Grant Morrison continues his journey through the cosmos in The Green Lantern #2. Following the runs by Geoff Johns and Robert Vendetti, taking on the job of writing Green Lantern was no easy task. Morrison delivered on his promise of seeing more of Hal’s day-to-day life as a space cop. 

Green Lantern #2
Green Lantern #2 (DC Entertainment)

Grant Morrison has brought a weird quirkiness to the Green Lantern series. Pair the weirdness of Grant Morrison with the art of Liam Sharp, and you have a solid comic book. The two have brought in characters never seen before along with characters such as Volk who we haven’t seen much at all since his creation in 1985. It is hard to take a being with a volcano as a head seriously. Oddly enough, though, Morrison figured out a way.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Most of the story in The Green Lantern #2 is focused around the interrogation of the spider guide. The spider guide was seen in issue #1 as he was captured by Hal. Prisoner “Evil Star” has gone missing, which ties in with the fact that planets and their entire population are going missing as well. The Green Lantern Corps are out to find out why and who is behind it.

Green Lantern #2
Green Lantern #2 (DC Entertainment)

Morrison makes it clear he is focusing more on Hal Jordan ‘the cop’ quite a bit more than Hal Jordan ‘the person.’ Straying a way from personal problems for a change and giving a new look on the character. The idea of a space cop is quite simple. Morrison takes this simple plot and creates something complex and interesting. With Grant Morrison writing, nothing seems too far out of possibility.

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Where Is Earth?

As we see Hal Jordan beginning to connect the dots of everything that has been happening, things begin to get clearer. Evil Star was found drifting in space drained from the stars in his veins. Hal questions why he would be dumped so close to Earth and makes his way towards his home planet. The art team, Liam Sharp and Steve Oliff on colors, is a highlight of the book.

Green Lantern #2
Green Lantern #2 (DC Entertainment)

The amount of detail and creativity is going to be fun to watch as this series goes on. As Hal Jordan returns home, Morrison leaves us with a classic cliffhanger, with no Earth to be found. Though I miss the more personal stories of Hal and I’m not 100% sold on Morrison’s writing style on Hal, the whole space cop premise has been fun.

The Art

The art in this book is the soundest quality it has going for it. Any book based around space and cosmic characters are always fun as it allows the artist to be as creative as possible. Seeing new aliens and planets is fascinating. One of the best parts of The Green Lantern #2 is seeing Liam Sharp’s take on New OA.

Green Lantern #2
Green Lantern #2 (DC Entertainment)

A city filled with floating buildings and ships flying in all directions looks like something straight from Star Wars. With a beautiful contrast between bright and dark colors, this series is superb to look at.

Final Thoughts On The Green Lantern #2

We are 2 issues into this series and it feels like things are going to be picking up fast very soon. With Hal beginning to put all the missing puzzle pieces together, it shouldn’t be long before we get to see some action. Morrison still has to prove he can write Hal Jordan effectively enough to feel as close to the character as previous writers. This series has a lot of promise going for it. The lack of action thus far has been a downside, but the series has been enjoyable, nonetheless. I am looking forward to #3 and seeing if Hal can find out what happened to Earth.

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The Green Lantern #2 by Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp, and Steve Oliff
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