Yet another comic review. I’ll try to get you a
movie review at least before I post another one.
(There are two more written reviews on the hard
drive, waiting so we don’t get another flood.)
Title: Green Lantern: Baptism of Fire
Credited to: Ron Marz, Darryl Banks, Paul Pelletier,
Original Publication Date: 1999 reprint of material
Cover Price: $12.95 US, $20.50 Can
Issues: (Post-Crisis) Green Lantern issues 59, 66,
Buy from: Amazon.com
Past comic reviews can be found here.
Kyle Rayner, the newest Green Lantern, locates
heroes while learning how to be one himself.
His meeting with the Flash.
The issues jump around, so there are bits of the
story missing. They
refer to GL #69 a lot.
The originality isn’t perfect. There’s a
for a parade of cameos in a new hero’s title, but it
still feels a bit
like a parade of cameos intended to sell this title
to fans of the
others. I give it 4 out of 6.
The artwork is good. Even though they
switch artists, the
styles are very compatible. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story is good, but the obviously missing
irritating. Would it have killed them to collect
everything, even if
it meant multiple volumes? I give it 4 out of 6.
The characterization is odd. We see Kyle’s
confidence in his
ability to become a great Green Lantern, as well as
about his ability to act as one at this stage of his
very little development away from these traits, too.
I give it 4 out
The emotional response this produced is
moderate. Just when
I was getting into the story at first, they jump
ahead to another
piece, and then they do it again. I give it 4 out of
The flow was also disrupted by the skipped
addition, there were a couple of moments where the
tricky to follow. (Seti and Cap, for example, were
pretty far along for Kyle’s construct to have been
in a different battle, Kyle suddenly finds himself
under rubble, with
no clear indication of where that rubble came from.)
I give it 3 out
Overall, it’s a decent collection of Kyle’s
early career, but
the way they chose to assemble the pieces might have
hurt the overall
product. I give it 4 out of 6.
In total, Green Lantern: Baptism of Fire
receives 28 out of