Thursday, January 30, 2014

Red Lanterns #27 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Charles Soule
Art By: Alessandro Vitti, J. Calafiore
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 29, 2014

Who's That Burly Ginger?

Last issue the Red Lanterns freed a world from being slaves to a dictator, but sadly Ratchet had to sacrifice his life to do it.  So we're one Red Lantern down, while Atrocitus is powered up with a Red Lantern ring, and has plans on making Guy Gardner suffer.  Let's get to it.

Explain It!:

I'll begin this summary by telling you that the Guy Gardner you know, isn't Guy Gardner anymore.  Oh yeah it's makeover time.  Look to your right right now and take a look at GG.  Now add long hair, and a Hulk Hogan mustache.  I'm not kidding, and I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I am certain that he looks like a badass or a killer hobo.  Okay let's get to the story.

Now that the Reds have freed the people of Kormorax, they have a bit of down time.  Bleeze and Rankorr decide to find who Ratchet's ring chose to wield the power of rage, and Guy has plans to go back to Earth, and invites Zillious Zox, and Skallox to tag along.  

Guy gives Zillious and Skallox some rules like don't go looking for trouble because someone like Superman might show up, which is something everyone should avoid, and Guy goes off to reconcile with Ice.  But Guy's not going to get the warm welcome he's was hoping for.  Ice is not happy to see him at all, and it's not because she didn't like the good times they had, it's because of all the bad times they'd have because of his temper.  Guy tries to prove he's changed by explaining that the red ring is rage incarnate, and he can control it.  But his explanation is interrupted because Zillous and Skallox run into trouble.

So there ZZ, and Skallox are just trying to see the sights of Earth, when they are met by one of the worst people they could possibly run across; Shadow Thief.  If you remember from the sincerely missed Savage Hawk Man issue she was introduced in, Shadow Thief hates aliens.  But this might have been okay except Shadow Thief seriously seems offended when ZZ has a question he can only ask someone from Earth.  "What's a testicle?".

In the end we check in on Rankorr and Bleeze and see how their search for the loose ring going.  They find it's signature on a desolate planet with only one structure.  When they enter they find Atrocituss, Dex Starr, and a new Red Lantern that appears to be something out of Clive Barker's imagination.  We'll have to wait until next week for the Green Lantern/Red Lantern issue to see how our unconventional heroes fair.

Bits and Pieces:

Well Guy gets a new look, and we're finally back on Earth, and you know what?  It's really fun.  I love what Soule has been doing with these characters, that this time last year I really didn't care for.  Just another great issue, that leaves me wanting more.  At least I only have to wait a week this time.


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