Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1

Event\Storyline: Final Crisis Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Shane Davis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 29, 2008 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

They come from a place of great anger and hatred. They are the Red Lanterns and they will have their revenge against the greatest Green Lantern -- Sinestro. That is, unless the Guardians have theirs first. "Rage of the Red Lanterns" begins here in part 1 of 4!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Nathan Madison Oct 30, 2008

    Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns is a fantastic installment in the current Green Lantern mythos; it is an excellent episode in the ongoing Green Lantern saga, as well as an interesting "sneak peek" as to what is in store for Hal Jordan and the rest of his Lanterns. Longtime fans will enjoy it, and for anyone who has yet to read any of the last few years' worth of Green Lantern stories: this one book will show you what all the talk is about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Nov 3, 2008

    Overall, the only negative thing I can say about this book is that it is tainted by having Final Crisis on it. While I personally dont care for Final Crisis, I think certain books could exist just as well without having to have it connected, or not connected as is the case here, to DCs main event which has been suffering its own problems. However, this is yet another stellar chapter of Geoff Johns ultimate space epic. The Red Lanterns have made their first move and the stakes are raised in the entire scheme of things by the end of this issue. This epic has so much momentum that it continues to get better with each issue and the end is still farther than it is near. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 31, 2008

    Thankfully, it's shaping up to be a story that'll be worth buying into. And that's what a Mega-Event should be! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Oct 30, 2008

    Tired of Secret Invasion and Final Crisis? Rage of the Red Lantern may be just what you need! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 30, 2008

    I don't think it's an understatement to call it this year's Sinestro Corps War Special and I can see this one going back to printing several times, just as that issue did last year. Fails as a tiein to Final Crisis, but kicks the Rage of the Red Lanterns storyline off with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Oct 29, 2008

    If I had to find something to complain about it would be the title. Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns. So far I have yet to see how this ties into Final Crisis. At the release of this issue Final Crisis is up to issue four. So far the Alpha Lanterns have had an important role and I am nervously anticipating seeing either the Red or Blue Lanterns show up. Hopefully DC has bigger plans than just slapping Final Crisis on the cover of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 22, 2008

    Dan's Score: 8.7 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Oct 30, 2008

    Final Crisis Rage of the Red Lanterns #1 was a solid advertisement for the upcoming Blackest Night event. Johns made this issue as new reader friendly as possible and presented enough interesting mysteries to try and drum up interest in the Blackest Night event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Nov 15, 2008

    This story was pretty good, if a bit confusing to a novice Green Lantern reader. I am interested in picking up the next issue of Green Lantern to see what happens next, so if that was the purpose of putting the misleading Final Crisis banner on this comic, then they tricked me good! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 30, 2008

    Ultimately, the energy of this seemingly obvious and simple new direction for the Green Lantern brand is more than enough to win me over, and I'm sure the same will hold true for new readers. Johns has been teasing us for quite a while with the Rainbow of Lanterns storyline, and with this special, there's a greater sense of forward movement with the story. The slow build has been successful, though. We've got a sense of what drives Atrocitus, what Sinestro's really up to and the dissent and secret discord among the Guardians. While I do have concerns about the accessibility of this one-shot, in collected form, I suspect this longer arc and those that came before will be clearer and more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Nov 3, 2008

    Even with all the blood and gore, even with the deaths of even more Green and Yellow Lanterns, even with the apparent escape of Sinestro, Rage of the Red Lanterns is not an issue that totally blows - despite the aforementioned throwing up of bodily fluids. It could have been better, and that's why Rage of the Red Lanterns only receives 2.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

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