Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Green Lanterns #52 Review

Ravaged By The Ravagers

Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Marco Santucci, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 1, 2018

While I have been enjoying the background to this story, where we know that something is up with the Green Lantern rings even though our storytellers haven't made it clear yet what that is, the main focus so far, where we have some long haired Fabio dude named Eon flying around with the Ravagers just kicking ass and taking names, while storms rage on Mogo.......... Yeah, I haven't been enjoying that so much.  Let's jump into this issue and hope that it all comes together and I can start enjoying Green Lanterns again.  Let's check it out.

Well, I didn't get my wish because as soon as you jump into this book, it feels like we've immediately missed an issue.  Remember the dome cracking on Mogo last issue that all the Green Lanterns were holding together to keep safe from the storms?  Well, none of that means shit here and everyone is just fighting the Ravagers above Penelops' home planet of Penelo.  

It's weird because we have more about the rings being wonky in this issue and some scenes depicting some sinister force behind it, but for the most part it's just more Green Lanterns fighting the armada in space and being upset that some Lanterns aren't doing as they're told, which is fine for the rest of the Corps because they haven't experienced this first hand yet, but for us readers.......... Well, it's nothing new and doesn't have that much of an effect on me to say that it's enough to keep me interested for an entire issue.  

Overall, we get another Lantern joining the fight that may very well turn the tides again whoever this Eon is, but since we still just have him saying that we are the one and that's about it, I don't really care and just hope that we get more about this sinister being that's causing all the ruckus with our Lanterns' rings.  The art in this issue is decent, but I'm getting bored with this story already and it throws me off that it feels like an issue was taken out just to get everyone to where we are, while no one seems to care about the storms on Mogo anymore.  It's just weird.

Bits and Pieces:

We're getting a lot of the same things we've already seen out of the previous issues to this arc here, while completely omitting other aspects entirely and what we get is an issue that feels out of place, while also feeling like a rerun at the same time.  Thankfully, the art in this issue is decent because besides that, a certain Lantern showing up and a dark smiling face that is promising doom, we don't really get anything out of this issue.


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