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Byron Brewer

Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #25


There is a Silver Age Fantastic Four quality to this month’s Green Lantern: New Guardians #25. Or maybe that of a Star Trek. Exploration is the name of the game, and as I have been saying since Justin Jordan came on this title, it is a role our White Lantern will fill well. Like the Silver Surfer, there is great power here, but also great humanity (although I am sure at least Norrin Radd would disagree).

But enough Marvel refs. This is the New 52 DCU and both Jordan and Kyle Rayner will be exploring it from tip to tip, with friends and foes new and old promised to make appearances. We will discover new races and revisit established ones, Jordan has said.

And that promise begins right away as Kyle comes to a world where perfection has apparently been achieved. Of course, as with all Xanadus, there is something brewing just under the surface and you know it will explode in Kyle’s face.

Also fascinating is the reverse role Kyle takes with the “New” Guardians. They remain as haughty as their predecessors, but in the current role Kyle is actually their teacher. They both will learn a lot in this ongoing, I think, and the discovery starts this issue in an enjoyable fashion.

Brad Walker’s pencils are off the hook again this issue, and Geraldo Borges carries on with his pencils in an almost seamless fashion. I believe the true art hero here, though, is colorist Wil Quintana who lays down a beautiful cosmic palette throughout.

I have high hopes for Jordan’s New Guardians. Thus far, he has not disappointed. Fun space romp!