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Red Lanterns #29

Red Lanterns #29

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 26, 2014

Cover date: May 2014


Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Alessandro Vitti
Inker: Alessandro Vitti
Cover: Stephan Jorge Segovia

Reviewed by: James Lantz

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As Supergirl gets acquainted with the Red Lanterns and her new power ring, Guy Gardner is doing everything to distract her so that he can discuss Kara Zor-El's new situation with her cousin Superman. It's something the Maid of Might does not appreciate. Kal-El is surprised to see Supergirl as a Red Lantern. Gardner explains that the ring chose her because she has something she must work out. Because of this, the Lost Daughter of Krypton is bonded forever to the Red Lantern ring. Is the universe ready for an angry, Kryptonian girl fueled by rage?

Superman talks to Kara after she lashes out at him and the Red Lanterns for not telling her the whole truth and for what she perceives as interference. The Man of Steel understands she is angry. Yet, she's focuses so much on that anger that she's becoming anger. Superman will allow Supergirl to live her own life. He just hopes she likes what she finds along the way.

Returning to Ysmault, Guy, Kara and the Red Lanterns find something has crashed onto the planet's surface. It is Bleez, who, along with Rankorr, was attacked by Atrocitus, whose name she utters before losing consciousness. Guy Gardner is going to have his hands full with Supergirl and a possible war coming.

5Story - 5: This title is a pleasant surprise. This story has lots of great character moments throughout each page. This seems to be Charles Soule's strength as a writer. Tony Bedard does this in Kara's book as well, but he tends to focus more on action and story pacing. All in all, it's a treat to see both scribes handle the character. It will most certainly be interesting to see what they have in store for Supergirl in the months to come.

5Art - 5: The art is better in this issue, and is an improvement to the previous one. I guess I needed to adapt to Alessandro Vitti's style. It's grown on me quite a bit now.

5Cover Art - 5: This cover works on all sorts of levels to get Supergirl and Superman fans to pick up this title before reading the book's contents. I'm thoroughly impressed.

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