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Green Lanterns #27

by Hussein Wasiti on July 19, 2017

Writer: Sam Humphries

Artist: Ronan Cliquet

Colourist: Hi-Fi

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

 

I very much enjoyed the pace of this issue. The pacing of this series has proven to be a problem for me, as Simon and Jessica kept having side adventures which really had no bearing on their main story. Here, they find themselves in a strange place after their confrontation with Volthoom sent them through a portal. The revelation of where they find themselves was a fun one, and I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing where the story goes from here.

 

Ronan Cliquet is always a capable artist, and has done excellent work on this series. This issue is no exception, with Cliquet drawing a whole bunch of weird alien creatures with some pretty fun designs as well.

 

While there isn't much to talk about since this is the first issue in a new arc, there's still plenty to love. The relationship between Simon and Jessica has definitely blossomed into a true friendship, as they rely on each other here for support, with Simon in particular leaning on Jessica to keep him sane. Volthoom destroyed his ring in the last issue and he's more vulnerable than ever. Sam Humphries did a great job setting up that Simon felt more secure with his gun as he felt like his ring would eventually fail him. While that's not necessarily the case, he feels like the gun would greatly benefit him and I could feel his anxiety in this issue.

 

We also get another origin of an original Green Lantern, and I really liked this one. The character here is Brill, and his story is definitely the most interesting we've seen so far. I don't want to spoil much as he doesn't exactly play a huge part in this story, but his influence will be felt soon and I related to him more than the other Lanterns Humphries introduced to us.

 

This issue really picks up the series, as it almost seemed like Sam Humphries didn't know what to do with his own characters. Here the pieces he set up begin to make sense and fall into place, though I wish he did set everything up in a better way before. Cliquet's art was fantastic too.

Our Score:

8/10

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