Larfleeze #1

Larfleeze #1

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
4.3User Rating

Larfleeze, the breakout character from BLACKEST NIGHT, last seen in the pages of THRESHOLD, is back in his own solo, ongoing seriesand hes not sharing it with anyone! In his debut solo adventure, Larfleeze meets Laord of the Hunt, a pan-dimensional cosmic entity that believes all living things are preyand hes out to turn the universe into his own private hunting reserve! And the only thing worse than Laord is the deadly beings he can summon!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 2, 2013

    Sick, twisted and funny heroics are back in the DC Universe! Go buy your own copy–'cause this one is mine! ALL MINE! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jun 27, 2013

    I went into reading this book, fully prepared to not like this self-serving lantern. Now, with each issue, I'm prepared to go to the LCS and say, "MINE!"* Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Sean A. Guynes Jul 1, 2013

    This may not be a book for everyone, but if you like Douglas Adams, if you like the Lantern mythology, or if you're greedy, then at least read Larfleeze #1 and see what you think. Brett may be right, this book might fall into the obscurity of the thousands of dead DC titles (does anyone remember Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!?), but for now, it's a hilarious and lovable break from all the darkness on DC's roster. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jun 26, 2013

    Count me in for this series. Giffen and DeMatteis tell a refreshingly fun story, and make the solo Orange Lantern anything but one-dimensional. I'm looking forward to a fierce battle next issue, and curious about the "Revolt of the Orange Lanterns" that's teased for later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ed Jun 28, 2013

    This title is off and running, and sets an impressive tone right from the first page. If you are new to the character there is no problem picking up the first issueeverything you need to know is here. If you feel overwhelmed with dark themes and depressing stories ,this may be the book for you. This comic is pure fun from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Nick Rowe Jun 26, 2013

    DC has been in dire need of more titles willing to be this wacky, or even titles willing to have this much fun with their characters. The skys the limit as far as Larfleeze is concerned, and hopefully were in store for more wacky backstory, imaginary tales, and even intergalactic battles as more issues unfold. It has been a long time since a comic like this has left a lasting feeling of excitement for the next issue, and rest assured this reviewers fingers are crossed in hopes Larfleeze will become a hit, (and during villain month the star is Green Lantern). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jun 26, 2013

    Artist Scott Kolins has a mixed cartoony/realistic style that looks worlds apart from the steely space epicness of other Lantern titles, yet its one that fits the tone of the script to a tee. The book isn't the prettiest on the stands and it's not the tightest line work you can find, but it gets the job done. Larfleeze looks like a mohawk-sportin' punk rocker who traded in black for orange, which is a bit of a departure from his original, more alien design, but it fits this fresh spin on the character nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 7, 2013

    Throw in a giant energy space dog and you've got the makings of a really good first issue, although I'm not totally sold on the art by Scott Kolins (perhaps Kevin Maguire is available?). My interest in this comic has more to do with the people writing it than the character, but (for at least for one issue) that produces the kind of madcap fun the New 52 has been sorely missing. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jun 28, 2013

    While the comedy of the issue comes from the retelling of his origin, Larfleeze #1 sets up the character for a truly unique situation and tone in the DC Universe. This series is like nothing else DC has to offer, so instead of pointing this to Green Lantern fans, I say this is for fans who complain DC is too dark at this point in time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 26, 2013

    Giffen and DeMatteis are in fine form with their freewheeling piss-take on the greed-fueled MINE MINE MINE lantern, holding over the same tone Giffen had in Threshold, although not connecting at all with the fact that over in Green Lantern and GLC, he's apparently launching an all out attack on Oa. Maybe this is after that, maybe this is before that. We ain't know. What we do know is that if we can't have more Threshold, Larfleeze will hold us over for a while. Hopefully, DC won't see fit to meddle with the formula and will allow the veteran writers to carve out their own corner of the DCU this way. They let Scott Lobdell do it, for pete's sake. Maybe we'll get some resolution to The Hunted stories tied in with this book. Let's hope so. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Jun 26, 2013

