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 Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern # 1-3
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  06:28:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Richv1's Homepage  Reply with Quote Bookmark and Share

Title: Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern # 1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Story: Robbie Thompson
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Barnaby Bagenda
Colors: Alex Guimaraes
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover: Ethan Van Sciver with colors by Jason Wright
Variant Covers: Steve Morris, Felipe Massafera, David Ryan Robinson with charater portraits by Rod Reis, Elsa Charretier with colors by Nick Filardi, Gabriel Hardman with colors by Jordan Boyd, George Perez with inks by Jerry Ordway and colors by Blond
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: Cornelius finds a ring. We get a look to at some Green Lanterns lead by Hal in battle. Sinestro has his own mission he wants the universal ring.
The art is to pasty in appearance. There is not much chance to show off the characters. The poses are bland.
Cornelius does end up using the ring he found but he did not do so on purpose he acted instinctively.
Blending these two comics together does not seem as if it is going to work out. Maybe as it goes go more it might and it gets into the story line and the characters start to interact.
None of the characters are focused on here. They are all just basically shown so you know who is in the story. You an tell Hal, Cornelius and Sinestro will be the main ones.


Title: Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern # 2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Story: Robbie Thompson
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Barnaby Bagenda
Colors: Alex Guimaraes
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover: Ethan Van Sciver with colors by Jason Wright
Variant Covers: Robet Sammelin, Paul Rivoche with Design by Scott Newman, Felipe Massafera, David Ryan Robinson with charater portraits by Rod Reis, George Perez with Inks by Jerry Ordway and Colors by Blond
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: There is a Universal Ring and its alive and tapped into the emotional spectrum. The ring was sent to the Planet of the Apes Earth.
The story has apes treating Jordan just like apes did in the first movie. Apes think humans are just animals.
The gorilla shown is drawn well, his features pop out.
For the most part though the features of the characters are not sharp enough. They blend into each other way to much. At times it looks blurry.
Sinestro when he appears is drawn in a situation to show you he is evil.
As a rescue mission is readied Guy Gardner picks up one more member to go to this Planet of the Apes. He is the perfect one to go with them if he does not kill them. No he is illustrated quite well. He is impressive in his powerful demeanor.


Title: Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern # 3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Story: Robbie Thompson
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Barnaby Bagenda
Colors: Alex Guimaraes
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover: Dan Mora
Variant Covers: Paul Rivoche with Design by Scott Newman, E.M. Gist, Felipe Massafera, David Ryan Robinson with character portaits by Rod Reis
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: Sinestro finds Dr. Zaius and Hal is with Zira, Cornelius and Dr. Milo. Sinestro and Hal are both after the same thing.
The gorilla army encounters a green/yellow lantern ring bearer. This ape leads an army of Forbidden Zone mutates. All the energy bolts shooting look great. The people and apes though are drawn with a smudged look.
Guy, Kilowog, Arisia and Gorilla Grodd all journey to the Planet of the Apes.
Atrocitus shows up to with a group of evil red lanterns. These aliens are illustrated to bring out their evil presence.
It is great seeing all these characters and they are all after one ring. They do not interact enough though.
The ending to this issue leaving you wondering.

Richard Vasseur
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