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Johns just gets better and better
on 24 February 2011
And this is a true fact. I started reading Green Lantern over a year ago when Green Lantern: Rebirth came in the post. I was a little bit tentative and anxious to read the book, as it may contain quotes from previous issues or events that i won't know about, but it didn't. Geoff Johns created a book that was fantastic for both the hardcore green lantern fans and the newcomers like myself. But we are not here to talk about Rebirth, are we, were here to talk about Rage of the Red Lanterns.
After the fantastic books before this including Rebirth and the phenomenal Sinestro Corps War, I started to buy Green Lantern books left, right and center, and Rage was on my list. When this came in the post I already surprised at the wideness of the book, it was either the same length as or larger than Rebirth, which made me a lot more giddy as Rebirth had me entertained for a couple of days, so I though that this could entertain me longer. And I was right. What a fantastic book! The story, cleverly crafted by Geoff Johns with the first few issues representing the distrust between the Green Lanterns and the Guardians of the Universe after they brought in the machine created super soldiers, The Alpha Lanterns, to essentially police the police. You maybe thinking to yourself right now, what does this have to do with the red lanterns, and some of you may get bored of this story arc but I still highly recommend this book as it is brilliantly written by Geoff Johns, even the part about the Alpha Lanterns. The second part of the story actually focuses on the Leader of the Red Lanterns Atrocitus and how he attempts to kill the former Green Lantern Sinestro for imprisoning him. This story, also shows the first ever Blue Lantern (shown briefly at the end of the Sinestro Corps War).
Now, I have talked about the writing for much of this review but the artwork deserves so much acclaim. The artwork by Ivan Reis (who is very much becoming a fan favourite of mine) and Shane Davis is absolutely mesmerizing and the detail in the art is fabulous. A top notch book from a top notch writer and artists, the book melds together brilliantly and all of the tie-ins, all of the subtle hints and all of the main character developments will come together in the Blackest Night and Brightest Day Events which I also highly recommend reading.
This book is absolutely fantastic, Geoff Johns at his best (well to be honest he hasn't be off his best in a long time)