Graphic Novel Review: Red Lanterns, Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns by Peter Milligan

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Red Lanterns, Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns by Peter Milligan (art by Miguel Sepúlveda and Ed Benes) is a graphic novel continuing the story of the Red Lanterns, fueled by anger and rage. This graphic novel collects Red Lanterns 8-12, and Stormwatch 10.

 

  • 144 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (March 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781401238476

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My rating for Red Lanterns, Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns – 4
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Thoughts:
As I stated in my thoughts on Blood and Rage (vol. 1), I was pleasantly surprised by this run since I’m not a Green Lantern fan in his standalone stories. Once again, however, I was pleasantly surprised reading the continuation in Red Lanterns, Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns by Peter Milligan (art by Miguel Sepúlveda and Ed Benes).

The first volume introduced some great characters (Rankorr who is still half human, and Bleez which is certainly poised to become the breakout character), and this volume expands on them as they each go on different paths.

The art is very cinematic, the book looks great and very dynamic. The story was somewhat intricate and I had to read several panels a few times, or go back for stuff I missed, but the art really drives this volume.

The weakest part, in my opinion, was the Stormwatch crossover. While it works, I didn’t think it was executed as well as it could have been and seemed forced while attached to this volume.

This book has a lot of fighting in it, it’s a punch fest from start to finish. I really enjoyed these books so far, and looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Synopsis:
The powerful Red Lantern Abysmus, creation of the leader of the Red Lanterns Corp Atrocitus, has been freed and on a mission to destroy all life, and the Red Lanterns by poising their battery. Atrocitus must stop this genocide, but also fight a civil war his right hand, Bleez, has declared.

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Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I got borrowed this book from a friend.
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