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Geoff Johns Runs Out of Steam
on May 11, 2016
The Johns run of Green Lantern, from Rebirth to Blackest Night, was the best ever in the history of the title. At several points (most especially the Sinestro Corps and the above mentioned stories) he put Green Lantern comics right up there with the best of Superman, Batman, and the Justice League. But, like all great comics writers (including Johns' idol, Mark Waid), he got wore out with the character, and after Blackest Night stories steadily declined in quality.
This is an often strikingly illustrated set of comics, and the two stars I afford it are mostly for that reason. Though there's plenty going on here as far as motion, the story seems like a tired retread of the Sinestro Corps War, much flash and little to no substance. Johns' leaving the title soon after wasn't exactly mourned, what was is the far inferior writer who replaced him, with Green Lantern swiftly spiraling into dismal mediocre schmuckdom. Fans could be somewhat appeased by the seeming passing of the torch at this time to the excellent Tomasi and Van Jensen Corps runs.