Myron Rumsey's Comic Reviews

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8.0
Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1

Apr 23, 2015

Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1 is so far my favorite issue of DC's two-month long Convergence event, focusing more on telling a great story rather than serving as a cog in an event machine.  We're reminded of how rough a road Guy Gardner has had to hoe and the winning team of Gallaher and Ellis effectively channel the pre-Crisis DC vibe to great effect.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #2

May 21, 2015

Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #2 is a joyful romp through early 1980's era comics that favors a light story and action over melodrama.  If you're a Guy Gardner fan you'll enjoy seeing him true to  his roots in this story, but readers who are looking for serious character studies or a plot that ties back to the main Convergence event will likely be less enthused.  Either way it's probably the most fun you'll have reading one of the event's tie-in series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1

Apr 16, 2015

Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1 pays a visit to one of the most controversial time periods in Green Lantern history, starting out with strong emotional beats which quickly give way to a very pedestrian issue.  From getting its comic's history wrong to sophomoric dialogue there's not much to get excited about here beyond a  potentially nostalgic trip down memory lane.  Two out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #2

May 14, 2015

In the end Convergence: Green Lantern / Parallax #2 suffers from having to serve two masters, and in this case the two don't mix well.  While one wants to hope that Kyle Rayner can win out in the end the overarching weight of DC's event forces his personal mission to take a backseat to the winner take all dome match.  Despite some nice character moments this series seems rushed and lacking in anything memorable.  Two out of five lanterns..

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6.0
Emerald Warriors #11

Jun 30, 2011

While it appears that the story has no bearing on the greater Green Lantern universe, Emerald Warriors #11 is a fun standalone story starring everyone's favorite ginger Lantern.  While it's true that the creative team has no control over the scheduling I find it hard not to think about how the issue doesn't feel right for all the same reasons.  The issue reads fast and lacks depth and the art doesn't do anything to elevate the story beyond its mediocrity.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Flashpoint: Abin Sur - The Green Lantern #2

Jul 7, 2011

Issue two is entertaining with lots of references to how this world is different but familiar at the same time. Along with some of the other revelations we've seen as to how the DCU has been changed and I'm really loving this event. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2005) #63

Mar 3, 2011

On the eve of war we have an issue that adds some surprising detail of events that have been lost to time, reminding us that, like in real life, what we have been told is not always the complete truth and that history isn't always what was, but what was passed down by those who had the position to make their version of events the only version. There are more revelations to come in the weeks ahead and this issue serves to set the stage for the events about to unfold. Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2005) #67

Jul 15, 2011

Green Lantern no moreThere's just so much to explore and I can't wait to see how it all unfolds. And that's just some of what is yet to be expanded on! I don't know where it's going but I'm positive it's going to be an awesome ride.Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #0

Sep 9, 2012

As a side note there is an interesting bio of Hal Jordan in the back of the issue which lists his first appearance being Justice League #1.  Some fans have questioned that and I don't think it's a matter of DC saying that nothing published before the relaunch happened as much as saying that from a timeline standpoint that's the first appearance of the character in the books published in the post-Flashpoint DCU.  

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #1

Sep 16, 2011

Green Lantern #1 was a great way to kick of the relaunch of one of DC's most popular books.  There's a lot of action and humor with enough plot and characterization to make the book a fun read.  Green Lantern is my favorite book and this first issue left me very satisfied.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #2

Oct 12, 2011

Another great issue from the creative team of Johns and Mahnke and well worth picking up.  Green Lantern is still firing on all cylinders in the new DCU as the creative team continues to use the fallout of the War of the Green Lanterns to explore these iconic characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #3

Nov 9, 2011

Green Lantern #3 in my opinion is the best issue of the new series so far and probably my favorite since the War of the Green Lanterns wrapped up.  I think I might go so far as to say that it ranks up there as one of the best of Johns' run so far.  It hits every beat and has the right balance of action, character driven dialog, and don't forget about a couple of great jaw dropping sequences.  Five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #4

Dec 18, 2011

Green Lantern continues to be one of the top books on the shelves and this issue is worthy of the same.  While the title dropped about thirteen percent in sales volume from the first to the third issue it is still selling over 120,000 copies a month which is a great thing.  This issue is perhaps more character and dialogue centric that action oriented I don't feel I'm missing anything at all and in fact found it to be a great pause before the action gets hot again next month when the battle for Korugar explodes as this first arc advances to the last two issues.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #5

Jan 16, 2012

Other than a couple of art missteps this issue was a more than satisfactory conclusion to the story giving it a four out of five lantern ranking.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #6

Feb 17, 2012

Green Lantern  #6 is a needed pause, letting readers catch their breath before all hell begins to break loose again.  While this issue is primarily a character piece, there's certainly enough action and tasty foreshadowing to keep this book from plodding along.  The glaring art style changes caused by a guest artist really hurt this issue in my mind and knock it down a peg in my ranking.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #7

Mar 17, 2012

Like many of Geoff's stories this issue starts off with enough action and intrigue to pull the reader into the story quickly.  I'm all in for the ride on the Secret of the Indigo Tribe, not that it would have taken much.  This issue has a good balance between action, plot and character that made it a fun, if quick, read.  The only bad part is having to wait another month to see what happens next.  Four Lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #8

Apr 11, 2012

This issue is a great example of balancing character and action moments while advancing the overall plot,albeit that Green Lantern #8 doesn't advance the plot so much as add layers to what came before it. Even so there's plenty to like this time around with some great fist pumping moments to get behind as well as revealing just enough information to hold us at bay regarding the secret of the Indigo Tribe to hold us over until the promised revelations that are coming up in the next issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #9

May 19, 2012

Green Lantern's ninth issue is another superb entry in Geoff Johns' run and while the ending seems rushed and the way we learn of the origins of the Indigo Tribe seemed a bit contrived, it's still a great read full of speculation fodder and shocking revelations of a galactic scale worthy of being part of a crossover event.  The Green Lantern books are heading for a crossroads and in this issue lies some key pieces of the puzzle that the creators have been building for some time.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #10

Jun 19, 2012

"The Secret of the Indigo Tribe" ended in fine fashion with this issue, which was filled with some great character defining moments as well as a bit of a jaw dropping conclusion leading to the next issue. The strings woven throughout the Green Lantern universe are beginning to be drawn together as the plots in all four books are on a collision course that is sure to be a great rollercoaster ride this summer. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #11

Aug 1, 2012

 The Revenge of Black Hand Part 1 is a trip to the darker corners of the Green Lantern universe and, like Blackest Night, shows how diverse the Green Lantern universe is by combining both science fiction elements with gothic horror and resulting in a satisfying fun book.  While it might seem like nothing might have been going on in this issue, Green Lantern #11 positions the characters in this series for what might is going to be a very, very interesting year.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #12

Aug 16, 2012

While Geoff Johns' script is action packed and filled with some juicy tidbits, the lackluster art holds the book down and made me lower my score for the issue.  It's a real shame because this issue had the potential to really be a strong lead into the story that's been building since the relaunch.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #13

Oct 11, 2012

Green Lantern #13 is another good outing for Geoff Johns and company, although I'll add that the issue would have benefited from some follow up on what's going on with Sinestro and Hal.  What I feel like was a little bait and switch reduced my enjoyment of the book to be sure, resulting in the issue getting three out of five lanterns from me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #14

Nov 11, 2012

Geoff Johns manages to spend just enough time on all the balls he's juggling to give each their due and while the issue reads fast it is in part to wanting to find out what's going to happen next with each one of the plots.  With enough action to quicken the pace this issue is mainly about character development with some interesting background information sprinkled on top to keep it intriguing.  Aside from the Justice League's portrayal as a bit incompetent issue fourteen is another great read, getting four out of five lanterns. 

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #15

Dec 19, 2012

On one hand I think Johns is trying perhaps a little too hard to tell a personal story and risks weakening the greater narrative doing so.  But the rest of the elements that make up the issue are good enough to compensate and Green Lantern fans continue to have those mythology building carrots dangled in front of their noses.  While I'd like to see a lot more Hal Jordan in this series for now I'm content to let my interest in the bigger picture override that bit of discontentment.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #16

Jan 24, 2013

The main Green Lantern title seems to have had very little to do with the Rise of the Third Army and more to do with being Simon Baz 101.  This issue wraps up most of his background details in a very satisfying manner and sets the stage for the newest Green Lantern's involvement in the Wrath of the First Lantern.  As much as I've enjoyed the introduction to Baz I will be very honest and say that I sorely miss seeing Hal and Sinestro being center stage.  There may be more room in the Green Lantern universe for another Earth man, but there isn't enough room in three titles to do them the justice they deserve.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #17

Mar 4, 2013

Green Lantern #17 doesn't launch the Wrath of the First Lantern with a roar out of the starting gates.  No, instead it takes a bit more of a subtle approach, taking its time to set the stage for what I feel is going to be a tremendous conclusion by planting a seed or two and given them room to germinate.  The end is coming all too soon and this issue is a great way to round third as Geoff Johns' run is heading for home.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #18

Mar 13, 2013

Green Lantern #18 does a great job of positioning Sinestro and Hal Jordan for their final run in the Johns era. Hal is put in a unique position that should really challenge him as a character over the next couple of issues. This issue has a little bit of everything to offer the reader and gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #19

Apr 14, 2013

The penultimate issue of Geoff Johns Green Lantern run features some powerful if sometimes understated moments.  With Korugar gone and Hal Jordan dead we're left with a lot of questions to be answered in the oversized conclusion.  While the issue does propel the overall story forward it would have been served well with a little bit of insight into the minds of our lead characters in light of how little page time they've had in recent months.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #20

May 22, 2013

Green Lantern #20 is everything you'd hope for and more. Yes, of course this issue gets five lanterns - what'd you expect!

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #21

Jun 5, 2013

 I've stated before that I've been optimistic about the changes to the Green Lantern teams even though it's hard not to make comparisons to the Johns era.  Having read Venditti's run on the superb X-O Manowar reboot any anxiety I had about the fate of my favorite character disappeared and this issue reinforces my belief that while this is a new era, it will be a good one.   Four out of five lanterns    

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #22

Jul 3, 2013

Green Lantern #22 is a bit of a fast read with a lot of fast paced action scenes sprinkled with just the right amount of intrigue, humor and drama to make it a worthwhile read.  The series continues to be my favorite must read book and I can't wait to see what the new teams have in store for us in the months to come.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.1

Sep 8, 2013

Your interest in the cosmic history of the Green Lanterns will greatly shape your opinion of this issue. For me it provided a needed piece to the greater puzzle of Lights Out and I really enjoyed it. Somewhere in my imagination I could picture Ganthet secretly depositing this much guarded and banned section of The Book of Oa in my pull list at my local comic shop. I hope this isn't the last that we see of Relic's universe and I'm looking forward to Venditti hopefully expanding that history somewhere down the road. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.2

Sep 11, 2013

Green Lantern 23.2 is perhaps a puzzling entry for Villains Month but one that does a great job of re-establishing Mongul in his rightful place as one of the universe's most feared beings. Despite having no immediate connection to the future of the Green Lantern family of books there is plenty of history between Mongul and his progeny to the this corner of the DC universe to justify his usage here. While it's certainly not required reading for Green Lantern fans it is a satisfying tale that adds one more major level threat to the villains roster. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.3

Sep 19, 2013

At the end of the day I'm more of a story guy and for me this issue was great despite some misgivings with the art. I'm glad to see that Villains Month is spending the time to expound upon the Green Lantern rogues gallery and the Black Hand issue offers up plenty of the familiar trappings we're used to with Black Hand while providing something new about them that makes their future meetings with our heroes something to look forward to. Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.4

Oct 1, 2013

As a veteran reader of Green Lantern I didn't find this issue terribly rewarding - not because it wasn't good but because for me it was a "been there, done that" experience that didn't add anything of real value to the mythology of the character. However for newer readers it does provide a nice but not too terribly deep of an introduction to Sinestro. Eaglesham's pencils are spot on for the most part and the issue's page layout is visually compelling. Three out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #24

Oct 2, 2013

From start to finish Green Lantern #24 stands out as something incredible in a title which has had more that its fair share of amazing moments in recent years.  If you were one of those who chose to drop the series after issue twenty - it's okay, we understand, but boy are you missing out!  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #25

Dec 8, 2013

All in all the twenty-fifth issue of Green Lantern is very good and sets the tone for the future of the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #26

Jan 1, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #26 is an average read with some good actions scenes balanced out with the progression of the overarching narrative that Venditti is building.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #27

Jan 13, 2014

Green Lantern #27 is a thrilling issue that forces us to look at the Green Lantern Corps in a different way, plunging them into a war against beings that they are sworn to protect.  Things are going to get worse before they get better so this is the time to strap in and get ready to enjoy the ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #28

Feb 17, 2014

At the end of the day Green Lantern #28 is a well rounded if average issue that serves to move along the over-arcing narrative while effectively introducing Supergirl's new status quo and handing the story over to Charles Soule where it will have a more permanent residence while Kara goes through her journey as a Red Lantern.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #29

Mar 5, 2014

Overall, however, Green Lantern #29 is a solid issue.  There's a little bit of everything here, right down to setting the stage for the outing of the Durlan operative. This particular sequence might raise questions for readers who aren't enjoying Van Jensen's work over on Green Lantern Corps, but the lack of understanding that the Durlans require the radioactive material to fuel their transformations is compensated for enough with the context that the operative provides to be much of a problem.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #30

Apr 3, 2014

Green Lantern #30 is my favorite issue of the Venditti era so far with a script which is balanced well between the emotion, action, humor and character that makes for a great read. While I haven't been entirely happy with how Hal has been portrayed and I'm still not a believer in the whole "emotional reservoir" theory this issue really resonated for me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #31

May 8, 2014

Green Lantern #31 is a really good issue with lots of action sprinkled with good character moments and a pinch of humor. I'm really interested in finding out what tricks the Durlans have up their tentacles as the Green Lanterns sets out to rescue their fellow Corpsmen who were replaced by the impostors.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #32

Jun 5, 2014

Green Lantern #32 balances some nice character work with a considerable amount of action and dialog, leaving the reader to ponder the fate of the people of Zezzen as the Durlans move in to execute their final gambit.  It's a great read, however it you haven't been reading both this title and Green Lantern Corps (shame on you if you aren't!) the game changing information might not carry the dramatic weight it does if you are reading both series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #33

Jul 3, 2014

A throwaway scene for added color - or some sinister foreshadowing?Green Lantern #33 is a great issue that represents a lot of what fans like about the Green Lantern universe, a science fiction adventure that provides escapist entertainment and high stakes.  Robert Venditti and Van Jensen have a lot of plans for the Green Lantern books and if this issue is representative for what they have in store then we've got a great deal to look forward to.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #34

Aug 7, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #34 is a good issue providing a much needed pause to the cosmic battles which have become part and parcel with the Green Lantern universe.  While this issue reminds us that Hal Jordan has a lot on his mind and that he is a human being, it feels like the issue could have been much stronger if that had been its sole focus.  That and the art inconsistencies affected my overall rating of the issue, which is three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #35

Oct 3, 2014

Green Lantern #35 is a great issue which effectively moves the story of GodHead forward while providing some good character beats that flesh out the New Gods and illustrating how Hal is advancing as a leader.  The magnitude of the threat the New Gods pose is made clear, forcing a decision which will once again turn enemies into allies.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #36

Nov 5, 2014

Green Lantern #36 is a perfect example of the wonderful dynamic between Hal Jordan and Sinestro and why their complex relationship is so important to the Lantern universe.  The arrival of the New Guardians provides exactly what's needed to move GodHead into its second act in some exciting directions.  As the New Gods reveal some cracks in their armor Hal plans a most unusual response to the theft of their rings.  This is one of Robert Venditti's best issues yet in his run, earning five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #37

Dec 3, 2014

Green Lantern #37 superbly sets the stage for the final act of GodHead, revealing key elements which will no doubt play a larger role in how this event concludes.  Round two of the "Brawl at the Wall" between Hal Jordan and Orion plays out differently than their first encounter and if the foreshadowing here is any indication we are in for an epic showdown as the rest of GodHead unfolds over the course of December.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #38

Jan 8, 2015

While I may not agree with the dynamic being established between Hal, Carol and Kyle, I still feel that Green Lantern #38 a solid read and provides a much needed character driven issue.  I would have liked to have seen more dialogue from the titular character than Robert Venditti provides, but this issue does finish stronger thanks to the strong writing.  Admira Wijaya's pencils look good overall and does a nice job of visually capturing the emotions of the characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #39

Feb 5, 2015

Green Lantern #39 strength doesn't come so much from what happens in the issue, but what it builds towards and the excellent foreshadowing by writer Robert Venditti.  Billy Tan's artwork both propels the script to exciting levels and undercuts the emotional beats of the issue.  Regular readers will likely find themselves eagerly awaiting the next issue to see how the build up plays out but it is likely to be less appreciated by those who are casually checking the book out.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #40

Mar 3, 2015

Green Lantern #40 is a fitting "end of an era" of sorts and, as much as it creates yet another turning point in Hal Jordan's saga, the issue is perhaps at it's most rewarding when it comes to the personal moments between Jordan and Kilowog.  While it's clear that Hal Jordan isn't stepping away from headlining the series this issue does send both the book and the character off a path that leads away from the future of the Green Lantern Corps.  Robert Venditti has much more in store for the greatest Green Lantern of all and this issue creates some new opportunities for readers to join Hal Jordan as "a bold new era begins".  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

Green Lantern #41 is a fun action packed adventure that serves as a great way to introduce the new status quo for Hal Jordan for the immediate future.  Billy Tan creates a visually engaging science fiction adventure canvas which helps being Robert Venditti's script to life.  With the Corps gone Hal Jordan is even more alone in the universe than he thought, and with only Darlene as his company this new chapter in Hal's life is going to be an exciting ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #42

Jul 2, 2015

Green Lantern #42 goes back to the basic principles of science fiction adventure which has been a hallmark of the Green Lantern books for years.  Stripping Hal Jordan of the weight of being a member of Corps has begun to open new avenues for Robert Venditti to explore the character.  This issue, while providing a detour to discovering what's happened to the Green Lanterns, sets the Darlene's crew on a new course that is bound to be filled with new threats and familiar ones alike.  While this issue is a little heavier on character building it's an entertaining second chapter in Hal's new renegade persona.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #43

Aug 7, 2015

Green Lantern #43 is the calm before the storm while giving readers a treat with Ethan Van Sciver's brilliant artwork. The issue may be judged by some for not having enough action or enough plot development but I think that the issue's strength lie in letting the reader, like Hal, stop to see the roses for a moment. A strong issue in terms of character development it rates four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #44

Sep 3, 2015

Green Lantern #44 is a fun "one and done" single issue story which has a well balanced narrative hampered by a less harmonious mixture of multiple artists. Reminiscent of a "wagon train to the stars" adventure the uneasy relationship between Hal Jordan and Trapper evolves a little bit. A nice well needed pause in Robert Venditti's "Renegade" Green Lantern era gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #45

Oct 8, 2015

Green Lantern #45 is a bit of a quick read but it contains a nice balance of action, humor and character interaction which made the issue a fun read. Black Hand has become the clown prince of death which is forcing Hal Jordan to have to employ a whole new set of tactics, making this issue entertaining both in terms of Robert Venditti's script and Billy Tan's artwork. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #46

Nov 10, 2015

Green Lantern #46 provides a fitting end for Black Hand even if it's only temporary. Robert Venditti effectively closes one chapter on Hal Jordan's renegade adventures while setting the stage for his return to Earth and the revival of a classic Silver Age adversary. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #47

Dec 3, 2015

Green Lantern #47 returns Hal Jordan to Coast City just in time as Sonar begins to try to make a name for himself and his native Modora. With Parallax looming on the horizon this issue serves as an enjoyable read which reunites Hal Jordan with his family while setting the book up for an eventful fiftieth issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #48

Jan 6, 2016

Green Lantern #48 really does bring Hal Jordan down to Earth both literally and emotionally. Robert Venditti's script makes Sonar a relevant adversary for the 21st Century and effectively illustrates to difference between dealing with your typical villain and someone with the mindset of a terrorist. Batman's cameo adds some needed fun in an issue that is wrought with emotional turmoil. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #49

Feb 3, 2016

Green Lantern #49 wraps up the first appearance of the new Sonar without a real conclusion with Robert Venditti choosing instead to leave both with things to think about before locking horns somewhere down the road. The cracks are beginning to show in Hal's armor at just the wrong time with Parallax literally on the horizon, setting the reader up for what could be a very climactic fiftieth issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #50

Mar 2, 2016

Green Lantern #50 brings a showdown of sorts between Hal Jordan and his former self, and while there isn't necessarily a dramatic conclusion to their conflict the struggle does serve as a way to reveal that the prolonged exposure to Krona's gauntlet is not without its side effects.  Robert Venditti's great dialogue and personal approach to recent events in the series are the issue's high points, as are the spectacular visuals when Hal and Parallax thrown down arms.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #51

Apr 6, 2016

Green Lantern #51 provides little information on Hal's transformation at the end of last month's issue before taking the reader back into space for another adventure. Writer Robert Venditti again shows strength with the character beats and then provides a greater introduction for the Grey Agents. The real treat this issue is the debut of Rafa Sandoval who impresses with his first foray into the Green Lantern universe.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #52

May 4, 2016

Green Lantern #52 is a quick read given that the bulk of the issue is comprised of a prolonged action sequence. But sprinkled in are enough moments that show how Hal, Virgo and Trapper have changed during their time with Darlene and perhaps the one disappointment here is not seeing her anywhere in the issue.  The series ends without a resolution of any of the main plot elements that have made up the "Renegade" phase of Hal's career, so readers looking for a conclusion to the story may find themselves let down that this issue is more of a transitional piece rather than an ending.  Four out of five lanterns.

