Hal Jordan embarks on his strangest adventure into the Land of Odd. For a hero who fights crime on different planets, calling this his strangest is saying a lot. The story is so eccentric it's hard to put it into a perspective that would resemble normal sense. What I could say is The Wizard of Oz is the closest thing to being similar to the story. Said reference is compared loosely in this case since that movie and this book are nothing alike yet the only thing that is like it. I really can't make it any clearer than that without giving away key points to the story. All you get from this is, like Dorothy, Hal is in a place he has no idea how he got there nor how to comprehend anything or way it exists as it is. That is pretty much where there similarities of the two end.
You must read this book and I utmost suggest you own this. It'll be a lot easier to explain the story to your friends if you have visual aid, and trust me (as you can tell from my barely helpful description in the last paragraph) you will need visual aid. Make this apart of your collection regardless of whether or not you're a huge fan of Green Lantern. Even if you don't own any Lantern stuff, you'll want this for it's odd visual beauty.
Hal befriends and makes enemies of a wide, weird array of bizarre characters throughout his journey into the marvelous madness that is WillWorld. This is a great The real story here isn't the story, it is the artistic vision and style of the late Seth Fisher.
The imagery is the main appeal of this book. And, why this is worth owning. Fisher's work has been widely described as psychedelic, in which I agree this accurately describes his art. The world he creates is a world so original and fearless in his beyond offbeat architecture and character design. A rare style that no one can imagine anyone else ever being able to duplicate. Page by page, panel by panel, you never know what you're going to see next. WillWorld's existence is free the limits of reality giving Fisher and endless range of creative possibility as he displays in this book. Green Lantern: WillWorld is an epically imaginitive feast for the eyes.
Penned by living veteran and legend J.M. DeMatteis who has been writing comics since the late 1970s. His catalog includes Weird War Tales, DC heroes such as Booster Gold, House of Mystery, Madame Xanadu, Justice League of America, Captain Atom, and Power Girl. For Marvel, Daredevil, Man-Thing, Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer, and Spider-Man. And that's only naming a few.
Art by the late Seth Fisher, who died in January of 2006 at the age of 33 in Osaka, Japan. This book was a very well known exhibition of his amazing talent. Before reading Green Lantern: WillWorld, I first saw his style reading Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight's Snow story arc which beautiful told the origin story of villain Mr. Freeze and Bruce's need for a sidekick. Just as in WillWorld, Fisher's art really brings the story together.
4 out of 5 stars.