Green Lantern #28
Red Alert Part 1 (of 2)
I momentarily forgot while reading this issue that not everyone knows that Kara exists and that she is also a survivor from Krypton. Oh the struggles of being a long time DC Comic fan.
But anyway, Kara comes out of nowhere with her mind all a jumble due to that red ring that has found it’s way to her. She has become the red daughter of krypton, a red lantern. Talk about super powered. Captured by the Green Lanterns, Hal does a body scan on her, discovering that she is, indeed, Kryptonian. Of course, he goes to Saint Walker who is trying to find hope again, in the hope that Saint Walker will help. That doesn’t go along to well either seeing as Saint Walker is having doubts about being a lantern at all.
So Hal’s last resort is to bring Supergirl to Ysmault and turn her over. Of course, that was easier said than done. She’s a Kryptonian after all and they are super-super.
Anyway, over all a decent issue both those Green Lanterns, I feel as though they are continually becoming more and more uptight and sanctimonious like those little blue men they used to follow. They think they are so much better than the other lanterns and that just rubs me the wrong way.
WRITER: R. VENDITTI
PENCILLER: B. TAN
Red Lanterns #28
Red Alert Part 2 (of 2)
Kara is a red lantern! I think it’s pretty cool.
So this issue picks up where Red Lantern #27 left off, with Guy getting his heart broken by Ice who doesn’t want to get back together with him right now. It wasn’t a definite no, but definitely not what he was hoping for.
After that, he is headed back to Ysmault where he runs into the Hal and the other green lanterns. After a little scuffle, Supergirl breaks out of her Green Lantern prison and reds and greens (makes me think Christmas) work together to get her into the blood lake to clear her mind. Hilarious dialogue on Guy’s part, but then again, he makes a better red lantern than he did a green lantern with his snarky attitude and anger issues.
While this is happening, Bleeze and Rankorr are getting their tushies handed to them by Atrocitus and Dex-Starr and the new red lantern they have found. This is a vital moment between Bleeze and Rankorr, the moment when their characters finally connect and readers are able to see a glimmer of hope between these characters. Set up for a future romance? Who knows. Rankorr gives his life for Bleeze who runs off to warn the others. Oh the tension! Stakes are rising in this issue, but if anything bad ever happens to Dex-Starr, DC will have hell to pay.
Over all, a really awesome issue with amazing dialogue and story development.
WRITER: C. SOULE
So the writers have figured out a way to clean up that mess. By mess I am referring to the whole situation with Lois Lane figuring out that Superman is Clark Kent, or vice versa, however you want to think about it. It was pretty clever, if not a little lame at the same time, to have Parasite suck out all of her psionic energy that had temporarily turned her into a superhero. The fact that she was a superhero, even for the briefest of moments, was somewhat cool. She even had to come to Superman’s rescue. Of course, she won’t really remember that, but we readers will always remember.
Anyway, the story was well put together and the fact that the writers have given Superman an ethical dilemma here. He let Parasite feed to save Lois and suck out all the energy but to also save his identity. Of course, who can fault him, the moment she woke up, she admitted to Superman that she was going to out his identity. That’s not exactly best fried behavior. So all in all, it was a good action packed issue.
WRITER: S. LOBDELL
ARTIST: K. ROCAFORT