Red Lanterns #30

Red Lanterns #30

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Guy Gardners got a missing comrade, a red-ring-wielding Supergirl, and a deeply pissed-off Atrocitus to deal with! The last thing he needs is another new Red Lantern especially when this one may be the deadliest Red to ever wear the ring! But whose side will this new Lantern join? And will Rankorr survive his close encounter with Atrocitus and Dex-Starr?

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 25, 2014

    These are the glory days for this series. You can't pass this up. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 23, 2014

    Were almost a year later, and I still cant believe that one of my absolute favorite books on the shelf is not only Red Lanterns, but it stars Guy Gardner. This book has been on such an upswing and with the new idea of the racing for the new Red Lanterns now becoming the books central focus, I only see even better things from here. Thats a solid idea with longterm legs, and with Supergirl along for the ride, it only sounds better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Apr 27, 2014

    I have to say that so far I'm really enjoying Kara's time with the Red Lanterns and any concern over adding her to the title disappeared rather quickly.  Soule has continued to make Red Lanterns a must read for me and this issue is a shining example of what he's brought to the title.  This issue felt much longer to me, in a good way, because the story felt very dense and the twenty pages neither dragged nor read too quickly.  I really enjoyed the introduction of The Judge and the character moments for Bleez and Kara which is why I'm giving Red Lanterns #30 five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 28, 2014

    And I have to say, the Supergirl stuff was inspired. More than even in her own book you got that sense of redemption and growth here. Really wonderful stuff. And, as I have said before, the art here really suits the tone of the book. There is an inky griminess to this book which suits the Reds perfectly. And if Alessandro Vitti isn't available, Jim Calafiore is a great stand-in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Jeremy Eloi Apr 24, 2014

    Red Lanterns #30 is another great issue, and with the start of "Judgment Day" sets up some exciting prospects. The story introduces Sheko, a character that is all about justice, but becomes filled with rage and agony. It also gives a deeper look into what Bleeze thinks of both the red ring and the rage that comes with it. Red Lanterns #30 also sets up the upcoming battle between Guy and Atrocitus and how the lines are being drawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Apr 26, 2014

    Red Lanterns is a must read for both fans of Red Lanterns, Supergirl and new readers in general. It pretty much tells readers what's going on and makes you want to see more. Like who are the other new red lanterns that are mention in the comic and are they worse the the Judge? Also how does this story work in to Supergirl's story? Stay tune for Supergirl #31 coming in May to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 24, 2014

    Soule has essentially been recreating the concept of the Reds since his takeover. Here, Bleez delivers a game-changing new philosophy as to why the Reds exist which, in effect, encapsulates Soule's view of these characters, and where the compelling direction this book has been going in since his takeover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 24, 2014

    This book, as it turns out, is the beginning of a brief crossover with Supergirl, which is probably the only weak link, and these titles should easily be able to stand on their own without being dragged into a crossover, which is unfortunate. However, the issues with Jim Calafiores artwork and the crossover is essentially the only problem of the book, because otherwise it remains a consistently brilliant title that should keep readers sticking around for more goodness Soule is one of the best writers that DC have at the moment, and as long as hes on Red Lanterns, this series is in for a good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 26, 2014

    It's a very well-written series with very enjoyable characters, and I'm liking it a lot more than the rest of the Green Lantern franchise books at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 26, 2014

    This is a completely character driven story, from Kara and Bleez bonding on a "What the hell are we doing here" level, to the newly introduced  Red's origin story, and lucky for me that's how I like my stories told.  Two artist take up the two parts of this story, and I had to double check once I was done because they work pretty seamlessly together in telling this sad rage fueled story.  Red Lanterns continues to please, and I'm still shocked that this is one of my favorite titles.  I mean come on who would of thought two years ago that this would be the go to Lantern title?  For all you nonbelievers out there go and get an issue, and see what I'm talking about. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 25, 2014

    Charles Soule is sticking with a formula that's worked so far in Red Lanterns. But this issue is so bogged down with character development that the dialogue actually crowds the panels. Read Full Review

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