Green Lantern #23.2

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September 11, 2013
4 out of 5
Green Lantern 23.2 is perhaps a puzzling entry for Villains Month but one that does a great job of re-establishing Mongul in his rightful place as one of the universe's most feared beings. Despite having no immediate connection to the future of the Green Lantern family of books there is plenty of history between Mongul and his progeny to the this corner of the DC universe to justify his usage here. While it's certainly not required reading for Green Lantern fans it is a satisfying tale that adds one more major level threat to the villains roster.
The artwork fit this book perfectly and Howard Porter is to be commended on how he expertly captures Mongul’s distain for weakness but more importantly the joy he feels while conquering a lesser species. I am noticing a trend her in Villains month, as this 3D cover was not close to being one of the best, but it’s the inside that matters and inside, this issue delivers. Survival through strength indeed.
5 out of 5 stars
Ultimately, however, this is a great issue and a tremendously strong reintroduction of a character. I’m now anxious to see how Mongul intersects with the Green Lanterns.
6.5 out of 10 (Okay)
The co-creator of Mongul himself, Jim Starlin, writes this refurbished version of the tyrant’s history and character, and while he certainly covers all the bases, the issue isn’t as entertaining as it could be.