And Then I Read: GREEN LANTERNS 2

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This issue has a cover with a scene that does not appear in the book, though the symbolism of it is appropriate. The Red Lanterns of Atrocitus are about to stage a massive and deadly event on Earth, as we see in a prologue. Most of the issue focuses on the two current Earth Green Lanterns, Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz. Jessica is still trying to figure out how to develop and use her powers, with advice from her power ring. Simon is already on the job facing a plague of Rage spawned by the Red Lanterns. He ropes in Jessica to help, but she has other ideas, such as saving her rage-filled sister.

The Red Lanterns turn me off, but writer Sam Humphries writes Jessica and Simon so well that I find I do want to read more. The art by Robson Rocha and Jay Liesten is quite good.

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