Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
We finally get to see the fate of Jessica and Simon, but will they make it in the most savage era there was. That’s right, they are thrown back in time ten billion years, and with only one ring between them, how are they going to make it out alive?
***NON-SPOILERS and SUMMARY AT THE BOTTOM***
When Are We?
Jessica has been thrown into an unknown place in time, even her charismatic ring can’t tell where they are. It only gets worse as she realizes that Simon is here somewhere and powerless! Meanwhile, that same powerless Simon is trying to fight against prehistoric birds that look like fat men in bad costumes. But don’t worry you’re pretty little head Simon, Jessica sweeps in as smooth as a feline and saves Simon. No time for reunion celebrations, the duo has to figure out how the hell to get out of there!
Eye See You
In a hive community called Grenda, an artificial intelligence has decided to enter a vessel and venture out into the unknown. Oh wait the vast space of loneliness, is too much for it to bear…so he shuts down… I guess we’ll come back to that?
A ping of hope enters as J-Bird’s ring discovers a possible White Lantern on the island. When they find it’s location they are shocked and awed by what they discover, the Life Entity still in the womb. Just then Jessica’s ring finally realizes where they are, ten billion years in the past. As Jessica tries to calm down Simon from having a melt down, Seven unknown Green Lanterns approach, their identities and purpose: unknown.
Sum it Up
I love when a book I wasn’t super in to, becomes one of my favorites. How Jessica is handling everything that’s thrown at her, is exactly what I’ve been waiting fro since day 3 of Green Lanterns. Even though the whole back in time story gets redundant, the way Humphries had the characters approach the situation made it feel new. Perfect amount of thrill and humor, a great read for the week.
Ariel DuPey | NCR