Title: Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #46
Words: Robert Venditti
Pencils: Clayton Henry
Inks: Clayton Henry
Colors: Pete Pantazis
Publication Date: June 13, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: “DARKSTARS RISING” part five! The Green Lantern Corps has gathered its forces to stand against the encroaching threat of the Darkstars, but not even John Stewart was prepared for their next move: the Darkstars enlist Guy Gardner into their ranks!
Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #46 both opens and closes with emotionally intense scenes that leave readers feeling torn as they rock on the edges of their seats, waiting to see what comes next. Robert Venditti has done an excellent job thus far in inspiring readers to question their beliefs, and now, with Guy Gardner being the newest recruit of the Darkstars, he has proven that even Green Lanterns aren’t immune to the Darkstars influence.
Despite having our team spread out and working on separate sub-missions, it is easy to follow this story’s events thanks to a combination of smooth scene transitions, proper pacing, and telling dialogue. Some of our lanterns are more successful than their counterparts, but regardless of who is succeeding and who is failing, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps is continuing to gain momentum.
Illustrator Clayton Henry does a fine job in Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #46 in bringing Venditti’s script to life, but, and it is no fault of his, he didn’t get a chance to take full advantage of being an illustrator working on a Green Lantern comic book. Aside from this, Henry’s character work was fantastic considering there were so many familiar faces in this issue.
The Bottom Line:
Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #46 is the fifth issue in the Darkstars Rising story arc, and although we have been immersed in this story for some time, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps still feels fresh and exciting thanks to moments of great emotional intensity.