Hardcore. That is
enough to describe this issue; but if you need more than that, allow
me to elaborate. In "Fearsome," Guy Gardner and the gang he put
together go to Urak to free the P.O.W. Lanterns who are being
tortured by the Keepers. Things quickly spin out of control when the
rescue party realizes that the Keepers are willing to die in order
to protect their masters, and a bloody battle ensues.
But that is not what
gives this issue the designation at the beginning of this review; is
what John Stewart does to protect the central power battery that
really provides the jaw-opening moment of the entire arc. Even with
his background as a soldier, and the direness of the situation,
John's actions were indeed shocking, and even more surprising was
his choice of keeping them a secret. But if that is not enough, Guy
also goes to great measures to stop the Keepers. Hardcore.