Comic Review: Green Lantern #13

Writer: Geoff Johns

Artist: Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy

Cover: Ivan Reis & Joe Prado

Publisher: DC

Release: October 2012

Type: Ongoing

Writing Score: 5 out of 5

Art Score: 4  out of 5

Cover Score: 4 out of 5

Recommendation: A Must Read

Rating: 5 lantern rings out of 5

Review:

This review may contain spoilers…proceed with caution.

I started reading Green Lantern at issue #0 because of Simon Baz. It’s nice to have an Arab-American Muslim character in an era of Islamophobia.

I really liked this issue. We’re shown the negative repercussions of the terrorism accusation on Simon’s family and his escape has only cemented the government’s suspicion (but I think the combination of the general disdain for superheroes and terrorism made it a whole lot worse for him). Nice to get to know more about Simon and his relationship with his sister and I loved the inclusion of Obama as president (nice touch) as well as references to the past four Green Lanterns. The ending will definitely have me wanting to read the next issue. The interior art is great and I found the cover to be fine but not a knock out.

Excitedly wanting for issue #14.

A. A. Omer

I’ve grown up with the comic book characters we all know and love but I finally got into comics with the launch of DC’s NEW 52 in 2011. These opinions are mine and mine alone…unless, you know, you agree which will then mean it’s OUR opinion but disagreeing is totally fine too. Ratings may lay heavily on writing and plot rather than art since I’m not an art expert.

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