[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
Jessica leads the original Lanterns on an assault against Volthoom.
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.
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.
Pretty good issue to read with a very interesting ending.