By: Geoff Johns (story), Doug Mahnke (pencils), Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin, Tom Nguyen (inks), Alex Sinclair (colors)
The Story: Considering the success of rehab on Hollywood celebrities, this isn’t surprising in the least.
The Review: While I generally like Johns as a writer, and there are quite a few of his works I greatly enjoy, I still stand by my position that he doesn’t bring all that much depth to what he writes. He has a great love of symbolism, of trying to mine the moral out of every tale he tells, but whatever meaning he puts into his stories, they’re always right there, just underneath the surface of the plot, and quite easy to grasp.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in his portrayal of the various color corps in this series. We all know what Johns means when he has the Red Lanterns spitting up blood uncontrollably with rage. It’s pretty obvious why Larfleeze is completely alone as wielder of avarice. Same with the Star Sapphires’ semi-obsessive pursuit of love throughout the universe. And let’s not even get started with the whole fear-versus-will conflict between the Yellow and Green Lantern Corps.
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