Action 608 – Green Lantern on Oprah, Wild Dog in trouble, the Secret Six have trust issues, Deadman gets out of the jar, and Blackhawk ends
Green Lantern looks very serious on the cover of Action 608.
Peter David takes over the scripting on Green Lantern, with Tod Smith and Danny Bulanadi on art.
Hal is quite late for the taping, to Oprah’s dismay. He gets stopped along the way, fighting crime. He does make it, though, and begins to answer Oprah’s questions. When he tells the audience that he was chosen to be a Green Lantern because he is without fear, they break out in laughter, to his and Arisia’s dismay.
Layman goes up another notch of evil in this Wild Dog chapter, by Collins, Beatty and Nyberg. Layman has implanted bombs in the suits of his men, to kill them before they can talk against him.
Layman also gets the follower he has seduced to provide him an alibi.
Mockingbird tries to turn the Secret Six against Rafael, but the young man bolts before the team can decide who to believe, in this Pasko/Spiegle story.
As the Six debate, and decide that Rafael is more trustworthy than Mockingbird, we also see the set-up for their next mission, with contaminated pork products.
Deadman makes it to the top of the mountain, and out of the hell jar in this chapter of the Baron/Jurgens/DeZuniga epic.
Deadman does some body jumping to get out of the facility, and winds up in the body of the director of the CIA. He has a big embassy function to attend that evening, which Deadman decides to attend.
Grell, Burchett and Marcos bring the first Blackhawk storyline to a close in this issue.
Massie gets killed by the Red Dragon, and Cynthia, really a nun, reveals that she came not for the treasure, but for a stolen religious artifact.
That doesn’t matter much to Red Dragon, who scrambles her air fleet to take down Janos. But the other Blackhawks arrive to save the day. Well, Andre and Chuck do.
Blackhawk returns for another story arc further down the road.