Title: Green Lanterns #3
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artists: Tom Derenick, Robson Rocha, Jack Herbert and Neil Edwards
Inkers: Tom Paler, Jay Leisten, Jack Herbert and Keith Champagne
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: July 20, 2016
It’s not easy being a Green Lantern, is more difficult when one of you is driven by ego and the other by doubt. It’s even harder having to share the same power battery essentially attaching you to the hip with someone who you would never have a cup of coffee with, but here we are with Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz as the two newest Green Lanterns of Space Sector 2814 have to save the world from from the Red Lantern Corp.
As egotistical as Baz is, his Lebanese attitude has been captured beautifully. He is brash, direct and refuses to mix words, but at the same time, he is caring and compassionate as he floats around the world with a teddy bear that is a gift for his nephew. At the same time, Cruz continues to second guess herself and in doing so, it could get her killed, especially in a war with Atrocitus as the Red Dawn rises.
It takes a large team to get this story done. Green Lanterns is ethnically diverse, it forces teamwork with people you don’t get along with and it creates solutions to situations that otherwise most people and characters would have given up on. The thing is, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz need to check their egos in order to make this really work and fast.
Green Lanterns is ethnically diverse, it forces teamwork with people you don’t get along with and it creates solutions to situations that most would easily give up on.