In HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 all roads lead to Sinestro and his War World. Guy Gardner already made his way there and was captured. Now the greatest Green Lantern who ever lived makes his presence known to the Sinestro Corps.

 

Previously in HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #5, both Hal Jordan and John Stewart were preparing to invade War World. While Stewart was leading the remaining Green Lantern Corps towards Sinestro to retrieve Guy Gardner, he ran into a fleet of mediocre aliens hell-bent on getting their friends and family back from the Sinestro Corps. At the same time, Hal Jordan (after being healed by Soranik) gets ready to battle the Sinestro Corps alone.

READ: Go back and refresh on HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #5 right here!

HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 continues to follow three Green Lanterns: John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and Hal Jordan. Gardner is still being tortured at the hands of Administer Lash. Meanwhile, Stewart is taking the slow and strategic route by figuring out a game plan before attacking Sinestro. On the other hand, Jordan descends upon War World as fast as he can. These storylines continue to inch closer together but still do not meet. While it has been a slow burn, it fortunately works well because it builds anticipation for the reader. Jordan and Gardner are now both on War World, but they are in very different positions. Gardner is in dire need of help, while Jordan is in the fight of his life. This begs the question to whether Jordan can save Gardner. The anticipation is agonizing, but in a good way. I just want to see the Green Lantern Corps whole again. Originally, I expected the Green Lantern Corps and Hal Jordan would run into each other before attacking the Sinestro Corps and saving Gardner; however I like having them attack at different times because it ups the danger for Jordan as the odds are not in Jordan’s favor. There are way too many Sinestro Corps members along with Sinestro himself.

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Writer Robert Venditti’s decision to have Jordan rush in before the Green Lantern Corps. arrives to the scene is fitting for the Hal Jordan character. As Sinestro reminds us, Jordan has always been a hot head. Rushing into battle and against the odds is something we’ve seen before from him and it’s one of the reasons he may be the greatest Green Lantern. Venditti also characterizes Stewart and Gardner in a fitting way. Stewart has been the most level headed and strategic of the Green Lanterns and Gardner is the tough and loyal Guy we know and love to hate. I love that Venditti keeps the characters this way, especially when they are all in so much trouble.

READ: There are more members of the Green Lantern Corps on Earth! Check out what they’ve been up to in our GREEN LANTERNS #8 Review!

Jordi Tarragona and Rafa Sandoval are back on the HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS series and their art remains impressive. Their character designs look incredibly strong and vicious at the same time, which adds an intensity to the action in the issue. The best of the art in HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 is undoubtedly the look of the constructs created by both the Green Lanterns and the Yellow Lanterns. Hal Jordan returns to his roots with aerial constructs and the team of Tarragona and Sandoval make them beautiful. This may even be a reason in itself to check out this issue.

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Overall, HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 is the issue readers have been waiting for. A Green Lantern has finally come to attack Sinestro on his home turf and who else but Hal Jordan has the fortitude to do it himself. There aren’t many more satisfying moments in the DC universe than when Jordan and Sinestro battle it out in true showdown fashion. The issue also leaves us to wonder how much Sinestro’s fear engine will come into play, when the Green Lantern Corps will get to War World, and if Gardner will be saved. We’ll just have to tune in to find out next time in HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS!

One Comment

  1. 9thdimensionblog

    October 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Great review. Man, that artwork is amazing. Flat out looks like a Star Wars space/aerial battle.

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