Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Some thoughts about Green Lantern/Space Ghost Annual #1

Can two of the greatest heroes in the universe sabe a world?

A whole planet is in danger and they need the help of both Green Lantern and Space Ghost, that is of course, if they can work together.

Here we are, the crossovers between the DCU and Hanna Barbera begin and despite that I've been anticipated these stories, we're not starting the best way.

James Tynion IV and Christopher Sebela offer the tale about the first encounter between these two legendary space heroes and to be honest, is one of the blandest things I've read so far. For one, there's no reason about why Space Ghost suddenly appeared in the DCU, nothing, you might think this shouldn't be much of a problem but considering that is a character from another dimension one can't help but start asking questions about the nature of his presence.

Second, the plot is pretty simplistic. Is about saving a planet that needs their help, there's a bit of depth in the way how the society lives but aside from that, there's not a lot of uniqueness in the story. Not to mention that considering that Space Ghost is the most obscure character of the two, the story could have benefited from making him the focus and learn more about his history. As it is, this is just a common team-up with just a few fun moments here and there.

Ariel Olivetti is in charge of the artwork and yeah, it doesn't make the story any better. Is way too stiff at points and almost like it was copy pasted from other works which doesn't allow for great storytelling.

Disappointing, hope the other crossovers are better.

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