Posted December 17, 2011 by Earl Maghirang in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Green Lantern # 4

The Flipgeeks Team Reviewing Green Lantern # 4 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke.

“They’ve pillaged and enslaved his homeworld. Now the fear-mongering Sinestro Corps must face newly reinstated Green Lantern Sinestro. Can the renegade GL liberate Korugar from the army he assembled?”

Earl’s Take

This month’s issue of Green Lantern continues to focus more on Hal Jordan rather than the supposed “star” of the book which is non other than Thaal Sinestro who was chosen by the end of War of the Green Lanterns. The book continues to prove though that its still worthy of being one of the best books that the publisher dishes out every month.

This is going to be a non-spoiler review but if you want to get spoilers you might want to check this spoiler.

The book has great art. Thats been a constant even from the previous volume. We get to see Hal Jordan and Sinestro in various emotions. Manhke has definitely provided great eye candy ever since he began working with Johns on the book. But the art on this issue alone is heavy hitting!

The story however is a different story. Like a lot of GL fans are talking about, the book seems to be dumbed down. It could be because of DC’s thing with trying to juggle a story that will be easily understood by new readers together with old readers who stuck it with Geoff ever since Hal returned in “Green Lantern Rebirth“. That’s the thing that really irks not just me but also other readers. Most of the readers want to really think and go and try to solve the mystery. That’s what we’re looking for in the Green Lantern book but nowadays when you pick up the book, its like you can already second guess what happens.

Overall, because of the art and the mythos that the book and the character revolves around, it stills a good buy. Since I’m not a fanboy that bitches too much and look for complex stories, I’d say its still pretty good. The second guess-ability of this book is easily forgivable thanks to the solid, kick-ass art and the small amount of drama in this book.

Verdict: 4/5

Earl Maghirang