The final issue of the triptych Third Army cover. Let's hope the fucking intergalactic ball really gets rolling here.
And I guess Atrocitus and Bleez have put their problems behind them.
Nope. Just random bullshit.
Nice work, Sepulveda. Even though I don't usually mind goofy and cartoonish, I think a cosmic threat should actually be scary.
Kind of like that!
It's the eyes thing that make them look so goofy in the other Green Lantern titles.
Atrocitus has one of those Dr. House moments at this point where he suddenly knows how they can be killed. He doesn't clue anybody else into his epiphany though. That'll have to wait until next issue.
Milligan ends the issue with the character he began it with in a three panel scene that I simply adore.
Red Lanterns #13 Rating: +2 Ranking. One problem with commenting on comic books as I read them is that when I don't guess where the plot is headed, I make assumptions in the first half of my commentaries that I don't really go back and correct. I just sort of change direction and go with the comic. By the end, I sometimes forget to recalibrate the things I said earlier to fit what was going on in the story. So let me try that a bit here.
The first half of this story, I felt was a boring concept. Someone in the universe gets angry enough for any reason and the Red Lanterns swoop in to kill shit. But that definitely wasn't the point of this story. The comic begins with the enslaved woman claiming their was no justice in the universe. And then the people who mistreated her and killed her kin end up slaughtered. She sees this as possible justice even though the Red Lanterns have claimed they are not about justice but vengeance. That's okay! She doesn't know that. But by the end, after seeing all she's seen, she come around to changing her mind. Maybe there is justice! Maybe someone is in control! There is meaning and righteousness and rewards! And then she's assimilated by a Borg Lantern. Fucking perfect.
That's the story here and I take back any of my complaints from earlier. If Millgan wants to tell stories like this using the plot contrivance of the Red Lanterns following screams of rage around the universe, I'm all for it. It really is reminiscent of Shade the Changing Man's pursuit of the American Scream from Shade's comic book of the early nineties. Is Atrocitus this millennium's Shade?
All that gained it one rank. The other rank was gained due to Sepulveda actually making the Third Army feel like a real threat instead of goofy fucking bug-eyed dancing skeletons.