Collects issues 1-4.


Writer: Ron Marz
Artists: Rick Leonardi, Mike Perkins

The first issue of the series starts with an alien Green Lantern dying when an Alien bursts from his chest. Back on Earth, Green Arrow and the Black Canary stop a bank robbery in Hal Jordan’s hometown. They’re about to get a bite to eat together when Hal is summoned away. He meets five of his fellow Green Lanterns. The Guardians of the Galaxy send them to investigate the disappearance of another Lantern. They’re attacked by the Aliens and once over their surprise, they easily defend themselves with the rings and would have killed the Aliens. Except Hal stops them, reminding that the Aliens are just animals and don’t deserve to the killed. Instead, they take the Aliens to Green Lantern planet Mogo where they (hopefully) can’t hurt anyone else.

Ten years later, a group of former Lanterns (including a couple who were in training to become Lanterns) come looking for help from the only Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner. Saalak, who was with Hal in the previous story, tells Kyle about the Aliens. Now, a space ship has crash landed on Mogo and the former Lanterns are afraid that the crew is in terrible danger. Kyle agrees to help and takes them all to Mogo. They investigate the ship. The crew is gone. Only the captain of the ship, a beautiful woman called Crowe, is still there. She leads the others to a hole down to the planet, leading to the nest where the rest of the crew has been taken.

The group is attacked. The Aliens take Kyle’s group as well, leaving only Kyle, Crowe, and Saalak behind. Kyle also loses his ring. He feels unarmed but can’t leave the others in danger. Armed with only a pistol he can’t use, he follows Crowe and Saalak down.

This was pretty cheesy and Kyle lost his ring, as I guessed. But it also has some surprisingly nice human touches. Ollie, Dinah, and Kyle have a nice, if short moment. The Lanterns resent Kyle or what he represents and he’s not thrilled with their attitude, either. The captain, Crowe, is focused on rescuing her crew and isn’t at all interested in Kyle’s advances. So, overall this was a bit better than I expected.

I’m familiar with Rick Leonardi’s art from his X-Men work but here it’s more impersonal, more generic than previously. Maybe it’s the inker.

This is clearly aimed at fans of both franchises. If you like these sorts of cross-overs, this is one of the better ones I’ve read.