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Red Lantern #29 Review

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Book: Red Lanterns #29
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Alessandro Vitti

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Summery from Comixology:
“The Reds have found their newest recruit: Supergirl! Guy Gardner is hardly equipped to handle a teenaged Kryptonian Red Lantern, so he heads for Earth and hand her off to her cousin–The Man of Steel himself, Superman.”

Red Lanterns issue 29 is the 2nd issue in the “Red Daughter of Krypton” story arc, in which Supergirl has become a Red Lantern due to the anger she suffers from due to her world being destroyed and one of the last of her kind. The story also features some interactions with Superman. The issue starts with Skallox and Zilius Zox testing some very high grade military equipment on Supergirl to see how powerful she truly is; and its surprisingly entertaining.

THE GOOD

The main reason I started reading Red Lanterns was due to the fact that Guy Gardner is now their leader, and He is one of my favorite Green Lantern. I love how much of a smart-ass and dick Guy can be, and in this issue that was my favorite thing about it. At one point, Guy didn’t want Kara drinking because she is just a teenager and Guy wants her to follow earth “rules” when it comes to drinking. Guy also made a funny point about how terrible things will get with Supergirl; after all she is a “Teenage Kryptonian Red Lantern? Come on. That’ too much.”-Guy.

THE BAD

My least favorite thing about this issue though was the art for Superman. It just looked weird and, honestly, terrible. His face was way to square and his neck was almost nonexistent. It looked as if his jaw was just attached to his shoulders. The Superman was just poorly executed. All the other characters seemed to have been drawn very well, but I couldn’t look away from the disaster that was Superman.

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Watch out, we got a bad ass over here.

THE FINAL VERDICT

I really enjoyed this issue and I look forward to seeing where it goes. I think Guy and Supergirl are going to make a very unique team for Red Lanterns and I think a major event will soon take place in the world of the Red Lanterns. If you haven’t read the Red’s before, go pick up issue 28 and this issue, 29, and have some fun in the wild world of anger and the Red Lantern Corps. Over all I give this issue 3 and a ½ out of 4. I would have given it a solid 4, but the Superman was a major disappointment.

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