In the matter of mere moments, the seemingly stable situation that writer Sam Humphries left us with in the previous issue of Green Lanterns has escalated and now, in Issue #21, has spiraled out of control. And thanks to this rapid escalation, this terrible set of moments Humphries has produced an awesome, worthwhile reading experience. Keep reading to learn a little more about this issue.
“‘THE GREEN IMPURITY’ finale! Pushed to the brink by Polaris, one of the two Earth Green Lanterns will have no choice but to use lethal force for the first time and take down their enemy…permanently!”
Although I typically save my comments about an issue’s artwork for last, for whatever reason, this issue’s artwork truly enhanced my reading experience, and thus, I think that it needs to be mentioned first. So here it is, the artwork in Green Lanterns #21 is fantastic. This issue, thanks to an art team lineup change, looks very different than Issue #20, and I for one, am very pleased with the change.
Green Lanterns #21 is filled with full-page and nearly-full-page illustrations, and I am a sucker for big, beautiful illustrations in comic books, and speaking of big, beautiful, illustrations, artist Robson Rocha delivers. Rocha’s illustrations bring an emotionally dense, cinematic feel to this book which needs to be experienced to be understood. And although Rocha’s expert penciling played a major role in this book’s look, Green Lanterns #21 wouldn’t look as amazing as it does without Alex Sollazzo’s color work and Daniel Henriques and Joe Pradd’s inks. Together, this team knows how to put together one hell of a comic book.
Sam Humphries’ writing is strong throughout this issue, the dialogue feels sincere, and the story resonates with me emotionally. I was, however, a bit disappointed with the ending, but can let that go as long as I get some more Doctor Polaris soon.