Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Green Lanterns #42 Review and *SPOILERS*

Fight The Power

Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: V. Ken Marion, Sandu Florea, Dinei Ribeiro, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 7, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

The hunt for Night Pilot continues with this issue and from what we saw previously, she's being kept by some pyramid scheme religion calling itself The Order of the Steed.  Hopefully, now that our Green Lantern heroes have found out where this cult is keeping Night Pilot, they're be able to go in rings a blazin' to get Simon's one time lady love and shut this phony faith down.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Simon and Jessica getting the lowdown about the Order of the Steed and how they occupy a sector of space that is actually protected because of their religion and it's going to take a bit more evidence for the Green Lantern Corps to just go in and take this Order down.  With that, John Stewart has the two lanterns convert to the religion so that they can go into the Nebula that the Order resides in with a bunch of pilgrims incognito so that they can find the kidnapped superheroes on the sly and thus, have the evidence they need to take The Order of the Steed down.

Yeah, it's a bit odd and a little long winded, but eventually, after getting the history of the Order from the the head honcho, who calls himself the High Rider, the fight is on and we see that the Order's plan in kidnapping all these superheroes from Earth was to create avatars for the religion that couldn't be stopped as they went out to spread their word.......... and collect their riches.  With that, we see that the superheroes are now under the control of the Order and Simon and Jessica have put them down so that they can complete their mission and to do that, it seems that they have to target the priests of the Order.

In the end, we see Scrapps from the Omega Men head off on her own to go after the High Rider, but Simon may not be too happy about Scrapps finishing the job because it seems that the High Rider has put a brainwashed Night Pilot between him and Scrapps and Scrapps is itching to take this slavery ring down anyway that she can.

That's it for this issue of Green Lanterns and while I love any bit of artwork that I can get out of V. Ken Marion, the story in this issue is a bit long winded in describing what this Order of the Steed is and this makes up the majority of the issue between John Stewart's space legal talk about them and the High Rider throwing his sermons around......... and that made for a pretty boring issue.... even with the fights thrown in.  The character interactions about Simon and Jessica's individual thoughts of religion was really well written, but overall, I was a little underwhelmed....... Love that V. Ken art though!

Bits and Pieces:

While the hunt for Night Pilot continues this issue, the story shifts to a more religious tone and how our characters deal with their own personal beliefs and if this was the main focus of the story it may have been alright, but instead we're given a long drawn out explanation about who are villain of the story is.  The art is amazing, but the story is a bit dull.


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