Red Lanterns #16

Red Lanterns #16

Event\Storyline: Rise of the Third Army Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Miguel Sepulveda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
5.3Critic Rating
5.5User Rating


  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 1, 2013

    Lots going on and lots of fun, but little things kept this book from being a stronger one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 2, 2013

    See? Pathetic! All of them are so gorram pathetic! Atrocitus doesn't join the battle on Oa, instead he goes off to have a chat with Krona AGAIN! Rankorr gets all weepy after getting revenge for his grandfather so that even his Power Ring tells him he's pathetic. Then when Bleez offers herself to him, he stammers around like a fool before flying off. What the hell!? Rankorr is the human Red Lantern! He should be killin' dudes and nailin' Bleez and basically being the badass warrior we all want him to be! Are we not supposed to want him to be a Red Lantern? Are we supposed to hope he escapes it somehow? Bleez has a line where she says Rankorr is “Too much of a Red Lantern to be human, and too human to be a Red Lantern” and that line just infuriates me, as if humans can't be proper Red Lanterns. Bah! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Feb 2, 2013

    Red Lanterns #16 is an average issue for the most part with perhaps a little too much dialogue and some questionable script decisions held together by some unremarkable art.  But with a potentially major reveal at the end it's not the worst way that the Red Lanterns title could have finished up their part in the Rise of the Third Army.  Perhaps a generous three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 30, 2013

    While Sepulveda is absent save for his amazing cover depicting Manhunters flying overhead carrying skulls full of boiling blood magic, Andres Guinaldo fills his shoes to pleasing results. Guinaldo has a wildly different style compared to Sepulveda, but it's a solid style that keeps this book looking good despite its subpar story. He is excellent at capturing precise moments of emotions and actions to best convey the story, and with this title, he sure has his work cut out for him. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 30, 2013

    Let me get this straight... we don't even get to see the most gripping part in the next issue? The story with the Manhunter's assaulting Oa continues over in GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #1? Well, there goes my strongest motivation to continue with this one.If you think the series has been alright so far, odds are your feelings will remain the same for this latest issue. That said, it's just too bad the change in art takes away this book's strongest advantage. But, if you're waiting for the series to improve before jumping back on, then you'll have to keep waiting. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 1, 2013

    With one-third of this issue dedicated to Atrocitus' struggle, the cumulative feel this story gives me is that it is simply treading water, perhaps waiting for the conclusion of "Rise of the Third Army." When this series started, the characters struck me as exceptionally shallow to maintain monthly adventures and "Red Lanterns" #16 certainly adds credence to that theory. Atrocitus' involvement in the battle against the Third Army is gimmicky at best and to have the character so desperate as to essentially resurrect a zombie army of his foes against a different set of foes falls unbelievably flat. Maybe once the galaxy is free of the Third Army this title will find a direction for itself once more. For now, the red in "Red Lanterns" #16 means stop. Put the book down. Read something else. Read Full Review

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