truly wicked spells by their new ally, Rora. As Rora rushes to help the boys return to the present, their pursuers close in and prepare for attack – and Vandal Savage and Felix Faust are one deadly duo that mean BUSINESS.

Challenge of the Super Sons (2020-) #10

Hard Melody Vol. 1 #2

Written by Lu Ming
Art by Lu Ming
Cover by Lu Ming
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Part two of Lu Ming’s tale of Rock-and-Roll dreams shattered by reality. A barfight wakes the trio from their numb lives and suddenly the future seems bright and full of possibility again. But reality has a way of stepping up its game when challenged by fantasy…

Hard Melody Vol. 1 #2

L’amante du rebelle.

Written by Jennifer Lewis
Art by Nayuna Sakurano
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Alicia s’inquiétait d’être encore vierge à 26 ans. La cause en était un grand frère hyperprotecteur qui l’avait élevée à la place de leurs parents après la mort de ceux-ci. Il fallait à Alicia trouver le garçon parfait, capable de le convaincre. Le prince charmant de ses rêves, Rick Jones, apparait alors ! Beau, riche, prévenant, Rick, est le partenaire idéal à qui donner sa virginité. Alicia en tombe complètement amoureuse, sans savoir qu’il lui cache quelque chose…

L'amante du rebelle.

Almost Perfect

Written by Judy Duarte
Art by Taki Inase
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Maggie, a pediatrician, invited her childhood friend, Jake, to her hospital’s reception party. It’s been fifteen years since she last saw him, and he’s become a stunning cowboy who catches everyone’s eye when he walks into a room. Is he really the same skinny Jake I once knew? That’s when her ex-husband walked in with his new fiancée. Maggie asked Jake to act like her boyfriend in an attempt to make her ex-husband jealous. Jake listened to her wishes and told her he’d play the best lover ever and kissed her…!

Almost Perfect

Inferior Five (2019-) #5

Written by Keith Giffen, Jeff Lemire
Pencils Keith Giffen, Jeff Lemire
Inks Michelle Delecki, Jeff Lemire
Colored by Hi-Fi, Jose Villarrubia
Cover by Hi-Fi, Michelle Delecki, Keith Giffen, Howard Porter
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The danger under Dangerfield: the young heroes have discovered a relic from the Invasion interred deep beneath their horrifying hometown, but will they be as irresponsible with it as they have with everything else? Plus, the Peacemaker arrives on the scene to keep them from hurting themselves and planet Earth!

Inferior Five (2019-) #5

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Review: Infinite Frontier #0

Infinite Frontier #0

Dark Knights: Death Metal is over and we’ve seen a possible future timeline in “Future State”. Now, DC begins to chart its path with the first crumbs teased in Infinite Frontier #0. The issue serves as a guide as to the various series and status-quo that awaits them. With a new omniverse to explore, anything is possible and the comic does its job to remind us of that.

The comic’s story is delivered in a narrative driven by two characters as our guide. It’s a spin on the classic Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life. Wonder Woman believes a threat is looming and wants to witness the state of things before making a major decision about her role in the DC Universe.

With Wonder Woman and Spectre as our guide, we’re taken on a tour of the characters highlighting the comics to come. The Justice League, Batman, Wonder Girl, Alan Scott, Teen Titans Academy, Superman, Green Arrow and Black Canary, Star Girl, Green Lanterns, and the Flash all get a moment to show off where things stand. All of it is good and interesting though few of what’s presented really excites. It feels like an extended teaser and preview. It takes its concept as a guidebook almost too seriously. The comic feels a bit more like the extension of the ending of Dark Knights: Death Metal where we saw many of these ideas initially teased.

Infinite Frontier #0 credits

But, what’s intriguing is what’s presented and doesn’t have a comic attached to them. Infinite Frontier #0 teases more than what’s already announced giving hope as to what we’ll see in July and beyond. There’s also teases through artwork of the various series DC teased at the recent ComicsPro. It’s interesting in that way that the stories feel less like the exciting first 15 minutes before the credits to get you pumped. Instead, the stories are a bit dry and more to lay out where things stand with the concepts thrown out being the hooks. The action isn’t the hook, the ideas are.

