Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Green Lanterns #50 Review

Lousy Rings!

Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Mike Perkins, Andy Troy, Pete Pantazis, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 4, 2018

It's time to see what Dan Jurgens can do on this Lanterns title since we're now forced to live in a world that he's not doing Action Comics anymore...that's just my own personal gripe, pay no mind.  Anyway, It's an all-new, all different world for the Green Lanterns, as in I have no idea what we're playing with besides for this issue taking place after Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #50 so with that... hopefully, there are no spoilers in this issue to what went down there.  Alright, Let's jump into this issue and see what Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are up to.  Let's check it out.

For our first issue with Dan Jurgens and Mike Perkins on art my first impression....... and my impression throughout the issue is that I am not a fan of the art that Mike Perkins is giving us in this issue and if he's the regular artist on this title now I really hope that he changes his style up because everything looks muddy, distorted and just plain ugly as we move into this new mystery that Dan Jurgens is laying out for us about something sinister coming and affecting our heroes' rings.  

So yeah, I'm not a fan of the art and sadly, even though we're just starting this new story off and Dan Jurgens hasn't had a chance to get his feet wet in the series yet........ I can't say that I'm a fan of the way he's handling the characters either.  Yeah, we're seeing our Earth sector Lanterns doing more things together (mainly Kyle with Simon and Jessica), but the voices of the characters feel off and when things start hitting the fan on Mogo, it seems like everyone is dumb as hell as they're just reacting to the situations at hand instead of just saying "Hey Mogo!".  

Anyway, this was a rough first outing for me when it comes to this new creative team and hopefully this is only a hiccup because while there are aspects to both art and story that I didn't like in this issue, there is something that feels larger and more epic going on in this story than anything we've dealt with in Green Lanterns since its first arc. (who remembers the rage seed?  Yeah, that was a whole lot of nothing)  Hopefully, that aspect of the series continues as Dan Jurgens gets how these characters work and we can finally have an ongoing creative team on this book that feels worthwhile.

Bits and Pieces:

While I can't say that I'm the biggest fan of what we got out of this issue, I do see some aspects to it that I hope continue and expand because we have the prospect of getting a huge story here...I just wish that the characters and the art were better to go with it.


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