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Review: Green Lanterns #31


By Philip Schweier
September 20, 2017 - 07:22

The latest story arc concludes as Simon, Jessica and the original Green Lanterns battle Volthoom. But for building a cohesive team to be reckoned with, the one thing Simon and Jessica failed to consider is the agenda of the Guardians. (Yeah, leave it to management to derail a perfectly good plan with its own uninformed agenda).

Perhaps the entire story is best enjoyed in a single sitting. It’s hard to say, six issues after it began. But this issue is a very satisfying conclusion. My only regret is that perhaps with some judicious editing, the story could have been told in fewer pages, for a tighter narrative.

But this is merely symptomatic of my usual gripe with comic books these days. Almost all stories are structured in a six-chapter format, for the benefit of the eventual trade paperback, with a price point of $19.95. I consider this the tail wagging the dog. Just tell me a good story, regardless of issue count. Let the trade be slightly thinner or thicker, or give me two stories, in 3/3 or 4/2 issue count.

Rating: 8/10

Last Updated: February 5, 2023 - 09:06

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