Daily Archives: October 30, 2008

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1
“Rage of the Red Lanterns, Prologue: Blood Feud”
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Shane Davis
Inks: Sandra Hope
Colors: Nei Ruffino
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover artists: Shane Davis & Sandra Hope
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $3.99 US/CAN

For regular readers of Green Lantern, this one-shot (connected to Final Crisis in title only, it seems) will be a real treat, as the storyline about several new lantern corps of different colors finally goes from trotting up to the gate to galloping down the track. The Corps-of-Many-Colors concept is a simple one, but it seems to have really caught readers’ attention, tapping into a nostalgic sense of wonder while still maintaining a modern, dark edge in the midst of the traditional super-hero storytelling. I would imagine this one-shot was designed to draw in even more readers to Green Lantern’s corner of the DC Universe, but I don’t think it’ll succeed. Johns’s story isn’t the most accessible I’ve read, but there’s a sense of fun, a sense of foreboding and a sense of myth at play that makes for an entertaining experience for the audience overall.

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