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Green Lantern (2011) Annual #1

Sep 8, 2012

Green Lantern Annual #1 takes the characters that Geoff Johns has been playing with and turns them on their ears, forcing us as readers and fans to re-evaluate what we think we know.  While only a handful of people are aware of the road we're going to be taken down, I think most of us would agree that this issue sets us on our way in grand fashion.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #2

Oct 30, 2013

In the end Green Lantern Annual #2 was a fine ending to Lights Out even if it didn't quite pack the emotional punch that the destruction of Oa and the Blue Lanterns did.  Venditti has put things in motion that spin out of the event to help shape the entire Lantern family of books.  Sean Chen's artwork looks great although I had some nervousness when I got to the title page and saw a goof up on the Green Lantern logo and Carol's star emblem changed, but those small concerns quickly disappeared with each passing panel.  Four out of five lanterns.  

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10
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #3

Dec 24, 2014

Green Lantern Annual #3 provides a fantastic conclusion to GodHead, closing the book on one saga while laying the foundation for stories that will unfold for months to come. Thanks to the Lanterns Earth has found a new ally in the New Gods and hopefully there will be enough time for them to rebound from these events to play a role in the coming Darkseid War. There are great moments for a number of characters thanks to Robert Venditti's wonderful script and the best work that Billy Tan has turned in so far on this run.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #4

Sep 30, 2015

Green Lantern Annual #4 is not a book I'd recommend to someone who's not already reading the main series. More of a character driven piece than what readers have come to expect from annuals, this issue focuses the spotlight directly on the titular character as a benefit of Robert Venditti's script. The annual is unfortunately dragged down by inconsistent artwork and uncomplimentary art styles. Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #0

Sep 9, 2012

As a side note there is an interesting bio of Hal Jordan in the back of the issue which lists his first appearance being Justice League #1.  Some fans have questioned that and I don't think it's a matter of DC saying that nothing published before the relaunch happened as much as saying that from a timeline standpoint that's the first appearance of the character in the books published in the post-Flashpoint DCU.  

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #1

Sep 16, 2011

Green Lantern #1 was a great way to kick of the relaunch of one of DC's most popular books.  There's a lot of action and humor with enough plot and characterization to make the book a fun read.  Green Lantern is my favorite book and this first issue left me very satisfied.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #2

Oct 12, 2011

Another great issue from the creative team of Johns and Mahnke and well worth picking up.  Green Lantern is still firing on all cylinders in the new DCU as the creative team continues to use the fallout of the War of the Green Lanterns to explore these iconic characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #3

Nov 9, 2011

Green Lantern #3 in my opinion is the best issue of the new series so far and probably my favorite since the War of the Green Lanterns wrapped up.  I think I might go so far as to say that it ranks up there as one of the best of Johns' run so far.  It hits every beat and has the right balance of action, character driven dialog, and don't forget about a couple of great jaw dropping sequences.  Five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #4

Dec 18, 2011

Green Lantern continues to be one of the top books on the shelves and this issue is worthy of the same.  While the title dropped about thirteen percent in sales volume from the first to the third issue it is still selling over 120,000 copies a month which is a great thing.  This issue is perhaps more character and dialogue centric that action oriented I don't feel I'm missing anything at all and in fact found it to be a great pause before the action gets hot again next month when the battle for Korugar explodes as this first arc advances to the last two issues.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #5

Jan 16, 2012

Other than a couple of art missteps this issue was a more than satisfactory conclusion to the story giving it a four out of five lantern ranking.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #6

Feb 17, 2012

Green Lantern  #6 is a needed pause, letting readers catch their breath before all hell begins to break loose again.  While this issue is primarily a character piece, there's certainly enough action and tasty foreshadowing to keep this book from plodding along.  The glaring art style changes caused by a guest artist really hurt this issue in my mind and knock it down a peg in my ranking.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #7

Mar 17, 2012

Like many of Geoff's stories this issue starts off with enough action and intrigue to pull the reader into the story quickly.  I'm all in for the ride on the Secret of the Indigo Tribe, not that it would have taken much.  This issue has a good balance between action, plot and character that made it a fun, if quick, read.  The only bad part is having to wait another month to see what happens next.  Four Lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #8

Apr 11, 2012

This issue is a great example of balancing character and action moments while advancing the overall plot,albeit that Green Lantern #8 doesn't advance the plot so much as add layers to what came before it. Even so there's plenty to like this time around with some great fist pumping moments to get behind as well as revealing just enough information to hold us at bay regarding the secret of the Indigo Tribe to hold us over until the promised revelations that are coming up in the next issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #9

May 19, 2012

Green Lantern's ninth issue is another superb entry in Geoff Johns' run and while the ending seems rushed and the way we learn of the origins of the Indigo Tribe seemed a bit contrived, it's still a great read full of speculation fodder and shocking revelations of a galactic scale worthy of being part of a crossover event.  The Green Lantern books are heading for a crossroads and in this issue lies some key pieces of the puzzle that the creators have been building for some time.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #10

Jun 19, 2012

"The Secret of the Indigo Tribe" ended in fine fashion with this issue, which was filled with some great character defining moments as well as a bit of a jaw dropping conclusion leading to the next issue. The strings woven throughout the Green Lantern universe are beginning to be drawn together as the plots in all four books are on a collision course that is sure to be a great rollercoaster ride this summer. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #11

Aug 1, 2012

 The Revenge of Black Hand Part 1 is a trip to the darker corners of the Green Lantern universe and, like Blackest Night, shows how diverse the Green Lantern universe is by combining both science fiction elements with gothic horror and resulting in a satisfying fun book.  While it might seem like nothing might have been going on in this issue, Green Lantern #11 positions the characters in this series for what might is going to be a very, very interesting year.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #12

Aug 16, 2012

While Geoff Johns' script is action packed and filled with some juicy tidbits, the lackluster art holds the book down and made me lower my score for the issue.  It's a real shame because this issue had the potential to really be a strong lead into the story that's been building since the relaunch.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #13

Oct 11, 2012

Green Lantern #13 is another good outing for Geoff Johns and company, although I'll add that the issue would have benefited from some follow up on what's going on with Sinestro and Hal.  What I feel like was a little bait and switch reduced my enjoyment of the book to be sure, resulting in the issue getting three out of five lanterns from me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #14

Nov 11, 2012

Geoff Johns manages to spend just enough time on all the balls he's juggling to give each their due and while the issue reads fast it is in part to wanting to find out what's going to happen next with each one of the plots.  With enough action to quicken the pace this issue is mainly about character development with some interesting background information sprinkled on top to keep it intriguing.  Aside from the Justice League's portrayal as a bit incompetent issue fourteen is another great read, getting four out of five lanterns. 

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #15

Dec 19, 2012

On one hand I think Johns is trying perhaps a little too hard to tell a personal story and risks weakening the greater narrative doing so.  But the rest of the elements that make up the issue are good enough to compensate and Green Lantern fans continue to have those mythology building carrots dangled in front of their noses.  While I'd like to see a lot more Hal Jordan in this series for now I'm content to let my interest in the bigger picture override that bit of discontentment.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #16

Jan 24, 2013

The main Green Lantern title seems to have had very little to do with the Rise of the Third Army and more to do with being Simon Baz 101.  This issue wraps up most of his background details in a very satisfying manner and sets the stage for the newest Green Lantern's involvement in the Wrath of the First Lantern.  As much as I've enjoyed the introduction to Baz I will be very honest and say that I sorely miss seeing Hal and Sinestro being center stage.  There may be more room in the Green Lantern universe for another Earth man, but there isn't enough room in three titles to do them the justice they deserve.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #17

Mar 4, 2013

Green Lantern #17 doesn't launch the Wrath of the First Lantern with a roar out of the starting gates.  No, instead it takes a bit more of a subtle approach, taking its time to set the stage for what I feel is going to be a tremendous conclusion by planting a seed or two and given them room to germinate.  The end is coming all too soon and this issue is a great way to round third as Geoff Johns' run is heading for home.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #18

Mar 13, 2013

Green Lantern #18 does a great job of positioning Sinestro and Hal Jordan for their final run in the Johns era. Hal is put in a unique position that should really challenge him as a character over the next couple of issues. This issue has a little bit of everything to offer the reader and gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #19

Apr 14, 2013

The penultimate issue of Geoff Johns Green Lantern run features some powerful if sometimes understated moments.  With Korugar gone and Hal Jordan dead we're left with a lot of questions to be answered in the oversized conclusion.  While the issue does propel the overall story forward it would have been served well with a little bit of insight into the minds of our lead characters in light of how little page time they've had in recent months.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #20

May 22, 2013

Green Lantern #20 is everything you'd hope for and more. Yes, of course this issue gets five lanterns - what'd you expect!

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #21

Jun 5, 2013

 I've stated before that I've been optimistic about the changes to the Green Lantern teams even though it's hard not to make comparisons to the Johns era.  Having read Venditti's run on the superb X-O Manowar reboot any anxiety I had about the fate of my favorite character disappeared and this issue reinforces my belief that while this is a new era, it will be a good one.   Four out of five lanterns    

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #22

Jul 3, 2013

Green Lantern #22 is a bit of a fast read with a lot of fast paced action scenes sprinkled with just the right amount of intrigue, humor and drama to make it a worthwhile read.  The series continues to be my favorite must read book and I can't wait to see what the new teams have in store for us in the months to come.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.1

Sep 8, 2013

Your interest in the cosmic history of the Green Lanterns will greatly shape your opinion of this issue. For me it provided a needed piece to the greater puzzle of Lights Out and I really enjoyed it. Somewhere in my imagination I could picture Ganthet secretly depositing this much guarded and banned section of The Book of Oa in my pull list at my local comic shop. I hope this isn't the last that we see of Relic's universe and I'm looking forward to Venditti hopefully expanding that history somewhere down the road. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.2

Sep 11, 2013

Green Lantern 23.2 is perhaps a puzzling entry for Villains Month but one that does a great job of re-establishing Mongul in his rightful place as one of the universe's most feared beings. Despite having no immediate connection to the future of the Green Lantern family of books there is plenty of history between Mongul and his progeny to the this corner of the DC universe to justify his usage here. While it's certainly not required reading for Green Lantern fans it is a satisfying tale that adds one more major level threat to the villains roster. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.3

Sep 19, 2013

At the end of the day I'm more of a story guy and for me this issue was great despite some misgivings with the art. I'm glad to see that Villains Month is spending the time to expound upon the Green Lantern rogues gallery and the Black Hand issue offers up plenty of the familiar trappings we're used to with Black Hand while providing something new about them that makes their future meetings with our heroes something to look forward to. Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.4

Oct 1, 2013

As a veteran reader of Green Lantern I didn't find this issue terribly rewarding - not because it wasn't good but because for me it was a "been there, done that" experience that didn't add anything of real value to the mythology of the character. However for newer readers it does provide a nice but not too terribly deep of an introduction to Sinestro. Eaglesham's pencils are spot on for the most part and the issue's page layout is visually compelling. Three out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #24

Oct 2, 2013

From start to finish Green Lantern #24 stands out as something incredible in a title which has had more that its fair share of amazing moments in recent years.  If you were one of those who chose to drop the series after issue twenty - it's okay, we understand, but boy are you missing out!  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #25

Dec 8, 2013

All in all the twenty-fifth issue of Green Lantern is very good and sets the tone for the future of the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #26

Jan 1, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #26 is an average read with some good actions scenes balanced out with the progression of the overarching narrative that Venditti is building.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #27

Jan 13, 2014

Green Lantern #27 is a thrilling issue that forces us to look at the Green Lantern Corps in a different way, plunging them into a war against beings that they are sworn to protect.  Things are going to get worse before they get better so this is the time to strap in and get ready to enjoy the ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #28

Feb 17, 2014

At the end of the day Green Lantern #28 is a well rounded if average issue that serves to move along the over-arcing narrative while effectively introducing Supergirl's new status quo and handing the story over to Charles Soule where it will have a more permanent residence while Kara goes through her journey as a Red Lantern.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #29

Mar 5, 2014

Overall, however, Green Lantern #29 is a solid issue.  There's a little bit of everything here, right down to setting the stage for the outing of the Durlan operative. This particular sequence might raise questions for readers who aren't enjoying Van Jensen's work over on Green Lantern Corps, but the lack of understanding that the Durlans require the radioactive material to fuel their transformations is compensated for enough with the context that the operative provides to be much of a problem.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #30

Apr 3, 2014

Green Lantern #30 is my favorite issue of the Venditti era so far with a script which is balanced well between the emotion, action, humor and character that makes for a great read. While I haven't been entirely happy with how Hal has been portrayed and I'm still not a believer in the whole "emotional reservoir" theory this issue really resonated for me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #31

May 8, 2014

Green Lantern #31 is a really good issue with lots of action sprinkled with good character moments and a pinch of humor. I'm really interested in finding out what tricks the Durlans have up their tentacles as the Green Lanterns sets out to rescue their fellow Corpsmen who were replaced by the impostors.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #32

Jun 5, 2014

Green Lantern #32 balances some nice character work with a considerable amount of action and dialog, leaving the reader to ponder the fate of the people of Zezzen as the Durlans move in to execute their final gambit.  It's a great read, however it you haven't been reading both this title and Green Lantern Corps (shame on you if you aren't!) the game changing information might not carry the dramatic weight it does if you are reading both series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #33

Jul 3, 2014

A throwaway scene for added color - or some sinister foreshadowing?Green Lantern #33 is a great issue that represents a lot of what fans like about the Green Lantern universe, a science fiction adventure that provides escapist entertainment and high stakes.  Robert Venditti and Van Jensen have a lot of plans for the Green Lantern books and if this issue is representative for what they have in store then we've got a great deal to look forward to.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #34

Aug 7, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #34 is a good issue providing a much needed pause to the cosmic battles which have become part and parcel with the Green Lantern universe.  While this issue reminds us that Hal Jordan has a lot on his mind and that he is a human being, it feels like the issue could have been much stronger if that had been its sole focus.  That and the art inconsistencies affected my overall rating of the issue, which is three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #35

Oct 3, 2014

Green Lantern #35 is a great issue which effectively moves the story of GodHead forward while providing some good character beats that flesh out the New Gods and illustrating how Hal is advancing as a leader.  The magnitude of the threat the New Gods pose is made clear, forcing a decision which will once again turn enemies into allies.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #36

Nov 5, 2014

Green Lantern #36 is a perfect example of the wonderful dynamic between Hal Jordan and Sinestro and why their complex relationship is so important to the Lantern universe.  The arrival of the New Guardians provides exactly what's needed to move GodHead into its second act in some exciting directions.  As the New Gods reveal some cracks in their armor Hal plans a most unusual response to the theft of their rings.  This is one of Robert Venditti's best issues yet in his run, earning five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #37

Dec 3, 2014

Green Lantern #37 superbly sets the stage for the final act of GodHead, revealing key elements which will no doubt play a larger role in how this event concludes.  Round two of the "Brawl at the Wall" between Hal Jordan and Orion plays out differently than their first encounter and if the foreshadowing here is any indication we are in for an epic showdown as the rest of GodHead unfolds over the course of December.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #38

Jan 8, 2015

While I may not agree with the dynamic being established between Hal, Carol and Kyle, I still feel that Green Lantern #38 a solid read and provides a much needed character driven issue.  I would have liked to have seen more dialogue from the titular character than Robert Venditti provides, but this issue does finish stronger thanks to the strong writing.  Admira Wijaya's pencils look good overall and does a nice job of visually capturing the emotions of the characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #39

Feb 5, 2015

Green Lantern #39 strength doesn't come so much from what happens in the issue, but what it builds towards and the excellent foreshadowing by writer Robert Venditti.  Billy Tan's artwork both propels the script to exciting levels and undercuts the emotional beats of the issue.  Regular readers will likely find themselves eagerly awaiting the next issue to see how the build up plays out but it is likely to be less appreciated by those who are casually checking the book out.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #40

Mar 3, 2015

Green Lantern #40 is a fitting "end of an era" of sorts and, as much as it creates yet another turning point in Hal Jordan's saga, the issue is perhaps at it's most rewarding when it comes to the personal moments between Jordan and Kilowog.  While it's clear that Hal Jordan isn't stepping away from headlining the series this issue does send both the book and the character off a path that leads away from the future of the Green Lantern Corps.  Robert Venditti has much more in store for the greatest Green Lantern of all and this issue creates some new opportunities for readers to join Hal Jordan as "a bold new era begins".  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

Green Lantern #41 is a fun action packed adventure that serves as a great way to introduce the new status quo for Hal Jordan for the immediate future.  Billy Tan creates a visually engaging science fiction adventure canvas which helps being Robert Venditti's script to life.  With the Corps gone Hal Jordan is even more alone in the universe than he thought, and with only Darlene as his company this new chapter in Hal's life is going to be an exciting ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #42

Jul 2, 2015

Green Lantern #42 goes back to the basic principles of science fiction adventure which has been a hallmark of the Green Lantern books for years.  Stripping Hal Jordan of the weight of being a member of Corps has begun to open new avenues for Robert Venditti to explore the character.  This issue, while providing a detour to discovering what's happened to the Green Lanterns, sets the Darlene's crew on a new course that is bound to be filled with new threats and familiar ones alike.  While this issue is a little heavier on character building it's an entertaining second chapter in Hal's new renegade persona.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #43

Aug 7, 2015

Green Lantern #43 is the calm before the storm while giving readers a treat with Ethan Van Sciver's brilliant artwork. The issue may be judged by some for not having enough action or enough plot development but I think that the issue's strength lie in letting the reader, like Hal, stop to see the roses for a moment. A strong issue in terms of character development it rates four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #44

Sep 3, 2015

Green Lantern #44 is a fun "one and done" single issue story which has a well balanced narrative hampered by a less harmonious mixture of multiple artists. Reminiscent of a "wagon train to the stars" adventure the uneasy relationship between Hal Jordan and Trapper evolves a little bit. A nice well needed pause in Robert Venditti's "Renegade" Green Lantern era gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #45

Oct 8, 2015

Green Lantern #45 is a bit of a quick read but it contains a nice balance of action, humor and character interaction which made the issue a fun read. Black Hand has become the clown prince of death which is forcing Hal Jordan to have to employ a whole new set of tactics, making this issue entertaining both in terms of Robert Venditti's script and Billy Tan's artwork. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #46

Nov 10, 2015

Green Lantern #46 provides a fitting end for Black Hand even if it's only temporary. Robert Venditti effectively closes one chapter on Hal Jordan's renegade adventures while setting the stage for his return to Earth and the revival of a classic Silver Age adversary. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #47

Dec 3, 2015

Green Lantern #47 returns Hal Jordan to Coast City just in time as Sonar begins to try to make a name for himself and his native Modora. With Parallax looming on the horizon this issue serves as an enjoyable read which reunites Hal Jordan with his family while setting the book up for an eventful fiftieth issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #48

Jan 6, 2016

Green Lantern #48 really does bring Hal Jordan down to Earth both literally and emotionally. Robert Venditti's script makes Sonar a relevant adversary for the 21st Century and effectively illustrates to difference between dealing with your typical villain and someone with the mindset of a terrorist. Batman's cameo adds some needed fun in an issue that is wrought with emotional turmoil. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #49

Feb 3, 2016

Green Lantern #49 wraps up the first appearance of the new Sonar without a real conclusion with Robert Venditti choosing instead to leave both with things to think about before locking horns somewhere down the road. The cracks are beginning to show in Hal's armor at just the wrong time with Parallax literally on the horizon, setting the reader up for what could be a very climactic fiftieth issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #50

Mar 2, 2016

Green Lantern #50 brings a showdown of sorts between Hal Jordan and his former self, and while there isn't necessarily a dramatic conclusion to their conflict the struggle does serve as a way to reveal that the prolonged exposure to Krona's gauntlet is not without its side effects.  Robert Venditti's great dialogue and personal approach to recent events in the series are the issue's high points, as are the spectacular visuals when Hal and Parallax thrown down arms.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #51

Apr 6, 2016

Green Lantern #51 provides little information on Hal's transformation at the end of last month's issue before taking the reader back into space for another adventure. Writer Robert Venditti again shows strength with the character beats and then provides a greater introduction for the Grey Agents. The real treat this issue is the debut of Rafa Sandoval who impresses with his first foray into the Green Lantern universe.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #52

May 4, 2016

Green Lantern #52 is a quick read given that the bulk of the issue is comprised of a prolonged action sequence. But sprinkled in are enough moments that show how Hal, Virgo and Trapper have changed during their time with Darlene and perhaps the one disappointment here is not seeing her anywhere in the issue.  The series ends without a resolution of any of the main plot elements that have made up the "Renegade" phase of Hal's career, so readers looking for a conclusion to the story may find themselves let down that this issue is more of a transitional piece rather than an ending.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #1

Sep 8, 2012

Green Lantern Annual #1 takes the characters that Geoff Johns has been playing with and turns them on their ears, forcing us as readers and fans to re-evaluate what we think we know.  While only a handful of people are aware of the road we're going to be taken down, I think most of us would agree that this issue sets us on our way in grand fashion.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #2

Oct 30, 2013

In the end Green Lantern Annual #2 was a fine ending to Lights Out even if it didn't quite pack the emotional punch that the destruction of Oa and the Blue Lanterns did.  Venditti has put things in motion that spin out of the event to help shape the entire Lantern family of books.  Sean Chen's artwork looks great although I had some nervousness when I got to the title page and saw a goof up on the Green Lantern logo and Carol's star emblem changed, but those small concerns quickly disappeared with each passing panel.  Four out of five lanterns.  

