Green Lantern #58: 'Conjuring'
Plot: After his Titans adventure, Kyle invites Darkstar to help him unpack. They chat. Lots of fun character stuff. Some flirting. It's all good. After Donna leaves, Radu is waiting outside, and asks Kyle if she's his new girlfriend.
Kyle says no, but Radu tells him he approves anyway.. before getting attacked by the monsters in the alley the creepy homeless guy was yelling about last issue. After attempting to beat them up (and sorta failing), he realized the homeless guy is the key, and tells the ring to fix his memory. Turns out, the homeless guy was Felix Faust, who takes him monsters and goes home, promising Kyle would here from him again. He, in fact, turns up in Outsiders (I don't think he ever has met Kyle again.)
Analysis: Overall, another good character issue, though there are a few issues. It's a fill-in artist, though Banks is still credited on the cover. I'm not really familiar with either guy (though I've definitely heard of Cully Hammner), but art is hit and miss. Donna is very sexy, drawn almost anime style. Kyle, OTOH, looks weird... older and heavier than he's supposed to be. I think I like it overall, though.
It's clear there's a spark between Kyle and Donna, even when they're talking about their exes. Kyle admits he had a crush on Wonder Girl when he was a teenager, which is cute. Strangely, Donna says she's never heard of Green Day or Nine Inch Nails, and says she's old... seems like Cyborg or Beast Boy would have some tunes blasting in Titans Tower, but maybe that's me thinking about the cartoon Titans ;)
It's really interesting with Kyle struggling with the secret identity thing... he at first doesn't take his costume off (to protect his identity), until Donna changes into 'civvies'. Then he forgets Green Lantern has no reason to know Radu. Since he's really got no one to protect, he doesn't really need a secret identity, seems to me.
Ring Constructs: Not much fighting.. Kyle uses a mace on the demons. The fun stuff comes in saving Radu, and continues the Marvel pokes... He has Radu first on a variation of Black Knight's Mechanical Horse, then in a Green Fantasticar.
Extras: The letter Column is starting to get Antsy about Hal Jordan. Funnily, in answering the letters, Edddie Berganza says that Hal won't be getting a comic again. Also, the letters really focused on the 'Slamtrak' train, so I'm not the only one who likes that stuff. The stores on Kyle's street are 'Tanghal's' and the other (a barber shop) is 'Won-'... I guess Wong is a barber in the DCU!
Next up: Dr. Polaris!