Red Lanterns #26

Red Lanterns #26

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jim Calafiore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 31, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

A RED WILL BE DEAD! It's Guy Gardner and five Red Lanterns on their first mission in Sector 2814 - a planetary army a billion strong, led by the evil fascist dictator Field Marshal Gensui. How can they all possibly survive? In fact, not all of them do!

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - C Reyes Jan 3, 2014

    Overall this issue wrapped up pretty well, there was a clean resolution and the climax of this issue speaks volumes as to how connected and well bonded the Red Lanterns are with one another under Guy's leadership. Though the regular artist Alessandro Vitti was not on the pencils for this issue, Jim Calafiore did a great job keeping the energy and momentum flowing throughout. So for a second arc, Mr. 7 monthly titles (Charles Soule) found a way to keep the reader on his toes with this one, despite the somewhat cheesy choices in dialogue and story devices at times, this issue maintained a great balance between the the main story and the B-plot. In conclusion, I applaud Mr. Soule and give his title my personal Lantern Seal of Approval (which would be awesome if it were an actual thing) it is well worth the readers hard earned money, and it showed us that any book with the right vision and direction can have a great turnaround. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 31, 2013

    Charles Soule has got to be everyone's favorite writer this year.  The work he's doing on this, and on Swamp Thing is incredible.  The man can make you care about a jellyfish brain monster out of nowhere, now that's real power.  Fluffing aside, I've really enjoyed how Red Lanterns has been over the past couple months, and I find it being one of the books I look forward to the most.  So get your rage on, and pick up another great issue of Red Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 9, 2014

    More lanterns, less leader! Enjoyable lantern fare. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Dweck Jan 1, 2014

    Overall, this is still a very entertaining book. At the very least, it's good for a laugh, and even without that, there's some powerful plot moments here. It's not perfect, and depending on what you think of drugs and drug humor, your mileage may vary, but it's worth reading all the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 2, 2014

    Jim Calafiore jumps on for this issue and he does a great job of backing up Soule's script with great imagery.  Red Lanterns has become one of my favorite comics over all and I'm so glad that we have a creative team which has found the proper tone and voice for the series.  Issue twenty-six is a great read and gets four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Jan 1, 2014

    Soule has written a story that hit you on all points, there's action, sadness and even some funny dialogue between Bleez and Rankorr. With the story also progressing with Atrocitus and Dex-Starr, the Red Lantern series is really starting to pick up and everyone should be getting on this rage fueled ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 31, 2013

    The award for Most Turned Around Book in 2013 (not a real award) goes to Red Lanterns, as far as Im concerned. Im not sure how it happened, but a book about a bunch of outer space monsters that vomit acidic blood on their enemies became rote and dull. Ordinarily I dont like shoehorning humans into alien stories (it feels like a cheap way to get someone the audience can identify with), particularly as this book already had one of those, but the combination of Charles Soule and Guy Gardner seems to be just what the book needed. This storyline may not have been the most epic or groundbreaking, but it set a great foundation for what the tone and tenor of this book can be. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 4, 2014

    If you tried the series when it debuted and gave up, Soule has invigorated the series and given it the characters and depth it deserves and I knew could be done. He's still laying out his long term plan, so now is the time to hop on and see what you've been missing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 6, 2014

    It may star a collection of napalm-blooded killers from four galaxies, but Red Lanterns #26 is a good old-fashioned Lantern adventure. Read Full Review

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