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Review: Green Lantern #54

Featuring the adorable Dex-Star!

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Atrocitus makes Earth his home and seemingly tries to protect Earth's people as Star Sapphire, Sinestro, and Hal Jordan figure out the purpose of the White Lantern on Earth and what they have to do in order to maintain peace across the universe.

The Good

Finally, an issue about working together as a team instead of everyone fighting each other. True, Blackest Night did bring many lanterns together to reach the same goal, but this issue has them working together because they want to. I also no longer feel as though each lantern corps is a gimmick. They all seem to be here to stay. I love seeing the Red Lantern Corps evolve and come into their powers, since they are the youngest of the corps. Also, Dex-Star is not only adorable, but an entirely awesome character. For those who haven't been reading, Dex-Star is a member of the Red Lantern Corps, and he/she is an adorable kitty cat, who will vomit blood on you that eats your body away. We finally get a small understanding of why the white lantern has positioned itself in the middle of a road. This is the issue that makes me love the Brightest Day story arc because again, it doesn't feel like a gimmick. There's a purpose behind everything.

The Bad

The character reveal at the end of the issue. I hate the character that shows up at the end more than any character at DC, Marvel, or any indy company. Also, I completely forgot about Ion. I've missed him, and he feels forced into this story, but I can't be too sure until I know how everything plays out.

The Verdict: 4.5/5

If you've been a Red Lantern Corps fan, this issue is for you! I can't say this is a good place to start for anyone wanting to get into Green Lantern. In fact, this is a terrible place to start. I suggest starting back at Green Lantern: Rebirth. However, if you've been following the book, you'll really enjoy this one.