Red Lanterns #3

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
6.1Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

This story spotlights the sexy and deadly Red Lantern called Bleez. Red Lantern leader Atrocitus needs a lieutenant and places his bet on this raging beautyand this decision will have long-ranging ramifications that no one especially Atrocitus will expect.

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 26, 2011

    Benes has been paired to a series that works for his strengths and will help him grow as an artist. His storytelling is already better. I suspect working with Milligan has something to do with it. His range is still limited, but its not annoying. Fans of pseudo Jim Lee art will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Examiner - Phillip Martinez Nov 5, 2011

    Overall, issue three was ok. It falls between the first and second issues where it doesn't have the overly dramatic dialogue from issue one but lacks the action and plot movement from the second. The pacing is this story's major flaw, and hopefully with Bleez now alongside Atrocitus the plot of this book can come into fruition. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Nov 6, 2011

    That is perhaps the biggest flaw with trying to feature Red Lanterns in a monthly book - that the feral nature that appeals to fans about the Red Lanterns is precisely what holds it back from being able to a maintain a regular series without diminishing the qualities that make them so liked in the first place.  For that reason I'm giving the title longer than I normally might before pulling the trigger on it when there are so many books I enjoy more.  Three out of five lanterns.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 2, 2011

    This issue is straddling between a 3 and 4 for me. Ed Benes' art has been the driving force of this book, especially with the great splash pages he has. We get to know Bleez a little better in an interesting little flashback, and I like the dynamic between these two characters. However, this issue felt like it could have been half the length, and I'm getting impatient with where the book is supposedly going. Lastly, just make the human a Red Lantern already. All things said, I recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Nov 2, 2011

    Even if the inner workings of this weird little tribe remains fascinating, Red Lanterns suffers a lack of interesting anchor characters to help sell the reader on this book. Hopefully the coming conflict of leadership will help to spice things up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 7, 2011

    Seeing Bleez's past was the meat and potatoes of this story and explains the nature of her rage. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Nov 3, 2011

    It's clear this book is specifically marketed to fans of Green Lantern. I doubt they planned on this book bringing in many fans learning about the Red Lanterns for the very first time. That being said, questions are coming up about what these things are and how they think/operate. The real question for readers, though, are the questions enough to keep them coming back? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Nov 6, 2011

    Anyways, bottom line, Red Lanterns #3 is okay. Not great. Not as awful as I probably made it out to be. Like I said, the art is great and that leads to some cool violence. One page has Dex-Starr snuggled in Atrocitus's arms, which is nearly worth the asking price. Of course, one panel down, we're left on a huge close up of Bleez's bum. I feel like that, more than anything, tells us exactly where this comic is going. Read Full Review

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