DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers and Review for Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #11 follow!
We start off in the past where we get a bit of an explanation who the unlikely team-up of Green Lantern foil the Orange Lantern Larfleeze teamed up with Superman foe Brainaic 2.0 where… Larfleeze is in charge!
Turns out he found the defunct Brainiac in his heap of stuff of the Planet Okaara in Space sector 2828.
I can’t help, but think the end of this arc includes the emergence of the ultimate Brainiac, who masterminded all the others, showing up and taking everyone on – the Green Lantern Corps, the Yellow Lantern / Sinestro Corps and Larfleeze.
Or maybe it will be the Brainiac from Convergence that shows up instead?
Although, does DC even known which is THE Brainiac of DC Rebirth?
Anyhow, back to Hall Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #11 this time in modern day with Larfleeze and Brainiac 2.0
It appears Brainiac is aware that he is not under his own control and vows to take on Larfleeze when he frees himself.
And, it is pretty cool to see that Larfleeze has the usual collector’s problem…. storage space. That’s why Brainiac’s shrinking technology is so value by the sole Orange Lantern.
Larfleeze’s bottled prize are the Green Lantern Corps – minus Hal Jordan and White Lantern Kyle Rayner.
Preying on Larfleeze’s collector’s sensibilities the Green Lantern Corps (GLC) and Yellow Lantern Corps / Sinestro Corps do battle amongst themselves. Larfleeze is in anguish that his pretties, his collectibles, are destroying each other and he intervenes…
…allowing the GLC and the Sinestro Corps to escape their bottled prison… um, trophy case…
…with Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner on their way to assist John Stewart, Guy Gardner and the rest of the GLC next issue!
And this is the cover to January 2017’s Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #12.
No a lot of Hal Jordan in this issue for a book with his name in the title, but he wasn’t missed. John Stewart is a capable GLC leader and Guy Gardner probably should get a different role in the book beyond loose canon wing man to Stewart.
Writer Robert Venditti is doing his best Green Lantern work in Rebirth; I found his New 52 work ho hum on the franchise, but his X-O Manowar for Valiant Comics is standout brilliance. So, Venditti is a capable writer and his DC work finally shows it.
The pencils of Rafa Sandoval are probably underrated compared to his peers with greater name recognition, but his art just works for this book. They are fluid and expressive and help carry the story.
While I would have liked to have seen more Kyle Rayner in this issue, but enjoyed the Brainiac-Larfleeze moments, I give this book a 7.5 out of 10.
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