Blackest Night #5- First off I will say that Blackest Night #5 is a fun read. Right off the bat, when you read all the corps saying their oaths to charge their rings…GOLDEN! Geoff John’s epic continues its great run by being well-executed, well-plotted and highly organized. The art by Ivan Reis is as good as the previous issue and the mixture of comedy and action was superb. However I have a huge problem in this issue. If you hadn’t been reading the Green Lantern or Green Lantern Corps comics (or flipping through it in the comics shop like me), you may have a hard time in this issue. The issue starts with all 7 corps together, something that happened in the GL books. So there is a jump in the plot that took place off Blackest Night, and that's a problem for me. Outside that, everything else is great.
Immortal Weapons #5- The last issue of this miniseries ends like it started; with a bang! The Prince of Orphans story in this issue was great. A kung-fu master alone up against 10,000 spirits of dead noble soldiers; what’s not to like about it? I especially like the way the Prince hint that he find Iron Fist to be slightly annoying…which is slightly true. This issue along with the Fat Cobra story in issue #1 show what great stories there are in the Immortal Weapons. Too bad about the middle 3 issues, but #1 & #5 were great.
Guardians of the Galaxy #20- After the destruction of the team in the last issue, what remains of the team tried to move on. Dealing with their pain with work, Guardians of the Galaxy investigate the Fault but the meat of the issue deals with how the team deals with the loss of their friends. Moondragon mourn Martyr; Rocket Raccoon deal with Cosmos’ death; and Starlord mourn the loss of everyone. After the action of the past few issue, this was a welcome change of pace.