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Review: Green Lantern #9

Green is the New Green

This was a nice payoff for the last few issues. It answers a few things but leaves more to be answered. this was a great setup for the next issues to come. I was happy to see the reason for Hal’s ring issues and I’m excited to see where things will go.

The Art: I loved the art in this issue. There were some really cool panel layouts and solid art throughout. there were some great pages that really sold a sense of scale that works great for a story set in space.

The Story: I’ve been out of the loop from GL stories so I was a little lost but the story was still enjoyable as sort of a cap to the last 8 issues.

It’s my hope that the Gl corps gets back to at least some of its former glory. I think it will but it will take time. I’m defiantly along for the ride!

Review: Justice League vs Godzilla vs Kong

The title of this book tells you everything you need to know about the plot. This story does not exist in the main DC cannon. Some might be disappointed but I feel this is a plus because the writer is able to do what ever they want. I was surprised at how well they explained why Godzilla showing up in the DC universe. The first issue setup how this all happened and the second issue has a great battle between a Bat kiju and the Bat family. Overall I don’t have anything really negative to say. The story is silly but fun. You can tell the writer has a love of the characters and is having a good time playing with these characters. There are lots of callous and Easter eggs in the first two issues and plenty of cameos from DC and the monsterverse. I’m very much looking forward to seeing where they take us next.

Review: “Blue Beetle #1 and #2”

“Heroism Meets Mystery: ‘Blue Beetle’ Sets the Stage”

Just when Blue Beetle thinks he’s getting the hang of this superhero gig, along comes a mysterious figure to throw a wrench into the works. Spanning the first two issues, the series does an admirable job of engaging both new and returning readers, catching them up on the essentials of Blue Beetle’s world.

The narrative is well-paced, making it easy to connect with the characters and the unfolding storyline. By issue #2, one feels sufficiently up-to-date, even without prior knowledge of preceding arcs. This speaks volumes about the accessible storytelling, which sets the stage for intriguing developments ahead.

Visually, the art is dynamic and expressive, albeit a tad too loose at times. It conveys action and emotion effectively, but there are moments where tighter lines could have added clarity. The coloring, dark and atmospheric, lends gravity to the scenes; though it’s worth mentioning that the darkness could be a result of the printing process.

In summary, “Blue Beetle #1 and #2” offers a promising start to what could be an enthralling series. While there are minor quibbles concerning the art and color palette, they don’t detract significantly from the overall experience. For now, it’s more than enough to keep readers invested and curious to see where Blue Beetle’s adventures will lead next.