Our story in Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #4 opens up by informing the readers that there are only three days until total collapse as we peek in on a conversation between Kilowog and a naked, muzzled Guy Gardner. We see that many of the Lanterns are now disarmed prisoners.
John Stewart is attempting to locate his friends, but an evil force has stolen their rings and is holding them captive! Taylor has taken what could have been a normal hostage story and made it better by showing us the savage nature of Marniel, our main villain. No captive is safe without their ring, and even in compliance, that doesn’t mean everyone is going to make it out of this situation in one piece, even if all demands are met.
Syaf’s artwork and layouts make this a fun issue to read through, and it prompts the reader to keep the pages turning to see how Marniel’s story is told through a visual platform that will have readers empathizing with this terror after just a few short pages. We see that her story is one of betrayal and that she is misunderstood by our heroes. And that’s not all! This story hinges on trust and betrayal, and it is a page-turner to say the least!
In this issue, Syaf’s artwork is both beautiful and bone-chilling. The characters emotions are plain as day, and our villains in this issue are downright scary based on appearances alone. Coupled with Taylor’s plot reveals, this story will cause readers to lose their breath at each poignant plot point.
Review by Alex Mitts.