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Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #9

Posted By: Wonder Worlock
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:32

Believe it or not, the New Guardians managed to put their differences – and they are legion – aside to work together on their first mission.

Now, as that has come to an end, both the New Guardians and the readers of the rainbow warriors are left wondering what is next and how much involvement will Saint Walker have with this next arc.

Although New Guardians is not my favorite New 52 book, I will say that scribe Tony Bedard is doing a yeoman’s job weaving these diverse Lantern sects together to fend of the big-bads of the universe.

And even though there is mention of the Lanterns’ age-old nemesis The Reach, there is also that undercurrent of both a “fall” of the Blue Lanterns and the coming Third Army saga in other Lantern titles.

Tyler Kirkham and Batt (along with assistance from Tomas Giorello) beautifully render the Blue Lanterns as well as the rest of the crayon club, bringing wonderful reality to facial expressions as well as great exhilaration to the action sequences when needed. Kudos also to colorists Nei Ruffino, Hi-FI and Nathan Eyring for keeping those colors and tones bright and cosmic!

It is nice to see a focus on the Blue Lanterns for a change, and I am hoping (beyond hope, lol) Bedard continues this manner of storytelling while keeping the Lanterns as rowdy as possible.