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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #3

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 11/25/2011 - 10:31


Green Lantern: New Guardians #3 continues its as-yet unexplained story of the full spectrum of rings being drawn to Kyle Rayner as the former artist attacks the hopelessly out-of-touch Guardians to find a solution.

If that seems confusing to you, join the rest of this book’s readers, please.

I thought when first buying this book it would be so neat to see these colorful ring bearers unite and take on some of the baddies of the universe, but they have in three issues neither united or even spoken many words. And now at the end, here comes a foe even the Guardians fear (or so it seems).

I may be jumping the gun here, but it seems as if it has taken forever to get this boat to leave the dock. I am afraid, like me, some folks will be abandoning ship before the answers to the secrets we sought are even laid out. Man overboard!

Even the art this time around, while colored beautifully by Nei Ruffino, was sort of jerky and hard to follow. The art has been this book’s savior in its brief life, but for some reason Tony Bedard’s uneven tale of Kyle Rayner this time around does not seem to bring out the best in artists Tyler Kirkham and Harvey Tolibao.

Good things seem to be coming and have been promised, but I am not sure I want to wade through another issue like this, even at just $2.99.

Let’s get this stuff sewn up better, people, and bring us the team and the Rayner we deserve!