The art of the comic is solid. Each segment flows into the next and with a few exceptions, the styles work well together. There are some fantastic spreads with Wonder Woman as she talks to Spectre about what she’s witnessing. There’s a few panels and pages that’ll leave you lingering to stare at. The colors really pop on pages delivering a sense of energy that really fits the new status of the DC Universe.

Infinite Frontier #0 isn’t bad but it doesn’t quite excite. By the end of the issue I found myself more excited about concepts than the comics themselves. Very few of the segments left me wanting to immediately find out what happens next. Instead, it the comic feels like a short ashcan, teasing what’s to come with a few pages and back material to fill things out. It shows what’s to come but it never quite puts things over. Instead, it nails its role as a guide, a way to browse what DC has to offer.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis, James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Joëlle Jones, Tim Sheridan, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Joshua Williamson, Geoff Johns, Geoffrey Thorne
Art: David Marquez, Jorge Jimeez, Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, Joëlle Jones, Stephen Byrne, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Jamal Igle, Alex Maleev, Todd Nauck, Dexter Soy, Howard Porter, John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson
Color: Tamra Bonvillain, Tomeu Morey, Emilio Lopez, Jordie Bellaire, Stephen Byrne, Alejandro Sanchez, Hi-Fi, Alex Sinclair, Brad Anderson
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Future State: Green Lantern #1

Future State: Green Lantern #1

Future State has been delivering a fascinating look at possible futures of the DC Universe. While some have provided pretty smooth transitions, others have left too many questions. The world these comics exist in themselves are a distraction. Future State: Green Lantern #1 is one of those issues. In this future, the Green Lantern battery appears to be no more, and the Lanterns a shell of what they were. Why? Who knows. But, it’s a question that’ll be in the back of your head while you read the comic.

Geoffrey Thorne delivers an interesting story of a siege and last stand. John Stewart is leading a band of Lanterns as they protect a planet under siege. Their goal is to get survivors off the planet and slow the tide of attack. Coming out so soon after the events of January 6, it’s an odd comic as it’s hard to read it and not think of the officers who stood against the attacking crowds.

Thorne gives us a valiant issue. Future State: Green Lantern #1 presents the Lanterns as heroes who put their own lives on the line even when the odds are against them. There’s no fancy rings to wield, it’s just guns and swords to hold off the evil they face. And, some give their lives in doing so. Thorne delivers emotion and trauma as the odds diminish and you’re left not knowing if Stewart and team will walk away.

I sort of like Tom Raney’s art. With color by Mike Atiyeh and lettering by Andworld Design, it’s more of a personal thing for me. There’s a slight cartoonish style to the comic that doesn’t quite click for me. But there’s some great moments and I really like the design of the characters. Raney gives us the emotional hits and a good look at Stewart’s reactions. But, the art doesn’t quite click with the drama. As a sci-fi comic, the style works really well but here it doesn’t nail the emotional moments.

The comic features a second tale, “The Taking of Sector 0123“. Written by Ryan Cady with art by Sami Basri, colors by Hi-Fi, and lettering by Dave Sharpe, it’s a solid story featuring Jessica Cruz. Some of Sinestro’s Yellow Lantern Corp have headed to a Green Lantern station with an intention of taking it over. All that’s left to stop them is Cruz without her power ring. What takes place is a story we’ve seen many times before. It’s Die Hard and numerous other films of that sort but it works. It works really well. That ending though! It’s the strongest of the three stories within.

The third story, “Book of Guy“, is really humorous as Guy Gardner is stuck on a world after his Ring’s power gives out. Written by Ernie Altabacker with art by Clayton Henry, color by Marcelo Maiolo, and lettering by Steve Wands, the story is entertaining and cute, a solid back-up story. It’s funny and definitely had me laughing by the end.

Future State: Green Lantern #1 isn’t a bad issue at all but it dances the history of the DC Universe up to this point. It’s hard to not keep wondering what problem hit the Green Lanterns. Why are things like the way they are. It left me wanting to learn about that more than what was presented. That’s good in a way but also a bit frustrating as well.

Story: Geoffrey Thorne, Ryan Cady, Ernie Altabacker Art: Tom Raney, Sami Basri, Clayton Henry
Color: Mike Atiyeh, Hi-Fi, Marcelo Maiolo Letterer: Andworld Design, Dave Sharpe, Steve Wands
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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