[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artists: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Alex Sollazzo
Covers: Tomeu Morey, Riccardo Federici, Brandon Peterson
Responding to a crisis in space, Jessica and Simon are faced with a very difficult decision, and very little time to make it in.
Issue 33 has a new writer in Tim Seeley, and right from this first issue he completely crushes it right out of the gate. The writing in this issue was just perfect. For starters, the dynamic and banter between Simon and Jessica was incredibly entertaining. They’re dialogue flowed so well, never missing a beat, which made it incredibly fun to read. The comedy between them in this issue was fantastic. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a comic book. Even Jessica’s ring got a few shots off.
Speaking of Jessica, her constructs have been getting pretty good over the past few months, but her construct of Wonder Woman in this issue takes the cake. It was definitely memorable.
What I particularly loved about this issue resembles what we had the last issue, which was a much more personal look at the Lanterns. The flashbacks we got were great, and really showed that no matter how much you think you’ve changed, you can never outrun your past. But at the same time, Jessica being able to make jokes about her anxiety was amazing, and really shows how far she’s come in this series.
It wasn’t just the writing that was incredible in this issue, but Pansica and Ferreira’s artwork was one of the best in this series. They really took it to another level. Every page, every panel was stunning. Beautiful lines, gorgeous colors, fantastic facial expressions and great action sequences. The 2nd page in particular, when you see Simon’s and Jessica’s Lantern masks being created, was just stunning.
No real negatives to mention.
Seeley is making a statement in this issue, and I can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us. A great story with incredible writing, and beautiful art. What more can you ask for in a book? A definite must read for sure.