Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound Special #1
Reviewed by: Robbie Rowe, Lead Comic Correspondent
Rating: 7 out of 8
Sometimes you’ve gotta know when to get involved and when it’s better not to.
That can be a hard thing to do for me – should I go help out, is that kid ok, does
that man need help? So if I’m this constantly worried about people even if they
might be ok, imagine how much worse it’d be if I was a black man in America
during the 70s.
Sadly, that’s something many people in this comic have to endure and I feel the
only reason one woman is afraid and one particular cop is so angry and hostile is because of their prejudices. Huckleberry Hound might not play the biggest part in this, so I wouldn’t recommend going into it for him, though he does provide some fairly good jokes.
This comic’s far more focused on severe racism, oppression and the struggle of
Green Lantern Jon Stewart to avoid using his ring in this hectic, divisive time.
Ultimately, I loved the wrap up to one of the major dilemmas of the issue, as well as a wonderful comment by Huckleberry on Richard Nixon toward the end.
Overall, I very much recommend the issue. It angered me a lot more than Lex
Luthor/Porky Pig, which was a lot sadder than I expected. Certainly it did stuff
with Jon that I’ve never seen, whether in comics or the Justice League animated
series, which is refreshing and something really welcoming. There’s also a Secret Squirrel story and though I didn’t read much of it as it wasn’t really grabbing me, I hope you get your teeth into it.