Red Lanterns #22

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Guy Gardner has suddenly found himself at the top of the Red Lantern food chainbut in a pack of bloodthirsty animals like these, everyones a predator! If he wants their respect, hes gonna need the nastiest piece of work in the Corps on his sidebut Bleez has her own ideas about what Guy Gardners got coming to him!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 4, 2013

    With story and art like this, you'll forget you're rooting for these villainous lanterns. You'll cheer and then question why you've done s by the end, and I wouldn't want it any other way. Outstanding! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 31, 2013

    Soule really has taken this book and made it his own. It's as different from the three main Green Lantern titles as can be, but like with the Larfleeze series, it's never a bad thing. Red Lanterns has always been hard to get through and made me doubt whether it could hold its own as a series, especially when there are several other Corps out there who deserve the spotlight, but if Soule can keep this up, then he will have validated the Reds in my eyes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Aug 6, 2013

    Overall, each of the characters are well-crafted throughout most of the book. However, there are a few panels where the formation of Bleez's face felt rushed, despite being centerstage. Also, Dex-Starr is showing powers he has previously never shown before which lays out a mystery that hopefully Soule addresses in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 1, 2013

    Of course, the book could always sink back into what it was, given that Dex-Starr the Angry Cat has resuscitated Atrocitus, but so far it seems like Soule knows how this book should work, and it's doubtful that he'll regress. Good news for fans of blood-soaked vengeance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 8, 2013

    The issue ends on a cliffhanger that promises a nice threat for Guy and his new “friends,” and it looks like Soule is prepared to explore the mythology behind the Red Lanterns, which makes me very excited to see what's around the corner after “Lights Out” passes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 10, 2013

        It's a good time to be a Red Lantern fan.  Out of all the Lantern titles, this one has struggled the hardest.  But I can easily see this becomeing one of my favorites as it goes on.  Guy Gardner is at his best, and a team up with the Mad Ball Zilius Zox (Remember Mad Balls?  Man I loved those) is brilliant.  Anyone who decided that they didn't need to read Red Lanterns anymore after the third army and the first lantern will be missing out.  So break out your Red Rings and keep reading, this looks like it's going to be a hell of a good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Aug 3, 2013

    “With blood and rage of crimson red, ripped from a corpse so freshly dead, together with our hellish hate, we'll burn you all – that is your fate!” Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Aug 5, 2013

    Red Lanterns #22 is an overall enjoyable comic, but definitely hasn't reached a level of intrigue that makes me engaged in the Reds' lives. At this point, I enjoy them getting verbally abused by Guy Gardner more than any of their good fortune. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Aug 2, 2013

    With each passing issue it gets harder and harder to justify this book. Other lantern corps seem ripe for a deeper look, with great characters in the Star Sapphire and Sinestro Corps, or intriguing concepts with the Blue and Indigo Lanterns. Soule plants a few interesting seeds that may yet come to bear fruit, but he's got a way to go before “Red Lanterns” becomes viable. Read Full Review

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