Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Vol. 6: Zod’s Will - Review
Covers the events in issues #37-41
Hal Jordan and the Corps vs General Zod and his family. It almost makes you want to say “Nuff Said.” That said, I didn’t know that Zod had a child. For the purposes of this trade, all you need to know is that he has a family and has taken Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner as prisoners. It is up to the rest of the Corps to rescue them.
I feel like Robert Vindetti’s run has to be one of the most accessible runs on Green Lantern that I have ever read. Time and again, you can come into a volume such as this one and enjoy it for what it is without the burden of continuity. That’s not to say that continuity doesn’t exist; it does. It just doesn’t feel like a suffocating problem. This stands alone and yet, the changes from the last volume are felt here and a little bit of new plot is left dangling at the end to intimate some new forthcoming conflict for the Corps. This kind of structure in storytelling for superhero comics is what should be utilized more often: accessible for new readers and still satisfying veterans.
Rafa Sandoval knows how to draw big epic fight scenes. When fighting a family of three Kryptonians and the Eradicator, it is going to take a lot of creativity in taking them down. We’re treated to many gorgeous splash pages and other massive panels to help magnify the scenes and the art in general. Sandoval’s work looks so good thanks to the amazing work provided by Tomeu Morey on colors. Morey has a great eye for lighting and how to use it to its maximum potential. Some of the panels come off as blindingly bright, which is quite a feat considering that it’s just ink and paper that we are looking at.
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Vol. 6: Zod’s Will
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