“Being magic-dragon food ain’t in the cards today”
|Guy Gardner, dragon slayer|
I almost wondered if the tale we were seeing was all in Guy’s head due to the preposterous level of adventure and the dubious feats of greatness that his accomplishes. I mean, Guy arm wrestles Hercules to a stalemate for a considerable length of time before deciding to channel Sylvester Stallone’s Over the Top for a victory. It’s hard to believe that Guy could pull it off considering the strength level of Hercules and I wonder how many more Tall Tales we might have seen if there were more pages in this issue. Imagined or real despite the improbability it’s a fun ride if you can suspend your disbelief a bit more than usual.
Steve Ellis’ artwork really compliments the issue both in terms of tone and staying true to the early ’80’s vibe that this series harkens back to. One of my pet peeves is seeing a Green Lantern’s eyes through the mask holes and there’s a lot of back and forth between seeing the eyes and not which, I’ll be honest, had me twitching a little! But, again, I approached this book for what it is and did my best to try to look past it.
Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #2 is a joyful romp through early 1980’s era comics that favors a light story and action over melodrama. If you’re a Guy Gardner fan you’ll enjoy seeing him true to his roots in this story, but readers who are looking for serious character studies or a plot that ties back to the main Convergence event will likely be less enthused. Either way it’s probably the most fun you’ll have reading one of the event’s tie-in series. Four out of five lanterns.
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