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Green Lantern: New Guardians #26 - Yesterday's Gone
The planet of Exuro is a paradise—but at a terrible cost: They’re literally stealing from their own futures! When the Exurans cross the line and bring the wrath of the cosmos down on themselves, it’s up to Kyle Rayner to resolve the conflict…but what exactly do the New Guardians want him to see about the difficult choice he’ll have to make?
To Save the Present -- They Doom the Future!
The alternate Nias Den Throden reveals his plan for revenge on the people of Exuras: he’s taken control of their timeline correction device, and now he’s using it to bring his own world here in order to destroy theirs! Kyle Rayner, Carol Ferris, and the Templar Guardians will have nothing of it, but alt-Nias is too powerful with the device at his command. Alt-Nias has an alternate Grandfather helping him, but as he opens portals to the other hellish timelines, the Guardians convince alt-Grandfather to close them, as he never wished genocide upon the Exurans. Kyle destroys alt-Nias’ control device, and things start to go back to normal. However, Kyle leaves with a warning for the “prime” Nias: help fix the alternate timelines and then destroy the timeline correction device, or they’ll be back. While Carol is uneasy with this new hardline stance, the Guardians surmise that Kyle has not fully comprehended what he saw beyond the Source Wall, and he won’t be ready when “they” arrive.
A fine finish to a great science fiction story! And, most importantly, it did finish. These short comic stories are very rare, and most welcome when they’re done right. The action got frenetic rather quickly, with some technobabble popping out of the Guardians’ mouths…but at least it still made sense within the context of the story. Plus, the story wasn't really about the timeline correction device itself; it was about how Nias and the Exurans used it poorly. It ended with a moral lesson akin to classic Star Trek, and while there’s certainly room for a return to Exuras (given Kyle and the Guardians’ threat), the story is easily closed at this point.
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Images Unplugged Rating
Art, Colors & Inking - 3/5
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 3/5
Verdict - 3.3 (6.5/10) - (Buy Green Lantern: New Guardians) SAVE 10%
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