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Green Lanterns #23

by husseinwasiti on May 17, 2017

Writer: Sam Humphries

Artist: Eduardo Pansica

Colourist: Blond

Publisher: DC Comics

 

This has been such an improvement. I felt this arc could have been placed much earlier in the series. Having Simon and Jessica interact with our favourite Lanterns is so much fun, although Sam Humphries might have been forced to wait for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps to have all the Lanterns together in order to make this happen.

 

And this issue was just a lot of fun. Guy Gardner teaching Jessica was what you expect it to be. He's acting like a complete dick, berating her like a drill sergeant. Simon seemingly has it easy when Kyle begins teaching him, but he ends up annoying the hell out of Simon and I loved it. Humphries can write a good Kyle, who was such a standout in this issue.

 

Eduardo Pansica's art was awesome. His rendition of Kyle and his constructs looked so good, which of course extended through the rest of the book. I don't remember the last time he drew an issue of this title, so I've missed his work.

 

We also progress through Volthoom's story a little bit, but I felt it wasn't entirely necessary. He could have been doing what he's doing now much earlier in the series. I say this because his presence took the fun out of the issue, which brought us to a lengthy flashback I didn't need.

 

While a lot of fun, Volthoom's plans stopped the issue from reaching full greatness. Seeing Guy and Kyle train the rookies was very fun, and I wouldn't mind having either of them show up in this book down the line since they were such a fun presence here. Pansica's art was missed and looked great.

Our Score:

8/10

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