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Review: The Flash #38

Written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen

Art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse

It’s been a while since I last checked in on this book so let’s see how the adventures of Barry Allen are going.

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In Brightest Day: 12/10/14

Welcome back to the second edition of In Brightest Day, the one article where I talk about and review all things Green Lantern that goes on every week. As you may or may not have known, the entire Lantern franchise, five books in total, are currently involved in a super large crossover event entitled Godhead where all the Lanterns from the various corps face off against the New Gods of New Genesis. Last week, we began the beginning of the end of the crossover with a surprisingly funny Green Lantern #37 and continue to march are way towards the finale this week in Green Lantern Corps #37. Continue reading In Brightest Day: 12/10/14

Review: Green Lantern/ New Gods: Godhead #1

Green Lantern New Gods Godhead #1Review: Green Lantern/ New Gods: Godhead #1

Written by Van Jensen, Justin Jordan, Robert Venditti, Charles Soule, and Cullen Bunn

Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Martin Coccolo, Goran Sudzuka, Chriscross, and Pete Woods

Its finally here. Ever since the Source Wall first showed up all the way at the beginning of Venditti’s run, it has been simply a matter of time before Kirby’s New Gods made their way into the Green Lantern line and here is where it happens. Highfather has been searching for that Life Equation for a really long time, and now he knows where to find it. Continue reading Review: Green Lantern/ New Gods: Godhead #1

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: October 1st, 2014

outright-geekery Logo NewNew Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down the top pick on our comic stacks for this week. What are you looking forward to reading this week? Continue reading Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: October 1st, 2014

Review: Green Lantern Corps #33

Review: Green Lantern Corps #33

Written by Van Jensen

Art by Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo

After three long months, finally the Uprising crossover event comes to its conclusion here in this issue with surprisingly personal results for John Stewart. Now if only this issue was easy to talk about without slipping into spoiler territory…

The Good

I have said it before and I will say it again, Green Lantern Corp is a way better book than its companion title, Green Lantern. Whereas Green Lantern is more concerned with great epic conflicts and the tough decisions regarding leadership, Green Lantern Corp is actually about characters and their personal journeys. Never has this been more evident than now as the last issue of Green Lantern was just one big battle, but this issue of GL Corp is about that battle’s fallout as it pertains to Stewart and his relationship with Fatality. Some readers may not like the twist that occurs in this issue, but I did. It solidly progressed Stewart and set the stage for the next story line. Von Daggle and Mogo also had a big moment in this issue that progresses both of their stories immensely. I also love Chang’s artwork in this book. His somewhat cartoony pencils match Maiolo’s bright and vibrant colors perfectly to make a wonderful viewing experience.

The Bad

There is some clunky dialogue in this issue. Yeah, I know they had to explain the big twist, but the twist wasn’t that complicated so the explanation didn’t have to read like it was coming from a robot. I also am unsure about the new villains that were revealed at the end. I know I’ve only seen one page of them and it is way to early to judge, but I already feel like we are going to be seeing more or less the same things we have been seeing for a while in the Lantern franchise. I just want something a little different.

The Verdict

This was a really good issue in my opinion. It doesn’t completely wash away the bad taste that Uprising as a whole has put in my mouth, but it was still really good. The art was great as usual as well as the story, even though it did suffer from some bad dialogue.

Story: 4 out of 5

Art: 4 out of 5

Overall: 4 out of 5