|Not everyone is happy that Guy is getting some recognition.|
John is informed that pieces of Mogo seem to be assembling themselves and they felt that John should investigate and help Mogo in putting his pieces back together, a task John is more than happy to take on. While Guy and his team are playing escort Voz informs Guy that Xar has escaped and Guy defies the Guardians to leave his duty with half the team so he can fly to Earth and protect his family.
While I’ve been thinking that John’s mission is another ploy to cull an Earth lantern from the herd, Tomasi did comment that fans would see something more on Mogo in the next issue of the title, so perhaps there’s really something to that plot, but the idea of using John’s nobility against him certainly falls in line with the Guardians’ modus operandi of late. Either way I like that Tomasi continues to make use of defining moments from the past to build upon.
|Vandor pays the ultimate price for his service|
The one thing that I was kind of left scratching my head about though was how John got off the hook after the Alpha Lanterns were dispatched with. Regardless of their actions John was still found guilty and it seems like it would have been easy for the Guardians to have used that to get rid of John, but I can see that doing so might cause a critical eye to be put on them by the Corps. Since that’s not something they really want at this juncture it’s probably best that they swept it under the rug and blamed on the Alphas.
The Art –
Cafu jumps on board for this issue and does a great job in particular on the scenes when the Third Army attack in the opening and closing of the issue. Some of the face work on Guy Gardner and John Stewart was a little underwhelming in places, but all in all the art looks good.
What Do I Think?
Green Lantern Corps #13 is a solid issue that brings the Third Army threat into the limelight at the cost of one of the book’s supporting characters. With this new threat unleashed I’ve got a feeling that Vandor is just one of many tragic losses the Corps are going to be faced with as this story looks to be another defining event in the history of Green Lantern. Four out of five lanterns.
- Green Lantern Panel News from NYCC(blogofoa.com)
- Green Lantern Corps #0 Review(blogofoa.com)
- GLC and New Guardians Get Annuals in January(blogofoa.com)
- Green Lantern December 2012 Solicitations(blogofoa.com)
- Keith Giffen to Helm Threshold(blogofoa.com)