Green Machines


Green Lantern #27

We’ve got yet another “Aftermath of Sinestro Corps War” issue, but good gravy train, did they ever pack in the extra oomph! First, we’ve got Hal Jordan and John Stewart narrowly preventing Dr. Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. the Scarecrow, from becoming a Sinestro Corps member. Next, we’ve got a pretty bracing philosophical debate amongst the GL Corps about whether a Corps member’s execution of Amon Sur (the son of Hal’s predecessor and recent recruit into Sinestro’s gang) was a justifiable killing or cold-blooded murder. And finally, we’ve got the selection, transformation, and official debut of the Alpha Lanterns.

Verdict: Thumbs up. Really, this one had metric megatons of cool stuff in it. The Alpha Lanterns — Green Lanterns surgically altered into semi-robotic GL-Manhunter combinations who are charged only with enforcing justice among the other Green Lanterns — are plenty creepy, from the unnerving “cosmic surgery” that transforms them to their extremely ominous debut. And man alive, do I ever wish we could’ve seen the Scarecrow with a power ring. That woulda been sooooo cool.

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