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10
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #3

Dec 24, 2014

Green Lantern Annual #3 provides a fantastic conclusion to GodHead, closing the book on one saga while laying the foundation for stories that will unfold for months to come. Thanks to the Lanterns Earth has found a new ally in the New Gods and hopefully there will be enough time for them to rebound from these events to play a role in the coming Darkseid War. There are great moments for a number of characters thanks to Robert Venditti's wonderful script and the best work that Billy Tan has turned in so far on this run.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #4

Sep 30, 2015

Green Lantern Annual #4 is not a book I'd recommend to someone who's not already reading the main series. More of a character driven piece than what readers have come to expect from annuals, this issue focuses the spotlight directly on the titular character as a benefit of Robert Venditti's script. The annual is unfortunately dragged down by inconsistent artwork and uncomplimentary art styles. Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #0

Sep 9, 2012

As a side note there is an interesting bio of Hal Jordan in the back of the issue which lists his first appearance being Justice League #1.  Some fans have questioned that and I don't think it's a matter of DC saying that nothing published before the relaunch happened as much as saying that from a timeline standpoint that's the first appearance of the character in the books published in the post-Flashpoint DCU.  

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #1

Sep 16, 2011

Green Lantern #1 was a great way to kick of the relaunch of one of DC's most popular books.  There's a lot of action and humor with enough plot and characterization to make the book a fun read.  Green Lantern is my favorite book and this first issue left me very satisfied.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #2

Oct 12, 2011

Another great issue from the creative team of Johns and Mahnke and well worth picking up.  Green Lantern is still firing on all cylinders in the new DCU as the creative team continues to use the fallout of the War of the Green Lanterns to explore these iconic characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #3

Nov 9, 2011

Green Lantern #3 in my opinion is the best issue of the new series so far and probably my favorite since the War of the Green Lanterns wrapped up.  I think I might go so far as to say that it ranks up there as one of the best of Johns' run so far.  It hits every beat and has the right balance of action, character driven dialog, and don't forget about a couple of great jaw dropping sequences.  Five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #4

Dec 18, 2011

Green Lantern continues to be one of the top books on the shelves and this issue is worthy of the same.  While the title dropped about thirteen percent in sales volume from the first to the third issue it is still selling over 120,000 copies a month which is a great thing.  This issue is perhaps more character and dialogue centric that action oriented I don't feel I'm missing anything at all and in fact found it to be a great pause before the action gets hot again next month when the battle for Korugar explodes as this first arc advances to the last two issues.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #5

Jan 16, 2012

Other than a couple of art missteps this issue was a more than satisfactory conclusion to the story giving it a four out of five lantern ranking.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #6

Feb 17, 2012

Green Lantern  #6 is a needed pause, letting readers catch their breath before all hell begins to break loose again.  While this issue is primarily a character piece, there's certainly enough action and tasty foreshadowing to keep this book from plodding along.  The glaring art style changes caused by a guest artist really hurt this issue in my mind and knock it down a peg in my ranking.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #7

Mar 17, 2012

Like many of Geoff's stories this issue starts off with enough action and intrigue to pull the reader into the story quickly.  I'm all in for the ride on the Secret of the Indigo Tribe, not that it would have taken much.  This issue has a good balance between action, plot and character that made it a fun, if quick, read.  The only bad part is having to wait another month to see what happens next.  Four Lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #8

Apr 11, 2012

This issue is a great example of balancing character and action moments while advancing the overall plot,albeit that Green Lantern #8 doesn't advance the plot so much as add layers to what came before it. Even so there's plenty to like this time around with some great fist pumping moments to get behind as well as revealing just enough information to hold us at bay regarding the secret of the Indigo Tribe to hold us over until the promised revelations that are coming up in the next issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #9

May 19, 2012

Green Lantern's ninth issue is another superb entry in Geoff Johns' run and while the ending seems rushed and the way we learn of the origins of the Indigo Tribe seemed a bit contrived, it's still a great read full of speculation fodder and shocking revelations of a galactic scale worthy of being part of a crossover event.  The Green Lantern books are heading for a crossroads and in this issue lies some key pieces of the puzzle that the creators have been building for some time.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #10

Jun 19, 2012

"The Secret of the Indigo Tribe" ended in fine fashion with this issue, which was filled with some great character defining moments as well as a bit of a jaw dropping conclusion leading to the next issue. The strings woven throughout the Green Lantern universe are beginning to be drawn together as the plots in all four books are on a collision course that is sure to be a great rollercoaster ride this summer. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #11

Aug 1, 2012

 The Revenge of Black Hand Part 1 is a trip to the darker corners of the Green Lantern universe and, like Blackest Night, shows how diverse the Green Lantern universe is by combining both science fiction elements with gothic horror and resulting in a satisfying fun book.  While it might seem like nothing might have been going on in this issue, Green Lantern #11 positions the characters in this series for what might is going to be a very, very interesting year.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #12

Aug 16, 2012

While Geoff Johns' script is action packed and filled with some juicy tidbits, the lackluster art holds the book down and made me lower my score for the issue.  It's a real shame because this issue had the potential to really be a strong lead into the story that's been building since the relaunch.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #13

Oct 11, 2012

Green Lantern #13 is another good outing for Geoff Johns and company, although I'll add that the issue would have benefited from some follow up on what's going on with Sinestro and Hal.  What I feel like was a little bait and switch reduced my enjoyment of the book to be sure, resulting in the issue getting three out of five lanterns from me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #14

Nov 11, 2012

Geoff Johns manages to spend just enough time on all the balls he's juggling to give each their due and while the issue reads fast it is in part to wanting to find out what's going to happen next with each one of the plots.  With enough action to quicken the pace this issue is mainly about character development with some interesting background information sprinkled on top to keep it intriguing.  Aside from the Justice League's portrayal as a bit incompetent issue fourteen is another great read, getting four out of five lanterns. 

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #15

Dec 19, 2012

On one hand I think Johns is trying perhaps a little too hard to tell a personal story and risks weakening the greater narrative doing so.  But the rest of the elements that make up the issue are good enough to compensate and Green Lantern fans continue to have those mythology building carrots dangled in front of their noses.  While I'd like to see a lot more Hal Jordan in this series for now I'm content to let my interest in the bigger picture override that bit of discontentment.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #16

Jan 24, 2013

The main Green Lantern title seems to have had very little to do with the Rise of the Third Army and more to do with being Simon Baz 101.  This issue wraps up most of his background details in a very satisfying manner and sets the stage for the newest Green Lantern's involvement in the Wrath of the First Lantern.  As much as I've enjoyed the introduction to Baz I will be very honest and say that I sorely miss seeing Hal and Sinestro being center stage.  There may be more room in the Green Lantern universe for another Earth man, but there isn't enough room in three titles to do them the justice they deserve.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #17

Mar 4, 2013

Green Lantern #17 doesn't launch the Wrath of the First Lantern with a roar out of the starting gates.  No, instead it takes a bit more of a subtle approach, taking its time to set the stage for what I feel is going to be a tremendous conclusion by planting a seed or two and given them room to germinate.  The end is coming all too soon and this issue is a great way to round third as Geoff Johns' run is heading for home.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #18

Mar 13, 2013

Green Lantern #18 does a great job of positioning Sinestro and Hal Jordan for their final run in the Johns era. Hal is put in a unique position that should really challenge him as a character over the next couple of issues. This issue has a little bit of everything to offer the reader and gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #19

Apr 14, 2013

The penultimate issue of Geoff Johns Green Lantern run features some powerful if sometimes understated moments.  With Korugar gone and Hal Jordan dead we're left with a lot of questions to be answered in the oversized conclusion.  While the issue does propel the overall story forward it would have been served well with a little bit of insight into the minds of our lead characters in light of how little page time they've had in recent months.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #20

May 22, 2013

Green Lantern #20 is everything you'd hope for and more. Yes, of course this issue gets five lanterns - what'd you expect!

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #21

Jun 5, 2013

 I've stated before that I've been optimistic about the changes to the Green Lantern teams even though it's hard not to make comparisons to the Johns era.  Having read Venditti's run on the superb X-O Manowar reboot any anxiety I had about the fate of my favorite character disappeared and this issue reinforces my belief that while this is a new era, it will be a good one.   Four out of five lanterns    

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #22

Jul 3, 2013

Green Lantern #22 is a bit of a fast read with a lot of fast paced action scenes sprinkled with just the right amount of intrigue, humor and drama to make it a worthwhile read.  The series continues to be my favorite must read book and I can't wait to see what the new teams have in store for us in the months to come.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.1

Sep 8, 2013

Your interest in the cosmic history of the Green Lanterns will greatly shape your opinion of this issue. For me it provided a needed piece to the greater puzzle of Lights Out and I really enjoyed it. Somewhere in my imagination I could picture Ganthet secretly depositing this much guarded and banned section of The Book of Oa in my pull list at my local comic shop. I hope this isn't the last that we see of Relic's universe and I'm looking forward to Venditti hopefully expanding that history somewhere down the road. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.2

Sep 11, 2013

Green Lantern 23.2 is perhaps a puzzling entry for Villains Month but one that does a great job of re-establishing Mongul in his rightful place as one of the universe's most feared beings. Despite having no immediate connection to the future of the Green Lantern family of books there is plenty of history between Mongul and his progeny to the this corner of the DC universe to justify his usage here. While it's certainly not required reading for Green Lantern fans it is a satisfying tale that adds one more major level threat to the villains roster. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.3

Sep 19, 2013

At the end of the day I'm more of a story guy and for me this issue was great despite some misgivings with the art. I'm glad to see that Villains Month is spending the time to expound upon the Green Lantern rogues gallery and the Black Hand issue offers up plenty of the familiar trappings we're used to with Black Hand while providing something new about them that makes their future meetings with our heroes something to look forward to. Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.4

Oct 1, 2013

As a veteran reader of Green Lantern I didn't find this issue terribly rewarding - not because it wasn't good but because for me it was a "been there, done that" experience that didn't add anything of real value to the mythology of the character. However for newer readers it does provide a nice but not too terribly deep of an introduction to Sinestro. Eaglesham's pencils are spot on for the most part and the issue's page layout is visually compelling. Three out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #24

Oct 2, 2013

From start to finish Green Lantern #24 stands out as something incredible in a title which has had more that its fair share of amazing moments in recent years.  If you were one of those who chose to drop the series after issue twenty - it's okay, we understand, but boy are you missing out!  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #25

Dec 8, 2013

All in all the twenty-fifth issue of Green Lantern is very good and sets the tone for the future of the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #26

Jan 1, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #26 is an average read with some good actions scenes balanced out with the progression of the overarching narrative that Venditti is building.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #27

Jan 13, 2014

Green Lantern #27 is a thrilling issue that forces us to look at the Green Lantern Corps in a different way, plunging them into a war against beings that they are sworn to protect.  Things are going to get worse before they get better so this is the time to strap in and get ready to enjoy the ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #28

Feb 17, 2014

At the end of the day Green Lantern #28 is a well rounded if average issue that serves to move along the over-arcing narrative while effectively introducing Supergirl's new status quo and handing the story over to Charles Soule where it will have a more permanent residence while Kara goes through her journey as a Red Lantern.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #29

Mar 5, 2014

Overall, however, Green Lantern #29 is a solid issue.  There's a little bit of everything here, right down to setting the stage for the outing of the Durlan operative. This particular sequence might raise questions for readers who aren't enjoying Van Jensen's work over on Green Lantern Corps, but the lack of understanding that the Durlans require the radioactive material to fuel their transformations is compensated for enough with the context that the operative provides to be much of a problem.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #30

Apr 3, 2014

Green Lantern #30 is my favorite issue of the Venditti era so far with a script which is balanced well between the emotion, action, humor and character that makes for a great read. While I haven't been entirely happy with how Hal has been portrayed and I'm still not a believer in the whole "emotional reservoir" theory this issue really resonated for me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #31

May 8, 2014

Green Lantern #31 is a really good issue with lots of action sprinkled with good character moments and a pinch of humor. I'm really interested in finding out what tricks the Durlans have up their tentacles as the Green Lanterns sets out to rescue their fellow Corpsmen who were replaced by the impostors.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #32

Jun 5, 2014

Green Lantern #32 balances some nice character work with a considerable amount of action and dialog, leaving the reader to ponder the fate of the people of Zezzen as the Durlans move in to execute their final gambit.  It's a great read, however it you haven't been reading both this title and Green Lantern Corps (shame on you if you aren't!) the game changing information might not carry the dramatic weight it does if you are reading both series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #33

Jul 3, 2014

A throwaway scene for added color - or some sinister foreshadowing?Green Lantern #33 is a great issue that represents a lot of what fans like about the Green Lantern universe, a science fiction adventure that provides escapist entertainment and high stakes.  Robert Venditti and Van Jensen have a lot of plans for the Green Lantern books and if this issue is representative for what they have in store then we've got a great deal to look forward to.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #34

Aug 7, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #34 is a good issue providing a much needed pause to the cosmic battles which have become part and parcel with the Green Lantern universe.  While this issue reminds us that Hal Jordan has a lot on his mind and that he is a human being, it feels like the issue could have been much stronger if that had been its sole focus.  That and the art inconsistencies affected my overall rating of the issue, which is three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #35

Oct 3, 2014

Green Lantern #35 is a great issue which effectively moves the story of GodHead forward while providing some good character beats that flesh out the New Gods and illustrating how Hal is advancing as a leader.  The magnitude of the threat the New Gods pose is made clear, forcing a decision which will once again turn enemies into allies.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #36

Nov 5, 2014

Green Lantern #36 is a perfect example of the wonderful dynamic between Hal Jordan and Sinestro and why their complex relationship is so important to the Lantern universe.  The arrival of the New Guardians provides exactly what's needed to move GodHead into its second act in some exciting directions.  As the New Gods reveal some cracks in their armor Hal plans a most unusual response to the theft of their rings.  This is one of Robert Venditti's best issues yet in his run, earning five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #37

Dec 3, 2014

Green Lantern #37 superbly sets the stage for the final act of GodHead, revealing key elements which will no doubt play a larger role in how this event concludes.  Round two of the "Brawl at the Wall" between Hal Jordan and Orion plays out differently than their first encounter and if the foreshadowing here is any indication we are in for an epic showdown as the rest of GodHead unfolds over the course of December.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #38

Jan 8, 2015

While I may not agree with the dynamic being established between Hal, Carol and Kyle, I still feel that Green Lantern #38 a solid read and provides a much needed character driven issue.  I would have liked to have seen more dialogue from the titular character than Robert Venditti provides, but this issue does finish stronger thanks to the strong writing.  Admira Wijaya's pencils look good overall and does a nice job of visually capturing the emotions of the characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #39

Feb 5, 2015

Green Lantern #39 strength doesn't come so much from what happens in the issue, but what it builds towards and the excellent foreshadowing by writer Robert Venditti.  Billy Tan's artwork both propels the script to exciting levels and undercuts the emotional beats of the issue.  Regular readers will likely find themselves eagerly awaiting the next issue to see how the build up plays out but it is likely to be less appreciated by those who are casually checking the book out.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #40

Mar 3, 2015

Green Lantern #40 is a fitting "end of an era" of sorts and, as much as it creates yet another turning point in Hal Jordan's saga, the issue is perhaps at it's most rewarding when it comes to the personal moments between Jordan and Kilowog.  While it's clear that Hal Jordan isn't stepping away from headlining the series this issue does send both the book and the character off a path that leads away from the future of the Green Lantern Corps.  Robert Venditti has much more in store for the greatest Green Lantern of all and this issue creates some new opportunities for readers to join Hal Jordan as "a bold new era begins".  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

Green Lantern #41 is a fun action packed adventure that serves as a great way to introduce the new status quo for Hal Jordan for the immediate future.  Billy Tan creates a visually engaging science fiction adventure canvas which helps being Robert Venditti's script to life.  With the Corps gone Hal Jordan is even more alone in the universe than he thought, and with only Darlene as his company this new chapter in Hal's life is going to be an exciting ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #42

Jul 2, 2015

Green Lantern #42 goes back to the basic principles of science fiction adventure which has been a hallmark of the Green Lantern books for years.  Stripping Hal Jordan of the weight of being a member of Corps has begun to open new avenues for Robert Venditti to explore the character.  This issue, while providing a detour to discovering what's happened to the Green Lanterns, sets the Darlene's crew on a new course that is bound to be filled with new threats and familiar ones alike.  While this issue is a little heavier on character building it's an entertaining second chapter in Hal's new renegade persona.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #43

Aug 7, 2015

Green Lantern #43 is the calm before the storm while giving readers a treat with Ethan Van Sciver's brilliant artwork. The issue may be judged by some for not having enough action or enough plot development but I think that the issue's strength lie in letting the reader, like Hal, stop to see the roses for a moment. A strong issue in terms of character development it rates four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #44

Sep 3, 2015

Green Lantern #44 is a fun "one and done" single issue story which has a well balanced narrative hampered by a less harmonious mixture of multiple artists. Reminiscent of a "wagon train to the stars" adventure the uneasy relationship between Hal Jordan and Trapper evolves a little bit. A nice well needed pause in Robert Venditti's "Renegade" Green Lantern era gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #45

Oct 8, 2015

Green Lantern #45 is a bit of a quick read but it contains a nice balance of action, humor and character interaction which made the issue a fun read. Black Hand has become the clown prince of death which is forcing Hal Jordan to have to employ a whole new set of tactics, making this issue entertaining both in terms of Robert Venditti's script and Billy Tan's artwork. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #46

Nov 10, 2015

Green Lantern #46 provides a fitting end for Black Hand even if it's only temporary. Robert Venditti effectively closes one chapter on Hal Jordan's renegade adventures while setting the stage for his return to Earth and the revival of a classic Silver Age adversary. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #47

Dec 3, 2015

Green Lantern #47 returns Hal Jordan to Coast City just in time as Sonar begins to try to make a name for himself and his native Modora. With Parallax looming on the horizon this issue serves as an enjoyable read which reunites Hal Jordan with his family while setting the book up for an eventful fiftieth issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #48

Jan 6, 2016

Green Lantern #48 really does bring Hal Jordan down to Earth both literally and emotionally. Robert Venditti's script makes Sonar a relevant adversary for the 21st Century and effectively illustrates to difference between dealing with your typical villain and someone with the mindset of a terrorist. Batman's cameo adds some needed fun in an issue that is wrought with emotional turmoil. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #49

Feb 3, 2016

Green Lantern #49 wraps up the first appearance of the new Sonar without a real conclusion with Robert Venditti choosing instead to leave both with things to think about before locking horns somewhere down the road. The cracks are beginning to show in Hal's armor at just the wrong time with Parallax literally on the horizon, setting the reader up for what could be a very climactic fiftieth issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #50

Mar 2, 2016

Green Lantern #50 brings a showdown of sorts between Hal Jordan and his former self, and while there isn't necessarily a dramatic conclusion to their conflict the struggle does serve as a way to reveal that the prolonged exposure to Krona's gauntlet is not without its side effects.  Robert Venditti's great dialogue and personal approach to recent events in the series are the issue's high points, as are the spectacular visuals when Hal and Parallax thrown down arms.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #51

Apr 6, 2016

Green Lantern #51 provides little information on Hal's transformation at the end of last month's issue before taking the reader back into space for another adventure. Writer Robert Venditti again shows strength with the character beats and then provides a greater introduction for the Grey Agents. The real treat this issue is the debut of Rafa Sandoval who impresses with his first foray into the Green Lantern universe.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #52

May 4, 2016

Green Lantern #52 is a quick read given that the bulk of the issue is comprised of a prolonged action sequence. But sprinkled in are enough moments that show how Hal, Virgo and Trapper have changed during their time with Darlene and perhaps the one disappointment here is not seeing her anywhere in the issue.  The series ends without a resolution of any of the main plot elements that have made up the "Renegade" phase of Hal's career, so readers looking for a conclusion to the story may find themselves let down that this issue is more of a transitional piece rather than an ending.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #1

Sep 8, 2012

Green Lantern Annual #1 takes the characters that Geoff Johns has been playing with and turns them on their ears, forcing us as readers and fans to re-evaluate what we think we know.  While only a handful of people are aware of the road we're going to be taken down, I think most of us would agree that this issue sets us on our way in grand fashion.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #2

Oct 30, 2013

In the end Green Lantern Annual #2 was a fine ending to Lights Out even if it didn't quite pack the emotional punch that the destruction of Oa and the Blue Lanterns did.  Venditti has put things in motion that spin out of the event to help shape the entire Lantern family of books.  Sean Chen's artwork looks great although I had some nervousness when I got to the title page and saw a goof up on the Green Lantern logo and Carol's star emblem changed, but those small concerns quickly disappeared with each passing panel.  Four out of five lanterns.  

