The Hunted #1 Review
The Green Lantern books can really go anywhere they want these days, and The Hunted is no exception. Dealing with a renegade Lantern on the run on a planet known as Tolerance, who’s inhabitants are anything but tolerant. The planet’s main form of entertainment is hunting…man, or anything that’s living that’s not considered an animal.
Jediah Caul is the deep cover Green Lantern who’s public enemy number one on Glimmernet’s The Hunted reality TV show. The show is a lot like the smash hit movie, The Running Man, with the exception that every person can kill the “hunted” for his bounty. It quickly becomes a book about survival and trust issues.
I don’t know how long this book has been in the works, but it feels like DC’s attempt to catch up the fantastic Avengers Arena from Marvel NOW!, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Keith Griffen’s writing is decent, giving the producers of the games ultimate power and the every inhabitant of the planet deep English accents. Tom Raney’s art falters during action scenes but is crisp and alive during close up character conversations, and surprisingly became better towards the end of the book.
Green Lantern fans will find this book as a great addition to the Lantern Universe, but those who aren’t interested in the Lantern lore will have no reason to purchase this book. Also, try searching for it on Google, it’s near impossible. What do you want me to put in, Threshold Presents? The Hunted? Which doesn’t work since there’s like six movies with the same title. Really, those are just first world problems.
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