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Review Brew: ‘Green Lanterns #49’

Where can Simon and Jessica go for help and answers in ‘Green Lanterns #49’?

Green Lanterns #49
Written By: Aaron Gillespie
Art By: Roge Antonio
Published By: DC Comics
Price: $2.99
Release Date: 06/20/2018

Over the years, there have been a lot of stories involving superheroes on the run, and Green Lanterns #49 finds a way to take that story and flip it on its head.

Green Lanterns #49 is part two of the current Rebel Run story arc that sees Green Lantern Jessica Cruz on the run from the Green Lantern Corps. Jessica is accused of killing multiple cops on a planet, but she has no memory of the event. With the help of fellow Green Lantern Simon Baz, Jessica is hunting the truth of what actually happened. It turns out that the Guardians of the Universe have tasked Hal Jordan and Kilowog with the task of bringing Cruz in to face justice. I won’t go any further as I could spoil this story.

Aaron Gillespie proves that he is a great writer for Green Lanterns and it shows in this story of heroes on the run. The twists and turns this book takes are great, and when you start to find out why Jessica “did” what she did, it starts to make a lot of sense. Also, every character is written well and you can see the sense of urgency in Jessica’s and Simon’s mission to hunt for the truth. Hal Jordan doesn’t get much time in this book, but when he is there, his impact is felt. This all goes to show you how strong of a writer Gillespie is.

The art work is once again top notch, and Roge Antonio proves he can run with any artist any day. The action pieces are beautiful and vibrant. Even the panels in between are great, and help push the story along even more. Every character looks like they belong and each Green Lantern that shows up in the book has their own signature look. Even the “villain” of the book looks fantastic. Keep up the good work Roge Antonio.

The only flaw I could find in this book was that side story didn’t really make sense and it can distract you from everything else going on. It’s just a weird choice for a side story from Gillespie. I’m still willing to give it a shot though.

I had so much fun reading this book and I am looking forward to seeing where this story goes.

4.5 Poozers out of 5

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