Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Green Lanterns #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

High Tide

Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: German Peralta, Ulises Arreola, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 3, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It's time to head back to Ungara to see what our Lantern heroes are up to now that we learned in the previous issue that Liseth Vok is a part of the Red Tide and that they're responsible for the death of Commander Psyt.  Yeah, there's a lot of alien names and concepts being thrown at us and hopefully this issue it will all come together in a way that I can really wrap my head around it and hopefully, make me more of a fan of this story.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Jessica Cruz and Regent Anthene just going to town on the members of the Red Tide in their pursuit to bring Kesh Cur to justice and to tell you the truth, I thought that something odd happened, where I was missing some of the story because from where we left off previously, this just seems out of nowhere, especially since it seems that Liseth Vok just gets a free pass for her involvement.

The story really comes to a head after Simon frees the Podfather and Jessica and him have it out a bit about them exceeding their jurisdiction and power because once they locate Kesh Cur........... and for some reason allow Liseth Vok to come along, the story blows up into a damn monster show, where we find out that the Red Tide have been using their hate for alien races to make themselves better by taking different aliens and combining themselves with their unique attributes.  

In the end, we find out that the Regent once experimented on Kesh Cur during the Ungaran War, making him who he is today, but none of that really matters because Liseth Vok is the bad guy, which you could tell through most of this book and she's imbued herself with a whole slew of alien powers and intends on using them to unite Ungara and to kill our Lanterns.

That's it for this issue of Green Lanterns and while I did enjoy the end a bit....... mostly the concept because the twist could be seen a mile away, the rest of the issue just felt really forced to get us to where we needed to go whether it made sense or not.  The art in this book was beautiful and I hope to see more of this artist in the future, but overall, the story was just lacking and took weird jumps throughout to get us to an obvious and underwhelming cliffhanger.

Bits and Pieces:

While the action on Ungara picks up in this issue, the overall story felt lacking in its execution.  Thankfully, the art we get here is amazing, but that can only help so much in an issue that felt forced as hell.


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