The Green Lantern #10 // Review
Keep the Guidebook handy while Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp continue to take readers through a cosmic odyssey across the DC Multiverse. Green Lanterns from across various alternate Earths team up to aid Hal Jordan And Abin Sur against the Negative Man. This brilliant silver age sci-fi love letter continues to push boundaries. Not only of the mythos but also with what can be accomplished with the medium in modern-day comics.
Jam-packed as ever, this chapter takes on the cumbersome task of reintroducing readers to the multiple Multiversal Green Lantern while still pushing the overarching narrative forward. Arriving in the nick of time. The Multiversal Lantern Corps save Hal Jordan And Abin Sur from certain peril as a much larger task still lies at hand. Before the chapter closes out, the impending arrival of a new challenger emerging from the shadows sets the stage for what is still yet to come.
Accompanying the 2000AD European aesthetic to the title is an absolute dream come true. The work of Liam Sharp is nothing less than sheer master class artistry, going down in Green Lantern history with every new issue. Steve Oliff, the godfather of digital coloring, continues to layer Sharp’s artwork with gorgeous hues and absolutely elevating the material in the process.
Whenever playing in his own sandbox, Morrison shines brightest, and this chapter is the perfect example of why this works so perfectly. Reintroducing readers to these Lanterns across the Multiversal is old hat for Morrison, having explored at 52 Universe previously with his title Multiversity. This chapter acts as an addition of sorts to that series. As it takes many plot points left behind seemingly for other creatives only to be picked up years later by none other than Morrison himself.
Whether old or new fan alike, the series continues to deliver an exciting fleshed out tale with each new chapter. As Morrison and Sharp drive the story forward, the title is propelled into exciting areas while still managing to use long-forgotten continuity to create something all its own. With two more issues remaining before the break between volume one and two, readers will undoubtedly be waiting on pins and needles for the soon to be revealed new title for the upcoming chapter to Hal Jordan’s story.