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10
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #3

Dec 24, 2014

Green Lantern Annual #3 provides a fantastic conclusion to GodHead, closing the book on one saga while laying the foundation for stories that will unfold for months to come. Thanks to the Lanterns Earth has found a new ally in the New Gods and hopefully there will be enough time for them to rebound from these events to play a role in the coming Darkseid War. There are great moments for a number of characters thanks to Robert Venditti's wonderful script and the best work that Billy Tan has turned in so far on this run.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #4

Sep 30, 2015

Green Lantern Annual #4 is not a book I'd recommend to someone who's not already reading the main series. More of a character driven piece than what readers have come to expect from annuals, this issue focuses the spotlight directly on the titular character as a benefit of Robert Venditti's script. The annual is unfortunately dragged down by inconsistent artwork and uncomplimentary art styles. Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #0

Sep 9, 2012

As a side note there is an interesting bio of Hal Jordan in the back of the issue which lists his first appearance being Justice League #1.  Some fans have questioned that and I don't think it's a matter of DC saying that nothing published before the relaunch happened as much as saying that from a timeline standpoint that's the first appearance of the character in the books published in the post-Flashpoint DCU.  

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #1

Sep 16, 2011

Green Lantern #1 was a great way to kick of the relaunch of one of DC's most popular books.  There's a lot of action and humor with enough plot and characterization to make the book a fun read.  Green Lantern is my favorite book and this first issue left me very satisfied.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #2

Oct 12, 2011

Another great issue from the creative team of Johns and Mahnke and well worth picking up.  Green Lantern is still firing on all cylinders in the new DCU as the creative team continues to use the fallout of the War of the Green Lanterns to explore these iconic characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #3

Nov 9, 2011

Green Lantern #3 in my opinion is the best issue of the new series so far and probably my favorite since the War of the Green Lanterns wrapped up.  I think I might go so far as to say that it ranks up there as one of the best of Johns' run so far.  It hits every beat and has the right balance of action, character driven dialog, and don't forget about a couple of great jaw dropping sequences.  Five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #4

Dec 18, 2011

Green Lantern continues to be one of the top books on the shelves and this issue is worthy of the same.  While the title dropped about thirteen percent in sales volume from the first to the third issue it is still selling over 120,000 copies a month which is a great thing.  This issue is perhaps more character and dialogue centric that action oriented I don't feel I'm missing anything at all and in fact found it to be a great pause before the action gets hot again next month when the battle for Korugar explodes as this first arc advances to the last two issues.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #5

Jan 16, 2012

Other than a couple of art missteps this issue was a more than satisfactory conclusion to the story giving it a four out of five lantern ranking.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #6

Feb 17, 2012

Green Lantern  #6 is a needed pause, letting readers catch their breath before all hell begins to break loose again.  While this issue is primarily a character piece, there's certainly enough action and tasty foreshadowing to keep this book from plodding along.  The glaring art style changes caused by a guest artist really hurt this issue in my mind and knock it down a peg in my ranking.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #7

Mar 17, 2012

Like many of Geoff's stories this issue starts off with enough action and intrigue to pull the reader into the story quickly.  I'm all in for the ride on the Secret of the Indigo Tribe, not that it would have taken much.  This issue has a good balance between action, plot and character that made it a fun, if quick, read.  The only bad part is having to wait another month to see what happens next.  Four Lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #8

Apr 11, 2012

This issue is a great example of balancing character and action moments while advancing the overall plot,albeit that Green Lantern #8 doesn't advance the plot so much as add layers to what came before it. Even so there's plenty to like this time around with some great fist pumping moments to get behind as well as revealing just enough information to hold us at bay regarding the secret of the Indigo Tribe to hold us over until the promised revelations that are coming up in the next issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #9

May 19, 2012

Green Lantern's ninth issue is another superb entry in Geoff Johns' run and while the ending seems rushed and the way we learn of the origins of the Indigo Tribe seemed a bit contrived, it's still a great read full of speculation fodder and shocking revelations of a galactic scale worthy of being part of a crossover event.  The Green Lantern books are heading for a crossroads and in this issue lies some key pieces of the puzzle that the creators have been building for some time.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #10

Jun 19, 2012

"The Secret of the Indigo Tribe" ended in fine fashion with this issue, which was filled with some great character defining moments as well as a bit of a jaw dropping conclusion leading to the next issue. The strings woven throughout the Green Lantern universe are beginning to be drawn together as the plots in all four books are on a collision course that is sure to be a great rollercoaster ride this summer. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #11

Aug 1, 2012

 The Revenge of Black Hand Part 1 is a trip to the darker corners of the Green Lantern universe and, like Blackest Night, shows how diverse the Green Lantern universe is by combining both science fiction elements with gothic horror and resulting in a satisfying fun book.  While it might seem like nothing might have been going on in this issue, Green Lantern #11 positions the characters in this series for what might is going to be a very, very interesting year.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #12

Aug 16, 2012

While Geoff Johns' script is action packed and filled with some juicy tidbits, the lackluster art holds the book down and made me lower my score for the issue.  It's a real shame because this issue had the potential to really be a strong lead into the story that's been building since the relaunch.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #13

Oct 11, 2012

Green Lantern #13 is another good outing for Geoff Johns and company, although I'll add that the issue would have benefited from some follow up on what's going on with Sinestro and Hal.  What I feel like was a little bait and switch reduced my enjoyment of the book to be sure, resulting in the issue getting three out of five lanterns from me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #14

Nov 11, 2012

Geoff Johns manages to spend just enough time on all the balls he's juggling to give each their due and while the issue reads fast it is in part to wanting to find out what's going to happen next with each one of the plots.  With enough action to quicken the pace this issue is mainly about character development with some interesting background information sprinkled on top to keep it intriguing.  Aside from the Justice League's portrayal as a bit incompetent issue fourteen is another great read, getting four out of five lanterns. 

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #15

Dec 19, 2012

On one hand I think Johns is trying perhaps a little too hard to tell a personal story and risks weakening the greater narrative doing so.  But the rest of the elements that make up the issue are good enough to compensate and Green Lantern fans continue to have those mythology building carrots dangled in front of their noses.  While I'd like to see a lot more Hal Jordan in this series for now I'm content to let my interest in the bigger picture override that bit of discontentment.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #16

Jan 24, 2013

The main Green Lantern title seems to have had very little to do with the Rise of the Third Army and more to do with being Simon Baz 101.  This issue wraps up most of his background details in a very satisfying manner and sets the stage for the newest Green Lantern's involvement in the Wrath of the First Lantern.  As much as I've enjoyed the introduction to Baz I will be very honest and say that I sorely miss seeing Hal and Sinestro being center stage.  There may be more room in the Green Lantern universe for another Earth man, but there isn't enough room in three titles to do them the justice they deserve.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #17

Mar 4, 2013

Green Lantern #17 doesn't launch the Wrath of the First Lantern with a roar out of the starting gates.  No, instead it takes a bit more of a subtle approach, taking its time to set the stage for what I feel is going to be a tremendous conclusion by planting a seed or two and given them room to germinate.  The end is coming all too soon and this issue is a great way to round third as Geoff Johns' run is heading for home.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #18

Mar 13, 2013

Green Lantern #18 does a great job of positioning Sinestro and Hal Jordan for their final run in the Johns era. Hal is put in a unique position that should really challenge him as a character over the next couple of issues. This issue has a little bit of everything to offer the reader and gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #19

Apr 14, 2013

The penultimate issue of Geoff Johns Green Lantern run features some powerful if sometimes understated moments.  With Korugar gone and Hal Jordan dead we're left with a lot of questions to be answered in the oversized conclusion.  While the issue does propel the overall story forward it would have been served well with a little bit of insight into the minds of our lead characters in light of how little page time they've had in recent months.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #20

May 22, 2013

Green Lantern #20 is everything you'd hope for and more. Yes, of course this issue gets five lanterns - what'd you expect!

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #21

Jun 5, 2013

 I've stated before that I've been optimistic about the changes to the Green Lantern teams even though it's hard not to make comparisons to the Johns era.  Having read Venditti's run on the superb X-O Manowar reboot any anxiety I had about the fate of my favorite character disappeared and this issue reinforces my belief that while this is a new era, it will be a good one.   Four out of five lanterns    

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #22

Jul 3, 2013

Green Lantern #22 is a bit of a fast read with a lot of fast paced action scenes sprinkled with just the right amount of intrigue, humor and drama to make it a worthwhile read.  The series continues to be my favorite must read book and I can't wait to see what the new teams have in store for us in the months to come.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.1

Sep 8, 2013

Your interest in the cosmic history of the Green Lanterns will greatly shape your opinion of this issue. For me it provided a needed piece to the greater puzzle of Lights Out and I really enjoyed it. Somewhere in my imagination I could picture Ganthet secretly depositing this much guarded and banned section of The Book of Oa in my pull list at my local comic shop. I hope this isn't the last that we see of Relic's universe and I'm looking forward to Venditti hopefully expanding that history somewhere down the road. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.2

Sep 11, 2013

Green Lantern 23.2 is perhaps a puzzling entry for Villains Month but one that does a great job of re-establishing Mongul in his rightful place as one of the universe's most feared beings. Despite having no immediate connection to the future of the Green Lantern family of books there is plenty of history between Mongul and his progeny to the this corner of the DC universe to justify his usage here. While it's certainly not required reading for Green Lantern fans it is a satisfying tale that adds one more major level threat to the villains roster. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.3

Sep 19, 2013

At the end of the day I'm more of a story guy and for me this issue was great despite some misgivings with the art. I'm glad to see that Villains Month is spending the time to expound upon the Green Lantern rogues gallery and the Black Hand issue offers up plenty of the familiar trappings we're used to with Black Hand while providing something new about them that makes their future meetings with our heroes something to look forward to. Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.4

Oct 1, 2013

As a veteran reader of Green Lantern I didn't find this issue terribly rewarding - not because it wasn't good but because for me it was a "been there, done that" experience that didn't add anything of real value to the mythology of the character. However for newer readers it does provide a nice but not too terribly deep of an introduction to Sinestro. Eaglesham's pencils are spot on for the most part and the issue's page layout is visually compelling. Three out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #24

Oct 2, 2013

From start to finish Green Lantern #24 stands out as something incredible in a title which has had more that its fair share of amazing moments in recent years.  If you were one of those who chose to drop the series after issue twenty - it's okay, we understand, but boy are you missing out!  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #25

Dec 8, 2013

All in all the twenty-fifth issue of Green Lantern is very good and sets the tone for the future of the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #26

Jan 1, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #26 is an average read with some good actions scenes balanced out with the progression of the overarching narrative that Venditti is building.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #27

Jan 13, 2014

Green Lantern #27 is a thrilling issue that forces us to look at the Green Lantern Corps in a different way, plunging them into a war against beings that they are sworn to protect.  Things are going to get worse before they get better so this is the time to strap in and get ready to enjoy the ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #28

Feb 17, 2014

At the end of the day Green Lantern #28 is a well rounded if average issue that serves to move along the over-arcing narrative while effectively introducing Supergirl's new status quo and handing the story over to Charles Soule where it will have a more permanent residence while Kara goes through her journey as a Red Lantern.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #29

Mar 5, 2014

Overall, however, Green Lantern #29 is a solid issue.  There's a little bit of everything here, right down to setting the stage for the outing of the Durlan operative. This particular sequence might raise questions for readers who aren't enjoying Van Jensen's work over on Green Lantern Corps, but the lack of understanding that the Durlans require the radioactive material to fuel their transformations is compensated for enough with the context that the operative provides to be much of a problem.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #30

Apr 3, 2014

Green Lantern #30 is my favorite issue of the Venditti era so far with a script which is balanced well between the emotion, action, humor and character that makes for a great read. While I haven't been entirely happy with how Hal has been portrayed and I'm still not a believer in the whole "emotional reservoir" theory this issue really resonated for me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #31

May 8, 2014

Green Lantern #31 is a really good issue with lots of action sprinkled with good character moments and a pinch of humor. I'm really interested in finding out what tricks the Durlans have up their tentacles as the Green Lanterns sets out to rescue their fellow Corpsmen who were replaced by the impostors.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #32

Jun 5, 2014

Green Lantern #32 balances some nice character work with a considerable amount of action and dialog, leaving the reader to ponder the fate of the people of Zezzen as the Durlans move in to execute their final gambit.  It's a great read, however it you haven't been reading both this title and Green Lantern Corps (shame on you if you aren't!) the game changing information might not carry the dramatic weight it does if you are reading both series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #33

Jul 3, 2014

A throwaway scene for added color - or some sinister foreshadowing?Green Lantern #33 is a great issue that represents a lot of what fans like about the Green Lantern universe, a science fiction adventure that provides escapist entertainment and high stakes.  Robert Venditti and Van Jensen have a lot of plans for the Green Lantern books and if this issue is representative for what they have in store then we've got a great deal to look forward to.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #34

Aug 7, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #34 is a good issue providing a much needed pause to the cosmic battles which have become part and parcel with the Green Lantern universe.  While this issue reminds us that Hal Jordan has a lot on his mind and that he is a human being, it feels like the issue could have been much stronger if that had been its sole focus.  That and the art inconsistencies affected my overall rating of the issue, which is three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #35

Oct 3, 2014

Green Lantern #35 is a great issue which effectively moves the story of GodHead forward while providing some good character beats that flesh out the New Gods and illustrating how Hal is advancing as a leader.  The magnitude of the threat the New Gods pose is made clear, forcing a decision which will once again turn enemies into allies.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #36

Nov 5, 2014

Green Lantern #36 is a perfect example of the wonderful dynamic between Hal Jordan and Sinestro and why their complex relationship is so important to the Lantern universe.  The arrival of the New Guardians provides exactly what's needed to move GodHead into its second act in some exciting directions.  As the New Gods reveal some cracks in their armor Hal plans a most unusual response to the theft of their rings.  This is one of Robert Venditti's best issues yet in his run, earning five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #37

Dec 3, 2014

Green Lantern #37 superbly sets the stage for the final act of GodHead, revealing key elements which will no doubt play a larger role in how this event concludes.  Round two of the "Brawl at the Wall" between Hal Jordan and Orion plays out differently than their first encounter and if the foreshadowing here is any indication we are in for an epic showdown as the rest of GodHead unfolds over the course of December.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #38

Jan 8, 2015

While I may not agree with the dynamic being established between Hal, Carol and Kyle, I still feel that Green Lantern #38 a solid read and provides a much needed character driven issue.  I would have liked to have seen more dialogue from the titular character than Robert Venditti provides, but this issue does finish stronger thanks to the strong writing.  Admira Wijaya's pencils look good overall and does a nice job of visually capturing the emotions of the characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #39

Feb 5, 2015

Green Lantern #39 strength doesn't come so much from what happens in the issue, but what it builds towards and the excellent foreshadowing by writer Robert Venditti.  Billy Tan's artwork both propels the script to exciting levels and undercuts the emotional beats of the issue.  Regular readers will likely find themselves eagerly awaiting the next issue to see how the build up plays out but it is likely to be less appreciated by those who are casually checking the book out.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #40

Mar 3, 2015

Green Lantern #40 is a fitting "end of an era" of sorts and, as much as it creates yet another turning point in Hal Jordan's saga, the issue is perhaps at it's most rewarding when it comes to the personal moments between Jordan and Kilowog.  While it's clear that Hal Jordan isn't stepping away from headlining the series this issue does send both the book and the character off a path that leads away from the future of the Green Lantern Corps.  Robert Venditti has much more in store for the greatest Green Lantern of all and this issue creates some new opportunities for readers to join Hal Jordan as "a bold new era begins".  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

Green Lantern #41 is a fun action packed adventure that serves as a great way to introduce the new status quo for Hal Jordan for the immediate future.  Billy Tan creates a visually engaging science fiction adventure canvas which helps being Robert Venditti's script to life.  With the Corps gone Hal Jordan is even more alone in the universe than he thought, and with only Darlene as his company this new chapter in Hal's life is going to be an exciting ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #42

Jul 2, 2015

Green Lantern #42 goes back to the basic principles of science fiction adventure which has been a hallmark of the Green Lantern books for years.  Stripping Hal Jordan of the weight of being a member of Corps has begun to open new avenues for Robert Venditti to explore the character.  This issue, while providing a detour to discovering what's happened to the Green Lanterns, sets the Darlene's crew on a new course that is bound to be filled with new threats and familiar ones alike.  While this issue is a little heavier on character building it's an entertaining second chapter in Hal's new renegade persona.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #43

Aug 7, 2015

Green Lantern #43 is the calm before the storm while giving readers a treat with Ethan Van Sciver's brilliant artwork. The issue may be judged by some for not having enough action or enough plot development but I think that the issue's strength lie in letting the reader, like Hal, stop to see the roses for a moment. A strong issue in terms of character development it rates four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #44

Sep 3, 2015

Green Lantern #44 is a fun "one and done" single issue story which has a well balanced narrative hampered by a less harmonious mixture of multiple artists. Reminiscent of a "wagon train to the stars" adventure the uneasy relationship between Hal Jordan and Trapper evolves a little bit. A nice well needed pause in Robert Venditti's "Renegade" Green Lantern era gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #45

Oct 8, 2015

Green Lantern #45 is a bit of a quick read but it contains a nice balance of action, humor and character interaction which made the issue a fun read. Black Hand has become the clown prince of death which is forcing Hal Jordan to have to employ a whole new set of tactics, making this issue entertaining both in terms of Robert Venditti's script and Billy Tan's artwork. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #46

Nov 10, 2015

Green Lantern #46 provides a fitting end for Black Hand even if it's only temporary. Robert Venditti effectively closes one chapter on Hal Jordan's renegade adventures while setting the stage for his return to Earth and the revival of a classic Silver Age adversary. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #47

Dec 3, 2015

Green Lantern #47 returns Hal Jordan to Coast City just in time as Sonar begins to try to make a name for himself and his native Modora. With Parallax looming on the horizon this issue serves as an enjoyable read which reunites Hal Jordan with his family while setting the book up for an eventful fiftieth issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #48

Jan 6, 2016

Green Lantern #48 really does bring Hal Jordan down to Earth both literally and emotionally. Robert Venditti's script makes Sonar a relevant adversary for the 21st Century and effectively illustrates to difference between dealing with your typical villain and someone with the mindset of a terrorist. Batman's cameo adds some needed fun in an issue that is wrought with emotional turmoil. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #49

Feb 3, 2016

Green Lantern #49 wraps up the first appearance of the new Sonar without a real conclusion with Robert Venditti choosing instead to leave both with things to think about before locking horns somewhere down the road. The cracks are beginning to show in Hal's armor at just the wrong time with Parallax literally on the horizon, setting the reader up for what could be a very climactic fiftieth issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #50

Mar 2, 2016

Green Lantern #50 brings a showdown of sorts between Hal Jordan and his former self, and while there isn't necessarily a dramatic conclusion to their conflict the struggle does serve as a way to reveal that the prolonged exposure to Krona's gauntlet is not without its side effects.  Robert Venditti's great dialogue and personal approach to recent events in the series are the issue's high points, as are the spectacular visuals when Hal and Parallax thrown down arms.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #51

Apr 6, 2016

Green Lantern #51 provides little information on Hal's transformation at the end of last month's issue before taking the reader back into space for another adventure. Writer Robert Venditti again shows strength with the character beats and then provides a greater introduction for the Grey Agents. The real treat this issue is the debut of Rafa Sandoval who impresses with his first foray into the Green Lantern universe.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #52

May 4, 2016

Green Lantern #52 is a quick read given that the bulk of the issue is comprised of a prolonged action sequence. But sprinkled in are enough moments that show how Hal, Virgo and Trapper have changed during their time with Darlene and perhaps the one disappointment here is not seeing her anywhere in the issue.  The series ends without a resolution of any of the main plot elements that have made up the "Renegade" phase of Hal's career, so readers looking for a conclusion to the story may find themselves let down that this issue is more of a transitional piece rather than an ending.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #1

Sep 8, 2012

Green Lantern Annual #1 takes the characters that Geoff Johns has been playing with and turns them on their ears, forcing us as readers and fans to re-evaluate what we think we know.  While only a handful of people are aware of the road we're going to be taken down, I think most of us would agree that this issue sets us on our way in grand fashion.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #2

Oct 30, 2013

In the end Green Lantern Annual #2 was a fine ending to Lights Out even if it didn't quite pack the emotional punch that the destruction of Oa and the Blue Lanterns did.  Venditti has put things in motion that spin out of the event to help shape the entire Lantern family of books.  Sean Chen's artwork looks great although I had some nervousness when I got to the title page and saw a goof up on the Green Lantern logo and Carol's star emblem changed, but those small concerns quickly disappeared with each passing panel.  Four out of five lanterns.  

