Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Green Lanterns #32 Review and *SPOILERS*

Pancakes and Problems

Written By: Sam Humphries
Art By: Scott Godlewski, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 4, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Okay, we have our Lantern heroes back on Earth and with that.......... hopefully, some bad ass adventures now that Volthoom has been put on the back burner for the time period.  Yeah, there's not a lot of things to talk about going into this book because our heroes are just back from their jaunt to Ten Billion years in the past and they're trying to get their lives back on track from where they left it.  Let's jump into this issue and see how they do.

Explain It!:

Our issue starts with our heroes trying to do the one thing they seem to love the most out of life......... eating pancakes.  Yeah, I say try because they're interrupted by an asteroid monster, which they easily take out, but have strange dialog throughout the battle, but all of this seems to be here just for the idea that these Green Lanterns are supposed to protect all of Sector 2814 and not just Earth, which we get the idea of when Simon finds out that this monster's trajectory began at another planet in the sector............ but our heroes don't have time for stuff liek that because out of nowhere Simon has a party to get to and brings Jessica along.......... because I guess, he just likes making her anxious.  

So yeah, the party just seems to be here to get Simon and his brother-in-law and bestfriend Nazir back on speaking terms, since Nazir has a stick up his ass about Simon being a Green Lantern and not having time for family and all that.......... and the party's also here so that we can have Jessica and Simon's sister Sira talk about pancakes and doughnuts............ No seriously, besides for her trying to set Jessica up at one point, that's all they really do.

In the end, Simon and Nazir make up, Sira has too many sweets and our heroes are reminded that shit may have gone wrong in the sector, which interrupts their pancakes again, but at least gets them off their duffs and gets them out there Green Lantern-ing.

That's it for this issue of Green Lanterns and while I was all about getting into this issue now that we're back in our right time and our right planet................. this issue doesn't really need to be read at all.  I guess it's a bit of a palate cleanser from everything we've dealt with really, but from the odd dialog, the silly situations and just the complete lack of our heroes wanting to do any proper Green Lantern-ing, this issue just comes off forced and doesn't amount to much besides for Simon and Nazir being friends again.  The art was half decent in this issue, but not something I really took to and overall, this was a really lackluster installment that like I said at the beginning, doesn't need to be read.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue of Green Lanterns acts as just a silly palate cleanser to everything we've dealt with lately, but even as that it doesn't really come off all that fun and just feels like a filler issue in the long run that doesn't really accomplish anything at all.......... besides for saying pancakes over and over again.



  1. You are dead inside Eric, thought this issue would affect your feelings at least a little bit. This issue was very enjoyable for those readers who have social as family anxiety.

    1. this just felt like it was thrown together at the last second

  2. While this issue of the GL's is all about pancakes the story is as thin as a crepe.
    See what I did there? I combined words together in such a way as to make a food pun at the same time referencing the story and all the while explaining my opinion of this issue. That's to show how clever I am. Which in turn points out that I am much much smarter and better than YOU. Finally it proves that my opinion is much much more valid than YOURS! I am smart and YOU are stupid. Much Much stupid.
    This is just a filler issue. I don't mind filler issues. It's a chance to build some character dynamics or catch fans up to speed or do that very special episode where Simon is molested by bicycle repair shop owner, Gordon Jump. This issue does none of these things.
    Jessica and Simon return to Earth, battle an Asteroid Automaton, fight, flirt and flapjack. There's a couple of good bits, especially with Jessica flirting. I'm so awkward myself so I can completely relate to Jess's terrible flirt game. I could also empathize with Naxir, as I've also felt unwanted by a friend who no longer has time or need of me.
    There's a couple of bad bits too. The general pacing feels awkward and a few scenes seem very forced. When Keith talks to Jess about how hot the female Lantern is, it doesn't play well. I think it would feel more natural if he wasn't talking directly to Jess, a person that he just met. It would have felt more organic if Keith was talking to a male friend and Jess overheard him making sexist remarks. The scene where Simon and Nazir share a laugh over their awkward T-shirt photo is also forced. Nothing in the story shows that they've even seen the photo. I thought it would have worked better if when Tina showed the photo to Jess she would have remarked about how everyone at the party was laughing at it.
    Anyway I didn't think this was a bad comic. I also didn't think this was a good comic. I just thought this was an average comic. Average to me is 5/10.

    BTW if you didn't understand already, I was totally joking earlier. I'm a complete and utter doofus.