Release Date: June 13, 2012
Cover Date: August 2012
Story: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art: Dario Brizuela
Cover: Dario Brizuela
While walking around an alien marketplace, Razer is shot by a sniper’s tranquilizer dart. Hal Jordan, Kilowog, and Aya are soon pinned down by their unseen assailant, with no apparent route of escape. Aya tries flying off on her own, but is disabled in short order by an orum grenade. Eventually, Hal and Kilowog trick the sharpshooter with construct duplicates, and they finally locate him. The sniper is a member of the Spider Guild, who are still pretty pissed off about the Lanterns’ prison break. The Lanterns quickly subdue the gunman and turn him over to the local authorities.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series #3 didn’t stand out too much, but it was still a nice action-packed story. It was also great that this was a direct follow-up to “Razer’s Edge,” as it makes perfect sense that the Spider Guild would’ve wanted revenge. Dario Brizuela’s art kept up the frantic pace, with hardly a panel going by that wasn’t filled with alien weapons fire! Kilowog finally dropping the spiner was a great page, and his observation that Green Lanterns don’t need their rings to fight was right on the money.
Overall, the tale was good, but seemed to go by a little too quickly. Still, it’s hard not to recommend the Green Lantern: The Animated Series comics. Along with other DC Nation fare like Young Justice, it proves that all-ages comics don’t have to be boring or saccharine.