The Qwardian Known As The Weaponer Has Been Constructing A Shield From The Remaining Traces Of The White Lantern Energy And Has A Mean Vendetta Against Sinestro And The Reason Why Will Shock You For His Retribution, The Weaponer S Targeting Sinestro S Daughter, Soranik Natu But First He Ll Have To Get Through Kyle RaynerIn This Volume The Green Lantern Corps Is Caught In The Middle Of All Out War Between Sinestro And His Fear Mongrels, The Sinestro Corps, Against The Weaponer And The Thunderers Of Qward Can Kyle Rayner, John Stewart And The Rest Of The GL Honor Guard Prevent The Destruction Of A World And Save Soranik Natu At The Same Time Learn Why No One In The Universe Messes With Sinestro And Lives To Tell The TaleCollecting Green Lantern Corps The writing is perfectly serviceable, though without any distinguishing characteristics It s like those MFA bores all are. One of the weakest stories to come out of the Brightest Day which makes this an infant with hemophilia The only redeeming quality is the artwork Grade D Another new villain is introduced and is part of Sinestro s backstory and its done really well The Weaponer is smart, strong, and has a compelling reason for his actions Seeing the Corps have to be creative to fight a war without breaking a truce was interesting The ending and subplot involving the next arc were really good Tyler Kirkham s art is sketchier than most GL artists but it worked well Overall, another very good read. I good start and a wonky finish.I really like this arc when it started, it played with a lot of history and also had some nice character dynamics but yeah the end is a bit too convenient for my taste.World The art is great, I liked the power of the rings, the constructs and the facial expressions This is a story that is about emotions and the facial expressions needed to come through in the art and it did, great stuff The world building here is great, it calls back to the lore of Sinestro and his ring and it also deals with the current status of Sinestro and Natu so yes it was wonderful world building The pieces that they use and also the new pieces of the Weaponer and his relationship with the Thunderers was very interesting Impressive.Story I really liked the start of the story, the pacing of it was great, the ratcheting of the pressure and the dialog of the Weaponer and Natu, they really made this arc have weight and consequence I especially love the art and the subtle dialog between Kyle and Sinestro when he brings him the news However the end was a bit too abrupt and convenient for my taste, but I kind of understand The story pushed the characters into a hard place and I think this is the only solution that made somewhat of a sense It s good but yeah the end annoyed me.Characters I really liked the background of the Weaponer is fascinating and his arc is wonderful I really liked the call backs to the canon of these characters I also really liked the arc of Natu, Sinestro and Kyle for this tale There are pieces here and there that are great to give small little development that will pay off in the next arc It s good, that s why I love these GL stories, because characters matter.I liked the book it was fun and was exactly what I like about the GL universe Wonky ending but other than that highly enjoyable.Onward to the next book Green Lantern is one of those sub par heroes for myself, I have never been able to engage with the character However I found myself completely sucked into this volume and finished it within a sitting Lots of action packed sequences and gorgeous artwork 4 5 I ve recently spent some time catching up on the pre New 52 GLC trades, and although I ve enjoyed all of them, this one is probably my favorite for several reasons Great charactersThe Weaponer is a fantastic character, and I was impressed with how much depth Bedard was able to give him in such a limited amount of time His motivations are clear, and his actions make sense given the circumstances He might be a bad guy, but I was pulling for him, which made the ending even sadder It was also great to see Soranik Natu, Ganthet, Kyle, and of course Sinestro in action again With the exception of a rather pointless cameo by Firestorm, this was a great cast of characters Excellent artworkDear Tyler Kirkham Please come back to Green Lantern New Guardians I miss you That is all Fun storyThis was a technically a Brightest Day tie in, but aside from a few references to the event, it works very well as a stand alone story It s not as complex or over the top as some of the other GLC trades, but it delivers an engaging story with lots of action and some genuinely great character moments If you re looking for a serious Brightest Day tie in you ll probably be disappointed, but I hope you ll give it a chance and enjoy it for what it is a ridiculously fun GLC story with a few ties to Brightest Day. A ripping, action packed tale to add to the Green Lantern collection, this story serves as a minor aside before the upcoming War of the Green Lanterns story It s essentially a very simple tale the Weaponer who created Sinestro s yellow power ring now seeks revenge by kidnapping his Green Lantern daughter Soranik Natu and an excuse to ignite some fist fights and ring slinging action That said, the simple story is handled well, with strong writing and dynamic art Tyler Kirkham Matt Banning s splash pages really elevated this work, with particular reference to the entrance of Sinestro, and the no rings no powers fist fight between Sinestro and Kyle Rayner Their brawny, detailed style served the story well.There s really not much to this collection it must be said, but I found myself swept up by the confidence with which the simple story was told, and the style with which it was executed A great example of a slickly executed story, and a worthy addition to the Green Lantern pantheon.Brightest Day completists should note that the tie ins to Brightest Day are tenuous at best, with a brief appearance by Firestorm and an unexplained appearance of the White Light being about all to even suggest that Brightest Day was happening around this time In that sense, it s inconsequential to the wider story, just as an FYI. This was pretty decent even if it felt super rushed The Weaponer is a powerful weapon s creator who decides he wants to exact revenge on Sinestro Sounds like a good idea since Sinestro is basically Hitler Except the idiot decides to take Natu as his priosner after beating the shit out of her and Kyle This is a bad idea as Sinestro really doesn t give much of two shits about anyone but himself This leads Kyle and his friends to rescue her but this brings a war with them Overall, this is pretty fun I think the characters kind of act, well, out of character at points Also everything feels a bit rushed to lead up to the great green lantern war So all the pieces moving to quickly to relax and enjoy the stakes But the fights are fun, the art is great, and Kyle gets to shine a bit So overall worth checking out for fans of green lantern A 3 out of 5. This is solid story about an old ally that Sinestro betrayed coming back for revenge The Weaponer forged Sinestro s original power ring with the promise that Sinestro would help his people So, the Weaponer kidnaps Soranik Natu, Sinestro s daughter, and girlfriend of Green Lantern Kyle Rayner The battle ensues from there as John Stewart, Ganthet, Boodikka, and Hannu face the Weaponer, his people and the entire Sinestro Corps to get Sora back.This was a much interesting storyline than the Alpha Lantern stuff, but fell a bit short of the main story This is partially due to the somewhat forced Brightest day tie ins that really have little to no place in this story They could have been taken out and the story would have been better for it In there place I would have like to see some growth from Sora and Kyle We did get some interesting ideas about relying on weapons to fight your battles, but I think there were some glimmers of character growth that could have been taken farther That said, I do like the Weaponer and I can t wait for him to return, hopefully as than a grunt.
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- 128 pages
- Green Lantern Corps, Volume 8: The Weaponer
- Tony Bedard
- 11 August 2019 Tony Bedard