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Subj: Re: Thoughts on Green Lantern's #37 *SPOILERS*
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Now this comic is the right way to do space adventures while settling and having a life on Earth (*Stares hard at Geoff Johns*). Simon and Jessica are constantly in space now, having adventures but somehow the writers always makes the time to focus a little on their Earth bound jobs. Well...Jessica's Earthbound job, anyway. I wish they'd have more Earthbound adventures, though. Leave the space stuff to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps title.

Seems there is a classic murder mystery on the planet Ungara or perhaps not. A group of refugee aliens are holding some innocents hostage and it's up the rookie GL's to deal with them since they have encountered the group of aliens before. The case is solved pretty easily, but considering this is part 1 of a series, I have to question the longevity of this story as it seemed only a filler.

And sleeps with the woman who is behind a supremacist group known as the Red Tide who are dedicated to destroying the GLC. Lovely...

What did you think of the issue?

This title has always been a difficult one for me as I have never found it easy to actually like.
It's really rather perverse, as I do like the pairing of Jessica and Simon, but for me they only work well when in the Justice League, in their own title they are often bogged down in storylines that are mining the Geoff Johns mythos and doing that mining in the most unoriginal and uninteresting of ways.

But Ungara... an odd choice of a planet to set a story on for these two as unlike Hal Jordan neither has any knowledge or tie to the planet, and the name Abin Sur would mean not a thing to them either. So on the one hand the entire reason behind the story is meaningless, while on the other it does get Sion and Jessica away from earth... though again this comes over as incredibly forced as the premise of this series is bound to the fact that these two Green Lanterns are specifically assigned to watch over earth and leave the rest of the Sector to Hal etc. So a story set on ungara is really a story for Hal Jordan to be involved in, and for more reasons than the one. It would have resonance if He was the Lantern called to this planet and the potential for reflection on Abin Sur's ties to Hal and his role as his predecessor Green Lantern. But for Simon and Jessica...? \(fear\)

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