This book has a lot of characters carrying other characters around early on, which I thought would be something to come back around in the issue, but it really didn’t, which felt odd. I thought that Ausras looked really evil, like she was plotting something, or maneuvering the Corps into position for something. I absolutely love this book’s art, and I really don’t want Ethan Van Sciver to leave- I don’t know who is replacing him, but I will bet you anything they will have a hard time to hit the level of quality on this book’s art. Though the story left a lot to be desired. Guy and Killowog are at eachother’s throats, then back to buddy-buddy. Guy felt like he was directed pretty blatantly by Ausras, and it turned out to be a trap. So is Ausras really a good guy after all? Who knows… Is Marniel a parallel universe Black Lantern? It almost felt like they were a hybrid of Black Hand and Larfleeze- summoning avatars of death, not just constructs of dead lanterns. It was really cool looking, to say the least. This issue didn’t accomplish nearly as much as I would have liked, but it looked good doing very little, so I minded less than I probably should have. The talking dragged on, the fighting felt rushed, and the opening flashback sequence felt cut short and without much payoff, when it could have been drawn out a bit more, and brought back around in a more meaningful way this issue- though, most likely, it will come back in issue four, but I am not really waiting with baited breath for that, so we will just have to wait and see.