Saturday, February 25, 2012

(REVIEW) Green Lantern: New Guardians #6

Written by Tony Bedard
Artwork by Tyler Kirkham, Batt, and Nei Ruffino

It's just another day for the Rainbow Rangers. After last month's rather weird foray into the...artificial solar system...this issue is all about the fightin'. At the end of issue five, we see a priest incur the wrath of Invictus, some sort of guardian god. I'll argue that they should have thought up a better name - maybe not one used as the title of a rather recent hit movie. Nonetheless, Invictus is a beast. And while us loyal readers are still nowhere near anything resembling a plot, it's fun to see the Rainbow Rangers together, slinging rings and kicking ass.

Invictus shows up to bring the pain to the ring-bearers, who he claims are "Sinners!" whose darkness can be defeated by his light. As the fight plays out, he doesn't seem to be wrong. One by one, the Lanterns fall to Invictus' power as he lays waste to their constructs. The only hint of a storyline still lies in Glomulus and his orange tint acting as a spark for violence. Invictus sees Glommy and immediately starts babbling about the orange beast and his power.

I really wish there was more to write about, but that's pretty much it - Invictus beatin' up on Lanterns. By the looks of it, next month might give us some insight as to what's going on, but for now, it's still a mystery and damn frustrating one at that. Art-wise, things are still a clean and crisp as ever. I noticed some weird coloration in Kyle Rayner's hair from time to time, but other than that, things were looking good.

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