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Review: Green Lanterns #27


By Philip Schweier
July 19, 2017 - 04:32

Simon and Jessica have a problem. Thanks to Volthoom, they are one ring short, and stranded on a hostile planet in a far corner of the universe that even Jessica’s ring can’t seem to specify. With the entire planet seemingly wanting to kill them both, it’s struggle for survival that goes way beyond simple food and shelter.

The story is the first chapter in the latest story arc, the title of which I’ll refrain from sharing. DC had the foresight to save it for the end, otherwise it may have given away to much. A sound policy I will follow, to avoid unnecessary spoilers. But for how long this story will last (and why last issue was the actual first chapter) is something I am unable to answer.

After 25 issues of Sam Humphries writing, it pleases me to see how he has continually kept Green Lanterns fresh, always heading in new directions and never – to my recollection – repeating himself. I come from an era when comic book writers stayed on a book indefinitely, and Humphries seems inclined to stay as long as DC’s readership will have him.

Of course, it’s easier for a writer than an artist, but Ronan Cliquet is one of those who has consistently delivered on this title. It’s required other artists to do fill in issues, or push through on other story arcs, and that’s okay. It seems Cliquet is setting the pace for GLs, and that’s a good thing.

Rating: 8/10

Last Updated: February 5, 2023 - 09:06

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