Red Lanterns #31

Red Lanterns #31

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Guy Gardner thought the power of Supergirl would make his team of Red Lanterns unstoppablebut he wasnt counting on the arrival of the deadliest Red yet: The Judge! When she makes her ruling, the fate of the Red Lanterns, Earth and an entire space sector will hang in the balance!

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon May 31, 2014

    Besides have a few pictures that's pretty much nightmare fuel, this was a good issue of Red Lanterns. If you've been reading both Red Lanterns and Supergirl, then you'll enjoy how things are going in this comic. There is a lot of action and excitement that it makes you want to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 30, 2014

    Interesting action that takes a different turn for this Corps, with visuals that are great, with exception to the antagonist. A mixed bag this month. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 30, 2014

    I have to applaud Charles Soule for giving us this Kara, dealing with her loss initially through rage but growing too, maybe moving away from it. And Bleez, the Judge, even Guy - all those characters feel well-rounded and real. Add to that some very compelling art by Vitti (he really draws a fantastic Supergirl) and you have a winning issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 28, 2014

    Bloodnado.  That's all you have to know about this issue to want to read it.  I'm really digging this new Red Lantern "The Judge", and she's definitely going to tip the scales with whomever she decides to fight for in the upcoming Atrocitus/Guy Gardner War, which I can't wait to see.  What else do you need to know about this issue?  Vitti draws the hell out of Red Lanterns, Soule is still writing, and BLOODNADO!  Go check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 29, 2014

    And it's also fun to see more interaction between Guy and Atrocitus' Lantern factions in this issue. Obviously their inevitable showdown is a key moment Soule is building to, but even in the lead-up to that material there's some great banter and tension to be had. Soule paints Guy as a man close to the end of his rope in this issue and desperate to maintain a grip on the only family he has left in the universe. And there's the key - family. That word could never have been used to describe this violent group of rage-mongers before, but they've grown nicely under Soule's capable hand. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson May 30, 2014

    Those who had previously written of "Red Lanterns" as a grim relic of "90"s" story-telling should consider taking another look, you might be surprised what you find. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey May 28, 2014

    In the end neither side gets to claim The Judge as their prize and she is left on Primeen to pass judgement on herself and decide her own fate while Atrocitus has promised to kill Rankorr, setting us up for next month's issue and perhaps the moment when Atrocitus and Guy Gardner will turn their war of words into a full on battle for the future of the Red Lanterns.  Red Lanterns #31 gets four out of five lanterns for an issue that is filled with a great deal of action yet still provides some great characterization. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 29, 2014

    Guy Gardner and his squad don't really get the face-off against Atrocitus that we were hoping for, but Charles Soule and Alessandro Vitti are doing an excellent job expanding the Red Lantern mythology. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews Jun 1, 2014

    Great issue.

  • 8.5
    Kaleavland May 28, 2014

    Judge is a great yet horrifying new character. So ready for Red Lantern vs. Red Lantern.

  • 8.5
    Speeding Bullets May 30, 2014

    Yet another well written book by Charles Soule who clearly has a grasp on what makes a book a great read. Despite not having any real interest in this book after reading the first few issues of the series I decided to give it another shot thanks to some beautiful covers and the fact that everything I've read from Soule has been thoroughly enjoyable. Not everyone has the skill to bring depth to each of the characters in a team book (especially ones I didn't previously care about) while still crafting a good story but he strikes that balance while keeping up great dialogue that doesn't read like a monologue. I don't know what it would take for DC to lock him up exclusively but they should try to make it happen. He clearly loves what he's doing and I would love to see his take on some of the DC properties that were mishandled , fumbled or just straight up abandoned since the New 52 relaunch. His current workload consists of 5 monthly books from the big two and doesn't allow for it.

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Jun 2, 2014

    I think Guy's going to have to put Supergirl on a leash after this.

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood May 31, 2014

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Jun 19, 2014

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jun 2, 2014

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