Green Lantern #33 (Spoiler Warning!)

Green Lantern #33 ( DC / Johns / Reis / Albert )

“GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN” Part 5 of 6! Hal and Sinestro continue to battle Abin Sur’s killer, but will these two Green Lanterns become enemies before they become friends? And what strange secrets within Abin Sur’s power ring concern the massacre of Space Sector 666?”

More clues to the ever building event of the Darkest Night are contained within Green Lantern #33. Turns out that the Guardians of Oa may be at fault, even indirectly, for there not only being a Darkest Night, but for the creation of the various colors of rings all together. Keep in mind that this is purely my speculation, but it looks as if Johns is bringing together all the classic Guardian screw ups and tying them into the prophecy of the War of the Rings and the Darkest Night. This is genius because he’s using the classic GL story arcs to weave an even bigger galactic mythos.

Not only do we get to see the possible beginnings of the red rings in the form of the escaped alien criminal Atrocitus, but glimpse of the darkness that may bring about the black rings. The reign of terror brought about by the Manhunters is far worse than anyone could have imagined.

Next in the line of awesomeness is the great art by Ivan Reis. He is capturing every bit of the energy and wonder that Geoff Johns if poring into Green Lantern. Reis is a huge talent for DC and they better to everything they can to hold onto him.

Grade: A-

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Updated: August 5, 2008 — 3:56 pm

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