Red Lanterns #35

Red Lanterns #35

Event\Storyline: Godhead Writer: Charles Soule Artist: J. Calafiore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
6.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

GODHEAD, Act 1 Part 5: Guy Gardners at his lowest point in he horrific aftermath of The Atrocitus War, consumed with rage towards himself for the many lives lost, and hes taking it out on whomever he can! His actions have caught the attention of Earths sole Green Lantern, Simon Baz! Unfortunately, Earth itself has caught the attention of the New God, Malhedron!? But unlike his green compatriot, Guys on a rage-filled suicide mission, and hes just looking for a target!

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Oct 25, 2014

    Red Lanterns #35 is a well made issue that serves as a set up piece to show readers of the event story “God Head” that Guy Gardner is going to be a part of it, while introducing new readers to the event story if they haven't read it already. You can skip this issue if you want, but I wouldn't recommend it if you enjoy seeing some Red Lantern fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Myke Havoc Oct 22, 2014

    By no means a weak book, Red Lanterns #35 is a great read, but fails to feel like much of a part of the Godhead crossover. Perhaps next week's issue of Sinestro shall satisfy my thirst for more New Gods vs. Lanterns action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 25, 2014

    I had a lot of fun in this issue even though we seem to be stuck with Lantern losing to New God for the first Act of this GODHEAD story, but it did give us an inspiring look at the tightrope that Guy now has to walk between being a good boyfriend and his rage filled passion for justice.  Not only did we get to see what Guy's up to now that he's solely on Earth, but we got the triumphant return of Simon Baz, who I'm always happy to see....... Make it happen more DC!  J. Calafiore gave us an awesome looking issue and even though Soule was confined to the Lanterns getting their asses whooped parameter of the story, he was still able to give us interesting insights to the characters beyond his restrictions.  Check it out and continue your adventure in GODHEAD. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 25, 2014

    This is Act I, Part 5 of the Godhead storyline and it's the first one that was filler. The previous installments have added something to the big storyline arc, but all that happens is Guy learns what's happens in the previous four chapters. That's it. Otherwise all else is worthless for Godhead. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Oct 23, 2014

    Here we get yet another instance of extremely powerful jerks beating up on some of our favorite characters who stand no chance whatsoever of defending themselves. It's frustrating and repetitive at this point, and it is another instance of a crossover getting in the way of what is otherwise good storytelling by Soule. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Jeremy Eloi Oct 24, 2014

    Overall, Red Lanterns #35 is a pretty decent issue though the connection to the Godhead storyline is a bit lacking. The New Gods only show up for a few pages and though they fight with Guy Gardner they don't really accomplish anything. What this issue really turns out to be is a Guy Gardner solo issue in which Guy is coping with not only lose of his friends but he is also trying to fulfill his death wish as well. As a "Godhead" issue it is okay but as a character issue it is worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 22, 2014

    This is a decent issue of RED LANTERNS, but not the greatest of tie-in issues. It doesn't add much to the main story and to fully appreciate what it going on, you have to read the last part of the story line, which took place in GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS, but you should be reading that if you're invested in Godhead already. There are some great fight scenes in here and Simon Baz teaming up with Guy Gardner is promising, but overall it was a bit of a let down. It's still good, but not on par with the rest of the issues of Godhead thus far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Oct 23, 2014

    Red Lanterns #35 does its best to move the series along its own trajectory while trying to do its part to propel the GodHead story further.  Unfortunately neither effort is executed effectively enough to be rewarding and the result is a rather pedestrian issue.  Readers could skip this issue and not have missed anything of seeming importance to the larger event, and regular readers of the series will find it a mostly empty experience by not dealing with the aftermath of the title's previous story.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 23, 2014

    Gardner's beating himself up and without a strong cast for him to bounce off of, there's little joy in reading this comic. Obviously, mourning the death of your team/family is not supposed to be a joyous affair, but this one is hampered by the weight of the emotions at play trying to balance with being shoved into a crossover. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Oct 22, 2014

    This was a fine enough issue but with the lack of New Gods or any real progression of the plot it suffers in that account. It feels like the crossover has barely started as Act 1 is already almost done. Maybe the story will pick up next month but one can only guess. Calafiore on art was a nice surprise. His or her's action sequences got the job done with a special nod towards the sequence of Guy's potential heading. A solid job on art all around. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups Oct 22, 2014

    This was a decent issue but I feel like it's one of the weaker chapters of the first act of Godhead. The New Guardians issue from last week was the best chapter so far but since Kyle Rayner's White Lantern is directly tied to the Life Equation the New Gods are searching for, it makes sense that it seemed the most relevant. It's fun to see Tora and Guy's dysfunctional relationship and Simon Baz (Remember him?) makes an almost obligatory appearance. A solid read but besides a fight between Guy and a dictator and then another fight with a few New Genesis soldiers, there's not much you'll remember by the time Sinestro's Godhead tie-in hits shelves next week.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Oct 24, 2014

    Good book, but GodHead lost a little steam. Loved seeing Simon Baz.

  • 7.5
    havok1977 Nov 13, 2014

    Soule's weakest issue thus far, with only two issues to go I hope he can cap his run on a high note.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Oct 27, 2014

    The Godhead money grab continues. Just as suspected, each part of Act 1 is just an introductory skirmish for each Lantern as an excuse to make you buy every Lantern title. Luckily Charles Soule is a strong writer and still manages to craft a story that's enjoyable to loyal readers of Red Lanterns. I don't know if any writer could completely overcome this formula that's basically being forced on these tie-ins, it's really a problem at the editorial level. At least I'm happy to see Simon Baz back in the mix, now where's B'dg?

  • 6.0
    WhiteLantern Oct 23, 2014

    There's something about "Red" in the title of a book that makes it not work for me. When the previous Batman crossovers have come out, Red Hood and the Outlaws were among the weakest chapters of said crossover. Same with the previous three Green Lantern crossovers. Soule isn't a bad writer, and J. Calafiore's artwork is great, but this book just doesn't work for me. Probably the biggest flaw is that this book is at the end of an arc just in "Red Lanterns", and if, like me, you haven't been reading it, the slower pace at the beginning (setting a reflective mood) just doesn't work, because there's no context given. As a part of Godhead, this honestly feels like rinse and repeat from the past 4 parts, with a lantern corps member meeting the New Gods, getting their butts handed to them, and then the New Gods leaving. It's just strange. If you're reading all of Godhead, pick this issue up to have the complete story, since things might make more sense in hindsight, when we're in the second or third act. If you're not reading Godhead, and you're not reading "Red Lanterns" regularly, you can skip this issue, since it's really not worth picking up outside of those two reasons.

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Nov 2, 2014

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