“I know a devious mind when I see it”
Writer Justin Jordan pulls all of the elements together this issue while keeping the tension ratcheted up as all the Lanterns and the Apes clash on the battlefield, determined to gain the upper hand on the others. To be honest I’m finding the interaction between Grodd and Cornelius to be my favorite part of the series and this issue really shines a spotlight on their dynamic as the Universal Ring wielding Cornelius stands up to Grodd, defying him to the very end.
There’s not really much of a plot to this particular installment and the issue’s purpose seems to be just to get all the various elements of the series positioned where they need to be for the big ending. But that doesn’t stop the book from being a fun experience despite the fact that it’s a quick read. There’s a lot of action and there’s a moment which give this series some much needed dramatic punch. Beyond that there’s really not much more to say.