Never Trust a Durlan
|Diro Yat’s reaction to his son tips the Durlans’ hand a little too soon|
Von Daggle resurfaces this issue and plays a pivotal role in the fourth part of this story. His brief scene was played very well, keeping the reader in suspense as to which side the Durlan was really on. While no one really knows (besides Jensen) Daggle’s true agenda for now it appears he’s wearing a green hat and riding with the Corps, putting himself in harms way to be able to allow the rest of the Green Lanterns to be able to detect the Durlans. While this surely gives the Corps a distinct advantage it won’t matter a whole lot in the end if the Durlans succeed in making it to Zezzen before they can be stopped.
|Bernard Chang’s pencils make the action leap off the page|
Artistically the issue is a little hit or miss with Bernard Chang’s artwork being superior to Moritat’s and their styles are different enough to make the transition between them a bit jarring. Chang’s visuals really add to the tension in Jensen’s script and add a kinetic feel to the action scenes.
Green Lantern Corps #32 finally puts the Green Lanterns back on their heels a little bit in this confrontation with the Durlans. While I don’t think that Uprising feels like an event where one part flows naturally from one part to the next, it does succeed in conveying a singular story spanning across two titles. I personally like the more unified approach myself but the arc has been enjoyable nonetheless. Jensen’s use of John’s past mistakes and showing his ability to move on is in sharp contrast to the Durlan perspective is a good use of continuity to convey character and the issue creates a lot of anticipation for the final two parts. Four out of five lanterns.