Rafa Sandoval


Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #50 Review: Going Out on Top

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #50 Review: Going Out on Top

Hal’s turning the tide of his battle, but he will have to take a major gambit if he’s to save the day.[caption id="attachment_899234" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #50 cover by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey[/caption]Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #50 marks the end of this series[...]

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #49 Review: A Case for Splash Pages

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #49 Review: A Case for Splash Pages

We also get to see Hal Jordan confront Tomar-Tu again, adding even more tension and conflict to this final battle.It is something of a shame that Orion, General Zod, and Arkillo have more-or-less fallen into the background of this story, with Orion having no lines, and Zod and Arkillo barely saying a thing.[caption id="attachment_894678" align="aligncenter"[...]

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #48 Review: The Darkstar War Begins

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #48 Review: The Darkstar War Begins

It’s a lot of fun and spends very little time talking beyond the main characters making their plans in the opening pages.Kilowog also gets a good monologue in while staring down Tomar-Tu, and I quite enjoyed that as well.[caption id="attachment_882716" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #48 art by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi[...]

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43 Review: Hes Right Behind Me Isnt He

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43 Review: He's Right Behind Me, Isn't He?

Even if the issue was a little light on plot advancement, the development was quite good.[caption id="attachment_838480" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43 art by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey[/caption]Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey return to this issue to ply their gorgeous work to this book[...]

Comic Book Wins and Losses Week of March 14th 2018: Infidel Explodes Onto the Scene

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of March 14th, 2018: Infidel Explodes Onto the Scene

The bad dialogue returned with this one, and it, along with some questionable plot contrivances, kills this issue. Joe Bennett provides some good artwork here too, but it's not enough to save this book.[caption id="attachment_811048" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #40 cover by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey[/caption]Win: Hal Jordan and[...]

Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #40 Review: The Green Lanterns vs. the Zods

Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #40 Review: The Green Lanterns vs. the Zods

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Corps Leader John Stewart is brought before the Guardians of the Universe over the contingent of Green Lanterns that left to save Hal Jordan from the Zod family on Jekuul.On Jekuul, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, Kilowog, and the other Green Lanterns attack General Zod, Ursa, Lor, and their Jekuul followers.[caption id="attachment_811048" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hal[...]

Comic Book Wins and Losses for the Week of February 28th 2018: Terrifics Indeed

Comic Book Wins and Losses for the Week of February 28th, 2018: Terrifics Indeed!

This issue brings both the origins of the Cosmic Ghost Rider and Thanos fighting off the Silver Surfer and the Annihilation Wave, both of which further show what a "Thanos Wins" scenario looks like -- and it is deliciously bleak.Loss: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Suddenly Grinds to a Halt[caption id="attachment_804185" align="aligncenter" width="600"][...]

Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #39 Review: A Disappointingly Slow Issue with Endless Text

Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #39 Review: A Disappointingly Slow Issue with Endless Text

Guy Gardner, true-to-form, is less patient than John and gathers a cadre of Green Lanterns to save Hal.[caption id="attachment_804185" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #39 cover by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey[/caption]Given how deep we are into this story already, Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #39 is an[...]

Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #37 Review: Keel (Over) Before Zod

Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #37 Review: Keel (Over) Before Zod

He is accompanied by Eradicator, fellow Kryptonian Ursa, and a son.[caption id="attachment_783562" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37 cover by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey[/caption]If you’re thinking to yourself that it seems unlikely that even Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner could stand up to three Kryptonian warriors,[...]

Hal Jordan And The GL Corps #29 Review: Lanterns Versus Golems

Hal Jordan And The GL Corps #29 Review: Lanterns Versus Golems

[rwp-review-recap id="0"][caption id="attachment_722702" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #29 cover by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey[/caption]With Highfather of the New Gods in tow, Hal Jordan is on his way to reunite with the Green Lantern Corps Meanwhile, John Stewart learns that the Nth Metal Golems intend to free Yuga[...]

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #28 Review: Will And Light

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #28 Review: Will And Light

Both did little to advance their story, but each gave me solid enough character moments to make me OK with that.Thanks to that, it makes it that more meaningful when Hal Jordan (spoilers again) does push himself and the Green Ring hard enough to catch up with Lightray and Highfather.[caption id="attachment_715453" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Art from[...]

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #27 Review: Golem Wants Its Precious

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #27 Review: Golem Wants Its Precious

Seeing Hal Jordan trying to take this creature on his own is awesome, and his trademark confidence is always welcome.Rafa Sandoval’s artwork is still gorgeous I wish this guy was the sole artist on this title He makes the most artistically stunning issues of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps I can’t get enough[...]

Hal Jordan And The GL Corps #26 Review: Here Comes Dark Knight Metal

Hal Jordan And The GL Corps #26 Review: Here Comes Dark Knight Metal

They are great characters to have share panel space.Rafa Sandoval is back on the art of this book, and I’m quite happy to see his return His sleek and cosmic styling perfectly fits Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps He makes a good rotating companion with Ethan van Sciver, and the two have collectively[...]

Rebirth Recap: Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps Rebirth

Rebirth Recap: Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps Rebirth

He does this by using a lot of detail and expression.Rafa Sandoval is my favorite of the regular artists on the book It’s a style worthy of the word cosmic He is excellent at making figures seem in motion His characters look awesome and expressive Tarragona and Morey bolster his art to maintain this cosmically[...]

A First Look At The Wedding Of X-O Manowar

A First Look At The Wedding Of X-O Manowar

On July 1st, Valiant releases X-O Manowar #38 by Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval The issue features the much anticipated marriage of Aric of Dacia to Saana of Loam and it includes most of the major characters from the Valiant Universe. Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world[...]

Venditti And Sandoval Prepare For Exodus In X-O Manowar

Venditti And Sandoval Prepare For Exodus In X-O Manowar

Starting with issue #39, writer Robert Venditti and artist Rafa Sandoval start off the next big story arc - Exodus. Two peoples One planet This summer, can a man of war broker peace between Earth and a renegade alien nation in search of a new world?Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of[...]

Preview Of Harbinger: Omegas #1 From Dysart And Sandoval

Preview Of Harbinger: Omegas #1 From Dysart And Sandoval

The aftermath of the big 25th issue of Harbinger starts here with Harbinger: Omegas #1 by Joshua Dysart and Rafa Sandoval.HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3) Written by Joshua Dysart Art by Rafa Sandoval Covers by Lewis Larosa, Donovan Santiago and Glenn Fabry“It matters not how man dies, but how he lives.” The team has been shattered and a teenage[...]

Rafa Sandoval To Join Joshua Dysart On Harbinger: Omegas #1

Rafa Sandoval To Join Joshua Dysart On Harbinger: Omegas #1

Artist Rafa Sandoval has spent time with both Marvel (Ultimate Hawkeye) and DC (Catwoman) now signs on with Valiant to work with Joshua Dysart on the new three-issue series Harbinger: Omegas.The new series picks up after both the Death Of A Renegade storyline that concluded in Harbinger #25 and the Armor Hunter tie-in mini-series. In the[...]