Category: jessica cruz

Regular

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Artists: Mike Perkins & Hi-Fi

Summary

Henshaw, the Cyborg Superman, with the power of the phantom ring has taken over Mogo and with Eon and the Ravagers on the surface the lanterns are helpless. Henshaw and Eon have captured the remaining Corps members in an energy field with their batteries depleted or taken over.

While the lanterns struggle in their bondage, Baz realizes exactly how bad the situation is. With the Phantom Ring Henshaw not only has found a way to release himself but he has even found a way to control the other rings. While Hal and Cruz attempt to resist, Henshaw demonstrates his power by having Jessica strike Hal for his efforts.

With some quick thinking Baz realizes what must be done. Regrouping, Baz starts an assault with an old friend with a low tech solution that upsets the tides of the conflict and might very well be the Corps last hope.

Positives

This issue builds tension in such a wonderfully classic pop-culture way, with the villain grandstanding and taunting his helpless captors while a resistance forms unbeknownst to him. Jurgens plays up this melodramatic issue with big showboating characters and hints of monologue. Through the issue as the battle sways, Mogo itself fights back to punctuate just how important it is that the Lanterns win and their fighting spirit, even under such distress.

Perkins art is spectacular in this issue, especially in scenes in which the lanterns must fight without their rings. His use of black shadows during combat scenes adds to the intensity of the details in a powerful way.

Negatives

There are not negatives to discuss in this issue. It hit all the points it needed to and built up the arc and series conclusion in a wonderfully way to prevent loose ends.

Verdict

Green Lanterns #56 is a great issue which demonstrates the power of the Corp beyond their rings.

Review: Green Lanterns #56

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artists: Mike Perkins & Hi-Fi Summary Henshaw, the Cyborg Superman, with the power of the phantom ring has taken over Mogo and with Eon and the Ravagers on the surface the lanterns are helpless.

lesbianmjolnir: we do not have the time for f…

lesbianmjolnir:

we do not have the time for flattery, jessica cruz.

Review: Justice League Odyssey #1

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Joshua Williamson

Artist: Stjepan Sejic

Letters: Deron Bennett

Summary

When hundreds of worlds are released from Colu, a Green Lantern that was trapped within tries to warn the Guardians of an impending force now reawakened… and fails.  Meanwhile, the Guardians have set up a perimeter to patrol the Ghost Sector led by the one and only…

View On WordPress

greenlanterncrops: what have you gotten yours…

greenlanterncrops:

what have you gotten yourself into now, jessica cruz?

Regular

damianalghul:

Regular

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Artists: Mike Perkins

Colors: Hi-Fi

Letters: Dave Sharpe

Summary

With Hank Henshaw, the cyborg Superman, in possession of the Phantom Ring, a power ring designed by the guardians six billion years ago which could access the full spectrum, and having infiltrated the Power Battery on Mogo all is lost.

While the Guardians and remaining Lanterns gather a fleet of Ravagers arrive above the planet ready for war lead by Eon at the beckon of their new master, The Cyborg Supermen, who has promised them a chance to take control of Mogo.

Positives

Green Lanterns #55 is the 3rd last issue in this series, a great series which has shown how Cruz and Baz have grown into full fledged Green Lanterns. With the impending conclusion of the series with issue 57 the events of the last three issues and I’m sure the coming 3, have been perfect. Instead of going out silently, Cruz and Baz have to fight hard against an enemy who has managed to topple the Corp itself.

Mike Perkins & Hi-Fi continue to craft a high detailed and gorgeous world for this final hurrah to play itself out. This particular depiction of Hank Henshaw is ruthless. In the middle of the issue is an amazing splash page showing the Cyborg in excruciating detail. Later in the book we also get to see the Phantom Ring in use and the medium of coloring used sets itself wonderfully  apart from the dark colors throughout the rest of this book.

Negatives

Throughout the issue, Hank Henshaw’s name comes up an oddly high number of times, include one 3rd person statement announcing himself. Given his presence during one of the arguably most well known DC Comics events, the Death of Superman, the repetition to ensure readers know his name feels truly out of place.

Verdict

Issue 55 of Green Lanterns is a great read which irons out the wrinkles in the previous issue and lines up the big conclusion to this series!

Review: Green Lanterns #55

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artists: Mike Perkins Colors: Hi-Fi Letters: Dave Sharpe Summary With Hank Henshaw, the cyborg Superman, in possession of the Phantom Ring, a power ring designed by the guardians six billion years ago which could access the full spectrum, and having infiltrated the Power Battery on Mogo all is lost.

