Green Lantern #47
Hal and Sinestro vs Abin Sur! John vs Xanshi! Atrocitus vs the rest of the Inversions! St. Walker vs the Orange Constructs! Larfleeze vs Everybody!
There's a lot going on in this issue, and artwise, Doug Mahnke just knocks it out of the park. The dead Inversions were always pretty revolting to begin with, as Black Lanterns, they are truly terrifying. They also have a little heart-to-heart talk with Atrocitus, which ends with them ripping HIS heart out. Too bad it doesn't really do much, since apparently, their rings function as hearts for the Red Lanterns. Hmmmm....this may come in handy later on!
Back on Korugar, Abin and his sister are having a fine old time taunting Hal and Sinestro, while Indigo I and Carol do their best to hold them off. Abin has a particularly cutting remark to Hal about how Hal DID surpass him...in Mayhem!
Hal has finally had all he can take about his past, and he's fighting back, and simply LOADED with Willpower. Go Hal. Sinestro on the other hand, is having some problems in dealing with his former sweetheart, but he sucks it up and deals with it. Then all four of them pour on the light. Abin is quite surprised to see Indigo, but doesn't have too much time to be surprised about it, as the two of them are...dealt with. The four different Corps members do finally realize that they have to work together, at least for a bit, and as usual, Hal takes charge. Surprisingly, Sinestro is letting him do so, but I'm sure he'll be right there, making snide remarks the whole way.
On Xanshi, John has been following a disembodied voice and a green glow and discovers a power battery. Too bad that something horrible is sneaking up on him.
Meanwhile, on Odym, the Greed Constructs continue to batter the Hope Corps. True to his nature, St. Walker is NOT giving up, although Ganthet and Sayd are getting just a tad on the worried side. Then, all of a sudden, the battery is working again, and things are looking up, as a bubble of light dispenses our four doughty heroes, and Hal makes short work of the rest of the Orange creations. St. Walker wonders where they all went to.
Well, back on Okaara, poor old Larfleeze is being chased by the Black Lanterns of all those beings that he destroyed, and he's not too happy about it. I have to admit to a certain affection for Larfleeze. He's about to get creamed, when he's suddenly saved, and by the least likely person to do so.
Atrocitus shows up, and he wants the Orange Battery.
Every month, I say that I can't wait until the next issue, and every month the tension is racked higher. I REALLY can't wait until the next issue!