Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Green Lanterns #47 Review

Power To Move Forward

Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: V. Ken Marion, Sandu Florea, Dinei Ribeiro, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 16, 2018

This arc of Green Lanterns may be the best arc of the entire series and I'm sad to see Tim Seeley leaving this book prematurely because now that I see what he can really do.......... I want a lot more just like this arc.  Hopefully, this issue can continue to "wow" me and it ends on a high note as we continue to dive deep into the mind of Jessica Cruz, where she's apparently been hiding Volthoom's Realm of the Green inside of her subconscious.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

When we begin this issue we see Simon doing all that he can to try and reach the Jessica he knows and loves inside of Power Ring, while he also tries to stop her from seeing the murders because that act will unlock the door in her mind and release the side of her that still is Power Ring on the world.  

With that though, we get some wonky-ness about Singularity Jain and how her powers work and because she hasn't really been all that defined in her power set, I find a lot of this a bit needlessly complex to the point where I was struggling to understand how things were happening and why.  What you really need to know is that Jessica Cruz is the hero of this book and it's up to Simon to show her that she's the hero that he knows she is.  It's cool too because Tim Seeley has said on twitter that this is his way of showing one of Geoff John's prophesies for Simon Baz coming true in him being the "Miracle Worker" of the Green Lanterns in what he does to reach Jessica in her darkest hour.

All in all, I enjoyed this issue for the most part and really loved this arc, but with the back and forth between Simon and Jessica being a bit too complex in my mind, it left me a bit wanting because I wanted to fully feel what was going on with Jessica and while I'm sure some will be right on the trolley with this, it just didn't hit like I would have liked.  What we do get though is a great story about Jessica's willpower and how she uses it to be one of the most unique Lanterns we have, which ties up a lot of what we've had going on in the background of this book for awhile now.  This issue isn't exactly what I hoped it would be, but with amazing art and some really great emotional moments between our heroes, it's still a great read.

Bits and Pieces:

While there are things that I had hoped would have been explained a little more...... or a little less abstract, this issue is still a great addition to what I think may be the best arc of Green Lanterns we've seen since Rebirth began.  We've got amazing art the entire way through and a story that really solidifies Jessica as one of the most unique Lanterns that we've ever had.


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