Green Lantern: New Guardians #26 (DC)

GL NG 26

Rating: 3/5 – Whatever happened to the city of tomorrow?

Green Lantern: New Guardians #26 tries to accomplish and deliver so much, but ends up being disappointing. The issue deals with a very important lesson: what price are you willing to pay for a utopia? This is a problem real life people and countries have faced throughout history and now GL:NG #26 tries to solve the problem. Too bad it doesn’t succeed.  I found the story to be confusing and hard to follow.  What I believe should be an emotional and heavy story is shoved out the window and replaced with what all countries do when faced with ideological differences – fight to the death. The problem faced isn’t dealt with in enough detail and is never really solved.  A lesson is not delivered and when you finish reading, instead of thinking about life, you think “was I rooting for the villain?”.   It really comes down to the fact that I thought this story could have been so much more than it was.

In general this was a good read even though I think it missed its initial target.  I don’t think anyone will remember this story years from now, but if you like space adventures and Green Lantern give this book a try. I f you can get past the first 7 pages you’ll be fine. The end makes it obvious that the Green Lantern creative team is getting ready for another event and they have to get Kyle Rayner prepared for it.

Reviewed by: Gilad Levin – Covering the full spectrum of comics culture

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