Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Green Lanterns #14 SPOILER REVIEW

Writer: Sam Humphries
Artists: Ronan Cliquet, Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Blond, Dave Sharpe

The Color of Compassion 

Volthoom isn’t going down without a fight, hopefully Rami can hold his ground against this deadly first lantern. Meanwhile Frank is spitting out some serious love related regrets and compassion since the indigo light took over. Since the Indigo’s speak in a different language Jessica and Simon aren’t really understanding what is going on. Feeling all this love and weight of his actions Frank removes the ring…and instantly regrets it. Too late he’s shoved away before he can reattach the ring. Not able to resist the power, Jessica puts the ring on her finger. Ready to bear the yellow light she's so sure she carries she awaits her fate. To her surprise and a boost for confidence, Jessica finds that she has been the right lantern all along, green. Maybe now she will stop doubting herself and be the awesome lantern we all knew she could be. Rami returns and the crowd goes wild. Two other lanterns have also come to earth in request of Jessica’s s.o.s call. Rami quickly sends them away, that’s when the reader gets a glance at the truth. Rami didn’t defeat Volthoom, and he’s not even the real Rami…DUN DUN DUN!

Anyone whose read my articles on any Green Lanterns book knows what a hug fan of the art I am. In this issue alone there were some really stand out panels. There was one close up of a furious Frank and the details in his anger were fantastic. I thought his eyes would pop right out of the book. The creative team do well to express when there is will, love, or hate on the pages. There were a couple
panels that seemed a little quickly drawn but are easily looked over when you read the whole book. With a whole lot of male lanterns it’s nice to see the female getting drawn with just as much strength but keep a feminine touch.

The Confessional

This book has been really fun. Just when you think it’s getting a little too fluffy they throw another twist at you. Half way through I thought that the Frank plot was coming to an end in a too tidy of a bow, but of course it was just to throw you off track. When in fact an even bigger threat is coming our way. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. Now that Jessica has some confidence I can’t wait to see how her character develops with her new found confidence. Until next time.

Holy: ★★★★★★★✩✩✩

Ariel DuPey | NCR

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