Title: Hal Jordan Green Lantern Corps #13
Writer: Robert Venditti
Penciller: V Ken Marion
Inkers: Paul Nearly and Dexter Vines
Colorist: Alex Sollazzo
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: January 25, 2017
When DC Comics decided to decrease their drawn out stories that lead to graphic novel sales, I was excited to be able to read a one-shot or a two-issue story that would tighten things up. The perfect team to do that with is none other than the Green Lantern Corps.
For the past decade the focus has primarily been on Hal Jordan (obviously the main character of this book) and the other defenders of Space Sector 2814. However, as the Green Lantern Corps and the Jordan are mentioned in this issue, the story focuses on a grandmother named Somar-Le, who’s resides on Xudar, the home world of Tomar-Re.
Somar-Le agrees to tell a scary bedtime story to her grandchildren of when their planet was attacked by Starro, the Star Conqueror. She was orphaned during the ordeal and once she was set freed thanks to the Green Lantern Corps, she too learned how to overcome great fear and more importantly, share great love with her husband Zumol as well as her grandchildren.
What’s beautiful about this story is that it allowed Venditti to write at his best, which are emotional, character driven stories that go beyond dealing with only fight scene after fight scene. The art team is impeccable and I look forward in seeing what these loosely tied together stories will bring forth for a whole new generation of readers.