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Quick Critiques – July 17, 2011

Green Lantern #67 (DC Comics)
by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen & Mark Irwin

“War of the Green Lanterns” comes to a satisfying though convoluted end, but the big cliffhanger, to be continued in the relaunched title in September, really grabbed my attention and got me excited about the new direction for the book. I didn’t even realize there was going to be a new direction, so to discover that writer Geoff Johns is shaking up the status quo here significantly has me anxiously anticipating what he has in store. Johns’ use of Green Lantern Kyle Rayner’s talent as an artist is fun, but the problem is that he doesn’t provide nearly enough information about the Book of the Black, in which Kyle draws to manipulate the book, for the scene to have a real impact. Furthermore, the resolution of the Krona plotline is disappointing because in it, we see a hero behaving unheroically, killing his opponent. It certainly makes for an appropriately climactic moment, but the fact that the killing, justified or not, goes against what the character believes isn’t addressed at all.

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