Red Lanterns #4

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Ed Benes, Diego Bernard Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
4.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A Red Lantern's tale never has a happy ending, so brace yourself for the tragic tales of Skallox, Zillius Zox and Ratchet. Their violent destinies set the stage for their new life as seekers of bloody vengeance!

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 18, 2011

    I liked issue four of Red Lanterns, but it suffers from what feels like fractured storytelling.  While I'm looking forward to the eventual Civil War, I just wish it wasn't as long of a wait to get there.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 7, 2011

    The art team turns in some solid visuals, and the opening chase scene is fittingly gross, perverse, and bloody. However, the story works against the art because Ed Benes and Diego Bernard are forced to make harsh transitions and convey a lot of information in a cramped space. For a title that started with such strong underpinnings about the philosophical nature of Atrocitus's motives, it is sad to watch it decay into a meandering jumble of short scenes. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Dec 7, 2011

    It's just unfortunate that these moments are sandwiched by dragging formula and a build up to the first human Red Lantern that might be anti-climatic when it finally happens. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Examiner - Phillip Martinez Dec 8, 2011

    Overall, Red Lanterns #4 was the weakest issue so far. The potential is still there but Milligan is really trudging towards some conclusion. That conclusion is definitely unclear but his characters are entertaining, but a story with no clear plot is lost. Read Full Review

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