REVIEW: Green Lantern Corps #10

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John Stewart killed a fellow Lantern to save Oa and the Corps. These actions may have repercussions. Take the jump for a Major Spoilers look at Green Lantern Corps #10.

GREEN LANTER CORPS #10
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Fernando Pasarin
Inker: Scott Hanna
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Artist: Pasarin, Hanna, & Eltaeb
Editors: Brian Cunningham and Matt Idelson
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $2.99

Previously in Green Lantern Corps:While being held prisoner by enemies of Oa, John Stewart prevented a fellow Lantern from giving away all the secrets by killing him. Now, after not reporting this, the Alpha Lanterns have found out and have sentenced him to death.

EVERYONE HAS A PLAN

The Alpha Lanterns have sentenced John Stewart to death with no chance of appeal. No one is happy about this, even the Guardians, and because of this we are starting to see a lot of schism amongst the Corps; Greens, Alphas, and Guardians. The overtone of this book is one of betrayal and distrust; it practically seeps through the pages. This is foremost in the way Guy and John interact, as John is accepting of his fate and ready to face the execution head held high, while Guy is not ready to let the Alphas have their way, going so far as to break John out.

John has the strongest characterization in the book, being accepting of his fate while very openly disagreeing with the verdict. His final request is to apologize to the family of the Lantern he killed, and not for killing him but for lying about how he died to his parents. John is stoic, stern, and convicted earning a respect from both the Alphas and the leaders he very much reserves. Of course this doesn’t stop the other Greens from rallying behind him and busting him out, despite John’s protesting, though this course of action may not be the best plan.

A BAD PLAN

I don’t think Pasarin likes noses. A majority of the aliens we get have little to no nose. That isn’t to say that any of them look bad, it was just the biggest trend that struck me. On top of that none of the faces with noses look bad either, in fact the book as a whole looks great, there was just a lot of mostly noseless faces. My favorite part with Pasarin’s work here though is Isamot’s stubby arms. He lost them recently and they are still regrowing, which looks cool.

BOTTOM LINE: Intriguing

Green Lantern Corps #10 is more about the derision of the Corps and the potential for further issues than anything else, which works quite well. On top of John’s great moments we are given decent work with other Lanterns and a non-Lantern almost being selected. With a calm demeanor and muted tone Green Lantern Corps #10 shines with 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Rating: ★★★½☆