Sunday, November 4, 2012
Albert Avilla Reviews: Green Lantern: New Guardians #0
Reviewed by Albert Avilla
Writer: Tony Bedard
Art: Aaron Kuder, Andrei Bressan
Inks: Greg Adams
Are we about to jump off into something or what? Hal Jordan has gone off with Sinestro. Carol Ferris finds a ring in Hal's locker – not that ring, an engagement ring. A Lantern shows up; it's Kyle Rayner. He's looking for Hal, too. Kyle and Carole go off to fight some Black Lanterns. Kyle finds a place where a yellow power battery blew up. Then, Kyle throws down on the Black Lanterns with the green and blue spectrum.
Kyle explains that different colors are working through his ring. The ring says that Hal is dead, but Star Sapphire's love says he is not. It also shows that Kyle will combine all seven powers in the future. The Zamarons and the Guardians are united to destroy the seven corps. This is how you kick off a major crossover event. You give the reader a good savory taste of action. Give them a fist full of questions that need to be answered. Have the enemy marshaling their forces. Don't forget the good old foreshadowing that leaves them wanting more. This is what The New 52 should be about, a quantum change from the old DC.
Let’s talk about the art. Kyle and Star Sapphire are awesomely cool. You get landscapes, the night skies, unique energies, the zombie apocalypse, and splash page masterpieces. The color palette is exploited to its aesthetic maximum. The cover was the cherry that tops the sundae.
I rate Green Lantern New Guardians #0 Buy Your Own Copy. Al-O-Meter #2 (of 5) ranking.