One Year Later: Green Lantern #10 Review

Green Lantern #10 is another of DC Comics’ “One Year Later” issues. What’s going on with Hal Jordan one year later? Let’s find out.

Creative Team
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciler: Ivan Reis
Inker: Marc Campos

Art Rating: 7 Night Girls out of 10.
Story Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10.
Overall Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10.

Synopsis: The issue starts with Green Lantern in pursuit of an alien criminal over Russian airspace. Suddenly, Green Lantern is attacked by an army of Rocket Reds. Evidently, Green Lantern had been warned prior to not enter Russian airspace. Green Lantern proceeds to kick a lot of Rocket Red booty.

Green Lantern then has a flashback to him crashing his plane over Russia and not having his ring with him. He is then captured. Hal Jordan then wakes up from his nightmare/flashback. The news is on and says that Green Lantern has violated the Freedom of Power Treaty for the 6th time this month. Some ho who Hal had banged the night before leaves as Oliver Queen comes knocking on Hal’s door.

Ollie and Hal take a walk. Ollie is now Mayor. Ollie tells Hal to stop violating the Freedom of Power Treaty. Hal says as a Green Lantern, he is a space cop and international borders don’t apply to him.

We then cut to a hulking nasty alien slaughtering little aliens. A yellow ring approaches him and tells him he has been recruited for the Sinestro Corp.

We cut to Edwards Air Force base where Hal and his team are getting POA medals. They were shot down 3 months ago while targeting terrorist camps. At that point a large space ship crashes next to the award ceremony. Hal investigates the ship and sees Tomar Tu, a Green Lantern that Parallax killed a while back. End of issue.

The Good: The art is above average. We have been spoiled with Ethan van Scriver. Ivan Reis is definitely no Ethan van Scriver. However, Reis is a good artist who unfortunately has the tough job of following a fantastic artist.

Geoff Johns writes a great “One Year Later” issue. After reading the first few “One Year Later” issue, the Revolution was initially disappointed and under whelmed. However, DC has really come through lately with several very strong “One Year Later” issue. Green Lantern #10 continues that trend.

Johns has really done his best to shake up Hal’s world. The Revolution is intrigued about the failed mission in whom Hal and his team were shot down and taken as prisoners. It seems that the past year has a been a pretty big one for Hal Jordan. The return of Tomar Tu was pretty shocking. This should also be a pretty interesting storyline.

The Revolution liked how Johns is playing Hal as a bit of a lady’s man. The scene with him waking up with a woman who doesn’t know his name and he doesn’t know her name. Hey, names don’t mean anything when you are doing the nasty!

Also, the scene with Ollie as the Mayor counseling Hal to follow the rules was a great twist on their past. Ollie the rebel is now the calm level headed follow the law type while Hal is the rebel. What an interesting year it must have been.

The strength of Green Lantern #10 is that Johns took the “One Year Later” storyline and really ran with it. We have several interesting and major storylines cooking and we are excited to see where Johns runs with this.

The Bad: Absolutely no complaints. Good art and a great story with several large plotlines to develop in the future. The Revolution highly recommends Green Lantern.