"Fall down seven times, stand up eight"
Part two of "The Green Impurity" was released this week with Sam Humphries and Eduardo Panseca on board for issue twenty of the Green Lanterns series. With Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz sinking fast it appears that Neal Emerson, aka Dr. Polaris, may have won the day, but of course not everything goes as planned for the master of magnetism as the opening panels of this issue convey.
|This time Simon Baz is the team liability when he can't find the will to break free from Dr. Polaris' trap.|
The most interesting part of the story to me was the all too brief scene that takes place in space orbiting Mogo as John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Vath Sarn, Isamot Kol, Ganthet and Sayd discuss Sarn and Kol's recent trip to Earth. Rami's presence is revealed and John Stewart sets actions in motion that will lead the Green Lantern Corps on a collision course with Volthoom. I'm drawn back to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #13 where we see a number of Volthoom rings flying through space and thinking that somehow that's tied to the Rami/Volthoom plot in this series.
|Will this lead to the first Green Lanterns / Hal Jordan and the GLC crossover?|
Green Lanterns #20 spends an abundance of time on character at the expense of moving the narrative forward in any significant fashion. With very little happening you could easily skip this issue and not miss anything. Seven out of ten lanterns.