As The Revenge of
Black Hand continues, the dead rise once again and one more prophecy
is about to be fulfilled. While it may seem at first sight that this
is a remake of "Blackest Night," it is not; Johns has made of this
arc a natural progression, a next step to that story, and it shows
by quickly having Hal and Sinestro try to counteract Black Hand
using what they learned from that horrific experience; sadly for
them, and much to Mr. Hand's surprise, the rules have change... they
Something that never
changes is that despicable band of conspirators known as the
Guardians. Their reasoning behind the Third Army, their strategy,
and their final goal are laid out in three pages that leaves one
wanting for more and craving to see the execution of their plan.
Guest artist Jim Calafiore shares duties with Renato Guedes from
"Secret Avengers fame," whose style in this issue is less "indie"
and more "mainstream." The transition between artists is a bit
brusque, but nothing to panic about.