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10
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #3

Dec 24, 2014

Green Lantern Annual #3 provides a fantastic conclusion to GodHead, closing the book on one saga while laying the foundation for stories that will unfold for months to come. Thanks to the Lanterns Earth has found a new ally in the New Gods and hopefully there will be enough time for them to rebound from these events to play a role in the coming Darkseid War. There are great moments for a number of characters thanks to Robert Venditti's wonderful script and the best work that Billy Tan has turned in so far on this run.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #4

Sep 30, 2015

Green Lantern Annual #4 is not a book I'd recommend to someone who's not already reading the main series. More of a character driven piece than what readers have come to expect from annuals, this issue focuses the spotlight directly on the titular character as a benefit of Robert Venditti's script. The annual is unfortunately dragged down by inconsistent artwork and uncomplimentary art styles. Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #0

Sep 9, 2012

As a side note there is an interesting bio of Hal Jordan in the back of the issue which lists his first appearance being Justice League #1.  Some fans have questioned that and I don't think it's a matter of DC saying that nothing published before the relaunch happened as much as saying that from a timeline standpoint that's the first appearance of the character in the books published in the post-Flashpoint DCU.  

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #1

Sep 16, 2011

Green Lantern #1 was a great way to kick of the relaunch of one of DC's most popular books.  There's a lot of action and humor with enough plot and characterization to make the book a fun read.  Green Lantern is my favorite book and this first issue left me very satisfied.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #2

Oct 12, 2011

Another great issue from the creative team of Johns and Mahnke and well worth picking up.  Green Lantern is still firing on all cylinders in the new DCU as the creative team continues to use the fallout of the War of the Green Lanterns to explore these iconic characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #3

Nov 9, 2011

Green Lantern #3 in my opinion is the best issue of the new series so far and probably my favorite since the War of the Green Lanterns wrapped up.  I think I might go so far as to say that it ranks up there as one of the best of Johns' run so far.  It hits every beat and has the right balance of action, character driven dialog, and don't forget about a couple of great jaw dropping sequences.  Five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #4

Dec 18, 2011

Green Lantern continues to be one of the top books on the shelves and this issue is worthy of the same.  While the title dropped about thirteen percent in sales volume from the first to the third issue it is still selling over 120,000 copies a month which is a great thing.  This issue is perhaps more character and dialogue centric that action oriented I don't feel I'm missing anything at all and in fact found it to be a great pause before the action gets hot again next month when the battle for Korugar explodes as this first arc advances to the last two issues.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #5

Jan 16, 2012

Other than a couple of art missteps this issue was a more than satisfactory conclusion to the story giving it a four out of five lantern ranking.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #6

Feb 17, 2012

Green Lantern  #6 is a needed pause, letting readers catch their breath before all hell begins to break loose again.  While this issue is primarily a character piece, there's certainly enough action and tasty foreshadowing to keep this book from plodding along.  The glaring art style changes caused by a guest artist really hurt this issue in my mind and knock it down a peg in my ranking.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #7

Mar 17, 2012

Like many of Geoff's stories this issue starts off with enough action and intrigue to pull the reader into the story quickly.  I'm all in for the ride on the Secret of the Indigo Tribe, not that it would have taken much.  This issue has a good balance between action, plot and character that made it a fun, if quick, read.  The only bad part is having to wait another month to see what happens next.  Four Lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #8

Apr 11, 2012

This issue is a great example of balancing character and action moments while advancing the overall plot,albeit that Green Lantern #8 doesn't advance the plot so much as add layers to what came before it. Even so there's plenty to like this time around with some great fist pumping moments to get behind as well as revealing just enough information to hold us at bay regarding the secret of the Indigo Tribe to hold us over until the promised revelations that are coming up in the next issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #9

May 19, 2012

Green Lantern's ninth issue is another superb entry in Geoff Johns' run and while the ending seems rushed and the way we learn of the origins of the Indigo Tribe seemed a bit contrived, it's still a great read full of speculation fodder and shocking revelations of a galactic scale worthy of being part of a crossover event.  The Green Lantern books are heading for a crossroads and in this issue lies some key pieces of the puzzle that the creators have been building for some time.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #10

Jun 19, 2012

"The Secret of the Indigo Tribe" ended in fine fashion with this issue, which was filled with some great character defining moments as well as a bit of a jaw dropping conclusion leading to the next issue. The strings woven throughout the Green Lantern universe are beginning to be drawn together as the plots in all four books are on a collision course that is sure to be a great rollercoaster ride this summer. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #11

Aug 1, 2012

 The Revenge of Black Hand Part 1 is a trip to the darker corners of the Green Lantern universe and, like Blackest Night, shows how diverse the Green Lantern universe is by combining both science fiction elements with gothic horror and resulting in a satisfying fun book.  While it might seem like nothing might have been going on in this issue, Green Lantern #11 positions the characters in this series for what might is going to be a very, very interesting year.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #12

Aug 16, 2012

While Geoff Johns' script is action packed and filled with some juicy tidbits, the lackluster art holds the book down and made me lower my score for the issue.  It's a real shame because this issue had the potential to really be a strong lead into the story that's been building since the relaunch.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #13

Oct 11, 2012

Green Lantern #13 is another good outing for Geoff Johns and company, although I'll add that the issue would have benefited from some follow up on what's going on with Sinestro and Hal.  What I feel like was a little bait and switch reduced my enjoyment of the book to be sure, resulting in the issue getting three out of five lanterns from me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #14

Nov 11, 2012

Geoff Johns manages to spend just enough time on all the balls he's juggling to give each their due and while the issue reads fast it is in part to wanting to find out what's going to happen next with each one of the plots.  With enough action to quicken the pace this issue is mainly about character development with some interesting background information sprinkled on top to keep it intriguing.  Aside from the Justice League's portrayal as a bit incompetent issue fourteen is another great read, getting four out of five lanterns. 

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #15

Dec 19, 2012

On one hand I think Johns is trying perhaps a little too hard to tell a personal story and risks weakening the greater narrative doing so.  But the rest of the elements that make up the issue are good enough to compensate and Green Lantern fans continue to have those mythology building carrots dangled in front of their noses.  While I'd like to see a lot more Hal Jordan in this series for now I'm content to let my interest in the bigger picture override that bit of discontentment.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #16

Jan 24, 2013

The main Green Lantern title seems to have had very little to do with the Rise of the Third Army and more to do with being Simon Baz 101.  This issue wraps up most of his background details in a very satisfying manner and sets the stage for the newest Green Lantern's involvement in the Wrath of the First Lantern.  As much as I've enjoyed the introduction to Baz I will be very honest and say that I sorely miss seeing Hal and Sinestro being center stage.  There may be more room in the Green Lantern universe for another Earth man, but there isn't enough room in three titles to do them the justice they deserve.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #17

Mar 4, 2013

Green Lantern #17 doesn't launch the Wrath of the First Lantern with a roar out of the starting gates.  No, instead it takes a bit more of a subtle approach, taking its time to set the stage for what I feel is going to be a tremendous conclusion by planting a seed or two and given them room to germinate.  The end is coming all too soon and this issue is a great way to round third as Geoff Johns' run is heading for home.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #18

Mar 13, 2013

Green Lantern #18 does a great job of positioning Sinestro and Hal Jordan for their final run in the Johns era. Hal is put in a unique position that should really challenge him as a character over the next couple of issues. This issue has a little bit of everything to offer the reader and gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #19

Apr 14, 2013

The penultimate issue of Geoff Johns Green Lantern run features some powerful if sometimes understated moments.  With Korugar gone and Hal Jordan dead we're left with a lot of questions to be answered in the oversized conclusion.  While the issue does propel the overall story forward it would have been served well with a little bit of insight into the minds of our lead characters in light of how little page time they've had in recent months.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #20

May 22, 2013

Green Lantern #20 is everything you'd hope for and more. Yes, of course this issue gets five lanterns - what'd you expect!

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #21

Jun 5, 2013

 I've stated before that I've been optimistic about the changes to the Green Lantern teams even though it's hard not to make comparisons to the Johns era.  Having read Venditti's run on the superb X-O Manowar reboot any anxiety I had about the fate of my favorite character disappeared and this issue reinforces my belief that while this is a new era, it will be a good one.   Four out of five lanterns    

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #22

Jul 3, 2013

Green Lantern #22 is a bit of a fast read with a lot of fast paced action scenes sprinkled with just the right amount of intrigue, humor and drama to make it a worthwhile read.  The series continues to be my favorite must read book and I can't wait to see what the new teams have in store for us in the months to come.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.1

Sep 8, 2013

Your interest in the cosmic history of the Green Lanterns will greatly shape your opinion of this issue. For me it provided a needed piece to the greater puzzle of Lights Out and I really enjoyed it. Somewhere in my imagination I could picture Ganthet secretly depositing this much guarded and banned section of The Book of Oa in my pull list at my local comic shop. I hope this isn't the last that we see of Relic's universe and I'm looking forward to Venditti hopefully expanding that history somewhere down the road. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.2

Sep 11, 2013

Green Lantern 23.2 is perhaps a puzzling entry for Villains Month but one that does a great job of re-establishing Mongul in his rightful place as one of the universe's most feared beings. Despite having no immediate connection to the future of the Green Lantern family of books there is plenty of history between Mongul and his progeny to the this corner of the DC universe to justify his usage here. While it's certainly not required reading for Green Lantern fans it is a satisfying tale that adds one more major level threat to the villains roster. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.3

Sep 19, 2013

At the end of the day I'm more of a story guy and for me this issue was great despite some misgivings with the art. I'm glad to see that Villains Month is spending the time to expound upon the Green Lantern rogues gallery and the Black Hand issue offers up plenty of the familiar trappings we're used to with Black Hand while providing something new about them that makes their future meetings with our heroes something to look forward to. Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.4

Oct 1, 2013

As a veteran reader of Green Lantern I didn't find this issue terribly rewarding - not because it wasn't good but because for me it was a "been there, done that" experience that didn't add anything of real value to the mythology of the character. However for newer readers it does provide a nice but not too terribly deep of an introduction to Sinestro. Eaglesham's pencils are spot on for the most part and the issue's page layout is visually compelling. Three out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #24

Oct 2, 2013

From start to finish Green Lantern #24 stands out as something incredible in a title which has had more that its fair share of amazing moments in recent years.  If you were one of those who chose to drop the series after issue twenty - it's okay, we understand, but boy are you missing out!  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #25

Dec 8, 2013

All in all the twenty-fifth issue of Green Lantern is very good and sets the tone for the future of the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #26

Jan 1, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #26 is an average read with some good actions scenes balanced out with the progression of the overarching narrative that Venditti is building.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #27

Jan 13, 2014

Green Lantern #27 is a thrilling issue that forces us to look at the Green Lantern Corps in a different way, plunging them into a war against beings that they are sworn to protect.  Things are going to get worse before they get better so this is the time to strap in and get ready to enjoy the ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #28

Feb 17, 2014

At the end of the day Green Lantern #28 is a well rounded if average issue that serves to move along the over-arcing narrative while effectively introducing Supergirl's new status quo and handing the story over to Charles Soule where it will have a more permanent residence while Kara goes through her journey as a Red Lantern.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #29

Mar 5, 2014

Overall, however, Green Lantern #29 is a solid issue.  There's a little bit of everything here, right down to setting the stage for the outing of the Durlan operative. This particular sequence might raise questions for readers who aren't enjoying Van Jensen's work over on Green Lantern Corps, but the lack of understanding that the Durlans require the radioactive material to fuel their transformations is compensated for enough with the context that the operative provides to be much of a problem.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #30

Apr 3, 2014

Green Lantern #30 is my favorite issue of the Venditti era so far with a script which is balanced well between the emotion, action, humor and character that makes for a great read. While I haven't been entirely happy with how Hal has been portrayed and I'm still not a believer in the whole "emotional reservoir" theory this issue really resonated for me.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #31

May 8, 2014

Green Lantern #31 is a really good issue with lots of action sprinkled with good character moments and a pinch of humor. I'm really interested in finding out what tricks the Durlans have up their tentacles as the Green Lanterns sets out to rescue their fellow Corpsmen who were replaced by the impostors.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #32

Jun 5, 2014

Green Lantern #32 balances some nice character work with a considerable amount of action and dialog, leaving the reader to ponder the fate of the people of Zezzen as the Durlans move in to execute their final gambit.  It's a great read, however it you haven't been reading both this title and Green Lantern Corps (shame on you if you aren't!) the game changing information might not carry the dramatic weight it does if you are reading both series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #33

Jul 3, 2014

A throwaway scene for added color - or some sinister foreshadowing?Green Lantern #33 is a great issue that represents a lot of what fans like about the Green Lantern universe, a science fiction adventure that provides escapist entertainment and high stakes.  Robert Venditti and Van Jensen have a lot of plans for the Green Lantern books and if this issue is representative for what they have in store then we've got a great deal to look forward to.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #34

Aug 7, 2014

Overall Green Lantern #34 is a good issue providing a much needed pause to the cosmic battles which have become part and parcel with the Green Lantern universe.  While this issue reminds us that Hal Jordan has a lot on his mind and that he is a human being, it feels like the issue could have been much stronger if that had been its sole focus.  That and the art inconsistencies affected my overall rating of the issue, which is three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #35

Oct 3, 2014

Green Lantern #35 is a great issue which effectively moves the story of GodHead forward while providing some good character beats that flesh out the New Gods and illustrating how Hal is advancing as a leader.  The magnitude of the threat the New Gods pose is made clear, forcing a decision which will once again turn enemies into allies.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #36

Nov 5, 2014

Green Lantern #36 is a perfect example of the wonderful dynamic between Hal Jordan and Sinestro and why their complex relationship is so important to the Lantern universe.  The arrival of the New Guardians provides exactly what's needed to move GodHead into its second act in some exciting directions.  As the New Gods reveal some cracks in their armor Hal plans a most unusual response to the theft of their rings.  This is one of Robert Venditti's best issues yet in his run, earning five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #37

Dec 3, 2014

Green Lantern #37 superbly sets the stage for the final act of GodHead, revealing key elements which will no doubt play a larger role in how this event concludes.  Round two of the "Brawl at the Wall" between Hal Jordan and Orion plays out differently than their first encounter and if the foreshadowing here is any indication we are in for an epic showdown as the rest of GodHead unfolds over the course of December.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #38

Jan 8, 2015

While I may not agree with the dynamic being established between Hal, Carol and Kyle, I still feel that Green Lantern #38 a solid read and provides a much needed character driven issue.  I would have liked to have seen more dialogue from the titular character than Robert Venditti provides, but this issue does finish stronger thanks to the strong writing.  Admira Wijaya's pencils look good overall and does a nice job of visually capturing the emotions of the characters.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #39

Feb 5, 2015

Green Lantern #39 strength doesn't come so much from what happens in the issue, but what it builds towards and the excellent foreshadowing by writer Robert Venditti.  Billy Tan's artwork both propels the script to exciting levels and undercuts the emotional beats of the issue.  Regular readers will likely find themselves eagerly awaiting the next issue to see how the build up plays out but it is likely to be less appreciated by those who are casually checking the book out.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #40

Mar 3, 2015

Green Lantern #40 is a fitting "end of an era" of sorts and, as much as it creates yet another turning point in Hal Jordan's saga, the issue is perhaps at it's most rewarding when it comes to the personal moments between Jordan and Kilowog.  While it's clear that Hal Jordan isn't stepping away from headlining the series this issue does send both the book and the character off a path that leads away from the future of the Green Lantern Corps.  Robert Venditti has much more in store for the greatest Green Lantern of all and this issue creates some new opportunities for readers to join Hal Jordan as "a bold new era begins".  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

Green Lantern #41 is a fun action packed adventure that serves as a great way to introduce the new status quo for Hal Jordan for the immediate future.  Billy Tan creates a visually engaging science fiction adventure canvas which helps being Robert Venditti's script to life.  With the Corps gone Hal Jordan is even more alone in the universe than he thought, and with only Darlene as his company this new chapter in Hal's life is going to be an exciting ride.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #42

Jul 2, 2015

Green Lantern #42 goes back to the basic principles of science fiction adventure which has been a hallmark of the Green Lantern books for years.  Stripping Hal Jordan of the weight of being a member of Corps has begun to open new avenues for Robert Venditti to explore the character.  This issue, while providing a detour to discovering what's happened to the Green Lanterns, sets the Darlene's crew on a new course that is bound to be filled with new threats and familiar ones alike.  While this issue is a little heavier on character building it's an entertaining second chapter in Hal's new renegade persona.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #43

Aug 7, 2015

Green Lantern #43 is the calm before the storm while giving readers a treat with Ethan Van Sciver's brilliant artwork. The issue may be judged by some for not having enough action or enough plot development but I think that the issue's strength lie in letting the reader, like Hal, stop to see the roses for a moment. A strong issue in terms of character development it rates four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #44

Sep 3, 2015

Green Lantern #44 is a fun "one and done" single issue story which has a well balanced narrative hampered by a less harmonious mixture of multiple artists. Reminiscent of a "wagon train to the stars" adventure the uneasy relationship between Hal Jordan and Trapper evolves a little bit. A nice well needed pause in Robert Venditti's "Renegade" Green Lantern era gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #45

Oct 8, 2015

Green Lantern #45 is a bit of a quick read but it contains a nice balance of action, humor and character interaction which made the issue a fun read. Black Hand has become the clown prince of death which is forcing Hal Jordan to have to employ a whole new set of tactics, making this issue entertaining both in terms of Robert Venditti's script and Billy Tan's artwork. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #46

Nov 10, 2015

Green Lantern #46 provides a fitting end for Black Hand even if it's only temporary. Robert Venditti effectively closes one chapter on Hal Jordan's renegade adventures while setting the stage for his return to Earth and the revival of a classic Silver Age adversary. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #47

Dec 3, 2015

Green Lantern #47 returns Hal Jordan to Coast City just in time as Sonar begins to try to make a name for himself and his native Modora. With Parallax looming on the horizon this issue serves as an enjoyable read which reunites Hal Jordan with his family while setting the book up for an eventful fiftieth issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #48

Jan 6, 2016

Green Lantern #48 really does bring Hal Jordan down to Earth both literally and emotionally. Robert Venditti's script makes Sonar a relevant adversary for the 21st Century and effectively illustrates to difference between dealing with your typical villain and someone with the mindset of a terrorist. Batman's cameo adds some needed fun in an issue that is wrought with emotional turmoil. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #49

Feb 3, 2016

Green Lantern #49 wraps up the first appearance of the new Sonar without a real conclusion with Robert Venditti choosing instead to leave both with things to think about before locking horns somewhere down the road. The cracks are beginning to show in Hal's armor at just the wrong time with Parallax literally on the horizon, setting the reader up for what could be a very climactic fiftieth issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #50

Mar 2, 2016

Green Lantern #50 brings a showdown of sorts between Hal Jordan and his former self, and while there isn't necessarily a dramatic conclusion to their conflict the struggle does serve as a way to reveal that the prolonged exposure to Krona's gauntlet is not without its side effects.  Robert Venditti's great dialogue and personal approach to recent events in the series are the issue's high points, as are the spectacular visuals when Hal and Parallax thrown down arms.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #51

Apr 6, 2016

Green Lantern #51 provides little information on Hal's transformation at the end of last month's issue before taking the reader back into space for another adventure. Writer Robert Venditti again shows strength with the character beats and then provides a greater introduction for the Grey Agents. The real treat this issue is the debut of Rafa Sandoval who impresses with his first foray into the Green Lantern universe.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #52

May 4, 2016

Green Lantern #52 is a quick read given that the bulk of the issue is comprised of a prolonged action sequence. But sprinkled in are enough moments that show how Hal, Virgo and Trapper have changed during their time with Darlene and perhaps the one disappointment here is not seeing her anywhere in the issue.  The series ends without a resolution of any of the main plot elements that have made up the "Renegade" phase of Hal's career, so readers looking for a conclusion to the story may find themselves let down that this issue is more of a transitional piece rather than an ending.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps #55

Dec 28, 2010

Once again the creators on the Green Lantern books show how they've managed to make this franchise one of the most popular and best selling family of books in the DC lineup. Right now it seems as if Green Lantern and Batman are leading the charge and I hope that they continue to create the same kind of energy for the Superman books. As far as this issue goes, there's not much to complain about here with this effort getting a solid four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps #56

Jan 23, 2011

This is another great issue as the Green Lantern family of books continue to steamroll the competition on the sales charts. While each book continues to stand on their own they are also connected just enough so that you really get the sense that these events in different corners of the universe not only matter, but they matter to each other in a cross continuity that doesn't require you to buy all three titles if your taste or budget prevents you from doing that. This truly is the golden age for the Green Lantern mythos. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps #57

Feb 20, 2011

If not for the damage down to this book by the forced appearance of Firestorm I would have given it my highest rating, but the distraction it created really took it down a notch for me. Four of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps #58

Mar 29, 2011

This issue moves fast and when I got done I almost went back to count pages to make sure I didn't get ripped off, but despite the pacing of the issue everything is here to help progress the first act of this new event. Our heroes are being faced with overwhelming odds right from the start and I'm really looking forward to where we go from here. Despite not liking Kyle's internal journey here, this is a good issue. Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps #62

Jul 16, 2011

If you can't tell, I didn't particularly care for the issue as it was executed by the creative team.What had so much potential to move the Green Lantern universe forward after the tumultuous events of the War of the Green Lanterns fails to do much more than be an average experience at best. A generous three out of five lanterns in my opinion.

