In a book that has wowed me for 23 issues this story arc is okay so far. It was bound to happen eventually and I am hopeful that the conclusion of this story will be more entertaining.
One of the most decorated Green Lanterns in the Corp is on trial for the murder of a Yellow Lantern and this threatens to break the alliance that the Greens and Yellows have recently made to work together as one peace keeping force.
Also, Soranik has found out about a pretty big secret that Kyle Rayner is keeping from her and goes Ape on him in this issue.
It looks like the new bond between the Green and Yellow Lanterns is about to break but can John Stewart keep it together? We will find out!
As a last ditch effort to by himself some time, a beaten Batman enters the Asylum and releases the inmates so that they can distract Bane when he enters. The entire issue is Bane encountering Batman baddies and having to beat them up to get past them and ultimate to Batman. We see so many villains, its awesome. We see Two Face, Riddler, Mad Hatter, Solomon Grundy, Scarecrow, Hush, Calendar Man, Man Bat, and many more. Each page is a different bad guy trying to slow down Bane but he Venoms up keep going.
He explains that he was using the Pirate to help him get off the Venom. All was working well until Batman broke his back and stole the pirate from him.
After Bane gets through all the bad guys, he finally makes it to Batman. Before they fight the book ends. I can't wait to see the outcome!
My God! DC just continues to destroy Marvel in the comic book world. The opening page of this book is better then any Spider-Man book over the past year.
I am Bane, is a straight up hero vs. villain story. Go pick up this book and #17 and start this arc. It will be well worth your time. Without spoiling the books for you, Bane did something to one of Batman's friends. Batman stole something from Bane to fix his friend. Bane wants it back but Batman needs it for at least the next 5 days. Can he stop Bane in time to help his friend Gotham girl.
We also get a look into Bane's childhood and the similarities between he and Bruce. If you are a Batman fan then you will love this book. Go pick it up.
So far, in the Rebirth of DC comics this past year or so, there have only been 3-4 titles that continue to hold my attention and remain in my pull list every week. Along with Batman, Detective Comics, and some really cool cross over books, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corp. (HJ&GLC)is absolutely killing it in my opinion. We are 14 issues into this book and every time I see it in my bag on a Wednesday I can't wait to read it. This week is no different.
There have been two major story arcs in this book since Rebirth was launched last Spring and each one used a Colored Larntern Corp as their main antagonist. The Yellow (fear) Lantern's of Sinestro kick started the book with an amazing tale of Hal Jordan's return from exile and that was followed up by an Orange (greed) Lantern series where every beloved Green Lantern from Jordan to Rayner, was showcased in each issue.
This arc appears to be using the Blue Lanterns that are fueled by the emotion, Hope.
We pick up from the previous story arc, which can be found in our achieves. On Mogo, the Green Lanterns base, John Stewart and Soranik address the rest of the Green Lantern and Yellow Lanterns that teamed up to defeat the Orange Lantern, Larfleez. The plan is for the Greens and Yellows to join forces instead of fighting each other and any Yellow Lantern found that does not comply will be sent to the sciencells.
Meanwhile Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner are sent off by the Gaurdians to a hellish planet to find a Blue Lantern of Hope.......
I am Bane is a new story arc that follows, I am Suicide where Batman put together his own version of the suicide squad, made of Arkham inmates, to infiltrate Bane's hideout and capture Psycho Pirate from him in order to cure Gotham Girl of her hysteria.
The title of this arc implies some type of vengeance by Bane on both Batman and Catwoman, who broke Bane's back in I am suicide.
Here, Batman has 5 days to save Gotham Girl before Bane can get to them!! Will he get it done? Stay tuned to our full comic review of this arc to find out!!
This over sized anniversary special is titled, League of Shadows: Prologue and focuses mainly in Casandra Cain. A.k.a. Orphan. Orphan recently has played a major role in the Bat family and she is the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva. As a child she was trained to be the worlds greatest assassin and consequently lost her ability to speak. Cassie has even donned the Batgirl cape as well while working with Oracle.
This book tries to give you a deeper understanding of the inner struggles that Casandra Cain deals with on a nightly basis. She struggles to separate with the human side of her and the assassin side of her. Actually it seems that she struggles just to be a human at all. The title sugguests some kind of involvement with the League of Shadows. Will Orpan join them or will she fight them?
A much needed one shot to break up all of the six issue story lines going on right now! This story takes place 60 years after the last story arc in HJ&GLC which was titled "Bottled Light", where the lanterns had to battle Larfleeze the Orange Lantern to set free the people of Xudar.
In this issue a Xudarian grandmother is telling her first hand account of the Bottled Light tale to her grandchildren. She tells them of the fear that she felt and how the lanterns used their will to overcome this fear and danger.
This issue is also used to set up upcoming arcs. She speaks of terrors that came after the Bottled Light event and two beautiful splash pages reveal what might be in store for us in future story arcs. A new ring of power perhaps?
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