Review: Green Lantern Corps #53

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Posted by Zack Freeman (683 posts) - - Show Bio
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A new, more aggressive Weaponer from Qward kidnaps Sora as part of a rather nasty scheme to get revenge on Sinestro.

The Good

To focus on something specific, I got a kick out of all of Sora constructs' being medical instruments. With all these Corps having the same powers, it's tough to make one corpsman unique from the next, so it was a quite clever way to express her character (and imagination.)  Speaking of powers, this new Weaponer's weakness-specifying weapon is an awesome. And I love the fractured family dynamic that's come up now that Kyle has to deal with Sinestro as his girlfriend's dad.

The Bad

Even though the Weaponers of Qward get a redesign in this issue, I can't help but wish that Kirkham could've taken the makeover even farther. Their winged helmets are Silver Age accessories that stick out awkwardly next to the sleek updates that Sinestro and the Green Lanterns have gotten. I feel like there's an excess of splashes and double-splashes in this issue and, considering that this new Weaponer is featured in most of them, that worsened my issues with the outfit.

The Verdict - 4/5

While I was a little cool to the last storyline with Hank Henshaw and the Alpha Lanterns, I think Bedard's shaken the transition pangs out, now, and he's setting up a much more interesting storyline here. I'm eager to see this long-established part of GL's mythos finally get an update to fit into the new cosmology - - though I still wish they'd given the Weaponer a totally new outfit.
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#1 Posted by bobtv (86 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice,  considering I got one of the crisis mini- figures of the weaponer yesterday, the helmet is almost the same, time to get this issue.

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#2 Posted by Jake Fury (21943 posts) - - Show Bio

This issue was awesome. 

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#3 Posted by Pizawle (1080 posts) - - Show Bio

Anything Lantern is awesome to me. While Syaf leaving saddens me, I look forward to continue reading this great book.

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