Red Lanterns #24

Red Lanterns #24

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

LIGHTS OUT part four! Can the Lanterns cooperate with each other long enough to defeat Relic? If Hal Jordan thought Guy Gardner was difficult before, just wait till he meets Guy GardnerRED LANTERN!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Oct 24, 2013

    With the Green Lantern Annual being the conclusion to the story arc and all the main human Lanterns separated trying to save the universe in their own ways, this is only going to end up being a fun and chaotic read. This story has definitely held my interest and I'm excited to see how it will all end. Make sure to go pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 28, 2013

    Incredibly readable and enjoyable to look at. For an intrusive crossover, this is exceptionally done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 23, 2013

    The art by Alessandro Vitti is out of this world. All of the Lantern books have great artists, but Vitti's visceral style is just perfect for Red Lanterns. When Hal Jordan gets punched in the face, I cringed. I've seen a lot of superhero punches in my day -- A LOT! -- but that one stayed with me after I put down the comic book. All of his character designs are top-notch and his panel-to-panel storytelling is clear and intuitive. Red Lanterns is firing on all cylinders and it makes for a great lead-in to the final chapter of Lights Out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 24, 2013

    Since the creative change after issue #20, this title has been a complete joy to read.  Guy Gardner is so much fun when being an asshole, that in his role as leader of the assholes of the universe, we're finally seeing him shine.  I can't wait to see this title step out on it's own, after crisis of infinite tie-ins is over.  Sadly I feel I started enjoying this story arc to late since all we have left is Green Lantern Annual.#2, out next week. But anyway, this is a great book, and I'd suggest Red Lanterns to any Lantern fan still on the fence about it.  Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 25, 2013

    Red Lanterns #24 is a strong chapter before the final issue of Lights Out. The focus on the Reds and their role in this event is strong, which is appreciated because I feared they would be stream-rolled in their own book. Soule & Vitti put those fears to rest and presented a Corps that is incapable of being bowled over and I can't wait to see what role they will play in next week's Lights Out finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Oct 23, 2013

    Overall, Red Lanterns #24 was an issue which could change some vital pieces is the Lantern Universe going forward. Seeing Guy really accept the Red Lanterns is tough but he is also the perfect guy for the role. The pieces to the story seem to be set; it is going to be fun to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 28, 2013

    The Red Lantern Corps will play a pivotal role in the outcome on next month's event finale. They have been given their own voice which has been missing for almost a year now. One thing is for sure, no matter how it all plays out, the Reds will make it anything but predictable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 23, 2013

    Red Lanterns actually stands fairly well on its own, despite being a part of (yet another) Green Lantern cross-over. Soule has done a great job of having the Reds strike out on their own in very few issues, and the end of this issue makes it clear that, after the dust has settled, that may be truer than its ever been. Im intrigued to see what this means for the future of the series, and this issue still stands up well enough, even if not terribly much happens and it cancels one of the most interesting developments from the previous issues, Im still invested, and impressed, enough to highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 24, 2013

    This could have been a great book, but instead it’s incredibly frustrating. My reasons? The art. Writer Charles Soule has penned a great book, and artist Alessandro Vitti just craps all over it. Let’s start with Guy Gardner, whose head and face are on a Rob Liefeld level of awful. At some points, Gardner looks like his nose is broken, on other panels his face is flat. Hal Jordan’s face is worse. Vitti has him making these absurd faces, like he’s pooping razor blades made of acid. Panel after panel, the art is just sloppy, badly formulated and boring. It completely saps the energy of the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Oct 24, 2013

    Overall Red Lanterns was a good issue on the technical side, but fails to move the plot that much farther than the previous issue did. Hopefully Robert Venditti and Sean Chen have an explosive finale planned for next week. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 26, 2013

    I both like and dislike the new version of Red Lanterns now that Charles Soule is in charge. I was very excited for Red Lanterns at the start of the New 52, but the original writer drove the book into the ground with a lot of creative missteps that sucked the very soul out of this comic about an army of insane, lava-spewing anger demons. Soule has started to build the Reds back up into something impressive, though he's done so with Guy Gardner getting all the attention, and with a focus on witty banter between the handful of Reds that remain. This book is kind of like The Office if everyone on that show was a unrepentant psychopath in outer space Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Oct 29, 2013

    At the end of the day I have to judge this book not only by my enjoyment level but how crucial it is as part of the larger story the envelopes it.  I did find the book fun to read and I thought Soule did a good job of putting out a script which moved the players where need to be on the playing field while creating some entertaining moments for the reader.  As the penultimate chapter of a larger event I don't feel like it created any real anticipation for the final chapter and if there's a stumbling block it's in not making us excited to see what happens next.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 25, 2013

    This issue is a big ol' bucket of water being dumped on the 'Lights Out' campfire. Read Full Review

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