Green Lantern/Sentinel: Heart Of Darkness #2
DC Comics (April, 1998)
“Like Father, Like Son”
WRITER: Ron Marz
PENCILER: Paul Pelletier
INKER: Dan Davis
COLORIST: Jason Wright
LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulous
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Dana Kurtin
EDITOR: Kevin Dooley
I don’t have the first issue but I know a summary of what happened. Jade has been kidnapped and Sentinel and Kyle (her father and boyfriend respectively) are trying to find her. Brainwave, one of Sentinel’s old enemies from his Green Lantern days, took the opportunity to mess with them, but it also drew in Jade’s brother, Obsidian. This issue opens with Obsidian trying to kill Brainwave supposedly to get information as to where Jade is. But he knows where Jade is because this is a trap to snag Sentinel and Green Lantern. The Starheart that used to be the source of Alan’s powers as the original Green Lantern turned evil some time ago and wants to bring the universe to chaos. It’s declared Obsidian and Jade ITS children, which Obsidian wholeheartedly accepts but Jade not so much. In order to protect his children Sentinel makes a deal with Starheart: let Jade decide for herself in return for taking back the rest of its power. That’s also the power that has continued to keep Alan young, and he has a heart attack as an old man.
What they got right: Since I missed the first issue this issue does a good job getting me caught up on what I missed. The idea that Sentinel gets his powers from a darker force that he has to fight works. And he shows how much he cared for his kids, even if Obsidian really doesn’t care about him at the moment.
What they got wrong: Not any real major complaints.
Other notes: The three issue covers combine to form one big picture.
Recommendation: Although I’ve missed the first issue the second does seem pretty good so far. It’s worth looking into if the miniseries ends on a high note.