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Review: Green Lantern Corps #48

Ganthet on patrol?

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Ganthet leaves his long term job as a Guardian, for both the Green and Blue Lantern Corps in order to become a Green Lantern. John Stewart teams up with the Alpha Lanterns. 

The Good

Everything seems to be a tie-in with Brightest Day, and although it seems incredibly annoying, this issue is anything but that. It finally feels like the Green Lantern Corps book is doing its own thing for once as Ganthet becomes a Green Lantern, and as John Stewart assists Boodikka. This story also has a "one of us! one of us!" feel as the Alpha-Lanterns take things a little too far, again. I've never liked the Alpha-Lanterns. They always seemed like filler to me, but this issue raises some interesting questions to where I want to know more about them. It makes me want to give them a second chance.Tony Bedard's writing is extremely strong and made me feel happy to read this book. Not only because it's great, but for once, I didn't feel like I was reading something that I needed to, just because I read the regular Green Lantern book. In addition, I like the fact there are captions under the characters names. It's hard to thrust people into this book, who have never read a Green Lantern book before, and have them not be confused about who's who and what they do. Those simple little captions really help out. Ardian Syaf's pencils are fabulous on this book. To me, the best part of it is the ammount of emotion he puts into the faces, without overdoing it. Sometimes, alien faces can be hard to read, but Ardian does a great job of not making it a guessing game for the reader.

The Bad

I have to wait another month to read on. Also, this really doesn't seem like a tie-in issue, so I don't see the point of putting "Brightest Day" on the cover.

The Verdict: 5/5

This is the place to start if you've wanted to start a Green Lantern book. Sure, things may be a little confusing, but this book does a much better  job of explaining the confusing stuff better than the regular Green Lantern book. It's the start of a new story, and a story that makes some uninteresting characters worthwhile for a change. Buy this book.