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Review: Red Lanterns #27

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Posted by: Byron Brewer, Contributing Editor
01/29/2014 - 11:46pm | Updated: 37 weeks 4 days Ago
Writer: 
Charles Soule,
Art: 
Alessandro Vitti and J. Calafiore,
Colors: 
Gabe Eltaeb,
Letterer: 
Dave Sharpe,
Cover: 
Alessandro Vitti and Gabe Eltaeb,
Publisher: 
DC Comics
Price: 
$2.99
Release Date: 
January 29, 2014
Ice Ice Baby!
 
If you dig the cover of this issue of Red Lanterns, then you know the answer to the question, What is Ice going to do when Guy Gardner comes calling?, as posed in the solicits.
 
What you may not know, if you are not following this book, is that since Charles Soule took it over, it has become one of the most readable and enjoyable of the whole Lantern franchise, and in fact the whole New 52.
 
Who but Soule could make the concept of Supergirl as a Red Lantern work? Not saying that it is, but I'm just glad Kara is out of the ring business before her new book, Justice League United, starts. No need for Lanterns in every JL!
 
The idea of the Red Lanterns taking over responsibility for the earth is still part of the status quo that I'm getting used to, but Soule is doing that for me. I don't know how the populace of DCU Earth is going to feel, but we have seen in recent days the public's love for the Greens.
 
I'm still not sold on artist Alessandro Vitti. Everything is competent, but it still doesn't have that cosmic zing that I'm looking for. Just a little flat, IMHO.
 
Cannot wait for the Green Lantern/Red Lantern combo pack book. Should be a winner!