Monday, February 18, 2013

Book Review: Green Lantern Vol. 2: The Revenge of Black Hand

Green Lantern Volume 2: The Revenge of Black Hand by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke

The uneasy alliance of Sinestro (former Yellow Lantern and sworn enemy of Green Lantern Hal Jordan) and Hal Jordan continues from the last book. Sinestro has discovered a plot by the Guardians of the Galaxy (who lead the Green Lantern Corps) to get rid of the Green Lanterns and control the universe with a mysterious "Third Army." Before Sinestro has a chance to drag Jordan back into the action, the mysterious Indigo Tribe (who wield the light of compassion) drags Sinestro back to their home world. Jordan pursues, finding more than he bargained for. His old enemy, Black Hand, is one of the Indigo Tribe and seems to be reformed, or at least brainwashed, into serving the tribe. But what is really going on, and how is Abin Sur (the Green Lantern who gave his ring to Jordan as he died) related to the Indigo Tribe?

The story spins out nicely with plenty of action and plot development. The secret of the tribe is pretty interesting and fits well with the themes of redemption being explored for the various characters (especially Sinestro, Jordan, and Black Hand). The secret is also related to the larger plot involving the Guardians' shenanigans. I'm curious to read more!

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