Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Green Lanterns #53 Review

Enemy Inside The Gates

Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Marco Santucci, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 15, 2018

While I was all excited to get Dan Jurgens on this title when it was first announced, I can't say that I've been loving what we've been getting from his run.  So far, we know that the rings are compromised and that there's something dark within them that's the culprit.  On top of that, we have a strange energy based being called Eon, who's teamed up with the Ravagers to mine planets for minerals......... Yeah, exciting.  With all that though, we don't really know shit yet.  Hopefully, that all changes with this issue.  Let's check it out.

For this issue of Green Lanterns I'd like to say that everything comes to a head right away, but that would be a lie.  For the most part, we just have a big ass fight between the Lanterns and The Ravagers, while Guy Gardner takes a crack at Eon and it's all pretty dull, where we continue to really learn nothing that we haven't already seen from previous issues. 

Yeah, there's not much to the majority of this issue, but there is something that turns the tides thankfully by the end that has been gnawing at me ever since The Man of Steel mini began and Brian Michael Bendis started his run of Superman and since Dan Jurgens came on this book after stepping off of Action Comics, he's brought some dangling plot threads with him that give me hope for the rest of this story.  Does this ending make up for everything else we've had so far?......... No.  But it does get me excited for things to come and it gives me hope that the Green Lanterns book can end on a high note.  On top of this ending, you also get some pretty decent art all the way through........ besides for pig faced Kilowog......... I didn't care for that, but the rest was solid.  

Bits and Pieces:

While the majority of this book was pretty dull and offered up nothing new to the story, the king of cliffhangers himself, Dan Jurgens has brought out the big guns for the end of this issue that gets me pretty excited for what's to come and not only because it answers a continuity problem that we've been having in the Superman books, but because it offers up a real threat to our heroes.


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