Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Green Lanterns #37 Review and *SPOILERS*

Sleeping With The Enemy

Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli, Ulises Arreola, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 20, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Now that Bolphunga is back where he belongs in a Sciencell and Singularity Jain is on the Green Lantern Corps' most wanted list, it's time to head back to Ungara to deal with the side story that's been transpiring throughout since Tim Seeley took over this book.  Yeah, it seems that the Ungarans aren't happy that the little Mol-ites that Simon and Jessica saved previously are now living on their planet, especially since they've been framed to look like one of them killed an Ungaran.  Hopefully Simon and Jessica can get to the bottom of this and soothe the unrest on Abin Sur's home world.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Simon getting a call from Liseth Vok, the adopted chimera daughter of the Regent of Ungara and her informing Simon of the unrest on the planet ever since the body of Commander Psyt was discovered murdered and pointed to the Mol-ites as the culprits.  With that, Simon and Jessica head off to Ungara, where they're informed by the Regent of everything that's been transpiring on the planet and how she needs our Green Lanterns to go into the Mol refugee camp and rescue a couple of Ungaran teenagers who went in and who they believe have now become hostages.  

Yeah, all of this seems ridiculous because of the demeanor of the Mol-ites as we saw them previously and especially since we know that Kesh Cur was the one responsible for Commander Psyt's death, but to my and our heroes' surprise, when they secretly sneak into the Mol-ite camp, they're met with hostilities from a group of Mol-ite females.  After a small battle and Jessica's ring scanning the former women of Mol, we discover that the females are in a rage that is beyond their control because of the Ungaran teenagers coming into the camp and stomping on Mol-ite eggs and killing the next generation of their people.  With that, the Podfather comes out and explains that he put the teenagers in his quarters to keep them safe........... then he confesses to the murder of Commander Psyt........ which is just odd as hell since we saw previously that he didn't do it.

In the end, with the Podfather brought in by the Green Lanterns, it seems that Ungara has finally quieted down, but after Liseth Vok visits Simon in his quarters and the two share in some love making, Liseth just comes out of nowhere and says that the Podfather is innocent, that Kesh Cur is the one responsible for Commander Psyt's death and that she knows all of this because she's the leader of the group responsible.

That's it for this issue of Green Lanterns and while I'm used to a lot of alien names and situations from being a fan of Lantern books, this issue just over does the whole thing and because of that, this comes off pretty damn boring.  Not to mention, that Liseth's reveal of being the Red Tide....... of the Red Tide Nativist Supremacist Organization just kind of felt out of nowhere.  I mean, we might have heard that name before, but up until this point it never really seemed to mean anything and for everything we've gotten so far, this reveal is shocking only because nothing really seemed to lead up to it.  The art in this issue is decent, but the coloring seemed off in that we were supposed to know that Simon and Jessica were different colors than they normally are, but this never really played out in my mind.  Overall, this is a lackluster issue that doesn't really do much for the reader.

Bits and Pieces:

You're going to have a lot of alien names and alien science thrown at you in this issue and by the end, where a mystery that you didn't even know was a mystery is revealed....... it doesn't really mean much.  I don't know what this arc is trying to do, but whatever it is, it's pretty boring so far.  Thankfully, the art is decent, but the colors seem off at times where they don't depict something that's crucial to the story.


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