Green Lanterns #33 Review

Posted October 18, 2017 by Joel Raivid in Comic Books

Written by: Tim Seeley

Art by: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira & Alex Sollazzo

Published by: DC Comics

I was a big fan of Sam Humphries run on Green Lanterns and was devastated when I heard the news he was leaving the book. Couple of days later and the new writer was announced and my “emotions” rocketed to excitement as Tim Seeley was taking over, and I was not disappointed by his debut issue.

Why was I not disappointed? Well simply because if I thought the run so far had been great, Tim has taken this to the next level. The story was fun, the dialogue and the relationship between Jessica and Baz was on point, and the interactions between the supporting cast of this particular issue worked so well.

The issue is the classic two different time periods with two different story’s going on at the same time. One timeline deals with Jessica & Baz on a mission in space, while the other is a week earlier, Jessica is in therapy for her anxiety problems, and Baz is working on an engine in his garage, both having their supporting cast convincing each of them that they need a job. While in space Jessica & Baz are convincing the Molites to vacate their planet due to an impending destruction.

This issue certainly creates a lot of potential directions for stories, and that is definitely one of the stronger elements of the story. In fact there isn’t too much to complain about. Everything that Humphries & Co created has been built upon in this issue. One of the elements I am most interested in will be how Seeley can create a good balance of both the grounded story and also space missions. Both these characters have life problems on the ground which could create some fantastic drama which was touched upon by Humphries, but I feel we are really going to get some great storytelling from that point of view with Seeley’s stories and I will be disappointed if they aren’t as that what it seems to be depicting in this first issue.

One of the biggest annoyances for me over the past 32 issues has been the art, but this certainly wasn’t the case here with the art team of Pansica, Ferreira and Sollazzo. Everything was crisp, the colours were strong and packed a punch and more importantly it gave it a unique feel that cannot be seen in any other book currently on the stands. I specifically liked the art in space with the constructs, I have always thought (and I am probably in the minority) that the all the bright green is quite intrusive, but in this issue the colouring was perfect for me.

Despite not being anything too ground-breaking, the storytelling is fantastic and the whole creative team should be proud of this debut issue. If you haven’t been reading this series, what were you thinking? No really, if you haven’t been reading it go get this issue and buckle in for what has the potential to be great times ahead.

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Joel Raivid

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