M.Lagocki"If you've ever wanted to love Green Lantern
but just couldn't find the books to justify it, go and pick up the three most recent issues from your local comics shop. [Green Lantern #26-28
] Parts 1-3 of The Alpha Lanterns.
This stuff is easily the best GL
work I've read, and they've got Mike McKone (the most underrated artist in superhero comics) killing it on the art.Unlike most of the DC Legion of fans,
I actually didn't read the recent Sinestro Corps War storyline. It looked interesting, but the first issue was too expensive and I wasn't reading the book, so I passed. But when I saw McKone drew the issue immediately after (#26), I did pick that one up and I read the first few pages. Right away it hooked me. I took it home and loved it, and picked up the next two, and loved them, and now I'm a fan.If you want the skinny on the storyline, read onA prophecy has been discovered that claims a war of rings throughout the spectrum of color will tear the universe apart.
The Sinestro Corps War was launched with a hidden purpose...to actually prepare the Green Lantern Corps to face this prophecy. Sinestro's plan all along was to attack so viciously, that the guardians had no choice but to increase the power of the Green Lanterns and remove the safeguards that kept their rings from killing.
Now armed with lethal weapons, the GLs defeated Sinestro's forces, but at what price? It doesn't take long before the first Green Latern kills in questionable circumstances. To balance the new lethal force of the Lanterns, the Guardians now create an inner faction of the Corps, the strange Alpha Lanterns.
Alpha Laterns are strange, modified GL's, each with two rings, immense power, and directly linked to the book of OA. They exist to police their own.
Really, y'all...this book is great right now. I've never been a regular reader of GL, but this thing is A+ on writing and art. Sinestro: one of the best written characters in comics?!
He's f@$!^ die hard. He'll do anything to ensure the survival of what he truly believes in... astonishingly, what he believes in most... is the Green Lanterns.
Do yourself a favor.
There's a sneak peak of issue 28 here