horror story continues in the second chapter of "The Secret of the
Indigo Tribe." These folks take the term über-creepy to a whole new
level, and just like the Red Lanterns have proven that rage doesn't
necessarily have its roots on evil, Indigo and her followers show
how something as innocent as compassion may actually come from a
very dark place. Then there's Black Hand. Ever since taking over the
franchise, Geoff Johns has kept him on the forefront of his best
hits, and if one thinks about it carefully, his entire run on the
title has been about telling William Hand's story; this issue is yet
another highlight for the character.
Once again kudos go
to Doug Mahnke and the art team for a beautiful issue. The ambiance
they have created to tell this arc immerses the reader into a dark,
cold, and truly desolate place, that is the galactic equivalent of
Camp Crystal Lake. The cliffhanger places Hal Jordan not only in the
face of a jarring secret, but also at odds against big, big trouble.