Red Lanterns #27

Red Lanterns #27

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

There's a new gang in town as The Red Lanterns come to Earth!  How will the rest of the universe react to the Reds' policing their new "jurisdiction"? And more important, how will Ice react when Guy Gardner comes a-courtin'? The cover's a big hint!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 1, 2014

    This is the perfect Red Lantern issue. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 30, 2014

    Well Guy gets a new look, and we're finally back on Earth, and you know what?  It's really fun.  I love what Soule has been doing with these characters, that this time last year I really didn't care for.  Just another great issue, that leaves me wanting more.  At least I only have to wait a week this time. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - C Reyes Feb 1, 2014

    From start to finish this issue had a solid stream-like pacing to it, the character dialogue to how the Red Lanterns play off each other and their guest stars has been a constant hit thus far. Vitti and Calafiore are doing a great job on the art and like last issue one can be certain that the reader would not have noticed if they were not told about it, that's how in sync their line-work is. Some of the parts on this story though great in the broad overview of things, tend to come off a bit shallow when isolated, it feels as if some of the major plot turns in the story could have had a more memorable impact if the character development was more than just funny sit-com like one liners and sometimes underwhelming character depth, which is something that can be solved by placing the right amount of screen time towards the true focus points of the book . At least this issue shows promise that the creative team has been pointed towards the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 30, 2014

    The art, unfortunately, continues to lag a bit behind the writing in terms of quality. Alessandro Vitti's dark, scratchy lines have their purpose, but not so much in a more lighthearted issue like this. Thankfully, the almost comically masculine portrayal of Ice on the cover is not at all indicative of the contents. Jim Calafiore is brought in to illustrate some of the Guy/Ice material. His style is enough of a fit for Vitti's without veering quite so far into gritty territory that I would have preferred he illustrate the entire issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Feb 17, 2014

    Red Lantern's #27 is terrific read and once again Charles Soule has proven himself the right guy to helm this series.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jan 29, 2014

    Red Lanterns #27continues to be the best of the Green Lanternline currently available. It's a great series that is really worth reading even if you've been turned off by the core line and whilst you may be skeptical about the decision to make Supergirl into a Red Lantern, Charles Soule will be the one writer who can convince you to get behind this decision. Initially I was unsure about this decision myself but Soule has now won me over and I can't wait until next week for the double sizedGreen Lantern #28/Red Lanterns #28.It should be great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 30, 2014

    Despite its cover, Red Lanterns #27 isn't quite the fight comic you might expect. Charles Soule serves up a good mix of humor and intrigue as Guy Gardner takes part of his team to Earth Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Jan 29, 2014

    This story is building to something, and though this issue is really just setting the table, it manages to maintain interest in the characters throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 1, 2014

    Soule has gone a long way to turn this ragtag team into a bunch of interesting characters. I don't feel like they're all the way there yet. These characters have yet to reach the kind of established character levels of, say, Kilowog. But maybe they will. They're definitely fun to read. Read Full Review

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