This issue gets a special merit for featuring an Ed Benes cover without an ass shot. I know, will wonders never cease? Despite the image to the left, I actually got the variant (or is that the variant?) by Mahnke that had Abin Sur and Hal and Sinestro on it, but I've already gotten off track of the review with all this cover talk.
Regarding the art for this issue, Mahnke was hit and miss for me. I believe it has more to do with the fact he has an army of inkers working on it than anything else. It's great early on with Atrocitus and the fights on Korugar, but the Blue Lantern and Agent Orange parts look terrible in comparison, almost like they were colouring over unfinished pencils.