Lights Out continues from Green Lantern #24 as Relic continues his rather righteous course and the uber-scientist gathers some empathy and emotion from us as we learn more about his cause and concern.
In this issue, plotters Van Jensen and Robert Venditti continue the wondrous work of the event that introduces one of the freshest new cosmic foes to the DC firmament in quite sometime. Relic’s Green Lantern solo issue was not without flaw but memorable nonetheless and as his mission continues here, the reader (at least this reviewer) is fascinated with where all this will go for the Lanterns.
Of course, caught in the human heart of all this mess is John Stewart, new trainer/babysitter of the Lantern recruits. As we get to know these new Lanterns, we find ourselves getting to know Stewart all over again, which is a good thing. As I said before, Stewart has always been the most capable and heroic of the Greens and was actually a hero before ever being discovered by an emerald ring. My admiration for him since the Jensen/Venditti storylines is off the chart.
That said, I am not so pleased with the Bernard Chang art this time around. I do not know if it seems rushed, if I am being spoiled by Billy Tan and others or what, but this latest outing by Chang left me cold and very un-cosmic, which is not the feel I wanted.
Lights Out has been a very solid event if you count all of Relic’s appearances in his solo GL ish and New Guardians, which I do. Cannot wait to see where this one is headed.
Well done to the new creative teams all, who had some mighty big shoes to fill and are doing so with aplomb!