Red Lanterns #17
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General Information
Series: Red Lanterns (Volume 1)
Issue Number: 17
First Published: February 27, 2013
Previous Issue: Red Lanterns #16
Next Issue: Red Lanterns #18

Synopsis for "Wrath of The First Lantern, Part Four: Sympathy for The Devil"Edit

While the Manhunters attack Oa, Atrocitus confronts the emotional remnants of Krona deep beneath the surface of Maltus, the original home world of the Guardians of the Universe. Krona reveals an untold chapter of his story that precedes his fall from grace, a story wherein he loses his own family to tragedy and wraps himself in guilt. The story rattles Atrocitus, but in the end his long standing rage wins out and he continues he search for the "Great Heart". As Atrocitus plunges even deeper into the planet Krona encounters a new visitor, realizing a split second too late that it is the First Lantern as his essence is destroyed. Back in London, Rankorr witnesses a woman being pursued by an unwanted would be suitor and he feels a pang of longing to once again walk among humans. Knowing full well that he would never be accepted as he is, Rankorr proceeds to use his construct ability to create a false front so that he might be able to pass himself off as a normal person. Returning to Maltus we find that the Guardians have a protective force around the "Great Heart", the collected emotional essences of themselves. The sentries will not allow Atrocitus to pass without being cleansed while the Manhunters are welcome guests. While Atrocitus ponders the notion of being purged of his rage and pain the scene shifts back to London where the newly disguised Rankorr comes to the aid of the young woman and the two head off for a drink as a very mischievous Bleez looks on. As the Manhunters encapsulate the Great Heart Atrocitus wrestles with the notion of purging himself from his emotion until the rage wins out and he takes out his anger on the sentries. The First Lantern appears, ready to play his game with the leader of the Red Lanterns.

Appearing in "Wrath of The First Lantern, Part Four: Sympathy for The Devil"Edit

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