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4.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #0

Sep 22, 2012

While writer Pete Tomasi retells Guy Gardner's early days with the best of intentions, there's just too many things trimmed from previous continuity for long time fans and nothing redeeming put in to make anyone want to be in his corner.  If this is all set up for the "fall of Guy Gardner" alluded to when he gets all the Guardians' attention during the Third Army story is doesn't do a very good job of making Guy any stronger of a character for what's to come to be compelling.  While I usually have praise for Tomasi's work, this one just didn't have the quality that I've come to expect.  Two out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #2

Oct 23, 2011

Green Lantern Corps continues to be a fantastic book with Pete Tomasi at the helm.  Like the main Green Lantern title I finish each issue wishing it were longer and dreading the wait until we get the next chapter.  In my mind both these titles are the cream of the crop of DC's cosmic titles and my two favorite books overall, just above Batman, Batgirl and Aquaman.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #3

Nov 20, 2011

Issue three of Green Lantern Corps is all out war from cover to cover, only pausing to advance the plot of the story for a few panel before jumping back into the action.  If you're not already reading this title this is not the issue to start with unless you really want to jump right into the action without knowing what's really going on.  Despite average artwork and a plot contrivance this issue provides a lot of adrenaline rushing action and deserves four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #4

Dec 29, 2011

Both Green Lantern Corps and New Guardians keep fighting for the number two spot in my Green Lantern food chain and this issue, while perhaps light on the action, was a great read in terms of plot and character development.  In the overall story the change of pace was needed so the story could breathe a little bit before the pace picks up again.  Five out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #5

Jan 22, 2012

Issue five had a great potential to be a great build-up for the conclusion of the first story arc for the Green Lantern Corps title, but it falls short with the heavy handed way that it compares this story to war and action  films of American cinema rather than letting the reader do that themselves.  What I'm sure was planned to be a great penultimate chapter in an outstanding story instead reads like a bit of a lazy effort depending on  how much leeway the reader is willing to give the creative team.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #6

Feb 20, 2012

The war with the Keepers is over for now and this first arc comes to a close with our protagonists shaken but not fallen.  While I don't think that the ending had the epic feel I'd hoped for, the story was certainly not a let down overall.  This issue has all the action that one would expect from a book that has been described as a cosmic war comic.  Luckily for us the Keepers are left on the playing field for use by writers in the future as is fitting for characters which further define some of the modern interpretation of concepts that make up Green Lantern's mythology.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #7

Mar 21, 2012

Green Lantern Corps number seven is a great exploration of the aftermath of war and the affect it has on the people who survive it and the families of those who don't while setting the stage for the next set of events to unfold.  Some average art aside this is a solid issue getting four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #8

Apr 25, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #8 does a great job of setting up the next major chapter in the lives of John and Guy plus it deftly puts the series neatly alongside New Guardians and Green Lantern as well crafted pieces of a much larger puzzle.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #9

May 21, 2012

It's no surprise that John Stewart is found guilty but despite the lack of shock value one the last panel Green Lantern Corps #9 plays out like a taut legal drama complete with manipulations of the judicial system and evidence tampering. Well balanced with that is the human drama of seeing a man who many rally behind having their choices used to compromise them all for the sake of a larger agenda by those who have the power to control the outcome. Despite an overpowering coloring job this is a great issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #10

Jun 28, 2012

The battle may be quick, but it sure looks epicGreen Lantern Corps is a bit of a quick read, but the issue is filled with some great moments that more than makes up for it. As I read the book I was filled with a sense of impending doom, almost like the scene in "Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith" when we witness the fall of the Jedi. This events of this issue will likely resonate throughout the Green Lantern universe for the next couple of months as the bigger story planned by the creative forces behind the Green Lantern universe continues to unfold. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #11

Jul 24, 2012

The creative team on this series has another great issue to add to their resumes and this one was wall to wall action.  The quality of the Green Lantern family of books continues to be a bright spot in DC's catalog and this issue really serves as a showcase of how awesome the Green Lantern mythology can be.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #12

Aug 16, 2012

With this issue the Alpha Lanterns are no more, and while I think the script did a great job of closing this chapter on the Green Lantern Corps the pedestrian visual storytelling kept the book from being the momentous conclusion it could have been.  While no means a bad issue, it ends up being an average book.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #13

Oct 13, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #13 is a solid issue that brings the Third Army threat into the limelight at the cost of one of the book's supporting characters.  With this new threat unleashed I've got a feeling that Vandor is just one of many tragic losses the Corps are going to be faced with as this story looks to be another defining event in the history of Green Lantern.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #14

Nov 14, 2012

We knew that Guy Gardner was headed for a downfall so while it wasn't surprise to see it happen both the execution of the plot and the dialogue far exceeded any expectation I had for how the Guardians were going to move Guy off the chessboard.   An expertly crafted script with artfully crafted visuals Green Lantern Corps #14 is in my opinion the best issue of the series thus far, earning five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #15

Dec 12, 2012

This issue joins last months as two shining examples of what I love about Green Lantern's mythology. Both cosmic and very personal stories unfold in a well paced dramatic story which isn't weighed down in too much hand wringing. I respect that the reader is left to discover the layers of emotion and psychology rather than laying it out there in black and white. There's always the risk that the work will only be looked at on the surface layer, but even then the book is crafted so that even that experience is gratifying.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #16

Jan 26, 2013

The creative team on Green Lantern Corps is so consistent from month to month and it's wonderful as a reader to know that there's going to be something to look forward to every time a new issue hits the stands.  This issue is a great combination of action and personal drama with enough light humor mixed in to add a little flavor.  I'm looking forward to next week's annual to see how things wrap up before we see the Wrath of the First Lantern.   Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #17

Mar 5, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #17 continues to build up the threat of the First Lantern and allowing readers to see more of the emotional baggage that Guy has been hauling around for years.  What results is a very personal story that allows the Wrath of the First Lantern to built at a steady if casual pace.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #18

Mar 15, 2013

 Other than that and some of the questionable art on the faces of John and Fatality the artwork was pretty good.  The visual of their blood forming a heart around their dead bodies was macbre but very fitting. Uncharteristically, this issue is a bit of let down if only for the repetetive nature of the story and the lack of overall forward momentum for this arc.  While it was interesting to see how John's life might have been different it lacked in originality.  Tomasi is a great writer and I guess I expected him to tell this story differently than he did last month to prevent the cookie cutter comparisons.  That combined with some art issues result in me giving this issue three lanterns.  

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #19

Apr 14, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #19 reads pretty fast due to the decision to let the action do the talking, something that many have complained as the missing element for the Wrath of the First Lantern story.  Fernando Pasarin carries the weight of an issue which prepares the Green Lantern Corps for the final act in Peter Tomasi's run.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #20

May 24, 2013

Despite playing second fiddle to Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin's run on Green Lantern Corps has been spectacular despite living in the shadow of the flagship title. While I would have liked the team to have been given more pages to wrap up their run, I can't find fault with the creative choices made to focus on John and Guy since this really has been their title. While they don't share this issue equally, both John and Guy are given satisfying closure and put in a place where the new creative teams have nothing holding them back from going in whatever direction they want. My thanks to both Tomasi and Pasarin for giving this old Green Lantern fan so many great moments over the years.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #21

Jun 12, 2013

Venditti, Van Jensen and Chang are off to a great start with their first issue which has a little bit of everything to offer.  The balance of treating the past with reverence while still striking off in their own direction is evident and I continue to have a great feeling about the future of the Green Lantern universe in the hands of the new creative teams.  Striking a great balance between moving our established cast into a post Johns reality and introducing new elements, Green Lantern Corps #21 is a great freshman issue and earns four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #22

Jul 15, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #22 is a great issue that further establishes the Green Lantern universe without the Guardians of the Universe behind the wheel. This issue has a lot between the pages and gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #23

Aug 18, 2013

There's a lot to this issue and the whole issue is executed to near perfection with all the right notes being hit with the script.  Bernard Chang does a wonderful job overall, although I do hope he gets a better grip on Kilowog soon.  Not only is he too short in stature, his face really needs a lot more work to get it closer to model for the much loved Green Lantern.  All in all though this is a superb issue with a great little cliffhanger.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #24

Oct 9, 2013

For the second chapter of Lights Out, Green Lantern Corps #24 does an excellent job of putting our protagonists in a dire situation.  With their chances of defeating Relic diminishing with each passing moment I can't begin to think of how they are going to get out of this situation and while this often indicates that there's a deus ex machina on the horizon I have a great deal of trust in the writers that we're in for a roller coaster of a ride with a satisfying ending that will have the lasting repercussions they've alluded to.  A five out of five lantern book to be certain!

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #25

Dec 10, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #25 is a good re-introduction to John Stewart for long time fans and a great primer on the character for those new to the mythology.  It delivers on its promise of giving us a modernized retelling of a part of his past but doesn't give us the full story that the character deserves.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #26

Jan 1, 2014

Overall the issue is good read however the titular moment between John and Hal fails to strike a strong chord, suffering from brevity that prevents it from being a great moment of conflict between two great characters whose strong friendship is challenged by their differing perspectives.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #27

Jan 27, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #27 is a great issue despite some artistic inconsistency.  While the book is very much hitched to the narrative in the flagship Green Lantern book the issue doesn't mandate that you are reading it.  In all honesty thought you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not reading both titles to get the whole story.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #28

Feb 18, 2014

Green Lantern Corps continues to be a solid read and this issue continues to follow the trend. Van Jensen has a solid grasp of the characters he's shepherding and Bernard Chang's art helps bring Jensen's scripts to life. If only Chang would get his version of Kilowog more on model rather than the way he continues to draw him.  With some fun action sequences and a great surprise ending Green Lantern Corps #28 gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #29

Mar 12, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #29 is a really good example of how to showcase a number of ongoing plots without putting too much emphasis on any one of them to the point that the reader feels like there's too much crammed into one issue. The book feels denser than it is because there's so much effort placed on making sure that each element gets their due that there's little room for filler. Hat's off to Jensen for aptly providing a well crafted script and to Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo for providing strong visuals to support the great script.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #30

Apr 15, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #30 serves as the last chapter of the Durlan conflict leading us to the beginning of the "Uprising" event starting in Green Lantern #31, but it's more accurate to say that it's the middle chapter in a much larger story. Interweaving the history with the Durlans risks losing the reader, but writer Van Jensen succeeds by making both the current events and the Durlan 101 segments engaging.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #31

May 15, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #31 is a great read as a single issue, but as a part of the larger story of Uprising it feels a little disjointed. The Khund/Durlan menace comes off looking more like minor annoyances and almost as a subplot to the issues major objective - to reveal the Durlans' true goal and to return a character that hasn't been seen in quite a while.  In those areas the book excels.  I have high hopes that part three will be the issue where things take a bad turn and Uprising begins to really live up to it's potential.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #32

Jun 12, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #32 finally puts the Green Lanterns back on their heels a little bit in this confrontation with the Durlans.  While I don't think that Uprising feels like an event where one part flows naturally from one part to the next, it does succeed in conveying a singular story spanning across two titles.  I personally like the more unified approach myself but the arc has been enjoyable nonetheless.  Jensen's use of John's past mistakes and showing his ability to move on is in sharp contrast to the Durlan perspective is a good use of continuity to convey character and the issue creates a lot of anticipation for the final two parts.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #33

Jul 10, 2014

 Green Lantern Corps #33 is filled with great moments as serves as a great conclusion to Uprising.  Whether you were caught in Van Jensen's swerve or not has little bearing on whether or not you'll enjoy the issue anyway because of how well the reveal is handled and how much more there is to like about this issue.  John Stewart is put through yet another emotional wringer and while Hal Jordan and the Corps have seemingly won the war there are wounds to heal and no time to rest with the Shadow Empire looming in the....well, the shadows!  Five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #34

Aug 13, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #34 is a wonderfully crafted and executed issue that explores the humanity of the characters while ramping up the dramatic tension.  This is not a light issue and there are no yucks here to brighten the mood, nor should there be.  Solemn,  powerful and visually stunning, this issue is a superb coda to the first year of Jensen's run on the series.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #35

Oct 9, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #35 nudges the GodHead event ever so slightly forward while providing a quick paced space battle that continues to illustrate the superiority of the New Gods. Van Jensen's script provides some good character beats for the Green Lanterns and the art team of Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo rewards readers with well crafted visuals. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #36

Nov 13, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #36 is an entertaining issue, tying the recent events in the series to the GodHead event in order to make this sprawling story a bit more personal.  Van Jensen, Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo create the first male Star Sapphire and return a fan favorite character back to the spotlight.  Despite a few artistic bumps in the road the issue is a visual treat, earning four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #37

Dec 11, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #37 tips the scales ever so slightly back towards the Lanterns and further paints Highfather as a despotic ruler blindly obsessed with winning at all costs.  Van Jensen's script propels the GodHead event towards its conclusion, however the issue is hampered by having two artists whose styles go together like oil and water and the jolting differences are impossible to overlook, impacting the book's overall rating.  Three out of four lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #38

Jan 15, 2015

Green Lantern Corps #38 passes up the opportunity of exploring where GodHead leaves characters like Saint Walker in favor of plunging John Stewart into a new conflict while reminding us of a dangling plot thread from the past.  The resulting script seems haphazard and I'm left feeling like the series is being rushed forward with another conflict rather than providing the characters and readers with a character driven issue that showed the impact of recent events.  Visually the book suffers from two art styles that don't mesh well and a few major mistakes that really should have been caught by editorial.  Two out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #39

Feb 12, 2015

Green Lantern Corps #39 sets the stage for the series finale and Van Jensen isn't taking any shortcuts at this stage of the game.  While I didn't find the threat on Feska's homeworld to be engaging the horror vibe and the action make the issue an entertaining one.  For me the strength of the issue came from the "b plot" where we get new details that add a new element to a revered piece of Green Lantern lore.  The art team also turns in a wonderful effort in what amounts to a solid issue.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #40

Mar 10, 2015

Green Lantern Corps #40 serves as a fitting conclusion to Van Jensen's run on the title from a character perspective.  John Stewart and the cast that Jensen introduced during his time are each given moments which are emotionally rewarding.  However, despite the extra page count given to the finale there is a sense that an opportunity was missed to expound upon recent events in the Green Lantern universe that should have been explored here even if only as an epilogue.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) Annual #1

Feb 3, 2013

Even if you're not reading Green Lantern Corps this book is pretty much a must read if you want to know what's happening next in the Green Lantern corner of the DCU. That's not really a bad thing since it is a pretty cool annual with plenty of high points. Despite a few art boo boos this is a great book - four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) Annual #2

Feb 17, 2014

The annual is a little unusual in that it doesn't wrap up a storyline or serve as a turning point or major event as most annuals have seemed to in the past.  Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 seems more like a regular issue with extra pages in that regard. What might have served the story better would have been pulling the villain history pieces out of the main story and provided them as backup stories so they would not affect the flow anymore that the rest of the time jumping did. While the book isn't bad, the nearly constant shifting of time and space hinder the book from achieving anything more substantial than setting the stage for the hunt for the Durlan Green Lantern, Von Daggle.  Three out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #0

Sep 22, 2012

While writer Pete Tomasi retells Guy Gardner's early days with the best of intentions, there's just too many things trimmed from previous continuity for long time fans and nothing redeeming put in to make anyone want to be in his corner.  If this is all set up for the "fall of Guy Gardner" alluded to when he gets all the Guardians' attention during the Third Army story is doesn't do a very good job of making Guy any stronger of a character for what's to come to be compelling.  While I usually have praise for Tomasi's work, this one just didn't have the quality that I've come to expect.  Two out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #2

Oct 23, 2011

Green Lantern Corps continues to be a fantastic book with Pete Tomasi at the helm.  Like the main Green Lantern title I finish each issue wishing it were longer and dreading the wait until we get the next chapter.  In my mind both these titles are the cream of the crop of DC's cosmic titles and my two favorite books overall, just above Batman, Batgirl and Aquaman.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #3

Nov 20, 2011

Issue three of Green Lantern Corps is all out war from cover to cover, only pausing to advance the plot of the story for a few panel before jumping back into the action.  If you're not already reading this title this is not the issue to start with unless you really want to jump right into the action without knowing what's really going on.  Despite average artwork and a plot contrivance this issue provides a lot of adrenaline rushing action and deserves four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #4

Dec 29, 2011

Both Green Lantern Corps and New Guardians keep fighting for the number two spot in my Green Lantern food chain and this issue, while perhaps light on the action, was a great read in terms of plot and character development.  In the overall story the change of pace was needed so the story could breathe a little bit before the pace picks up again.  Five out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #5

Jan 22, 2012

Issue five had a great potential to be a great build-up for the conclusion of the first story arc for the Green Lantern Corps title, but it falls short with the heavy handed way that it compares this story to war and action  films of American cinema rather than letting the reader do that themselves.  What I'm sure was planned to be a great penultimate chapter in an outstanding story instead reads like a bit of a lazy effort depending on  how much leeway the reader is willing to give the creative team.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #6

Feb 20, 2012

The war with the Keepers is over for now and this first arc comes to a close with our protagonists shaken but not fallen.  While I don't think that the ending had the epic feel I'd hoped for, the story was certainly not a let down overall.  This issue has all the action that one would expect from a book that has been described as a cosmic war comic.  Luckily for us the Keepers are left on the playing field for use by writers in the future as is fitting for characters which further define some of the modern interpretation of concepts that make up Green Lantern's mythology.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #7

Mar 21, 2012

Green Lantern Corps number seven is a great exploration of the aftermath of war and the affect it has on the people who survive it and the families of those who don't while setting the stage for the next set of events to unfold.  Some average art aside this is a solid issue getting four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #8

Apr 25, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #8 does a great job of setting up the next major chapter in the lives of John and Guy plus it deftly puts the series neatly alongside New Guardians and Green Lantern as well crafted pieces of a much larger puzzle.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #9

