This was Kyle Rayner during the amazing Omega Men mini-series.
DC Comics and the creative team behind DC Comics Rebirth’s Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps have been promising a return by Kyler Rayner that is impactful in DC Rebirth.
This week Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #9 hits stands and its impactful for both Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner as well as the rest of the GLC. It also leads into Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #10 which has this cover.
So, we already knew that Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #9 would see Kyle Rayner’s return, but would it be as the White Lantern, the Omega Lantern or a return to a Green Lantern? Well we have some of those answers this week.
DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers and Review follow for Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #9!
I haven’t been picking up this series as my Green Lantern family book of choice has been Green Lanterns featuring Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz. However, with the hyping of Kyler Rayner’s return by DC Comics and Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns Corps creative team, I’ve been keeping at least one eye on the developments of this series.
While this issue has Brainiac in the title of the story / arc, the main story with the Yellow Lanterns (Sinestro Lanterns) and the Green Lantern Corps led by John Stewart with Guy Gardner in tow focuses on Starro.
The GLC and Yellow Lanterns are stuck on a planet Convergence style and Guy Gardner does something silly to try to get them out.
Sinestro Daughter, now leader of the Yellow Corps / Sinestro Corps is asking for help to treat the ill on the planet from John Stewart and the GLC.
The Starro’d populace converge on the Yellow and Green Lantern Corps.
At the same time Ganthet and Sayd are dealing with the alleged death of Hal Jordan; as story beat we know won’t last. Hal Jordan will return to the living as Green Lantern since the book has his name in the title after all.
Then we pivot to Hal Jordan who is somewhere or somewhen and is greeted by…
…by Abin Sur the dead Green Lantern who gave Hal Jordan his first Green Lantern ring when he crash landed on Earth and subsequently died.
We go back to Starro vs. the Yello Lanterns and the GLC where an odd looking “Green Lantern type” with a Green Bell symbol who vanquishes Starro.
We also learn that Abin Sur is dead and in the Green Place, but that Hal Jordan doesn’t belong there (yet).
And, Ganthet needs Kyle Rayner, currently the White Lantern, to save Hal Jordan and the GLC!
Will Ganhthet give Hal Jordan’s will-created Green Lantern ring to Kyle Rayner?
An entertaining issue, but the whole Starro main plot felt like a subplot in some ways as many fans are probably more interested in the Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner developments. Solid art though. 6 out of 10.
Tags: Brainiac, DC Comics, Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Rebirth, Starro