Note: This is a $2.99 double-sized issue with GREEN LANTERN #28 on the flip side. You can read the review for that HERE.
It's a great thing being able to immediately read the second part of a cliffhanger story. In GREEN LANTERN #28, we saw the Lanterns discover a new Red Lantern that happens to be a Kryptonian. They make their way to Ysmault to talk to Guy Gardner to find out what's going on.
Before all that hits the fan, this issue also picks up from last issue, which was just released (another bonus). I can't believe I'm saying this after how I felt about many of the characters before, with each issue, they become more and more likable. Charles Soule is making the Red Lanterns interesting and humorous, without making them feel like a joke. We get more development on their relationship with the Green Lanterns and who gets Sector 2814.
I skimmed through the Shadow Thief Villains Month issue so I don't know much about the character. She came across as pretty absurd but maybe that was the point? The shift from the Red Lanterns on Earth to Ysmault felt a little sudden, as if it was in order to continue this mini-crossover.
RED LANTERNS continues to shine brighter than ever. Charles Soule is doing a great job taking these odd characters and making them fun to read. He's taken a book and characters I cared very little for and turned it all around. With this issue packaged with GREEN LANTERNS #28, you get two comics for the price of one. It's a great deal and you essentially get a double-sized complete story that will have a big impact on the GL, RL and SUPERGIRL titles.