May 21, 2012

It's no surprise that John Stewart is found guilty but despite the lack of shock value one the last panel Green Lantern Corps #9 plays out like a taut legal drama complete with manipulations of the judicial system and evidence tampering. Well balanced with that is the human drama of seeing a man who many rally behind having their choices used to compromise them all for the sake of a larger agenda by those who have the power to control the outcome. Despite an overpowering coloring job this is a great issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #10

Jun 28, 2012

The battle may be quick, but it sure looks epicGreen Lantern Corps is a bit of a quick read, but the issue is filled with some great moments that more than makes up for it. As I read the book I was filled with a sense of impending doom, almost like the scene in "Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith" when we witness the fall of the Jedi. This events of this issue will likely resonate throughout the Green Lantern universe for the next couple of months as the bigger story planned by the creative forces behind the Green Lantern universe continues to unfold. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #11

Jul 24, 2012

The creative team on this series has another great issue to add to their resumes and this one was wall to wall action.  The quality of the Green Lantern family of books continues to be a bright spot in DC's catalog and this issue really serves as a showcase of how awesome the Green Lantern mythology can be.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #12

Aug 16, 2012

With this issue the Alpha Lanterns are no more, and while I think the script did a great job of closing this chapter on the Green Lantern Corps the pedestrian visual storytelling kept the book from being the momentous conclusion it could have been.  While no means a bad issue, it ends up being an average book.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #13

Oct 13, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #13 is a solid issue that brings the Third Army threat into the limelight at the cost of one of the book's supporting characters.  With this new threat unleashed I've got a feeling that Vandor is just one of many tragic losses the Corps are going to be faced with as this story looks to be another defining event in the history of Green Lantern.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #14

Nov 14, 2012

We knew that Guy Gardner was headed for a downfall so while it wasn't surprise to see it happen both the execution of the plot and the dialogue far exceeded any expectation I had for how the Guardians were going to move Guy off the chessboard.   An expertly crafted script with artfully crafted visuals Green Lantern Corps #14 is in my opinion the best issue of the series thus far, earning five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #15

Dec 12, 2012

This issue joins last months as two shining examples of what I love about Green Lantern's mythology. Both cosmic and very personal stories unfold in a well paced dramatic story which isn't weighed down in too much hand wringing. I respect that the reader is left to discover the layers of emotion and psychology rather than laying it out there in black and white. There's always the risk that the work will only be looked at on the surface layer, but even then the book is crafted so that even that experience is gratifying.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #16

Jan 26, 2013

The creative team on Green Lantern Corps is so consistent from month to month and it's wonderful as a reader to know that there's going to be something to look forward to every time a new issue hits the stands.  This issue is a great combination of action and personal drama with enough light humor mixed in to add a little flavor.  I'm looking forward to next week's annual to see how things wrap up before we see the Wrath of the First Lantern.   Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #17

Mar 5, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #17 continues to build up the threat of the First Lantern and allowing readers to see more of the emotional baggage that Guy has been hauling around for years.  What results is a very personal story that allows the Wrath of the First Lantern to built at a steady if casual pace.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #18

Mar 15, 2013

 Other than that and some of the questionable art on the faces of John and Fatality the artwork was pretty good.  The visual of their blood forming a heart around their dead bodies was macbre but very fitting. Uncharteristically, this issue is a bit of let down if only for the repetetive nature of the story and the lack of overall forward momentum for this arc.  While it was interesting to see how John's life might have been different it lacked in originality.  Tomasi is a great writer and I guess I expected him to tell this story differently than he did last month to prevent the cookie cutter comparisons.  That combined with some art issues result in me giving this issue three lanterns.  

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #19

Apr 14, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #19 reads pretty fast due to the decision to let the action do the talking, something that many have complained as the missing element for the Wrath of the First Lantern story.  Fernando Pasarin carries the weight of an issue which prepares the Green Lantern Corps for the final act in Peter Tomasi's run.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #20

May 24, 2013

Despite playing second fiddle to Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin's run on Green Lantern Corps has been spectacular despite living in the shadow of the flagship title. While I would have liked the team to have been given more pages to wrap up their run, I can't find fault with the creative choices made to focus on John and Guy since this really has been their title. While they don't share this issue equally, both John and Guy are given satisfying closure and put in a place where the new creative teams have nothing holding them back from going in whatever direction they want. My thanks to both Tomasi and Pasarin for giving this old Green Lantern fan so many great moments over the years.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #21

Jun 12, 2013

Venditti, Van Jensen and Chang are off to a great start with their first issue which has a little bit of everything to offer.  The balance of treating the past with reverence while still striking off in their own direction is evident and I continue to have a great feeling about the future of the Green Lantern universe in the hands of the new creative teams.  Striking a great balance between moving our established cast into a post Johns reality and introducing new elements, Green Lantern Corps #21 is a great freshman issue and earns four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #22

Jul 15, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #22 is a great issue that further establishes the Green Lantern universe without the Guardians of the Universe behind the wheel. This issue has a lot between the pages and gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #23

Aug 18, 2013

There's a lot to this issue and the whole issue is executed to near perfection with all the right notes being hit with the script.  Bernard Chang does a wonderful job overall, although I do hope he gets a better grip on Kilowog soon.  Not only is he too short in stature, his face really needs a lot more work to get it closer to model for the much loved Green Lantern.  All in all though this is a superb issue with a great little cliffhanger.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #24

Oct 9, 2013

For the second chapter of Lights Out, Green Lantern Corps #24 does an excellent job of putting our protagonists in a dire situation.  With their chances of defeating Relic diminishing with each passing moment I can't begin to think of how they are going to get out of this situation and while this often indicates that there's a deus ex machina on the horizon I have a great deal of trust in the writers that we're in for a roller coaster of a ride with a satisfying ending that will have the lasting repercussions they've alluded to.  A five out of five lantern book to be certain!

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #25

Dec 10, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #25 is a good re-introduction to John Stewart for long time fans and a great primer on the character for those new to the mythology.  It delivers on its promise of giving us a modernized retelling of a part of his past but doesn't give us the full story that the character deserves.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #26

Jan 1, 2014

Overall the issue is good read however the titular moment between John and Hal fails to strike a strong chord, suffering from brevity that prevents it from being a great moment of conflict between two great characters whose strong friendship is challenged by their differing perspectives.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #27

Jan 27, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #27 is a great issue despite some artistic inconsistency.  While the book is very much hitched to the narrative in the flagship Green Lantern book the issue doesn't mandate that you are reading it.  In all honesty thought you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not reading both titles to get the whole story.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #28

Feb 18, 2014

Green Lantern Corps continues to be a solid read and this issue continues to follow the trend. Van Jensen has a solid grasp of the characters he's shepherding and Bernard Chang's art helps bring Jensen's scripts to life. If only Chang would get his version of Kilowog more on model rather than the way he continues to draw him.  With some fun action sequences and a great surprise ending Green Lantern Corps #28 gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #29

Mar 12, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #29 is a really good example of how to showcase a number of ongoing plots without putting too much emphasis on any one of them to the point that the reader feels like there's too much crammed into one issue. The book feels denser than it is because there's so much effort placed on making sure that each element gets their due that there's little room for filler. Hat's off to Jensen for aptly providing a well crafted script and to Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo for providing strong visuals to support the great script.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #30

Apr 15, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #30 serves as the last chapter of the Durlan conflict leading us to the beginning of the "Uprising" event starting in Green Lantern #31, but it's more accurate to say that it's the middle chapter in a much larger story. Interweaving the history with the Durlans risks losing the reader, but writer Van Jensen succeeds by making both the current events and the Durlan 101 segments engaging.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #31

May 15, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #31 is a great read as a single issue, but as a part of the larger story of Uprising it feels a little disjointed. The Khund/Durlan menace comes off looking more like minor annoyances and almost as a subplot to the issues major objective - to reveal the Durlans' true goal and to return a character that hasn't been seen in quite a while.  In those areas the book excels.  I have high hopes that part three will be the issue where things take a bad turn and Uprising begins to really live up to it's potential.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #32

Jun 12, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #32 finally puts the Green Lanterns back on their heels a little bit in this confrontation with the Durlans.  While I don't think that Uprising feels like an event where one part flows naturally from one part to the next, it does succeed in conveying a singular story spanning across two titles.  I personally like the more unified approach myself but the arc has been enjoyable nonetheless.  Jensen's use of John's past mistakes and showing his ability to move on is in sharp contrast to the Durlan perspective is a good use of continuity to convey character and the issue creates a lot of anticipation for the final two parts.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #33

Jul 10, 2014

 Green Lantern Corps #33 is filled with great moments as serves as a great conclusion to Uprising.  Whether you were caught in Van Jensen's swerve or not has little bearing on whether or not you'll enjoy the issue anyway because of how well the reveal is handled and how much more there is to like about this issue.  John Stewart is put through yet another emotional wringer and while Hal Jordan and the Corps have seemingly won the war there are wounds to heal and no time to rest with the Shadow Empire looming in the....well, the shadows!  Five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #34

Aug 13, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #34 is a wonderfully crafted and executed issue that explores the humanity of the characters while ramping up the dramatic tension.  This is not a light issue and there are no yucks here to brighten the mood, nor should there be.  Solemn,  powerful and visually stunning, this issue is a superb coda to the first year of Jensen's run on the series.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #35

Oct 9, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #35 nudges the GodHead event ever so slightly forward while providing a quick paced space battle that continues to illustrate the superiority of the New Gods. Van Jensen's script provides some good character beats for the Green Lanterns and the art team of Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo rewards readers with well crafted visuals. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #36

Nov 13, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #36 is an entertaining issue, tying the recent events in the series to the GodHead event in order to make this sprawling story a bit more personal.  Van Jensen, Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo create the first male Star Sapphire and return a fan favorite character back to the spotlight.  Despite a few artistic bumps in the road the issue is a visual treat, earning four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #37

Dec 11, 2014

Green Lantern Corps #37 tips the scales ever so slightly back towards the Lanterns and further paints Highfather as a despotic ruler blindly obsessed with winning at all costs.  Van Jensen's script propels the GodHead event towards its conclusion, however the issue is hampered by having two artists whose styles go together like oil and water and the jolting differences are impossible to overlook, impacting the book's overall rating.  Three out of four lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #38

Jan 15, 2015

Green Lantern Corps #38 passes up the opportunity of exploring where GodHead leaves characters like Saint Walker in favor of plunging John Stewart into a new conflict while reminding us of a dangling plot thread from the past.  The resulting script seems haphazard and I'm left feeling like the series is being rushed forward with another conflict rather than providing the characters and readers with a character driven issue that showed the impact of recent events.  Visually the book suffers from two art styles that don't mesh well and a few major mistakes that really should have been caught by editorial.  Two out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #39

Feb 12, 2015

Green Lantern Corps #39 sets the stage for the series finale and Van Jensen isn't taking any shortcuts at this stage of the game.  While I didn't find the threat on Feska's homeworld to be engaging the horror vibe and the action make the issue an entertaining one.  For me the strength of the issue came from the "b plot" where we get new details that add a new element to a revered piece of Green Lantern lore.  The art team also turns in a wonderful effort in what amounts to a solid issue.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #40

Mar 10, 2015

Green Lantern Corps #40 serves as a fitting conclusion to Van Jensen's run on the title from a character perspective.  John Stewart and the cast that Jensen introduced during his time are each given moments which are emotionally rewarding.  However, despite the extra page count given to the finale there is a sense that an opportunity was missed to expound upon recent events in the Green Lantern universe that should have been explored here even if only as an epilogue.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1

Jan 13, 2016

Green Lantern Corps: The Edge of Oblivion #1 gets the series off to a promising start, presenting readers with a jumping on point if they haven't been following the Corps' exploits in recent months. The seeming abandonment of some elements left in the wake of The Lost Army may turn off some readers, however. Any Green Lantern story with Ethan Van Sciver's name on the cover is going to be a visual treat in my opinion, and this issue's visuals lives up to expectations. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #2

Feb 10, 2016

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #2 raises the stakes for the Corps as more obstacles prevent them from focusing on getting back home.  Tom Taylor introduces to the story's main antagonist and possibly kills off two more ring bearers while creating tension between two of the Corps mainstays.  The team of Taylor and Ethan Van Sciver are making this six issue event something not to be missed.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #3

Mar 9, 2016

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #3 shifts into a higher gear as the Green Lantern Corps set about to what may be their final mission.  With tempers flaring and the universe literally about the fall down around them the Green Lantern set out to find salvation for themselves and the inhabitants of Perduron.  However the initial confrontation with the series antagonist doesn't go as planned, leaving several members of the Corps in a very bad situation.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #4

Apr 13, 2016

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #4 provides a lot of answers about what's really going on in the final days of the universe before ours, but Tom Taylor sacrifices a few things in order to provide a great deal of exposition.  The resulting exposition laden issue is still an enjoyable read and Taylor finds a new twist on one of Geoff Johns' best stories.  Ardian Syaf and Aaron Kuder pick up the reigns from Ethan Van Sciver and do a pretty great job at keeping the look of the series consistent.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #5

May 11, 2016

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #5 is a quick read but it's filled with all the great action and adventure that the story calls for at this stage of the game.  Tom Taylor reveals the true face of the Blackest Knights in an issue where Guy Gardner's tragic past in channeled into his greatest strength, and Ardian Syaf makes it all look fantastic.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #6

Jun 8, 2016

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #6 might have dropped off from many readers' radars with all the hoopla surrounding DC's Rebirth initiative, and while the story didn't contain a great deal of depth it serves as a fun science fiction / action-adventure romp.  Tom Taylor's story served as a fun tale of high danger and great heroics, and at the end of the day that's not a bad thing.  However the disappointing ending and the failure to make the antagonists more interesting left me wanting a bit more.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1

Sep 11, 2014

Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1 shows John Stewart at his lowest point yet reveals a future that's full of compassion, that despite giving in to his inner demons a light still exists that can provide salvation.  While the issue misses the mark by not showing more motivation for going to that dark place beyond what the reader already knows, writer Van Jensen still provides enough emotional resonance to make the issue an interesting read.  The art suffers a little due to having too many pens on the pages but overall the issue is worth picking up.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1

Oct 1, 2014

Like the Sinestro Corps Special and Blackest Night #0, the Green Lantern / New Gods: GodHead one-shot bursts off the comic store shelf and screams, "read me!"  Successfully establishing the New Gods in the New52 multiverse the issue does a great job in letting us know that something epic is about to unfold over the next few months.  While the issue does have a couple of puzzling moments and doesn't spend enough time establishing the personalities of the inhabitants of New Genesis as I'd like, there's so much to like in how the issue sets up the event that it's easy to overlook any shortcomings.  Four (and a half) lanterns out of five.

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8.0
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #6

Jan 15, 2011

Another great issue in my favorite family of DC books. Pete Tomasi and the art team do a great job of keeping the momentum going with this title as we rapidly approach March's launch of the "War of the Green Lantern" event. Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #7

Feb 20, 2011

Overall this issue brings the story to as satisfying of an ending as it can, but the issues I've stated above with some of the writing decisions brought the issue down in my opinion. Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #8

Apr 5, 2011

This is a solid issue, but no anything that stands out as being above or below average. I can't rave about it in one direction or another and while I like the story so far, I'm anxiously waiting for the story to really start and we just aren't there yet. Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #9

May 5, 2011

This issue propels the story along and starts to tie together some of the subplots back into the main story. While no necessarily answering any of the questions that readers have this issue gives us just enough to keep those things in the forefront of our minds and wanting to know the answers. Uneven art aside, this was a good issue earning three out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern: Futures End #1

Sep 3, 2014

Green Lantern: Futures End #1 is a thoroughly enjoyable glimpse into the potential future of Hal Jordan.  There are well written emotional moments which stay consistent with Hal's history but provide new interactions which are both touching and bittersweet.  Balancing out the narrative is a great reminder of why Blackest Night was such a great story filled with new twists that reveal the fates of some familiar faces that haven't been seen in the pages of Green Lantern for quite some time.  With little to find fault with this issue gets five out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #0

Sep 24, 2012

Despite some leaps in logic I still liked this issue better than Green Lantern Corps #0.  I'm a little disappointed that we got a continuation of the series rather than perhaps a fleshed out origin for Kyle now that he's no longer the randomly chosen guy who walks out of a bar.  I had hoped that we'd get to see more about why Ganthet chose him and what is in his makeup that makes him the one guy who can channel all of the emotions in the spectrum.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #1

Oct 1, 2011

As I said at the start of this review, a Kyle Rayner book is a hard sell for me, but in the end I found that this issue was more enjoyable than Red Lanterns, but not as much as the main Green Lantern title or Green Lantern Corps.  Despite what I think is a waste of page count in the middle of the book and some far reaching logic I think that Green Lantern: New Guardians is a solid entry point for new readers and is on the right track for the pre-relaunch fan.  This issue gets three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #2

Nov 1, 2011

Despite that artistic issue, I loved issue two of New Guardians.  Kyle is pulled into a situation that is larger than he is and for right now he's a passenger on this crazy train.  Next issue is going to be great as presumably he will be thrown into conflict with not only the Guardians, but the rest of the New Guardians who are only minutes away from touching down on Oa.  This issue has a lot to offer between the action and intrigue and I for one can't wait for the third issue to arrive.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #3

Nov 27, 2011

There's a trend to end a lot of comics these days with a surprise or shock ending, and Green Lantern: New Guardians continues that trend.  Sprinkled with more information about the early days of the Guardians and the their exploration of the emotional spectrum, Saint Walker's hopeful reunion with Ganthet going awry, and the arrival of Larfleeze, this third issue has a lot to like.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #4

Dec 29, 2011

This issue does a lot to move the plot along without giving up action or character development.  This is my favorite issue of the series yet and I for one can't wait for issue five.  Five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #5

Jan 28, 2012

Initially I wasn't sure how much I'd like the New Guardians title, but five issues in and it's the book I look the more forward to after the main Green Lantern title.  And that says a lot about the book for someone like me who has never really liked Kyle Rayner to admit.  While it's the exploration and of the color spectrum and the cosmic science fiction elements that are bringing me to this book month after month, I truly am enjoying this series and this is the best issue yet.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #6

Feb 24, 2012

While this issue is a fast read the level of action and seeing them New Guardians get taken out so easily by this new foe made the book exciting.  Clearly this isn't a character driven issue although we see more about the nature of the cast through their responses to this greater threat.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #7

Mar 31, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians number seven peels the layers back on cosmic history and reveals more about Invictus, a character that deserves to have a long lifespan in the Green Lantern universe once this story is over.  Providing a great deal of dialogue in an issue filled with awe inspiring artwork the creative team of Tony Bedard and Tyler Kirkham has turned this title from the book I was the least excited about into one of the books I look forward to the most each month.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #8

May 1, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians has been a consistently good book and while I was content to think of it as the third best Green Lantern title it continues to exceed my expectations.  Issue eight is another winner with great artwork and a well balanced narrative.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #9

May 30, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians #9 is an action packed issue that shines a big bright blue light directly on Saint Walker and gives the beloved Blue Lantern some great character defining moments.  Just under the surface are some moments of intrigue as the plans of the Guardians creep ever closer to seeing fruition.  With just a few months left before we hit what's being billed as a cornerstone moment for the Green Lantern universe this issue keeps the tempo building.  Four out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #10

Jul 4, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians is my second favorite book in the new DC universe, right behind the main Green Lantern title.  I've really enjoyed the exploration of the cast and the galactic space adventure and this issue continues to advance the elements that brought the characters together while prepping the series for the upcoming intersection with the rest of the books in the Green Lantern family.  Unfortunately the shoddy art makes a great book look like it was done by an amateur and it's much less than a book of this caliber deserves.  Perhaps I'm being too harsh but for me it brings this book down to two lanterns out of five.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #11

Jul 28, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians #11 is a great read supported by equally great art and instantly returns this series to its former glory.  As the action gets hot and heavy there's still quite a bit of depth to this issue and that's a great reward for fans who've been reading this series since the beginning as the first chapter of this series rapidly comes  to a close.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #12

Aug 24, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians #12 brings the first saga to a close, and while the ending is a bit of a letdown it's a necessary component in how this book dovetails into the greater fabric of the Green Lantern universe. Definitely not the book to pick up if you're thinking of jumping on board, but a must read if you've been following this story to any degree. The stage is set for the rise of the Third Army and the major events that will shape these books for months to come.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #13

Oct 21, 2012

Kyle's journey through the emotional spectrum takes center stage as it should and writer Tony Bedard smartly shrinks the cast of the book to maximize the amount of panel time that can be spent on a story which is being rushed to fit into the greater Green Lantern universe'stime-frame. What results is something that feels rushed rather than being an interesting dialogue about how people learn to control the emotions we all have brewing underneath our skin. The largely lackluster art doesn't serve the story for the most part and hinders the book more than helps it. Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #14

