Thursday, April 12, 2012

Green Lantern #8

The horror story continues in the second chapter of "The Secret of the Indigo Tribe." These folks take the term über-creepy to a whole new level, and just like the Red Lanterns proved that rage doesn't necessarily have its roots on evil, the Tribe shows how something as innocent as compassion may actually come from a dark place. Then there's Black Hand. Ever since taking over the franchise, Geoff Johns has kept him on the forefront of his best hits, and his run on the title has been about telling William Hand's story; this issue is yet another highlight for the character. Once again, kudos go to Doug Mahnke and the art team for a beautiful issue. The ambiance they have created to tell this arc immerses the reader into a dark, cold, and desolate place, that is the galactic equivalent of Camp Crystal Lake. The cliffhanger places Hal Jordan not only in the face of a jarring secret, but also at odds against big, big trouble. Excellent!

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