Up front I need to say that I have only read issues of 26 and 27 of Red Lanterns and that’s why I bought this book. I haven’t read Green Lantern since the 20th issue where Geoff Johns left. So by all means I’m a new reader to these titles and I have to say I would suggest picking them up if you are interested the GL corner of DC. Though I have heard you should really reach back and start with issues 21 for each to know the current going ons I felt fine with 26 being a jump on point for Red Lanterns.
So this issues has the major selling point of being TWO books in one. which really means you get one full story that is somewhat disjointed by the fact that you have to flip it around to read the other part. BUT! instead of just turning the book upside down and continueing to read you have to flip and then turn your book around to start from the beginning. I hope that makes sense. Green Lantern Side is Part one and Red Lantern side is Part two. overall not to confusing but you sorta have to look at the book not just pick it up and start reading.
Like I said I picked it up to read cause I had read Red Lanterns last two issues recently and enjoyed them enough to continue. I really enjoy Guy’s new look (not just the red suit but his whole new look)
I got worried because with this being about Supergirl taking a red ring I was worried about needing to pick up issues of that book, but YAY! we don’t need to at all. She can’t even speak and we readers are almost as confused as the rest of GL cast.
I wish for the sake of this book that it could have had the art work done by one person in place of the two. while the styles are similar it was off putting to see the tiny discrepancies.
The stuff with Zox getting back in his sphere form was funny and Shadow Thief be branded a hypocritical xenophobe was good too but I felt the trip to earth was cut short due to the Supergirl delima. I wondered if the creative teams debated on keeping it in but for the sake of a good flow to the series kept it and jumped rushed through to get to the bits with side stuff of Atrocitus and the combo issues major sell of Supergirl as a red lantern
The book deals more with the issues presented by the Red and Greens wanting to patrol the same sector of space, 2814. Which makes total sense seeing as how both leaders of these corps are humans from earth! It’s fun but maybe a bit to jumpy for a new reader trying to ground themselves to one GL title. So many earthlings in space though I’d like to see an actual alien take more of a lead in one of these books and boot an earth guy to the sidelines at least for a few issues.By the way…CALLBACK