Red Lanterns #29

Red Lanterns #29

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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, Superman! But Superman isunimpressed by Guys leadership skills or lack thereof

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 26, 2014

    Even though the raging Kryptonian is well-worn territory by this point, and this book doesnt have a terribly fresh take on it, it at least feels EARNED here. Karas rage does exactly what I wish itd been doing in her own title: comes out in bursts that she tries to control, but ultimately fails. And when she rages this time, theres little anyone can do to calm her, so its interesting to see everyone just sort of stand aside and let her vent. I think Supermans points are well taken, I think shes very justified in both her actions and her emotions and, most of all, I think the rest of the Reds are hilarious without being reduced to comedic relief. This book has it all and uses it to great effect. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Mar 27, 2014

    Red Lanterns continues to be one of the best books DC's putting out right now. Charles Soule is a talented writer, and while his work on both Swamp Thing and Superman/Wonder Woman has been spectacular, he's really struck gold with this series in particular. The restructuring of the Red Lanterns, Guy Gardner's personal struggles as an unofficial leader, and the use of Supergirl all work phenomenally. It doesn't look like the fun's going to stop anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 28, 2014

    Fans of Red Lanterns, Green Lanterns, Superman, Supergirl, and anyone that loves comics should check this out. Awesomely entertaining with great characterization and incredible imagery. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 26, 2014

    At first I thought that Kara becoming a Red Lantern was just a gimmicky story to have a bit of fun.  But after reading this issue I'm starting to wonder if this is a intervention tale instead, to get our Girl of Steel back on track, and back in the heart's of her fans.  Throughout the New 52, Supergirl has been panned about her anger, and that the Kara we all new and loved had been replaced with a angry snot of a teenager.  So if her whole new history is of her being angry, this is a good way to finally work through her rage, and get her back to where she should be.  Now all we need is a Blue Lantern.  An excellent issue, and if I'm right about this being an intervention story, it will all lead to great things, but until then sit back, relax, and pour yourself a tall pint of rage-ahol.  Have yourself some fun, and check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Mar 31, 2014

    All in all this is a good comic to have. If you're interested in seeing Supergirl as a lantern but haven't read the previous issues of Supergirl and the flip book that came out last month, don't panic as this friendly to new readers Longtime readers, like myself, should so be excited. I can guarantee that it's going to get better as we get new Red Lanterns come to a upcoming war between Guy Gardner and Atrocitus. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Mar 26, 2014

    Overall, Red Lantern #30 was a fun issue that had an unexpected character show up that really needed to be involved. Having Superman's approval goes a long way for the Red Lanterns to gain acceptance of controlling Space Sector 2814, especially with the troubles going on with the Green Lanterns. Soule has continued a strong story which is supported by some beautiful art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Mar 30, 2014

    With a perfect ending to the issue , Soule has gotten the readers to be truly excited for what is to come. The Red Lanterns are burning strong! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 28, 2014

    I have had my complaints about Charles Soule's work in Superman/Wonder Woman. But here (and in She-Hulk) he seems more in his wheelhouse. And, as sprinkled throughout this review, Allesandro Vitti is superb throughout this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Mar 26, 2014

    Red Lanterns is rapidly proving itself to be a really good book thats among the Top 5 of DCs titles right now and can be highly recommended, with a plot that has been executed well, and the character development has also been utilised pretty good indeed. How long Kara will remain a Red Lantern remains to be seen but Soule is doinga very good job of this so far, and whilst this issue is more about the characters than the action which is good for a change as the Red Lanterns have been involved in so many epic, action-ridden crossovers lately – itll be interesting to see where things go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 26, 2014

    Alessandro Vitti draws the Reds with a level of intensity that is wholly appropriate for them. The shadows that fall on the faces of characters like Guy bring to light a darkness that lies within all of the Reds. His scenes are a breeze to follow, and his action is explosive enough to match the rage of the entire Red Lantern team combined. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 30, 2014

    Atrocitus' return and the status of both Bleez and Rankorr are forgotten this issue until the last couple of pages when we are given a jarring reminder of violent nature of the Red Lantern's return. With Kara on the team now I am really looking forward to seeing where loyalties fall when Atrocitus is reunited with his former followers. Guy Gardner has been a catalyst for the positive direction that Red Lanterns has been taking since Soule and Vitti took over the series and I'm really interested in seeing how the creative team injects Atrocitus back in the title as he returns as a major player in this series.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Mar 31, 2014

    This isn't a nail biting, edge of your seat installment. Instead, it's a nice change of pace that continues to lay a strong foundation into the changing character of the Red Lanterns. It also shows how well Soule and Vitti can sell humor and compassion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 26, 2014

    The plot crawls in this one but Soule keeps it interesting because the conversation is weighty - a Kryptonian with a red power ring is an extinction-level threat. Alessandro Vitti does his part, too. While his Superman is definitely too bulky, his Red Lanterns are on point. Read Full Review

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