One of many nice issues about rollercoaster design is the false sense of issues being primarily settled when extra insanity seems apropos of nothing, resulting in issues getting out of hand like a darker-robed Stephen Unusual. Inexperienced Lantern #11 has that strategy by combining two crossover-worthy challenges which have been developed over earlier points into one thing that actually says, “this is not even my closing kind.”
Within the quaintly named Darkish Sectors, John Stewart is the hunt chief for a quickly diminishing variety of Inexperienced Lanterns whose rings all went darkish when magical forces destroyed the central energy battery on Oa. There, he has tamed one thing referred to as the Godstorm and absorbed its energy. That offers him a ridiculous new cadre of capabilities, together with the power to see the endgame of the magical assault on Oa as a weaponized Malthusian Guardian seeks to rid the universe of Oan affect. Now, John crosses billions of light-years to do one thing about it.
Geoffrey Thorne’s script throws all the pieces however the kitchen sink at this story, weaving collectively the Teen Lantern thread from earlier points (and even earlier sequence), the making of Jo Muellin’s particular ring from Far Sector, the United Planets storyline that ran via Motion Comics and extra, together with a visitor look by the Justice League. What’s greatest is that you simply needn’t have learn any of that, as all of the related info is right here on the web page. When you did learn all that, this seems to be just like the Kaiser Soze reveal, the place all of the threads tie collectively in a masterful style.
Then there’s the artwork offered by Tom Raney, Marco Santucci, Maria Laura Sanapo, Mike Atiyeh, and Rob Leigh, distinguishing a number of voices (I like the lettering work Leigh did on Hippolyta and Lonar to make their voices stand out), taking over a very titanic tussle, exhibiting how the mighty fall and lots of extra fantastic little moments that each one added up.
This subject culminates years of tales that probably did not have this end result in thoughts, which is wonderful. It is much more completely spectacular that, as large as this subject went, that is at greatest a penultimate have a look at no matter end line this story presents. Thrilling to a fault, that is implausible work and a virtually definitive run that modifications the sport in large methods. RATING: BUY.
Inexperienced Lantern #11
By Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney, Marco Santucci
Not even the mixed energy of the ex-Inexperienced Lanterns, Jo Mullein, and the United Planets can cease the Anti-Guardian! Will John Stewart arrive in time to defeat the menace, and do his new powers even stand an opportunity? The battle for the destiny of the Inexperienced Lantern Corps and your entire universe hangs within the stability within the penultimate subject of the “Final Lanterns” arc!
Inexperienced Lantern #11
Overview by Hannibal Tabu
John Stewart ascendant! Hal Jordan and the Justice League are combating alongside the United Planets! A Guardian gone mad! This subject has nearly all the pieces!
Paul Kaminski, Andrew Marino, Marquis Draper