Review: Green Lanterns #30

Review: Green Lanterns #30

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Sam Humphries

Artists: Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli, Ulises Arreola

Covers: Brad Walker, Drew Hennessy, Jason Wright, Brandon Peterson

 

Summary

Jessica leads the original Lanterns on an assault against Volthoom.

Review: Green Lanterns #30

Positives

This was definitely an issue of redemption for Simon Baz. After weeks of having to watch Jessica take control in leading the new Lanterns against Volthoom, he finally gets his ring back, and then some. Simon really impressed me in this issue, taking on Volthoom with nothing but his wits. One could say that it was somewhat predictable, as you knew Simon would get his ring back eventually, but even so, it was still great to see.

It was actually a thrill to see all the Lanterns work together as well. No more training or bickering, just pure 100% grade A heroism.

Believe it or not, even Volthoom, whom I really didn’t care for much before this issue, was actually kind of interesting here. His interaction with the aliens at the beginning of the issue, and his take on the Guardians, was interesting to say the least.

The action was plenty. Great fight scenes, and such destruction that it made it that much more fulfilling. I don’t know if Humphries intended to do this or was simply coincidence, but it seemed that every time there was a showdown, we saw a different color ring surface. I really don’t think that was mere coincidence.

Review: Green Lanterns #30

Negatives

The art, although has been better, wasn’t too bad in this issue. Decent facial expressions and colors were pretty consistent throughout, but there was not one page that really stood out.

Review: Green Lanterns #30

Verdict

Pretty good issue to read with a very interesting ending.

 

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Danny Saab

Writer and producer of DC fan films Girl of Steel and Batgirl Rises. Started reading monthly comics 5 years ago and never looked back. Sheer and absolute allegiance to the greatest hero that ever lived, Supergirl.