Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Green Lanterns #36 Review and *SPOILERS*

Lawyers, Rings and Bolphunga

Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: Ronan Cliquet, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Who is Singularity Jane?  Yeah, keep wondering because even though we'll get an entire issue of her here, I still couldn't tell you anything about her or why she even does what she does, but before we get to that; let me catch you up on what's been going down in Green Lanterns.  In our previous issue, we saw Bolphunga the Unrelenting come to Earth because he needed the Green Lanterns' help.  I don't know why he came to Simon or Jessica, but he did because he was tasked with killing his father in return for his release from the Sciencells on Mogo, but once it seemed that he couldn't go through with killing his father Boff, Singularity Jain, who made the deal with Bolphunga, came a callin'.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Simon and Jessica recounting to the Green Lantern Honor Guards the events that took place that left someone dead and through this back and forth between our two Lanterns we learn that while Jessica and Simon were preparing to return Bolphunga to Mogo for breaking his probation, they were met by Singularity Jain, who first showed us that her mouth is like a black hole when she swallowed Bolphunga's spaceship whole and then when she started sucking the light from our heroes' rings.  

Yeah, at first our Lanterns were getting the shit kicked out of them and while I hate seeing that happen....... at least that made sense because when our heroes finally get their breath back, Jessica tells Simon to get Bolphunga and Boff to safety while she tries over-feeding Singularity Jain with her willpower........ Which sounds alright at first, but then Jain tells us that he goes around and makes deals like this all the time and then somehow knows Jessica's full name, which wouldn't be bad if we ever found out why or how, but we don't and then the issue gets strange when Jessica is swallowed and feels like she spends weeks falling only then to be confronted by the men that killed her friends and originally caused her anxiety.  

In the end, Simon somehow pulls Jessica out of Singularity Jain.......... even though all light and sound were being pulled down and the fight is finished just because Bolphunga goes through with killing his father.  As our issue ends, Singularity Jain is in the wind and is now on the top most wanted list for Green Lanterns and the Molites on Ungara are unaware that their time on the planet is short.

That's it for this issue of Green Lanterns and while the main antagonist Singularity Jain is intriguing, you get nothing out of her about who or what she is or why she does the things that she does....... Hell, Simon being able to save Jessica from what we saw of her doesn't make sense either and while we had the opportunity to have a cool new villain for this series because nothing was ever explained it just comes off as week writing to me and is a disappointment.  Yeah, you want to keep some stuff mysterious, but at least make her make sense for this issue.  Even with those complaints though, this issue is still decent and has some excellent art, I just thought we'd get more out of this and by the end, we really know nothing.

Bits and Pieces:

While Green Lanterns this issue looks great and features a new villain that could be cool, this installment just came off a little lackluster to me because at the end of the day we really didn't learn anything about this villain and her abilities didn't even jive within this one issue.  It's still an entertaining story to a degree, but you don't get much out of it.


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