Dan Jurgens Discusses The End Of Green Lantern…

The end of Dan Jurgens brief run on Green Lanterns is on its way.

In the latest issue, Green Lantern Simon Bak finds himself accused of murder after his ring is compromised.  The Lanterns find themselves in a face-off with Cyborg, Superman, and Hank Henshaw, who is responsible for the ring sabotage.  This will culminate in a battle between Green Lantern Hal Jordan and Hank Henshaw, a rematch from…

View On WordPress

Regular

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Artists: Marco Santucci, Scott Hannah

Colors: Hi-Fi

Letters: Dave Sharpe

Summary

With the Ravager threat dismantled, the Corp leaders have a moment to regroup and all are wondering, where is Simon Baz? Guy insists on treachery, while Cruz comes to her partner’s defense. What makes things worse is that Jordan isn’t taking sides which leaves an eerie silence among the Lanterns as they make there way to a planet to resettle what remains of the Penelops’ peoples.

Meanwhile Baz has his own issues to contend with back on Earth that the lanterns and the Corp itself are not ready for!

Positives

The way in which the main villain escapes and has attacked the Lanterns in this issue is really interesting as it flips there source of power against them. The level of power now granted to the villain is rather immense!

The ending of this issue also hold an awesome final page with Baz almost connecting his previous life and attitude to his current one. This reader is excited to see what happens when Baz begins using his lantern power not as a mainstay weapon but simply as another tool in his arsenal.

Negatives

The plot of this issue feels very slim as it simply connects the twist ending from the last issue to the next issue where we are likely to see our big showdown. The story layout in this issue is good on it’s own and would be a great reveal had we not already been treated to it previously. Because of this, we are left with an empty feeling when reading events that should be powerful.

Verdict

Green Lanterns #54 has it’s heart in the right place but not all of the story elements are in order. Overall it’s a fun read setting up the ending to this series!

Review: Green Lanterns #54

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artists: Marco Santucci, Scott Hannah Colors: Hi-Fi Letters: Dave Sharpe Summary With the Ravager threat dismantled, the Corp leaders have a moment to regroup and all are wondering, where is Simon Baz?

neukgol: doodle jessica cruz

neukgol:

doodle jessica cruz

Regular

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Artists: Marco Santucci

Colors: Hi-Fi

Letters: Dave Sharpe

Summary

With Eon and the Ravager fleet in space outside of the water planet Penelo ready to fight, the Lanterns fight back with all their might but find themselves out gunned. Meanwhile, back on Mogo the Guardians are puzzled about what could possibly have killed Kada-Sal and so mortally wounded Lantern Stewart?

Above all else though, a creeping evil entity has somehow embedded itself into Baz’s ring and is giving him false orders, who is this evil force and how did he get inside the ring!?

Positives

Green Lanterns #52 is an intense, action-packed issue! We get to see the Lanterns fending off an entire fleet of 1,200 Ravager Ships but they aren’t enough! Jurgen’s writing creates a tense battle scene while Gardner being making orders. Using Santucci’s great visuals progresses the narrative in the battle, especially with Baz’s actions in the issue, while the dialog brings a sense of hope from the veteran lantern. Due to the dissonant actions of Baz with his orders, and the perspective we get focusing on Gardner the creative team steps up to provide readers with a powerful opening battle scene which bleeds anxious energy into the remaining sense of espionage like warfare.

Jurgen’s continual increasing of the stakes via bigger and stronger enemies as well as the dark infestation of Baz’s ring keeps the story interesting while also presenting a believable enemy that will challenge the greatest lanterns the Corp has known.

Negatives

Marco Santucci’s interpretations of Baz and Kilowog look off. Baz’s mask and head look disproportionate, either too tall or the green piece over his eyes looks very large. Kilowog’s face also looks like gum due to the colors used and the illustration of his features.

Verdict

Green Lanterns #52 is a story fit for the likes of Star Wars or Mission: Impossible, with large battles and espionage. Be sure to pick this issue up and enjoy!

Review: Greeen Lanterns #52

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artists: Marco Santucci Colors: Hi-Fi Letters: Dave Sharpe Summary With Eon and the Ravager fleet in space outside of the water planet Penelo ready to fight, the Lanterns fight back with all their might but find themselves out gunned.