Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Green Lanterns #34 Review and *SPOILERS*

Life's A World Full Of Underground People........ Dig It

Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: Ronan Cliquet, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 1, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Alright, let's get back into Tim Seeley's new arc as new writer of the Green Lanterns, where last time we left them, our Lantern heroes were trying to save a newly discovered underground people of the planet Mol from their sun going supernova and if that wasn't enough pressure, people from Abin Sur's home planet of Ungara have come to see the Green Lanterns of this sector in action.  Things seem pretty decent for our heroes even though they're being pushed to their limits, but none of this is as stressful as them trying to find jobs on Earth.  That's right, we have a whole shit ton of things going on in this arc already and if all of that wasn't enough for you, we also have Simon and Jessica being separated as Jessica tries to keep the whole of the planet from crushing the "Molites", while Simon sees if the Ungarans are alright after they got too close to the supernova and the Regent's daughter was injured.  Let's jump into this issue and see if our heroes are able to come out on top and maybe find out how their job search is going.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins pretty where we left off with Jessica trying to save the people of Mol and Simon checking in on the Ungarans, where it looks like the daughter of the Regent, also Ungaran's biggest pop singer for some reason is dying and while it's a nice scene where we see Simon use his gifts to heal the young woman, it pisses me off that we still don't know dick about how or why Simon is able to do this......... Hell, if Simon's response to it is any indication, where he says he tries to think about it, I'm thinking that we may never find out.

Anyway, with the pop singer saved and Jessica saying some corny shit to finally get the Molites on the trolley about getting saved........... they were totally all for being killed with their planet last issue, Simon and Jessica work together to save the people of this world and transport them on the Ungaran ship, where they'll be taken to their planet before they can figure out a new world for them to settle on.  Sadly, that's the only real bit of good news in this issue because while our heroes saved the day, we find out that Simon was turned down for the job in a pit crew that he was looking forward to and Jessica was told that she didn't really have what it takes to be a waitress right away and is told that she'll be working in the coffee shop's kitchen to start out.

In the end, the hits just keep on coming.because we see that someone on Ungara doesn't want to share his planet with any filthy Molites, back down on Earth we see that Jessica talking to her ring the way she does might have somehow gone and given it some kind of awareness and if that wasn't enough, Bolphunga the Unrelenting has come to Earth looking for some Green Lanterns to kill........ Too bad this doesn't make much sense because we last saw Bolphunga locked up in a Science Cell on Mogo back in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.

That's it for this issue of Green Lanterns and while there wasn't anything really wrong with this issue, just the fact that we're still just given the idea that Simon can heal people without any explanation is a bit frustrating because it's been something that's just been on the back burner of his character for a long ass time now......... and I want answers!........ maybe this will be the start of that...... hopefully....... Okay, maybe there are some problems because the rings in this issue do some weird stuff and Bolphunga showing up in this issue just doesn't make any sense for where we left him.  So yeah, the art was in this issue was great though and the colors really popped like they should in a Green Lantern book.  All in all, this isn't a bad story and it covers a lot of ground for our characters, but some of the background stuff really stuck out to me, but I still enjoyed the issue.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue continues to tell multiple stories at once and while it's a little too much at times, it actually works out pretty well in the end and sets up multiple stories for this series moving forward.  The art and colors were great, but there were a few glaring problems in this issue that couldn't let me enjoy it fully..... Still, not bad though.


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