Right off the bat, Robert Venditti hits us with a Metal tie-in that includes brief talk of forging, the multiverse, and Old Genesis. Mighty Metal Golems are awakening and so far they look pretty cool. Graf Toren, our Green Lantern monk from Karax, has been having visions of this disturbance….this Metal.
What is this all about?
‘FALL OF THE GODS’ part one! Ancient hunters awaken across the cosmos to end Highfather and the New Gods! Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps draw the line between gods, but that won’t stop the body count as the most powerful deities in the universe go to war.
Jordan and Rayner have been dispatched to scan an unusual sub-gravitational field in Sector 1419. Upon their arrival, they find the planet has been reduced to rubble, like Aleraan rubble. This is the part of the issue that really gave me chills. Orion comes hauling ass out of a boom tube while being chased by Omega beams! And where do Omega beams come from? Darkseid! Orion shortly after is tagged in the chest by the beams and Jordan and Rayner rush him to a nearby planet for emergency treatment.
When Orion wakes up, he is frantic that Hal and Kyle would bring him to a planet. Why? Because he’s being targeted, and oh yeah, he’s also being chased by one of the Mighty Metal Golems. The Golem arrives and it’s about to mess stuff up! Next issue: “Heavy Metal.” This giant crossover is upon us folks! It’s about to get real in the DC Universe.
What can I say? This title was perfect. Venditti threw us right into part one of this crazy new story, but he did it so eloquently. We get a taste of Metal, then someone feeling the disturbance, then our Green Lanterns stumbling on something big, then BOOM we’re neck deep in it already and it just started.
The flow of the issue is brilliant, the writing is on point, and the artwork is arguably my favorite out of all of the current titles right now. It’s so well drawn and colored beautifully. The artist’s portrayal of Orion is pretty awesome too. He looks a tad bit different than he normally does, his style of helmet is much different. I totally approve. All-in-all a fantastic read. Get this issue and every issue that follows. As long as this team is working on this title, I have 100% faith in its success.
Reviewed by Justin Swenson
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #26
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by: Raea Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomeu Morey
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: August 9, 2017