Red Lanterns #20

Red Lanterns #20

Event\Storyline: Wrath of the First Lantern Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
6.1Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN epilogue! Following the battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians, for the first time in centuries Atrocitus feels peace. What could possibly calm his legendary rage? And more importantly, what does that mean for the Red Lanterns? A surprising turning point for Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns in this, the conclusion of Peter Milligans run!

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 23, 2013

    Any Green Lantern comic is going to seem a bit underwhelming when held against Johns' big finale. Even so, Milligan adds his own touch to this important moment in the Lantern franchise and effectively sets the stage for the new creative team. There are far worse ways to cap off a run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 22, 2013

    Peter Milligan's final issue basically feels like he wanted to leave a clean slate for upcoming series writer Charles Soule. New character created in the series aside (Rankorr), I have a strong feeling you could go into issue #21 without having read a single issue of Milligan's run, and odds are it'll serve as a great jumping on point. If you're super passionate about Atrocitus, then yes, you should read this just to have all of the facts on the character. But for everyone else who has felt letdown with this series, I'd say you can definitely skip on this and then give the new creative team an honest chance. If I could give half stars, this would be a 2.5. But, seeing as I can't, I think the solid art warrants a boost to 3. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Eric Thompson May 28, 2013

    I really enjoyed this issue and I like that Milligan left a lot of room for the new writer to take all of the characters wherever he wants to go. It was a pretty neat wrap-up for a run that doesnt get as much credit as it deserves. If only he had put a bird on it. He may have tried, but Id guess Dex-Starr ate it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jun 1, 2013

    With this issue we conclude Peter Milligan's run on Red Lanterns.  Largely disliked by fans and plagued with mediocre sales there are many who thought this title wouldn't last very long.  The title's Wrath of the First Lantern epilogue effectively brings closure to the characters journey up to this point with the exception of the the return of the Inversions who are once again free to terrorize a universe which has changed greatly since they last walked among the living.  While issue twenty doesn't quite create the same sense of satisfaction that the rest of the book in the family does, it does manage to deliver.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto May 24, 2013

    Rankorr, who represents the deadlock the Red lanterns are faced with, shuts down what finally felt like a step forward at the end, when Atrocitus suggests he uses his rage for good. Contrary to Johns and Bedard's heartfelt send offs, Milligan's last issue leaves me wanting more, for all the wrong reasons. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 27, 2013

    For a book that started out superbly 19 months ago, it's fallen tremendously. I'm glad to see a new team starting in next month. Read Full Review

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