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ALAN SCOTT: THE GREEN LANTERN #5 by Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey, Matt Herms, Hi-Fi and Lucas Gattoni (DC Comics)

Welcome to an all new edition of Parlay Points! It’s the comic book review blog to the ODPH Podcast!

For this entry, we are nearing the end of a DC Comics story that has something for everyone. Mixing superhero action, relationship drama and a legend’s emergence, fans have been getting their money’s worth and much more. DC’s Emerald Crusader has been through a great deal but can he push through his most personal obstacle?

ALAN SCOTT: THE GREEN LANTERN #5 by Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey, Matt Herms, Hi-Fi and Lucas Gattoni pits Lantern vs. Lantern! Who walks away the winner in this showdown?

Let’s take a closer look to see how the battle plays out!


This chapter begins with a look at FBI Headquarters With word of the battle between Alan Scott and Vladimir Sokov aka John Ladd unfolding, action needs to be taken. The director opts not to call the President. He has other plans in mind.

Meanwhile, Alan Scott made a risky move last we saw him. Running low on power, Scott dabbles with the Crimson Flame! It appears not to be as effective with a Green Lantern wielding it. Sokov manages to elude Scott’s attack. Readers witness the rage and emotion pouring out of Scott in these moments. Knowing what Sokov has done to hurt his former lover, the aggression can’t be contained.

Can Scott keep his feelings in check to stop Sokov? With the power surge fading fast, an unlikely action appears to swing momentum. Readers watch as Scott is confronted with a sense of repurpose and a warning.

ALAN SCOTT: THE GREEN LANTERN #5 by Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey, Matt Herms, Hi-Fi and Lucas Gattoni (DC Comics – Cover: Brandon Peterson)

This all builds into a change that shakes the story down to its core. The closing act raises the stakes even higher than before. Just when readers think the end is here, the final page will have them on the edge of their seats waiting for the finale!

Sheridan dives into the intensity of Scott’s personal connection to elevate the battle to another level. With Sokov’s systematic attacks, the writing has shown Scott reeling from trying to wrap his head around what has been done.


Heading into this issue, Scott took drastic chances. With a well-timed intervention, the Green Lantern gets a personal re-affirmation about the hero he is supposed to be. It’s a game changer moment that sets the story into a clear direction.

The latter portion of the book will please many fans. The action comes in quickly and showcases the heroics of Scott, even against overwhelming odds. Sheridan sets up the finale with a huge moment to exit on that readers can’t help themselves not to be amped for.

Tormey, Herms, and Gattoni bring a “big fight feel” to the battle of the Lanterns. The many different reactions Scott goes through fighting Sokov add much weight to hit with readers. This leads into the changing point of the conflict when Scott has a moment of “green” clarity. Gattoni’s lettering sets that moment with showcasing Sheridan’s writing hitting its mark with Scott.

The remainder of the issue is classic superhero storytelling. There’s an excellent two page spread introducing readers to another level of conflict. As great as that image is, it gets tough competition from the closing page. A full panel entrance makes a bold statement, sending the story into the finale. This creative team knows no bounds on the heights they’re taking readers on.


The pen-ultimate issue of the original Green Lantern burns bright with a chapter that can’t be mixed. Sheridan balances heavy action and drama with his excellent script. Tormey, Herms, and Gattoni provide the vivid imagery to give readers an Alan Scott ready for the immense threat lying in his path. This series continues to be a must-have every time it drops.

Hit me up on ODPH social media and let me know your thoughts on Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #5. Thanks for reading Parlay points on Nerd Initiative.


Ken M.
Ken M.https://odphpodcast.com/
Executive Producer/Host of the ODPH (Ocho Duro Parlay Hour) Podcast. Ken is also Nerd Initiative's Comics Editor-In-Chief/Brand Advisor and host of "Turn A Page". Ken is also a freelance Pro Wrestling Blogger and an all around fan of Sports, Movies Tv, Comics and Pro Wrestling

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