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Green Lanterns #33

by Hussein Wasiti on October 18, 2017

Writer: Tim Seeley

Artist: Eduardo Pansica

Inker: Julio Ferreira

Colourist: Alex Sollazzo

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

 

This issue begins Tim Seeley's run on the title, and the change in writers feels very immediate. We get a reintroduction of sorts to Simon and Jessica; they both have had traumatic events that they're trying to overcome, and the reason they revisit these specific moments is because each of them need to get jobs to signify progression in their journey to balance being a Green Lantern as well as being a normal person.

 

The story is simple enough, involving Simon and Jessica having to rescue an entire species from oblivion while also intercutting to Simon and Jessica's individual, different reasons for having to finally get a job. Seeley mentioned on Twitter a while ago that he's enjoying writing about the science fiction aspects of the universe these characters inhabit, and it's made evident here that he's actually having fun with the story and characters.

 

I really enjoyed this issue. It seems to me that Seeley has a better grasp on these characters than Sam Humphries did, and I loved a lot of the character moments here. This issue got some genuine chuckles out of me, which is one of the reasons why I'm considering this to be the best issue of the series so far.

 

Eduardo Pansica's art is pretty great, and it has been great ever since he first showed up on this book, but I was actually hoping for a new artist to accompany the new writer. I always feel like a new writer/artist combo feels like a book has taken a genuine step forward, although the bi-weekly schedule of this book may have had something to do with that. We may get a new artist on this book soon as a result, and I hope that's the case. Pansica's art is also on another level here, and I found the character interactions to be more personable and more expressive than he's displayed in the past. The moments between these characters that made me laugh wouldn't have been possible without Pansica's work.

 

Seeley impresses with his debut issue on this series. These are great characters with limitless possibilities and it's nice seeing a writer making it a point to further grow these characters in order to tell new stories. While I would have preferred a new artist to also make their debut, Pansica's art was fantastic.

Our Score:

8/10

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