Red Lanterns #13

Red Lanterns #13

Event\Storyline: Rise of the Third Army Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Miguel Sepulveda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 24, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
6.1Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

Rise of the Third Army! As the Third Army attacks, a Red Lantern will die! What dark choice will Atrocitus be forced to make to insure the survival of the Red Lantern Corps?

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Dec 10, 2012

    Although Red Lanterns has been my least favorite book from the GL family to date, I will say that this story was great. Not only was there a strong concept in what was going on, but we saw rage being embattled by emotionless creatures and we saw rage both prevail and succumb, proving that the emotion of red is not infallible. Additionally, this is the first major battle we have seen with the Third Army recruits and I am glad we finally got around to it. It was great to see the story arc which has been pitched for some time jump into high energy, whereas in the past we've seen the characters only in passing. Writer Peter Milligan and artist Miguel Sepulveda have both done a great job on this issue, so much so that this has been one of the favorite books of this epic to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 26, 2012

    If you can't tell, I was seriously and pleasantly surprised by Red Lanterns #13. The main reason I've kept up with the series is because Green Lantern is my favorite character franchise, and I just wanted to collect all the GL Family titles. Simple as that. Now, I'm truly invested in Red Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 31, 2012

    With the exception of the main character's likeness, this book fulfills and exceeds all my expectations. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Nov 3, 2012

    Issue thirteen of Red Lanterns is a bit of a hit and miss for me.  The initial story was very compelling but once the Red Lanterns showed up it lessened the issue for me, and it shouldn't be that way when you like the parts of the book that don't feature the titular characters.  Writer Peter Milligan seems to get a lot right when he's free to create things that are all his own, but struggles sometimes.  Bolder decision making is needed when it comes to crafting a story that is as epic in scale as the "Rise of the Third Army" should be.  The art carried this issue in my opinion, but how this issue fits into the larger narrative will be a greater indication of it than how I see it from my current perspective.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Oct 27, 2012

    Overall this issue was just a level under okay. It's not the worst thing I've ever read, but I just can't justify dropping that $2.99 once a month when there are so many other great books out there. I think that spot on my pull list would be better filled with another title. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 24, 2012

    Peter Tomasi, writer of Green Lantern Corps, did it right by having the Third Army kill one of his supporting cast that has been around for a year. I truly felt bad as they ripped his arm off and morphed him into one of them. Milligan, on the other hand, introduces a character only to have her fall victim to the Third Army five pages later, guaranteeing that I absolutely do not care. If it weren't for Sepulveda's excellent art, this comic would border on being a waste of paper. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 26, 2012

    But at this point, this book is in a very stagnant place, without much going for it outside of this crossover. The solicit reads that a “Red Lantern will die,” and the book delivers on that, but if you expect it to be one that you'll miss, well, you may be a little disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 24, 2012

    I want to like RED LANTERNS. Really, I swear I do. I love Atrocitus and I think his corps has potential for so many great stories. It's just too bad this isn't one of them. The issue looks good and has some harsh action, but it's weighed down by cheesy dialogue and a plot that doesn't feel especially inspired. It's an okay issue, but I can't really recommend it unless you're a completionist with the urge to collect everything related to Rise of the Third Army. Here's hoping the next issue is better! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Oct 29, 2012

    Despite its connection to "Rise of the Third Army," Red Lanterns lacks the kind of characters towards which readers could feel a connection. The Red Lanterns are always angry, so they don't move much beyond flat characteristics; their only purpose seems to be finding enraged aliens and indoctrinating them into the Red Lantern Corps (when the Red Lanterns are first shown, they're just hanging out at a blood lake). But once this purpose loses its novelty, the story fails to keep the reader engaged, and of all the "Third Army" tie-ins so far, Red Lanterns is easily the weakest of the bunch. Read Full Review

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