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Green Lanterns #22

by Hussein Wasiti on May 03, 2017

Writer: Sam Humphries

Artist: Ronan Cliquet

Colourist: Hi-Fi

Publisher: DC Comics

 

This is the best this series has been in a long time. I appreciate a slow-burn story, but we're finally picking up plot points that were dropped arcs ago. Volthoom's plan is coming to fruition and Simon and Jessica are finally going to train.

 

Those of you looking to get your Hal Jordan fix can look elsewhere. He doesn't show up in this issue unfortunately, although he is mentioned from time to time. Hal stuck Simon and Jessica together at the beginning of his series so it's about time that they meet and catch up. Hopefully we see this down the line.

 

This issue acts as a bit of catch-up between the two Lantern series. Jessica discovers that the Green and Yellow Lanterns are joined together. It's not implied in this issue, but this very much reflects Simon and Jessica's relationship at the beginning of this series. Some of the different Corps members aren't getting along but they'll work together really well if Simon and Jessica are any indication.

 

The art was pretty great. Ronan Cliquet is one of the series rotating artists and we haven't seen his work in a while. It's nice to have him back too. The art was very expressive and Cliquet did a good job of placing us in the shoes of Jessica, which is an even better feat considering we know this side of the universe. This is also a good jumping-on point for new readers interested in checking the series out.

 

This is the much-needed boost the series has been lacking the past ten or so issues. A fun story taking advantage of these characters is what makes the book shine, and we get this here. The art was fun and seeing beloved characters from the perspective of the rookies was handled very well.

Our Score:

8/10

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