Ron Marz, still writing. Greg Tocchini, still drawing.
Before I go over the story, I have to say, this is the best the artwork has been so far. It seemed that over the first half of the book Greg Tocchini was still trying to fathom the magnitude of the universe, and trying to get it on paper. The art was sketchy and twisted. In this book, the art is sharper, and Tocchini seems to have found a rhythm.
Kyle is back at Radu's, sipping coffee, and spilling his guts about everything that's happened to him thus far. We flashback to the end of #6, and in fact it was a Monitor standing before Kyle Rayner. The Monitor aludes to others that, along with Kyle, who need further monitoring, and disappears.
Jennie/Jade had left with Radu, a necklace, or a locket, something of the sort, reminding Kyle of when he visited Alan Scott, eyepatch and all, as the new JSA headquarters is being built. They discuss Jade, and there are no ill feelings from Alan towards Kyle.
The book fast forwards, and Effigy attacks Kyle from out of nowhere. The fight doesn't last long. Kyle questions Effigy about his motives, but Effigy has none, he just thought about Kyle, appeared, and attacked.
Kyle and Radu are all caught up, and Kyle leaves. Fast forward, Kyle's chained to an alien totem pole, with an alien girl about to be torn apart by alien lions. And...to be continued.
The last page looked really nice, and could have been good enough for a cover. The story still seems to be shaping up, though I'm not sure that this mini isn't about an event, rather than about examining Kyle's new role as Ion, and his importance to the Guardians, and the universe.
It was decent, but still, very little happened.