Atrocitus is conducting a campaign of attrition against his former acolytes, the Red Lanterns. Seems the alien hemomancer thinks the rules don’t apply to him: he battled Guy Gardner for control of the rage-fueled ring-slingers, got his pink tush handed to him, and only clung to life because his cat (don’t ask) managed to make him an artificial heart. But he slaughtered a gigantic monster, stole its red ring, and returned for revenge. And frankly, the least believable portion of that passage is that a cat would care enough for its owner to save its life.
Since anything’s possible in comics, we’re willing to suspend our disbelief and say that yes, some cats care for their owner’s well-being. But while the angry outcast is wreaking damage upon his one-time allies, where’s their leader? Guy Gardner is, uncharacteristically, asking for help, although much more characteristically drinking away his problems at a bar somewhere in space.
Who’s he call upon? None other than his former partner, the Marine sniper turned architect turned Green Lantern, John Stewart…
Read the rest on Wednesday when Red Lanterns #33 drops like a red-hot hammer!
You know we interviewed Charles Soule, right? He told us that “Things Can Fall Apart Any Second” in this book.