Green Lantern: New Guardians 3 (January 2012)

During the opening scene of this issue, Kyle Rayner–imbued with the powers of all the rings… well, not really but Bedard misses that plot hole–starts spewing like a Red Lantern.

He spews while speaking Bedard’s dialogue, which proves a nice metaphor for the issue in general and Bedard’s writing in particular. Obviously, not all of the problems are Bedard’s fault. He’s not the idiot who named the Orange Lantern leader Agent Orange, he just works for the idiot who did.

It’s a strange issue in how little happens. The ringless (but still able to survive in space and still possessing superpowers) supporting cast goes to Oa to confront Kyle. Except Kyle thinks they’re on their way to rescue him. Makes a lot of sense.

There’s nothing to recommend the comic.

Wait, there’s a funny fat ghost Lantern. It’s even kind of cute, like an orange Slimer from Ghostbusters.



Writer, Tony Bedard; pencillers, Tyler Kirkham and Harvey Tolibao; inker, Batt; colorist, Nei Ruffino; letterer, Dave Sharpe; editors, Sean Mackiewicz and Pat McCallum; publisher, DC Comics.

One Comment

  1. vernon wiley

    Pretty funny comparing this comic and the Warlock one. Poor comics just never completely go out of fashion, just fail miserably in different ways. Although one costs $2.99 and the other 3 for a $1.00. I think I’ll get nostalgic and opt for the cheaper one.