“On The Run” (Green Lanterns #48 Comic Review)

Green Lanterns #48 Comic Review

Writer: Aaron Gillepsie

Artist: Ronan Cliquet

Colorist: Hi-Fi

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

Cover: Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Adriano Lucas

Variant Cover: Warren Loww

Rebel Run Part One

“On The Run”

What You Need to Know

The latest arc of Green Lanterns gets off to an explosive beginning with Jessica Cruz seemingly going rogue. Jessica is on the run and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps are hot on her trail. What caused Jessica to turn on her corpsmen? Or is there something Jessica knows that the Lanterns don’t?

What Just Happened

The issue begins with Jessica off planet being arrested by a Green Lantern for assaulting police officers and destroying public property. Jessica has no memory of what happened but manages to escape due to some slick talking. Jessica uses her ring to view the events that lead up to her attempted arrest and learns that Jessica was supposed to escort a criminal to prison. The criminal in question never makes it to his transport and this mystery drives the rest of the issue. Why would Jessica help this criminal and turn on the planet’s law enforcement? Can Jessica solve this mystery before Hal and the rest of the lanterns find her?

My Thoughts

One issue into the new arc and Green Lanterns is already more interesting. Writer Aaron Gillespie takes us on the run with Jessica Cruz and the issue is an exhilarating read. Seeing Jessica trying to piece together the previous hours of her life before becoming a traitor is very compelling and Gillespie leaves just enough breadcrumbs to keep the reader guessing and engaged. My only complaint is that don’t Simon Baz, Hal, and the rest of the corps know Jessica enough to at least hear her out before going full-on assault mode on her? I found that kind of strange. Will see if there is a reason for the corps hostility towards Jessica in future issues.

Ronan Cliquet’s art continues to be passable. Certain panels look detailed and action-packed and others look overly cartoony with non-expressive character faces. The art, however, keeps up with Gillepsie’s script and allows this story to be a fully enjoyable experience.

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Marcus Freeman

Marcus Freeman

Bay Area bred, LA livin Blerd. Avid fan of comics, video games, music, wrestling, the Lakers, and the 49ers. Constantly catching up on DVR’d TV shows. Spends a little too much money at movie theaters. Also passionate about serving my community and providing the youth with tools for success.
Summary
After a rather lackluster arc and annual issue, Green Lanterns bounces back with an explosive new are that pits Lantern against an entire Lantern corps. Jessica Cruz is on the run and she is trying to put the pieces together to find out why. I’m excited to see if Jessica finds the answer she needs or will Hal, Simon, and the corps take her down first?
Good
  • Exciting, fast paced plot
Bad
  • Why are the Green Lantern Corps treating her like just another criminal?
  • Passable art
8.2
Great
Story - 9
Art - 7.5
Character Development - 8
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Bay Area bred, LA livin Blerd. Avid fan of comics, video games, music, wrestling, the Lakers, and the 49ers. Constantly catching up on DVR’d TV shows. Spends a little too much money at movie theaters. Also passionate about serving my community and providing the youth with tools for success.

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