Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #25
Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Ethan Van Sciver
Colorist: Jason Wright
The fragile alliance between the Green Lantern and the Sinestro Corps is ripping apart and John Stewart has one last chance the peace and he so desperately fought for.
What you need to Know
Tomar-Tu’s ring was seized when John and Hal took him into custody.
Soranik Natu branded Kyle Rayner with the mark of Sinestro for hiding the true identity of the deceased half-Korugarian from the future, Sarko, the son of Kyle and Soranik, the grandson of Sinestro himself.
What You’ll Learn
We start off strong with a show of Hal’s bravado as he protects his friend from the vengeance of the yellow lanterns, before Guy and Arkillo arrive to back him up and find out who attacked Kyle. It’s great to see Arkillo threatening the other yellow lanterns for their alleged betrayal, which only makes it more devastating that the alliance is approaching its breaking point. But when Soranik admits she branded the Green Lantern, the look of sorrow and confusion on Ark’s face is heartbreaking.
Arkillo’s loyalty is tested when he stands face to face with his friend. Weapons drawn. Who will strike first? Despite the conflict going on around them, Guy and Ark steal the show.
Next, I have to admit I never liked John’s leadership. His stoicism made him too similar to the Guardians. But he gives Soranik every chance to stand down before he makes a play here that shows even me, why he’s our leader.
The previous issues built up to this beautifully. A great end to one story. And a promising beginning to the next.