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Rage is not without reason 1

The good:   This issue is a great example of how amazingly Bernes, Milligan, and Hunter really outdid themselves setting up a great exposition for DC's Red Lanterns, and laying the foundation of what seems like a wonderful character development for Atrocitus. Taking on the task of bringing depth to characters who were only known for their rage isn't an easy task, and considering this is only the second issue I must say, so far the whole team behind Red Laterns are doing a good job.  This issue i...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Spoils of Rage 0

On a planet with harsh invaders, in a war they shouldn't be involved in, two soldiers make a dire mistake and take a young girl's family from her. Atrocitus finds purpose in his rage as a Red Lantern again, and decides to intervene on the girl's behalf. But how can rage and killing stop injustice in the universe? Atrocitus has a tough decision to make. A decision that could put his life in jeopardy.Written by Peter Milligan and penciled by Ed Benes, Red Lanterns #2 was very similar to the first ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Pure slightly miffed 0

An above average book that is rated worse due to the slow burn effect.On the one hand I think the writing is well done for this character and the art is spot on for the book. I like the idea of evaluating the ideas behind the rage has held for so long, And we see that Atrocitus realize two things in this book... the problem is that I don't agree with one of Atrocitus' conclusions and the other conclusion says why. This "pure" rage is not to be looked as good and goes against what he's been sayin...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Sluggish and uneventful. Even Benes' fantastic art can't save it. 0

I really liked Red Lanterns #1 and while I wasn't sure how the concept could stretch out to be an effective series, it still provided some fun Green Lantern styled moments. Then we get issue #2 and it seems my above mentioned concern has merit.   This issue features a lot of sluggish narration from Atrocitus. He tells of a war on Ghan IX between two factions that I couldn't care less about. After some children from one group are senselessly and mistakenly killed by two soldiers from the enemy a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Pure Rage! 0

Red Lanterns #2PURE RAGEWritten By Peter MilliganPenciller Ed BenesInker Rob HunterColorist Nathan EyringLetterer Carlos M. MangualPlot Summary: (Via DCComics.com) On a war-torn world where invading forces fight insurgent forces, the innocent always suffer the most. When a child screams with red-hot rage at the madness around her, she is answered by her weapon of retribution: Atrocitus.Red Lanterns #2 is a great story. It brings forth questions of justice, and who in fact is worthy of really pas...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Choose the cat. He's like a dog but better. Or the goat guy. 3

Review for Red Lanterns #2.   The Story: On a war torn planet, two pilots acidentally kill children and Atro decides to deal justice and back on Ysmault he decides to raise the intelligence of one of his soldiers in order to help him in his crusade.   The Good: In this issue Milligan does a job at exploring how easy rage can be born in people, especially from pointless combat. Here we have soldiers thinking they have killed enemy soldiers but in reality killed kids in front of their sisters, bir...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Not all like that 0

One of the marvellous things about fiction is that it can transcend the boundaries of the real world and make an issue much more concise.  In terms of science fiction this can fail spectacularly as it can miss the point entirely by confusing the issues, but when it is done right, it can be an absolute gem to read.  This issue is an example of the latter.  Atrocitus is looking for a place to focus his rage and he finds one in the planet of Ghan IX.  Ghan IX is a planet where the local inhabitants...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Gentleman, I Love Var 0

The Good: It's not exactly the greatest thing to look at, but there's something incredibly deep about the cover. The boiling red background with the black and white figure in front. The contrast is nice. Ed Benes does a great job with some of the layouts. The most tense scenes are really heightened by the artwork, the raw emotion is felt so strongly. The slight hesitation incepted in Atrocitus from this moment among surely many others is a great demonstration of the thin line between hero and vi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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