January 2020

Green Lanterns, Vol. 5: Out of Time - Review kevin Fri, 01/31/2020 - 10:51

Stranded ten billion years in the past, Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz have to find a way back home, and along the way team up with the first seven Green Lanterns. What happens when two of the newest Green Lanterns added to the Corps have to train the first Green Lanterns ever? Here is where Sam Humphries excels in writing fun characters who have a believable reliance and relationship with each other. It was quite a nice touch to have the last issue primarily dedicated to Jessica and Simon back on Earth dealing with real issues in Simon’s family.

Green Lanterns, Vol. 4: The First Ring - Review kevin Wed, 01/29/2020 - 08:15

This is a nice bite-sized trade that Sam Humphries and the team have put together. The Green Lanterns title gives new readers an easy entry point to come into the Green Lantern universe with the two newer GL recruits, Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz. The heavier legacy Green Lantern mythos is left to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. We get the buddy cop adventure between Jessica and Simon whilst building on the Green Lantern story.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Vol. 7: Darkstars Rising - Review kevin Sun, 01/26/2020 - 22:12

When last we left the Green Lantern Corps, they were coming off a rescue mission of the Guardians of the Universe from a resurgent contingent of Controllers (their ancient enemy). The Controllers escaped and resurrected one of the Lanterns’ strongest foes, The Darkstars. What ensues is an all-out fight between the heavily outnumbered Green Lanterns and The Darkstars. Ultimately at stake is who will prevail as the police force of the universe. Will the law and order methods of the Green Lanterns hold the line over the lethal, eye-for-an-eye methods of The Darkstars?

Flash Forward #1-3 - Review

Coming off the end of Heroes in Crisis, Wally West is serving time in prison for the accidental death of multiple heroes at the secret facility, Sanctuary. He is enlisted by Tempus Fuginaut, a newly created cosmic character whose main duty appears to watch over the multiverse and ensure it continues to function appropriately. At the beginning of this title, we are told something is happening that is causing more Dark Multiverses to rise and not dissipate.

Dial H for Hero #7-9- Review kevin Tue, 01/21/2020 - 22:16

Dial H for Hero was initially solicited as a six-issue series. Its successful run allowed it to get an order for another six issues. The story arc for the first six was very tight and ended on solid ground that allowed for a cliffhanger at the same time. Here in the first three issues of the new arc, we pick up where that cliffhanger left off. At the end of issue #6, many citizens of Metropolis were granted powers through the H-Dial.

Collapser #4-6- Review kevin Sun, 01/19/2020 - 23:32

The back half of the series mainly works and definitely is structured to work as a three act arc between these issues. It is more cohesive as a storytelling unit than the first half. There are parts that feel a bit uneven, particularly in the last issue where Collapser has to confront his (previously believed dead) father to save the city. That felt a bit rushed, and really, it started feeling a bit rushed in issue three. The amount of story covered over the six issues in total could have benefited from having a series run of twelve issues instead.