Red Lanterns #17

Red Lanterns #17

Event\Storyline: Wrath of the First Lantern Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Miguel A Sepulveda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN continues! Atrocitus and his Red Lanterns seek final vengeance against the Guardians of Oabut things dont go as planned!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 28, 2013

    It took a while, but this issue won me over. At last, fun fury! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 12, 2013

    Red Lanterns #17 is more of a prelude to the Wrath of the First Lantern arc that anything else, but it needed to be in ordered to tie up a few loose ends.  While the sequences on Earth seem to have little bearing on the story itself it's almost a required element knowing that there's only a few issues left on Milligan's run.  While this is an average book that I'd normally give three lanterns to, I think that the issue is better than other issues in the series that I've given that rating to, so I'm going to give it a little bit of a generous four lantern rating. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Feb 27, 2013

    Red Lanterns always looks amazing when delivered by Miguel Sepulveda's talented hands. The Manhunters reside in shadows, the glowing blood magic in their chest revealing sparse features in their haunting design. Atrocitus descends to the Great Heart, which is fixed atop an underground city that looks part Roman temple and part Star Wars' Coruscant. The First Lantern's glowing circulatory system design resembles a creepy set of Christmas tree lights that learned to walk. Like I said, amazing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Feb 27, 2013

    Red Lanterns probably isn't going to blow your socks off, but it's not a terribly disappointing way to spend three bucks either. If, like me, you are checking out this title for the first time I'd suggest hanging around. Johns' hands have definitely been on these other titles and I think that alone is enough to make this entire cross-over worthy of your time (after all it's his last hurrah). Not to mention that Fialkov this way comes. It should be interesting to see what the scribe of the fan-favorite I, Vampire can do on this title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 6, 2013

    More is potentially there in the form of Rankorr, the human Red Lantern who is struggling to regain his humanity back on Earth. He is trying to suppress his rage and be a hero, but with Bleez stalking him, the whole thing will end in tragedy, of course. Milligan would do well to let him be the stories narrative perspective rather than the alien rage monster Atrocitus. The whole thing is a bit overdone and self-aware, and needs to be toned down and humanized in order to survive. The book does have some amazing art going for it. Sepulveda knows how to create some awesome action sequences, and his alien designs are second-to-none. Sepulveda has a very promising future, which is more than can be said for the book itself. Read Full Review

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