Green Lanterns Volume 2: Phantom Lantern
By Sam Humphries, Robson Rocha
I received a free copy of Green Lanterns Volume 2: Phantom Lantern from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
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A part of DC Universe: Rebirth!
The Earth’s protectors aren’t the usual ringslingers the planet has come to know. Instead, it’s two the most mismatched Green Lanterns ever: Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz. How can the two trust each other when they barely know one another, let alone like each other?
Rising star writer Sam Humphries (Planet Hulk, Starlord) and artist Robson Rocha (Earth 2: Worlds End, Birds of Prey) put on the rings with Green Lanterns, Volume 2: The Phantom Lantern!
Collecting: Green Lanterns 9-14
Summary from Goodreads.
I think that Green Lanterns is my favourite storyline of Rebirth so far.
The Phantom Lantern starts with a two issue story about Halloween, which sets up the actual confrontation between the Green Lanterns and the Phantom Lantern nicely. We also see more of Jessica overcoming her anxiety and her inability to make a construct whilst justifying how she feels. I was surprised by how they managed to include an inner struggle for Simon, which I think will lead to a something major happening to him later as we slowly unravel his motivations.
The art style just seemed to work. I have no idea what they did but everything seemed to be right. I was most impressed about the facial expressions as I have always found that they seem to suffer the most in comic books for reason unknown to me.
You should definitely read both this volume and the previous one as they both have an amazing message about believing in yourself.
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