Comic Book Reviews - Green Lantern #14 Review


Created on November 11, 2012 and written by
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Green Lantern #14

Rating: 4/5
Publisher Name: DC Comics
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Doug Mahnke
Number of Pages: 32 pgs.
Price: 2.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
• “Rise of the Third Army” continues!

• The Justice League comes after the new Green Lantern, demanding answers about the missing Hal Jordan!

• The Green Lantern Corps makes a disturbing discovery about the Guardians!

Reviewer’s Comments:
At the beginning of issue fourteen, Simon Baz’s life is slowly falling apart. He doesn’t have any control over the ring that’s found him but he’s also being confronted by his family for the crimes he has committed; not to mention the police and the nation itself. With that in mind, what could make things worse?

The Justice League is the answer to that question. Baz is caught completely off guard, and does battle with them. They don’t trust him because he has been labeled a terrorist, and he won’t give in because he feels he needs to stop the bomber as that’s why the ring was given to him. He is able to escape, and meets with Sira who tells him Nazir’s coma was not his fault. He tells her he feels he can make a difference with the ring, and keep himself safe. Unfortunately for him, there’s a threat looming closer and closer to him, and the two men who can stop it Hal Jordan and Sinestro are in the Dead Zone.

Geoff Johns continues to keep me in suspense. I love when he writes these epics, and throwing an entirely new character into the mix while he deals with a huge change to his life keeps the story fresh. However, I still have problems with the way Baz was dealt with by police and the portrayal of Dearborn, MI as a very urban city when it is not quite like that.

Doug Mahnke is still doing the best work of his career here. He is capturing every scene great, and dynamically differs the different characters and environments. With his look to the Dead Zone, I cannot wait for next month.

With these two at the helm, I will always look forward to the next issue even if I disagree with minor things in it somewhat.

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Tommy Zimmer is an upcoming writer of short stories, comic books, journalism/media reviews, screenplays, and anything related to writing. On zimmert101.wordpress.com, you can view his latest work, and see what exciting things he is currently doing!!

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About the Writer: TommyZimmer (140 Posts)

Tommy Zimmer is an upcoming writer of short stories, comic books, journalism/media reviews, screenplays, and anything related to writing. He is headquartered in Detroit, MI where he attends University of Detroit Mercy. He is majoring in English Creative Writing with two minors in Business Administration and Multimedia Journalism. He currently helms his "zimmert101" blog at zimmert101.wordpress.com. He also writes for Paper Dragon Ink and Super Powered Fiction, and wrote for Modern Myth Media.


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