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This volume collects the first six issues of the relaunched Green Lantern Corps (GLC) series and represents a collection of strong, fast paced storytelling with excellent characterization, built around a fantastic concept and a likeable cast. Dave Gibbons manages to make each of his cast members distinct, and the stories all literally revolve around the idea of what it costs to be a Green Lantern. The first three issues in particular are extremely strong, and focused around the wonderful new addition of Lantern Dr. Soranik Natu. There's some intrigue and a murder mystery, which despite being slightly predictable is nonetheless enjoyable and entertaining. The last three issues generally focus on Guy Gardner and are somewhat less enjoyable, though still fairly entertaining. As a whole, the collection gives you a very good idea about the potential of a series built around a large rotating cast of uniformed space police with a powerful, sentient weapon on their hands.
Artistically, we have duties here by both Patrick Gleason and Dave Gibbons. Gibbons draws the final three issues and is simply one of the most talented, gifted, and consistently strong pencillers to grace a comic page. His work here is up to his usual level, and evidences the strong clarity of storytelling Gibbons is known for. Although some of the inkers on his issues make his work a little more "scratchy" than I'd like, his style is so distinct that their fiddling doesn't detract from it too much.
The main penciller for the series though is Patrick Gleason, who is a talened penciller with some glaring weaknesses. On the plus side, he's no slouch on his backgrounds, and his work is highly detailed and convincing. His figure work is strong, and his characters are distinct and expressive. Unfortunately, Gleason routinely sacrifices clarity of storytelling for flashy images that take up lots of space. The result is that on some pages, he is forced to use very small panels to deal with key events, and your abilty to follow along as a reader is sometimes hampered. Generally though, the work is strong.
To Be a Lantern is a volume every GLC fan should own, and is a satisfying collection of solid, science fiction tales focused on a genuis concept of cops in space. Anyone interested in space, aliens, is intrigued by the Green Lantern concept, or is just a fan of science fiction generally should definitely check it out.
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