Red Lanterns #23

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 28, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Guy Gardner is embedded deep within the Red Lantern Corpsbut did he just lose his only way out? And what does Atrocitus intend to do with the terrible power of the embodiment of rage known as the Butcher?

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 4, 2013

    I enjoyed this issue, though a quarter of the art didn't work for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Ryley Moore Aug 30, 2013

    Though he's only been given three issues so far, Soule has done well to create a lot of conflict within these pages, introducing a force to be reckoned with in Atrocitus (and his new form) and Gardner as an enemy to himself. I can tell that as long as Soule stays on this title with Guy we're going to see some crazy interesting character development for not only Guy Gardner, but for the members of his Red Lanterns crew. It's just too bad there's no issue tying into this title specifically for next month with the Villains one-shots, and then in October we just get thrown into a crossover, so we won't be continuing the main story Soule has introduced until November. It'll be worth the wait, though, if it's as good as it has been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - a long shot. Aug 28, 2013

    This is still the best Red Lanterns has ever been, and this is what I always wanted from the book, so I find it hard to be TOO mad that it engaged in a bit of pattern holding. Soule is still writing some of the most interesting characters in the DCU and the art, despite being split between two pencil/inkers, is appropriate and fit the titles needs just fine. Theyre also JUST similar enough to be a smooth transition, though not a flawless one. If youre following Red Lanterns, this is definitely a must-buy, but for everyone else, Id recommend waiting for the trade (though you should DEFINITELY pick that up) and I personally cant wait until this story resumes in October. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 28, 2013

    This issue sees regular artist Alessandro Vitti joined by Jim Calafiore. Vitti handles the Atrocitus scenes, while Calafiore tackles the other pages, ensuring that the visual shifts aren't too out of place. And the reduced page count seems to help Vitti's shed some of the murkiness that hindered the previous issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 3, 2013

    If Guy thought the frying pan was hot, wait until he experiences the fire.The timing of the cliffhanger ending of this issue is unfortunate as readers will need to wait until October to see these subplots join up to provide Guy Gardner with perhaps his greatest challenge to date. I sort of wish that Soule had kept the focus solely on Guy and the Red Lanterns this month, using the panel space to further flesh out the cast and build to the inevitable confrontations a little slower, but I'm still happy with the issue nonetheless. Red Lanterns has made strides in improving over the widely panned first run of the series. Issue 23 is perhaps a half-step forward, but it is still better than a great deal of what we've come to expect from the under-performing series. Read Full Review

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