Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Green Lanterns #51 Review

Dome-ward Bound: The Boring Journey

Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Mike Perkins, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 18, 2018

Let's jump back into Dan Jurgens' Green Lanterns, where in the previous issue we saw that he's now using this Green Lanterns title as a way to showoff Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, but also as a replacement to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps book for when that ends........ and I'm a big fan of that approach, but this background story that spends a bunch of time on Mogo where our heroes just battle a storm and heavy winds...... Well, that's a bit boring.  Hopefully we get more about Eon and his space armada that we saw kick the shit out of John Stewart in the previous issue because right now, that's the most interesting aspect of of story.  Let's check it out.

For this issue of Green Lanterns I was pleasantly surprised that the art that I wasn't a fan of last issue has either gotten better, my eyes aren't being jackholes like they were two weeks ago or I'm just getting used to Mike Perkins' style.  Either way, that was one negative that I was worried about going forward that I didn't have to deal with this issue............ and boy do I wish that the art was my only worry for this title.

While there is a cool story going on somewhere in the background of this book, dealing with trust, a mysterious murder and even a secret army/mining operation, the things that we spend the most time on are sadly, boring as hell.  The big action of this book involves a bunch of our Lantern heroes getting together and struggling to......... get this..... make a dome.  That's right, our big construct of this story that will hopefully save the day and takes all our heroes' combined willpower and strength....... is a dome.  While that aspect of the book is disappointing, a lot of the rest didn't play out anymore exciting and in the long run the only thing that I can take away from this second issue of Dan Jurgens and Mike Perkins' run so far is that the characters are at least sounding more like themselves in my mind than in the previous issue........ and I like the art more, like we already established.

Bits and Pieces:

Overall, I like the feel of this book with what it's doing, I just wish that the execution came off a little more exciting.  The art has grown on me here, which is a plus, but I was still bored reading a title that should have become even more exciting with what Jurgens has done with it.  Hopefully, that changes as we progress because there is a lot of promise to this title and it would be a shame if it crashed and burned.



  1. I read this issue and couldn't help but feel bored, and not caring about the main characters. The art is currently my least liked art in all the current books at DC right now. I'll come back to this book next arc. But for now I'm done with this book.

  2. All these human lanterns pffft.