Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Green Lanterns #44 Review and *SPOILERS*

Dealing With The Past

Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: Ronan Cliquet, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 4, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Now that we've returned all of those D-list superheroes to their homes after they were kidnapped by the religious order, The Steed, it seems that we're finally moving on and from what we got in the previous issue, with Jessica's ring acting all creepy as hell and you know, not acting like a normal Green Lantern ring, I hope we continue down that path.  Let's jump into this issue and see if I get my wish or if it's on to something else instead........... Man, I hope not.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Jessica at her therapist's office, where she wants our hero to open up about the night that her friends and her were camping, where they were all killed.  Leading to Jessica's anxiety and not leaving her apartment for three years.  It doesn't seem like we're going to get an answer to that mystery right away though because apparently, Jessica has completely blocked it out and after she leaves the therapist and meets up with Simon to hunt down a lead on Singularity Jain, this "blocked" thing is confirmed, when Jain even tells Jessica that it's complete darkness in her mind about who killed her friends.

Anyway though, this entire issue is really just a fight between Simon and a disgruntled Transformer, who's trying to keep custody of his child during his divorce............ it makes sense in the issue, while Jessica is tempted to take one of Singularity Jain's deals so that she can find out who the person was who killed her three friends all those years ago and while initially it looks like Jessica is just going to shoot her down, when she finds out that Singularity Jain doesn't want Jessica to kill anyone or that she doesn't want anything from Jessica for helping her discover the truth, except that she accepts it once she discovers it, Jessica seems to have taken her offer.  The way we really know this at the end is because out of nowhere Jessica's apartment building is just a giant black hole......... I don't know how this works with Singularity Jain, but we don't know much about the character so maybe this is in her power set.

That's it for this issue of Green Lanterns and while I love the idea that we're finally going to find out about the night Jessica and her friends were attacked, that led to her anxiety, this first bit of it seemed really padded to get us there.  Yeah, we need something for Simon to do during this story, but fighting a Transformer really didn't do anything for this issue.  I enjoyed the art here and only hope that things start to pick up as the arc progresses and maybe get some more info on who Singularity Jain is as we discover more about Jessica's past.

Bits and Pieces:

While I like the direction that this issue is taking us, I wish it that it was paced out a little bit better because the basis for this story is beat into our heads over and over again this issue, while we spend a good deal of it not pursuing that angle, while Simon beats on a robot.  The art here was decent, I just hope that the following issues aren't as padded as this one felt.


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