Review by: Tim Canete Green Lanterns #34 Written by: Tim Seeley Art by: Ronan Cliquet, Hi-Fi Published by: DC Comics
What is this? Simon and Jessica continue their evacuation of Mol but not without discord.
When we last visited this area, Jessica Cruz was failing to convince the species to leave. They were willing to surrender to death in disaster. Meanwhile, Simon Baz is with the regent and her daughter who is in critical condition.
At a different period, Jessica and Simon are going over their job prospects. One going for a waitress job and the other at a race track assisting with cars. Both are not met with the most enthusiasm because of their past.
Seeley delivers another good issue and he’s able to juggle multiple objects in a matter of two issues. He’s balancing the two storylines going on Earth and in space. He’s able to delve into their personal conflicts as they face odds in getting into the workforce. Jessica’s anxiety cannot be overlooked along with Simon’s criminal record. In space, we have the imminent danger as Jessica can only handle so much even with her amazing constructs. Simon’s also given a test of his “true power” with these two new characters whose origin has ties to Abin Sur, former GL of Sector 2814.
The other good thing about the issue is Cliquet returns on pencils. He draws our rookie GL in a much more familiar fashion and the constructs have never looked better. There’s even some awesome full panels in the aftermath. Hi-Fi is also splendid on coloring, as I’ve enjoyed his work on The Button.
I’m not sure if the arc wraps up perfectly, but smoothly and wholly believable at the very least. It’s a different feel than Humphries, but Seeley has only built on what the former has started and I’m thrilled to see where we go next.
I’ll give this an 8.5/10 Spoiler Talk Below!
There’s a lot to unpack here as I needed to go back. There were characters that I’m not used to, but it’s nice when you have to actually reread. I’ll go over it in parts, such as the Mol conflict, the Job Search, and future plans.
The Mol conflict was handled by Jess, fortunately. I didn’t expect her to fail, but I definitely found her speech a little cheesy. Seeley read my mind and wrote it into Baz’s bubble though. Simon finally gets to use his healing power successfully after failing to save Dr. Polaris’s brother in a previous story. Memories being used as a fuel astounds me and there’s definitely a tie between that and the song. The use of cars to shuttle them out was very clever decision and the tie of the regent to Abin Sur is very cool. This was his appointed sector.