    Overall, this is an interesting issue and series concept. They have taken a fairly unknown, outcast character and provided his own series. Many would have liked to see spin offs for other Lanterns from various parts of the emotional spectrum, perhaps a Blue Lantern Corps series for example. With that said, I wouldn't overlookLarfleeze. I think this series can certainly surprise us because we know so little about this part of the emotional spectrum but greed is something all of us can relate to. If you haven't been greedy yourself, you certainly know others who have been. To build on that, Larfleeze is not a hero in the traditional sense. He is a villain himself. He was a thief and a killer before he came upon the Orange Battery. Now he is the same person but with a very powerful weapon, one he can use against the Green Lanterns and the other Corps. We've had Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner and John Stewart butLarfleeze is a whole different animal. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 27, 2013

    The artwork is definitely drawn well. It's rather cartoonish in a way with how it's drawn and colored, so it fits the goofy and silly tone this book perfectly. The only downside that I could possibly make is that while everything is drawn well and fits the tone great, it's never really eye catching until the last pages and there is a rather gross birth scene as well. 7.0 Fan of Larfleeze? This is for you!Comic does have some pretty funny moments.The artwork really fits the tone and vibe of the story.Not a fan of Larfleeze? So not for you!The humor can be hit or miss.Extremely light on story and VERY heavy on the dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 27, 2013

    The humor here is definitely an acquired taste, and if you're not buying the Orange Lantern concept, this book might not be what convinces you. Still, the change in tone makes all the difference, adding a little bit of light to the gloomy Green Lantern mythos. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jun 29, 2013

    While I'm not totally writing off the series yet, This first issue is dangerously close to me not checking out the second. As a Lantern fan though, I do want to see if Giffen can perform a miracle and make this character more than a one-note punchline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jun 26, 2013

    This is a good way to launch a series and get DeMatteis and Giffen on a title together in the newer DCU. If fans are interested in getting deeper into the character of Larfleeze this title should offer them enjoyment. For those who are buying this based on the creative team, the upcoming Justice League 3000 title may be more for them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Jeff Bouchard Jul 2, 2013

    Larfleeze #1 has some interesting elements to it and delivers a cosmic adventure that stands alone from the other Green Lantern titles while still being a part of that universe. As with most comedic characters and comics there is a fine line between just enough and too much. For my tastes, this issue went a little overboard and it affected my enjoyment of the book. Fans of Larfleeze or the Green Lantern comics might find the mix of cosmic adventure and humor just right for them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 29, 2013

    It doesn't help that the Larfleeze backup stories aren't recapped, so I have no idea how the Orange Power Battery was destroyed. That sounds like a major development, one I'm not particularly interested in reading about. His origin story was fine, and an acceptable way to spend the first issue, but what's the point when Larfleeze readily admits that up to half of it is made up? Did he just spend the first issue of the series lying to us? Then why should we care? Actually, that's a good question for this series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jun 27, 2013

    When entertaining side characters get their own books, the question is always there, but “Larfleeze” #1 clearly proves that Larfleeze is just better in small doses. Giffen and DeMatteis make an honest effort to give Larfleeze some true depth, but they also can't avoid the narrative limitations of the nature of his character either. Even if you're generally a Larfleeze fan, this book is a little much and it might just be due to the character being stretched beyond his usefulness. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 29, 2013

    I'm not sold on this book long term. I have faith in the creators and that goes a long way in terms of picking this up again. I would have preferred the origin to be spread out over three of four issues where it only takes up three pages per issue but they've given it all over in the first issue. Could it backfire? Well, if the next two issues are fantastic then the gamble will have paid off. We'll see. I think fans of the character are going to like the information found in here but the casual reader might find it too slow. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 27, 2013

    "Larfleeze" #1 is the sort of comic that makes you wonder why anyone thought there was a need for this to be an ongoing series. I can see an irregular series of one-offs and guest-appearances, certainly. But with a debut as limp and unfunny as this, I can't imagine this series maintaining a readership for long. Sometimes Giffen and DeMatteis knock it out of the park (and I still look forward to "Justice League 3000"), but this is not one of those comics. Read Full Review

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