Sunday, August 28, 2011
"In Blackest Night"
or is there?
this is a good episode, though it requires several leaps of faith to get it going. the first being how the JLA could track the Manhunters back to the planet where they take John. and that J'onn could be in touch with GL mentally several light years away. that is one strong martian mind.
I mean, there has to be a range limit on the rings, right? those darn things are so poorly defined as to be dang near omnipotent!
the other quibble I have is that the Green Lantern Corps turned on John almost immediately, without even investigating on their own. at least Tomar-Re doesn't even have a speaking part in this one so I can think he had reservations. he certainly wouldn't have believed it of Hal...
of course, any long time DC reader would know who was behind the whole plot, and with Kanjar Ro showing up (far more believable as a weaselly little pirate than a match for the entire JLA) one would know something else was up.
this establishes Hawkgirl as a fighter of some renown, as she takes on three of the above GLs without weapons.
Batman and Wonder Woman don't appear in this story.