Illusions are just too perfect to believe in (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #31 Comic Review)

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #31

Written by Robert Venditti

Art by Patrick Ziacher

Coloured by Jason Wright

Lettered by Dave Sharpe

What you need to know:

The Green Lantern met Superman on Earth falling into a rage seeing Sinestro attacked Superman but snaps out of it to discover it is Hector Hammond projecting thought on him.

What just happened?

We are in space sector 2812 clearly a some time ago where the master engineer is told one of the pupae has reached maturity on Earth, a collection is dispatched to bring in the Brain God.

We arrive in the now where Hector Hammond is being tortured by the collection in what looks like a Dr Frankenstein laboratory. They are using his power to make their enemies see any illusion they want. Then the Super Heroes come in to save the day smashing through the wall, Superman and Hal Jordan the Green Latern, “Let the Egghead Go Hal command”

The critters were not expecting to be seen but Hector influenced Green Lantern to guide him, it was a good thing he was hanging out with Superman so they could squash the opposition, surely it is not that easy. They try to control Hal’s mind again but the team up is making short work of the collective, but they activate the God Brain and Hal is somewhere else, someplace that is called home.

So he is back with his brother and family plus his mastered chicken soup plus his Love Carol, everything is perfect as they smooch, too perfect is this illusion. But he knows deep down in his heart that it’s too easy and even thou he wants he can’t give, hopefully he realises he could have the real Carol if he wanted and the mirage tells him to go get her.

So snap using his ring he claws his way out of the fantasy to find the boss Gremlin and smashes him with a battering ram, meanwhile Superman has his own issues with a gremlin making him see what he wants, but we not going to find that out this is Hal’s comic. So Hal breaks all the remote controls and the brain God is free, unlucky for the gremlin collecting data from Superman his awake and it looks like his about to do something bad and it’s Hal who says don’t do it.

Than the critters heads all started popping and exploding and it’s obvious who has acted the tortured Hector. But there is more to come he melts down after being used and abused, turned into this giant grossed head, he controls Superman aims his laser beams eyes towards him as a form of suicide. But Green Lantern steps in and blocks eyes so his eyes hit Hectors neck and Hal is called his Hero whilst Superman felt no control over his body. Green Lantern takes his friend to Star labs to help him, but this is going to take time and they don’t even know if they can cure him, Hal and Superman part. Hal finally grows a pair and goes to see Carol but the timing is always wrong as a call comes in from the corps and he heads towards the sky to intercept Evil Star.

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Paul Smerdon

I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul
Summary
A story a lot stronger then I actually expected, it tugs on the morality of everyday life, manipulating people against their will, suicide and illusions forced upon them. This was a deep issue because doesn’t everyone who has been rejected because they are ugly or just plain not wanted fall into despair sometime even that dark pit of no return. Well done DC for making me think more about how people not just Super Heroes can lose their way
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I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul

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