Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps Volume 2: Bottled Light
By Robert Venditti, Rafa Sandoval , Ethan Van Sciver , Jason Wright , Dave Sharpe , Jordi Tarragona , Tomeu Morey , Ed Benes
I received a free copy of Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps Volume 2: Bottled Light from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
Hal Jordan is about to go from the head of the Green Lantern Corps to an army of one. Jordan’s long, illustrious—and tumultuous—tenure with the Corps takes several hairpin turns. At lightspeed. Toward a black hole. In a blender!
For starters, the Green Lantern Corps has disappeared, and now Sinestro’s own Corps enforces his uniquely brutal brand of law and order in the universe. As a result, Jordan has no ring to sling, or Sector 2814 (a.k.a. Earth) to protect. (So more of the usual for Hal!)
Green Lantern veteran Robert Venditti teams up with Rafa Sandoval and Ethan Van Sciver to pilot Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps, Volume 2: Bottled Light!
Collecting: Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps 8-13
Summary from Goodreads.
I think that since I have such high expectations for anything to do with the Green Lanterns, no story is going to be good enough. I finished this a few days ago and whilst I did enjoy to, I am struggling to put into words how it did not capture me like I wanted it to.
Lets start with the art style. Once again, Green and Yellow are very dominate colours; but unlike the first volume where they seemed to be balanced perfectly, they seemed to overrun everything. I can only imagine how hard it would be to balance the colours when 90% of the people are wearing either Green or Yellow but it could have been done better.
Now the storyline follows Hal Jordan coming back from the dead, kind-of. At the end of the lsat volume he sacrificed himself but became pure willpower or something like that. I am not going to lie, I found that to be very confusing and as you can probably tell it wasn’t that interesting either. Also, apart from Hal Jordan we follow a John Stewart lead Green Lantern Corp. Whilst I found this storyline a lot more interesting, it seems to have been written to get Hal Jordan where he has to be for the next volume. Hopefully it pays off in the next volume.
If you enjoy the Green Lanterns then I suspect that you will have already read this, but I do not believe that this would be a good starting place if you are looking to start reading about Hal Jordan.
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