Title: The Green Lantern (2018-) #2
Words: Grant Morrison
Art: Liam Sharp
Colors: Steve Oliff
Published: December 5, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: Someone is transporting a mysterious cargo out of the Great Void, and it spells trouble for the universe at large! Hal Jordan interrogates a member of the Spider Guild for answers and uses his pheremones as an interrogation tool, but can he extract the info in time?! Meanwhile, Volgar Ro makes a play for Earth while its emerald protector is off-world!
Evil Star is rescued from the Great Void, Hal Jordan questions a giant spider, and someone has their eyes set on capturing/destroying Earth.
I’ve spoken about artists and writers taking advantage of the unique opportunity presented in writing a Green Lantern series, but, I don’t believe that any creative team has truly taken full advantage of said opportunity until now.
The Green Lantern (2018-) is miles ahead of its ‘competitors;’ the stakes are incredibly high, the landscapes teem with life and beauty, and the character design is exceptional. For example, this issue features Volk a green lantern with an active volcano for a head. And although seeing Volk on the page is exciting, Grant Morrison’s inclusion of rumbles in his dialogue fully-realizes the character.
The collaborative effort being made between Morrison, Sharp, and Oliff is second to none, and despite being filled with unearthly creatures, this issue is strangely human and easy to relate to.
The Bottom Line
Morrison’s sophomore effort is manages to somehow impress more than its predecessor. The weird gets weirder in The Green Lantern (2018-) #2, but damn is this story shaping up to be an unforgettable one.