Red Lanterns #5

Red Lanterns #5

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Ed Benes, Diego Bernard Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
5.4Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Is Krona alive? Because if he truly lives again, the Red Lantern leader Atrocitus can kill the mad Guardian of the Universe himself this time, finally getting the revenge he's craved an eternity for! And what does Bleez know about this seeming resurrection? She's not telling, which only stokes Atrocitus's fury!

  • 6.5
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jan 16, 2012

    I'm still enjoying everything Peter Milligan is doing, it's just not a ground breaking comic. I'm glad that DC is taking advantage of the new Corps they created through Blackest Night, but I think the Blue Lanterns might have been a better choice to give a title too. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jan 5, 2012

    I'm actually looking forward to the next few issues because I'm finally getting what I've felt this series has needed from the get-go… An actual plot that is moving toward some goal or event. It seems that either someone has stolen Krona or he actually is alive and if so, that definitely gives a great deal of purpose to the book and the Red Lantern Corps itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Mar 13, 2012

    If you feel like spending money on a book that will make you laugh at how ridiculous the whole thing is, then you can certainly find worse choices than Red Lanterns #5. The art is decent and Bleez is doing sexy pose and brandishing her ass just about every other page. However, if you are looking for a decent story with some decent characters in a scenario that is not patently absurd, then this is just not the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 4, 2012

    Ed Benes has done a solid job on the art since the start of this series, but now the imagery has grown stale along with the dreary red color palette. One can only take so many shots of the monstrous Atrocitus manhandling his cronies, Red Lanterns baring their teeth, and Bleez showing off her butt. The visuals are still of sound quality, so the problem lies with Peter Milligan giving not his art team something more exciting to draw. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 16, 2012

    I've said this before, but I'm in like with this book and to me that's not what I was hoping for.  While this issue tries to deliver a payoff to the Earth subplot the pacing of the story made the ending far too predictable and lessened the impact it could have had.  Likewise the disjointed progression of the Krona subplot sullies the intrigue that the creative team is trying to create.  However the conclusion to the stories of Ratchet and Skallox are a big plus in the issue as is the solid art work, giving this issue three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 9, 2012

    I wish Ihad more to tell but there isn't it took five issues to set up backgroundstories. Which can be interesting on their own, but it just wasn't always easyto follow. I wish I could say this willbring you back to the Red Lanterns if you left but it won't. This issue justsums up previous issues and maybe now we can finally get to a real story ofinterest. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 6, 2012

    Red Lanterns #5 doesn't get a lot accomplished, and is visually confusing to boot, leading to a disappointed 1.5 out of 5 stars overall. It's certainly not a dead loss, but there's nothing here that makes me want to come back next issue to find out how our cliffhangers are resolved. Read Full Review

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