Published on March 7th, 2012 | by Robert Fish0
Stack Attack Wednesday (SAW) Reviews – Hell Yeah #1 & Red Lanterns #7
Stack, Stack, Stack Attack, Ho! Stack Attack is on the move, Stack Attack is here, feel the comics, watch them Roar, Stack Attack is here!. The following comics are out this week..SPOILER ALERT!
Written by Joe Keatinge
Art by Andre Szymanowicz
Published by Image
Hell Yeah follows Benjamin Day who is a student at a university for the super powered community, Benjamin likes getting into fights and loves having a few beers. His dad is very well known, he’s not a superhero but 20 years ago in Kuwait he was captured and tortured to the point of near death. Unfortunately for him he was rescued by a previously unknown group of superheroes, at this point in time heroes were only fiction. From that day on the Heroes started integrating into the world and making it a better place, plus more and more superheroes were being discovered. Powers started showing at puberty..although Benjamin also had a strange barcode tattoo appear on his neck around the same time. I’m not going to give away to much of the comic this week as I really want you to go out there and give it a try. Its got a real fresh feel about it, something I’ve been wanting from Image for a while. Lets just say for the rest of issue there will be explosions, drinking, a celebrity appearance, parents keeping secrets and to top it all off it’s a comic with NO ADVERTS! 4/5
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Ed Benes & Diego Bernard
Published by DC Comics
Thought I’d start with a quick recap of the last issue, basically the Red Lanterns are at the brink of civil war. Atrocitus has used his blood magic to make his Lanterns more coherent in the hope that they will be more controllable to help him with his plans. This however doesn’t seem to be going to well, with his newly appointed lieutenant Bleez deciding its her turn to lead the corps and the rest of the newly coherent corps member siding with her..lets just say Atrocitus isn’t a happy chappy.
In this issue a new Red Lantern called Rancoor has arrived and he’s human! Formerly John Moore who has gone through many heartbreaks in his life takes on Guy Gardner of the Green Lantern Corps. Guy try’s to calm the the new red lantern down, but he knows that this is no small feet as he once to was a red lantern. However something surprises him, as Rancorr speaks which is unheard of apart from Atrocitus himself..also Guy is actually saved by Rancorr which again is weird. By the looks of it, this new lantern will be an important player in the upcoming Red Lantern Civil war.
Throughout the comic Bleez is seeking out Sinestro Corps members and torturing them for information so she can gain more power and rage, to stand strong against Atrocitus. Meanwhile back on his home Planet Atrocitus is searching for the missing body of Krona (the guardian responsible for his planets destruction) but he finds something he was not expecting to find! This leads to a shocking ending! Another great read, enjoying the development of the Red Lanterns. The Lantern tittles are by far my favourite titles from the New DC 52 Launch, probably because they haven’t been reset to the beginning like most titles. If you’ve missed the first the Red Lantern story ark, fear not the Hardback Vol 1 is out in June! 4/5