Green Lantern Corps #33 ( DC / Tomasi / Gleason / Buchman )
“Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! It’s the prelude to “The Blackest Night” as the “War of Light” continues to intensify! Mongul attempts to establish his hold on the Sinestro Corps by enslaving the planet Daxam and making it the home world of his Corps. What does Sinestro’s right hand man, Arkillo, think of all this? And will Sodam Yat, the Green Lantern known as Ion, fight to save his homeworld, which he’s vowed to never return to?”
While Mongul and his severed arm are busy taking over Daxam, our heroes of the GLC are catching some much needed down time on Oa. Kyle and Guy are relaxing and having a burger discussing the new law the Guardians put in place that basically says that GLC members can’t date/marry each other. As an immediate result 204 Green Lanterns resigned. Not only does that send a message to the Guardians, but also leave the GLC 204 members short.
Moving forward we see Kyle and Soranik locking lips, seems they don’t care for the new law either, and we see Kyle still has some issues to work through from the Sinestro Corps War.
Across space we witness a pretty cool interaction between the Sapphire Miri, who arrested Kryb, and Lantern Saarek, who is busy investigating the dead hand of the Anti-Monitor. Miri lets Saarek look into her crystal to see his one try love..and its blank. In return Saarek relays messages to Miri from her deceased husband. Very touching moment between two opposing views that may come into play later.
Tomasi then turns our attention back to Daxam. Mongul has conquered the whole planet and set himself up as ruler of the Sinestro Corps. Naturally, those followers of Sinestro are not exactly ready to fall in line with Mongul’s rule. Enter Arkillo, Sinestro’s big muscled lieutenant, who challenges Mongul to bare-knuckled brawl. The prize: leadership of the yellow corps.
As is with many of the DC books this month, we get a prelude to Blackest Night through the Origins & Omens extra. The scared Guardian from Infinite Crisis is the (undead?) leader of the black corps as they prepare to make their move on the universe.
What I do like about this up-coming DC event is that all the prep, or at least much of it, has not been obvious. No hidden story lines. No extra mini-series from seven years ago that nobody bought but is the crux of the story, that with out it nothing makes sense. Nope, just an upcoming war between power spectrums that has a galactic effect. Geoff Johns / DC don’t seem to be hiding anything. They are letting the readers see what’s coming and prepping them for something big. I like that.