A military action piece like this one demands something with a bit more energy, and Hal doesn't get all he needs. I do give Adam Schlagman credit for not going the easy route, the one we see in so many Elseworlds books, where the character ends up in essentially the same place he is in the regular DCU. That's a boring route, and this story goes elsewhere. I just wish I didn't know the destination before the journey is over. Read Full Review
This series never had more than a ghost of a concept to hinge on, and thus would have been better off in a done-in-one format. At least we can finally look forward to the return of the real Hal Jordan next week. Read Full Review
A world in which Hal Jordan doesn't get to become the Green Lantern is rife with possibilities, especially if nobody else becomes one either because Abin Sur arrives. Instead, we get something that's just a mess through and through when it comes to artwork and story execution as it's banal and cloying at best. Hal's a good character and I get that this is his cocky, young phase in his life, but even though he tries to go out big here, it does come across as what Carol says in that he's viewing it all as a way to escape rather than to do the right thing. It's hard to get behind him or his actions as well as the potential consequences of something like this if it was a mainline continuity. Hal's one of my favorite characters overall but this arc just showed us a bad side of him that didn' t do anyone any favors. Read Full Review
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