Peter Tomasi has done a nice job since taking over Green Lantern Corps. It's been a cut below the Johns/Reis work on the main Green Lantern title, but it's been solid and I'm fond of the characters and the concept of the Corps, so I've been enjoying it.
But with Green Lantern Corps #27, Tomasi has kicked this title into mad genius overdrive. It has some character bits between Kyle Raynor and Guy Gardner that work just fine -- as they open their American Diner on Oa -- but it's the two other subplots that really make this issue excellent. The first one, clear foreshadowing toward "Darkest Night," deals with a Green Lantern who can talk to the dead, and it's creepy and engaging. The second one, though -- the one indicated on the cover -- shows a monstrous new villain who's zipping around the galaxy, killing the families of Green Lanterns.
Those eyeballs dropping from the sky on that cover? That's not a metaphorical image. (Okay, the eyeballs are a little smaller in the actual issue.) Any comic that ends with a shower of dead GL family member's eyeballs is worth my attention.
Surprise of the week! Nicely done, Peter Tomasi.