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Green Lanterns #19

by Batmanaruto on March 17, 2017

Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Colourist: Blond
Publisher: DC Comics

It’s really great that DC have been bringing back the villains shown in Justice League vs. Suicide Squad in some way or form, as it’s all too common in comic books to use villains for events and then the villain never pops back up again, for a long while. We’ve seen Lobo in JLA, Rustam in Suicide Squad, Emerald Empress will soon appear in Supergirl and now we have Doctor Polaris in Green Lanterns.
When this series was first announced, it was pitched to be a body cop series, starring Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, and for some part it has been. However I personally feel that for a lot of the series it has been Jessica, with Simon acting as a supporting character. There has never really been all that much focus on Simon, except for the arc with Batman and a few other issues, and now we finally get some part with Simon, and it’s mediocre. For some reason there seems like some unnecessary conflict between him and his brother-in-law, which may have a part to play later in the arc, but for now I don’t know.
So this issue focuses a lot more on Dr Polaris, and really tries to give him a backstory. His backstory is really that, his brother was hurt, so he was focusing on trying to help him, but at the same time he appears to be Bipolar. Now that may tie into his powers  or be completely independent but we r not told that. The book does give us really cool displays about how he uses his powers, but for the most part is just an average issue.
Now I will continue to praise this series, as it is really a strong series overall, and is one of my favourite books to pull. Having said that it’s not uncommon for one issue to not be great, especially when it sets up a new arc. I would still recommend people to buy and read this series, as Sam Humphries is a really talented writer.

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