Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Green Lanterns #43 Review and *SPOILERS*

Religious Rumble

Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: V. Ken Marion, Sandu Florea, Dinei Ribeiro, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 21, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Our Lantern heroes are after the Religious Order known as The Steed, who have come to Earth and have kidnapped a bunch of Z-list superheroes for the purpose of using their bodies as avatars to continue the spread of their religion across the Universe in the guise of being gods.......... even though we spent a lot of this story with the superheroes only being used for slave labor.  Either way, Simon, Jessica and Scrapps from the Omega Men have come to shut them down.  Hopefully, they'll be able to get the job done before the heroes they've come to save tear them apart while their under The Steed's control.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Explain It!:

We pretty much had the setup for everything we're dealing with here in the previous issue and with that, here we just get a big ol' battle, where Jessica tries to do brain surgery on all the heroes under The Steed's control, while also keeping them at bay, while Simon simply takes on the main Durlan priest to the Order and Scrapps goes after the High Rider himself, who has taken control of Night Pilot, the main reason that Simon got on this case in the first place. 

There really isn't much to this issue besides for more clues pointing to the idea that Simon and Jessica should be together, from scenes where Jessica's ring talks to her in the voice of Simon to keep her calm so that she can get the tech out of the heroes' brains to stop The Steed's control and then later on when everything is said and done and Simon tells Jessica that he was actually matched up with her on the Capers app.  Besides that though, just a big ass fight where our heroes overcome their fears and anxieties.

In the end, The Steed is brought down and the Green Lantern Corps show up to clean everything up and Simon and Night Pilot are reunited......... as we see in this issue though, that doesn't last long because Simon has to work on himself a bit and be okay with the idea of being alone.  When everything is said and done though it looks like we'll finally get back to the idea that Jessica's ring may actually be in love with her.

That's it for this issue of Green Lanterns and while I love the art in this issue, that's about all I love besides for the small bits that we get that actually continue the possible connections that our Lantern heroes have.  Besides that though, this is a big ass fight scene that comes off pretty damn boring and that's a shame.  All in all, this was a disappointing arc that had a fun premise that was never really utilized and the subplot of our heroes being matched together on a dating app was annoying and that's it because it was never properly explored before being ignored completely and was only here for what seems to be a laugh.  

Bits and Pieces:

While I thought that this arc had some fun ideas, they were never really utilized and at the end of the day, this was kind of a bore that only seemed to be a "would they" or "won't they" in dealing with Simon and Jessica's relationship and even that aspect was just kind of tossed aside by the end.  I loved the art in this issue, but little else.


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