Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Green Lanterns #41 Review and *SPOILERS*

Road To Hellhole 

Written By Tim Seeley
Art By: Barnaby Bagenda, Tom Derenick, Mick Gray, Ulises Arreola, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 21, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Now that our Lanterns are wise about superheroes getting taken based on their superhero dating app profiles, it's time to grab their fountain of space and criminal knowledge and captive, Scrapps and head off into the cosmos so that Simon can find his one-night stand Night Pilot and all the other kidnapped small time superheroes of Earth.  Let's jump into this issue and see if the fun that we had in last issue continues here.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Jessica still upset over the fact that she was matched up with Simon on the Caper dating app, but that's just for future drama...... as for right now, our heroes are on their way to the home planet of the former Green Lantern Jack T. Chance and while the planet is officially called Garnet, the inhabitants only know it as Hellhole.  It's on Hellhole that our Lantern heroes are supposed to meet up with Scrapp's tech dealers, who are a part of the larder pyramid scheme that's all about abducting people using technology like dating apps........ and possibly other things, but here...... all dating apps.

While everything initially was going fine with our Lanterns being in disguise and Scrapps telling her dealers that she was bringing in new clients, everything goes to hell when they are found out and then this issue just becomes a big chase scene through Hellhole, where you see how much the people of this planet hate authority.  

In the end, the dealers trade the location of where they make their drop offs with our heroes in exchange for them creating dead constructs of themselves so that the dealers can take pictures with them so that they can post them on their profiles on alien social media, making their reputation as bad asses solidified.

That's it for this issue of Green Lanterns and where I found the previous issue fun, this installment just came off a bit tedious and forced to make this dating app joke run throughout the issue and while I'm all about silly science for the sake of comic book stories.  Dating apps in space is just too much and really, the only enjoyable thing about this issue in my mind is if you are familiar with the former Green Lantern Jack T. Chance and are a fan of him because this issue has references of him throughout this story.  Besides that though and some great looking art, there isn't much to write home about here.

Bits and Pieces:

The hunt for Night Pilot and the other missing superheroes continues here, but really, it seems like a look back on the planet Hellhole to remind people of how much the Green Lanterns are hated there.  The art in this issue is great, but story feels forced just to keep a running joke going and by the end this issue didn't mean much.

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  1. I like her saying she hasn't dated in years. I am quite happy to assume any panels we saw of her dating Barry in Justice League took place in a different timeline >_>


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