The Green Lantern #10 Comic Review
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Liam Sharp
Colorist: Steve Oliff
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski
Cover: Liam Sharp
Variant Cover: Kaare Andrews
Guardians of The Multiverse
“Green Lanterns Assemble”
What You Need to Know
Abin Sur warned Hal Jordan, but it’s too late, The Mad Anti-Matter Lantern is has arrived and the entire Multiverse is at risk. Reunited with a version of his mentor from a parallel Earth, Hal tries to stop this dark Lantern from destroying all of creation. It will take more than 2 Green Lanterns to deal with this threat, and luckily a call has been made throughout the multiverse to unite Green Lanterns from multiple Earths.
What Just Happened
The issue begins on Earth-36, where The Custodians of the Universe summon Hank Hallmark to respond to a threat to the multiverse. On Earth-47, the Galactic Guru summons Magic Lantern to respond to the same threat. On Earth-32, Bruce Wayne’s ring, Penny-Two informs him that the Guardians need him to respond to an immediate threat. On Earth-Zero, Hal Jordan and Abin Sur try to hold back the Anti-Matter Lantern. Flashlight, Magic Lantern, and Emerald Knight are able to arrive in time to assist Hal and Abin Sur.
Hal battles the Anti-Matter Lantern in the Bleed Space and is separated from the rest of the Lanterns. Lantern wakes up from the battle greeted by Strong Woman. Strong-Woman reveals to Hal that they are on Uugo, The Conscious Planet aka Green Lantern. Hal Jordan is informed that the Planet is home to the Green Lanterns of The Multiverse. The Lanterns meet to discuss the Anti-Matter Lantern and discover that the Star Sapphire of Earth-11 made a distress call from Earth-15. The Lanterns speak of a “Cosmic Grail” that is rumored to be on Earth-15. The Lanterns travel to Earth-15 to support the Star Sapphire.
Members of the Green Lantern Corps meet with Hal Kar of the Super Watch to respond to their devastating encounter with the being that ripped through the team. The being reappears with Super-Woman in its grasp.
On Earth-15, one of the Green Lanterns summons the dead heroes of this Earth for answers about what is happening to the Multiverse. The Living Lantern is attacked and her Lantern is destroyed, aging her instantly. A giant being wielding its own Lantern informs the Lanterns that they are trapped without escape and that he has a story to tell them.
Grant Morrison has now tasked Hal Jordan with not only protecting the universe, but the entire multiverse as well. Luckily for Hal, Morrison gives him some reinforcements to turn the tide of the battle. Of Course the “Guardians of the Multiverse” were the highlight of this issue for me. My favorites among this group of Lanterns from the multiverse would have to be the Magic Lantern and Emerald Knight, who I have dubbed “Dude Lantern” and “Bat Lantern”. Emerald Knight got a few chuckles out of me due to having the same grumpy attitude as the Batman we know and love plus a Green Lantern ring. Who knew Bruce Wayne hated weed that much?
I have questions regarding this “Mad” Anti-Matter Lantern. Is this the same creature that was briefly seen at the beginning of Morrison’s run on this book? Is it connected to the powerful being that Hal’s fellow Green Lantern’s investigate in this issue? That’s a question that I feel will linger for the next couple of issues. Another mystery to me is who is this large being with the Lantern? I know Grant Morrison likes to involve obscure and underutilized characters so it could be something from the history of the Green Lanterns Corps. I’m just not sure if the being is friend or foe.
The art continues to be great thanks to Liam Sharp and Steve Oliff. Tom Orzechowski compliments the artwork well with his vivid colors. The design of the “Mad” Anti-Matter Lantern is a highlight of the issue for me along with the design of the brooding Emerald Lantern. I personally think the page showcasing the Magic Lantern and his universe tells you all you need to know about this book.