Nov 21, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians is the book that I think is struggling the most with infusing the Third Army story into its pages. When left to its own devices this series has been one of my favorites and these past two issues in my opinion have not compared well with what has come before. Between some really bad art and rushing the plot for the sake of the greater narrative this issue ends up being just and average book when it really deserves so much more. Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #15

Jan 2, 2013

New Guardians continues an unfortunate trend of over simplifying what should be a much more powerful story in order to work itself into an editorially mandated timeline.  Despite the fresh new artistic outlook the stunted story telling and a major continuity contradiction lessens what would normally be an above average issue.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #16

Jan 29, 2013

Despite what I'd consider a lackluster buildup Kyle's journey to master the entire emotional spectrum reaches an appropriately epic conclusion.  Green Lantern: New Guardians #16 is the best single issue of the series in several months and deserves four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #17

Mar 5, 2013

New Guardians #17 does a good job for their part in the "It's a Wonderful Life" chapter of the Wrath of the First Lantern.  Kyle's reactions to seeing these alternate lives are well done and we can all imagine ourselves if we could have just a few more moments with someone we lost that we loved.  With Kuder off the book it will be interesting to see who steps in to finish out the arc before the new team jumps on board.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #18

Mar 26, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #18 is one of the better chapters of the Wrath of the First Lantern so far, delving into alternate lives for three of the regulars.  While Larfleeze gets the short end of the stick the issue has a lot going for it while possibly tipping the hand ever so slightly at the nature of the First Lantern.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #19

Apr 25, 2013

If anything I feel a little like issue nineteen was a bit of a filler and did little more than move the characters around in order for them to be where they need to be for the finale. It's unfortunate because there was some interesting potential here for diving a bit deeper into the nature of both the Star Sapphires and White Lanterns let alone their earthly ring bearers.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #20

Jun 1, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #20 is a fitting end to Tony Bedard's tenure as the guiding hand of the series.  While the issue lacks a driving plot to wrap around the great character exploration it is a fitting bookend for the title as part of the Johns era.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #21

Jun 19, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #21 reads very much like a first issue, establishing the focus of the series and the motivations for our protagonists. With the introduction of Relic we've got the first big threat in the post-Johns era and he will no doubt wreak havoc at every turn on a Green Lantern Corps that no longer has a vote of confidence from the universal community. Issue twenty one is a fun read that sets the series up for a bright (white) future. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #22

Jul 19, 2013

Once Kyle makes his escape it's time for Relic to move on, but not before Kyle makes a few prophetic gloom and doom comments about the nature of this being who now has a much better understanding of the universe he's now inhabiting. Relic means to extinguish the lights of the emotional spectrum and we already know that pretty soon it will indeed be "Lights Out" for the Green Lantern family of books. Issue twenty two has some great art and wonderfully establishes Relic for the reader, making it a must read for Green Lantern fans.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #23

Sep 2, 2013

One has to wonder if Kyle's abilities will be in any way affected by the loss of the blue light of Hope.  There is a part of me who wonders if, at some point down the line, Kyle will literally be the Torchbearer for a number of Corps as one by one their lights go out, one day reigniting them all.  Time will tell how it all plays out, but for now New Guardians #23 gets the first perfect score of the post-Johns era.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #24

Oct 21, 2013

While Green Lantern: New Guardians #24 doesn't seem to push the story along very far it provides enough pause in the action to allow the reader to really digest what's gone on so far and let the realization of the loss of the Blue Lanterns and Oa sink in.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #25

Dec 17, 2013

All in all issue twenty five is a fun read, playing to the science fiction element of the Green Lantern mythos and using the revelations about the emotional spectrum to drive the cast to explore strange new worlds as it were.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #26

Jan 2, 2014

Green Lantern: New Guardians #26 is a great example of how well the Green Lantern mythology plays with different genres whether it be traditional spandex clad superhero action or thought provoking science fiction. Justin Jordan and Brad Walker continue to make this title a great read - four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #27

Feb 12, 2014

While Brad Walker provides this issue's cover, it's Andrei Bressan who provide the interiors and for the most part the issue looks pretty darn good other than Carol's hair taking on a life of its own.  All is all a good issue if unremarkable in the grand scheme of things.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #28

Mar 2, 2014

With Justin Jordan putting the Kyle/Carol relationship on the back burner for this issue Green Lantern: New Guardians #28 poses some thought provoking ideas if you want to look for them but serves just as well as the set up for a great sci-fi action adventure romp.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #29

Mar 23, 2014

I rarely give out a five lantern review and usually reserve them for the issues which have a huge scale and impact on the mythology alongside being exemplars of the best the medium has to offer. But I find that other than a totally misleading cover this issue is just so well done that it deserves my highest rating despite not being some major event. Five out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #30

Apr 17, 2014

At the end of the day Green Lantern: New Guardians #30 is a good if slightly average issue that suffers from the lack of any sort of satisfying closure to what has been a promising story. While there are a couple of moments which provide some emotional resonance they pale in comparison to what might have been.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #31

May 22, 2014

Issue 31 is a good if somewhat uneventful issue with Jordan spending the lion's share of the pages to position Kyle for what comes next.  For that reason it almost feels like a filler issue that you could almost skip reading and not have missed too much.  I enjoyed the Mogo back story and it was for me the most interesting part of the book and while I found the issue enjoyable I put it down looking more forward to the potential of the title's future than anything else.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #32

Jun 20, 2014

Green Lantern: New Guardians #32 is largely a setup issue and what it may lack in a driving plot it more than makes up for with atmosphere thanks in large part to some spectacular work by the art team.  While we know very little about the Psions from this issue alone it appears that they are much more ruthless than their previous incarnation and they clearly have some sort of motivation for wanting the New Guardians in their presence.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #33

Jul 17, 2014

My rating for this comic will likely be lower than other reviews that are written for this issue not because of my disdain for the budding romantic relationship but for the fact that issue doesn't move the story along much further than providing some background detail on the antagonists for this arc, information for anyone who remembers the Psions that added nothing new.  While I can't give this issue much in terms of substance I do credit both Justin Jordan and the art teams with well earned style points.  What the issue lacks in overall narrative it makes up for in tone and atmosphere.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #35

Oct 15, 2014

Green Lantern: New Guardians #35 provides GodHead with the needed perspective that there really are no true villains in this story.  Highfather is portrayed much more, well, human and it goes a long way to establish the New 52 version of his character and provide insight on the New Gods that this event has been lacking up until now.  This issue serves as a parting of the ways between Kyle, Carol and the New Guardians in more ways than one while pushing the overall arc of GodHead forward considerably.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #36

Nov 20, 2014

What Green Lantern: New Guardians #36 may lack as a standalone issue it exceeds in being a vital chapter of GodHead by substantially propelling the overall narrative forward and setting the stage for the second half of this family-wide event.  The art quality isn't quite up to par with previous issues of the series despite some nice character work.  In the end the issue feel rather average overall, getting three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #37

Dec 17, 2014

Green Lantern: New Guardians #37 provides the necessary reunion between several of the main cast but fails to develop the GodHead story in a meaningful way,  Readers who don't regularly follow the series will likely find it less satisfying than those who are routinely along to witness Kyle Rayner's exploits.  As we prepare to head into the final week of the latest Green Lantern event this issue doesn't feel like it is as much a part of the third act of a sprawling cosmic saga as it does a regular issue of a series.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #38

Jan 21, 2015

Green Lantern: New Guardians #38 kick off the last storyline of this series not with a bang, but with a more subtle bump.  While the interpersonal moments between Kyle Rayner and Carol Ferris are much needed they don't get as much time to breath as they should so that the final three-part story can be set up.  The result is a good issue but one which would have been better had Jordan put a little more meat on the readers' plate.  Diogene Neves does an admirable job with art, only really stumbling as many artists do with Kyle's mask.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #39

Feb 19, 2015

Green Lantern: New Guardians #39 is a compelling penultimate chapter to the journey Kyle Rayner has been on since the title's inception.  Writer Justin Jordan effectively weaves his Futures End plot into current continuity and creates enough doubt about the fate of the titular character to build readers' anticipation for the final act.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #40

Mar 18, 2015

Green Lantern: New Guardians #40 ends its run on a triumphant but very predictable note in a tale where Kyle Rayner's personal journey heavily trumps the plot.  What is essentially the end of a chapter in the White Lantern's life is also the start of another, but a new beginning which has no future in DC's publishing plans.  Three out of five lanterns.

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0.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians Annual #1

Jan 9, 2013

I'm not one of those jaded fans who just criticizes anything, but at the same time I cannot have any sense of credibility if I gloss over books that are just plain horrible and this annual is perhaps the second worst book I've ever reviewed on this site with this issue only being ever so slightly more redeeming than Green Lantern / Plastic Man: Weapons of Mass Deception. If you haven't picked this one up do yourself a favor and pass on it because it is not worth the money. Zero lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians Annual #2

May 1, 2014

Overall this annual succeeded in its main objective of bringing the mystery of Kyle's time on the other side of the Source Wall to the forefront. There are a couple of what I'd consider major narrative issues in terms of the Guardians' actions and Kyle's out of the blue understanding of what's going on that brings it down a peg for me.  I would give this book three out of five lanterns for someone who is okay with the Carol/Kyle thing. But for me personally I find it such a stretch and I cannot get behind it, so I'm dropping it down to two out of five lanterns for readers like me who don't buy into it.  

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #0

Sep 24, 2012

Despite some leaps in logic I still liked this issue better than Green Lantern Corps #0.  I'm a little disappointed that we got a continuation of the series rather than perhaps a fleshed out origin for Kyle now that he's no longer the randomly chosen guy who walks out of a bar.  I had hoped that we'd get to see more about why Ganthet chose him and what is in his makeup that makes him the one guy who can channel all of the emotions in the spectrum.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #1

Oct 1, 2011

As I said at the start of this review, a Kyle Rayner book is a hard sell for me, but in the end I found that this issue was more enjoyable than Red Lanterns, but not as much as the main Green Lantern title or Green Lantern Corps.  Despite what I think is a waste of page count in the middle of the book and some far reaching logic I think that Green Lantern: New Guardians is a solid entry point for new readers and is on the right track for the pre-relaunch fan.  This issue gets three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #2

Nov 1, 2011

Despite that artistic issue, I loved issue two of New Guardians.  Kyle is pulled into a situation that is larger than he is and for right now he's a passenger on this crazy train.  Next issue is going to be great as presumably he will be thrown into conflict with not only the Guardians, but the rest of the New Guardians who are only minutes away from touching down on Oa.  This issue has a lot to offer between the action and intrigue and I for one can't wait for the third issue to arrive.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #3

Nov 27, 2011

There's a trend to end a lot of comics these days with a surprise or shock ending, and Green Lantern: New Guardians continues that trend.  Sprinkled with more information about the early days of the Guardians and the their exploration of the emotional spectrum, Saint Walker's hopeful reunion with Ganthet going awry, and the arrival of Larfleeze, this third issue has a lot to like.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #4

Dec 29, 2011

This issue does a lot to move the plot along without giving up action or character development.  This is my favorite issue of the series yet and I for one can't wait for issue five.  Five out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #5

Jan 28, 2012

Initially I wasn't sure how much I'd like the New Guardians title, but five issues in and it's the book I look the more forward to after the main Green Lantern title.  And that says a lot about the book for someone like me who has never really liked Kyle Rayner to admit.  While it's the exploration and of the color spectrum and the cosmic science fiction elements that are bringing me to this book month after month, I truly am enjoying this series and this is the best issue yet.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #6

Feb 24, 2012

While this issue is a fast read the level of action and seeing them New Guardians get taken out so easily by this new foe made the book exciting.  Clearly this isn't a character driven issue although we see more about the nature of the cast through their responses to this greater threat.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #7

Mar 31, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians number seven peels the layers back on cosmic history and reveals more about Invictus, a character that deserves to have a long lifespan in the Green Lantern universe once this story is over.  Providing a great deal of dialogue in an issue filled with awe inspiring artwork the creative team of Tony Bedard and Tyler Kirkham has turned this title from the book I was the least excited about into one of the books I look forward to the most each month.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #8

May 1, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians has been a consistently good book and while I was content to think of it as the third best Green Lantern title it continues to exceed my expectations.  Issue eight is another winner with great artwork and a well balanced narrative.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #9

May 30, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians #9 is an action packed issue that shines a big bright blue light directly on Saint Walker and gives the beloved Blue Lantern some great character defining moments.  Just under the surface are some moments of intrigue as the plans of the Guardians creep ever closer to seeing fruition.  With just a few months left before we hit what's being billed as a cornerstone moment for the Green Lantern universe this issue keeps the tempo building.  Four out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #10

Jul 4, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians is my second favorite book in the new DC universe, right behind the main Green Lantern title.  I've really enjoyed the exploration of the cast and the galactic space adventure and this issue continues to advance the elements that brought the characters together while prepping the series for the upcoming intersection with the rest of the books in the Green Lantern family.  Unfortunately the shoddy art makes a great book look like it was done by an amateur and it's much less than a book of this caliber deserves.  Perhaps I'm being too harsh but for me it brings this book down to two lanterns out of five.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #11

Jul 28, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians #11 is a great read supported by equally great art and instantly returns this series to its former glory.  As the action gets hot and heavy there's still quite a bit of depth to this issue and that's a great reward for fans who've been reading this series since the beginning as the first chapter of this series rapidly comes  to a close.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #12

Aug 24, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians #12 brings the first saga to a close, and while the ending is a bit of a letdown it's a necessary component in how this book dovetails into the greater fabric of the Green Lantern universe. Definitely not the book to pick up if you're thinking of jumping on board, but a must read if you've been following this story to any degree. The stage is set for the rise of the Third Army and the major events that will shape these books for months to come.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #13

Oct 21, 2012

Kyle's journey through the emotional spectrum takes center stage as it should and writer Tony Bedard smartly shrinks the cast of the book to maximize the amount of panel time that can be spent on a story which is being rushed to fit into the greater Green Lantern universe'stime-frame. What results is something that feels rushed rather than being an interesting dialogue about how people learn to control the emotions we all have brewing underneath our skin. The largely lackluster art doesn't serve the story for the most part and hinders the book more than helps it. Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #14

Nov 21, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians is the book that I think is struggling the most with infusing the Third Army story into its pages. When left to its own devices this series has been one of my favorites and these past two issues in my opinion have not compared well with what has come before. Between some really bad art and rushing the plot for the sake of the greater narrative this issue ends up being just and average book when it really deserves so much more. Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #15

Jan 2, 2013

New Guardians continues an unfortunate trend of over simplifying what should be a much more powerful story in order to work itself into an editorially mandated timeline.  Despite the fresh new artistic outlook the stunted story telling and a major continuity contradiction lessens what would normally be an above average issue.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #16

Jan 29, 2013

Despite what I'd consider a lackluster buildup Kyle's journey to master the entire emotional spectrum reaches an appropriately epic conclusion.  Green Lantern: New Guardians #16 is the best single issue of the series in several months and deserves four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #17

Mar 5, 2013

New Guardians #17 does a good job for their part in the "It's a Wonderful Life" chapter of the Wrath of the First Lantern.  Kyle's reactions to seeing these alternate lives are well done and we can all imagine ourselves if we could have just a few more moments with someone we lost that we loved.  With Kuder off the book it will be interesting to see who steps in to finish out the arc before the new team jumps on board.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #18

Mar 26, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #18 is one of the better chapters of the Wrath of the First Lantern so far, delving into alternate lives for three of the regulars.  While Larfleeze gets the short end of the stick the issue has a lot going for it while possibly tipping the hand ever so slightly at the nature of the First Lantern.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #19

Apr 25, 2013

If anything I feel a little like issue nineteen was a bit of a filler and did little more than move the characters around in order for them to be where they need to be for the finale. It's unfortunate because there was some interesting potential here for diving a bit deeper into the nature of both the Star Sapphires and White Lanterns let alone their earthly ring bearers.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #20

Jun 1, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #20 is a fitting end to Tony Bedard's tenure as the guiding hand of the series.  While the issue lacks a driving plot to wrap around the great character exploration it is a fitting bookend for the title as part of the Johns era.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #21

Jun 19, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #21 reads very much like a first issue, establishing the focus of the series and the motivations for our protagonists. With the introduction of Relic we've got the first big threat in the post-Johns era and he will no doubt wreak havoc at every turn on a Green Lantern Corps that no longer has a vote of confidence from the universal community. Issue twenty one is a fun read that sets the series up for a bright (white) future. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #22

Jul 19, 2013

Once Kyle makes his escape it's time for Relic to move on, but not before Kyle makes a few prophetic gloom and doom comments about the nature of this being who now has a much better understanding of the universe he's now inhabiting. Relic means to extinguish the lights of the emotional spectrum and we already know that pretty soon it will indeed be "Lights Out" for the Green Lantern family of books. Issue twenty two has some great art and wonderfully establishes Relic for the reader, making it a must read for Green Lantern fans.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #23

Sep 2, 2013

One has to wonder if Kyle's abilities will be in any way affected by the loss of the blue light of Hope.  There is a part of me who wonders if, at some point down the line, Kyle will literally be the Torchbearer for a number of Corps as one by one their lights go out, one day reigniting them all.  Time will tell how it all plays out, but for now New Guardians #23 gets the first perfect score of the post-Johns era.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #24

Oct 21, 2013

While Green Lantern: New Guardians #24 doesn't seem to push the story along very far it provides enough pause in the action to allow the reader to really digest what's gone on so far and let the realization of the loss of the Blue Lanterns and Oa sink in.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #25

Dec 17, 2013

All in all issue twenty five is a fun read, playing to the science fiction element of the Green Lantern mythos and using the revelations about the emotional spectrum to drive the cast to explore strange new worlds as it were.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #26

Jan 2, 2014

Green Lantern: New Guardians #26 is a great example of how well the Green Lantern mythology plays with different genres whether it be traditional spandex clad superhero action or thought provoking science fiction. Justin Jordan and Brad Walker continue to make this title a great read - four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #27

Feb 12, 2014

While Brad Walker provides this issue's cover, it's Andrei Bressan who provide the interiors and for the most part the issue looks pretty darn good other than Carol's hair taking on a life of its own.  All is all a good issue if unremarkable in the grand scheme of things.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #28

Mar 2, 2014

With Justin Jordan putting the Kyle/Carol relationship on the back burner for this issue Green Lantern: New Guardians #28 poses some thought provoking ideas if you want to look for them but serves just as well as the set up for a great sci-fi action adventure romp.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #29

Mar 23, 2014

I rarely give out a five lantern review and usually reserve them for the issues which have a huge scale and impact on the mythology alongside being exemplars of the best the medium has to offer. But I find that other than a totally misleading cover this issue is just so well done that it deserves my highest rating despite not being some major event. Five out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #30

Apr 17, 2014

At the end of the day Green Lantern: New Guardians #30 is a good if slightly average issue that suffers from the lack of any sort of satisfying closure to what has been a promising story. While there are a couple of moments which provide some emotional resonance they pale in comparison to what might have been.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #31

May 22, 2014

Issue 31 is a good if somewhat uneventful issue with Jordan spending the lion's share of the pages to position Kyle for what comes next.  For that reason it almost feels like a filler issue that you could almost skip reading and not have missed too much.  I enjoyed the Mogo back story and it was for me the most interesting part of the book and while I found the issue enjoyable I put it down looking more forward to the potential of the title's future than anything else.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #32

Jun 20, 2014

Green Lantern: New Guardians #32 is largely a setup issue and what it may lack in a driving plot it more than makes up for with atmosphere thanks in large part to some spectacular work by the art team.  While we know very little about the Psions from this issue alone it appears that they are much more ruthless than their previous incarnation and they clearly have some sort of motivation for wanting the New Guardians in their presence.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #33

Jul 17, 2014

My rating for this comic will likely be lower than other reviews that are written for this issue not because of my disdain for the budding romantic relationship but for the fact that issue doesn't move the story along much further than providing some background detail on the antagonists for this arc, information for anyone who remembers the Psions that added nothing new.  While I can't give this issue much in terms of substance I do credit both Justin Jordan and the art teams with well earned style points.  What the issue lacks in overall narrative it makes up for in tone and atmosphere.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #35

Oct 15, 2014

Green Lantern: New Guardians #35 provides GodHead with the needed perspective that there really are no true villains in this story.  Highfather is portrayed much more, well, human and it goes a long way to establish the New 52 version of his character and provide insight on the New Gods that this event has been lacking up until now.  This issue serves as a parting of the ways between Kyle, Carol and the New Guardians in more ways than one while pushing the overall arc of GodHead forward considerably.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #36

Nov 20, 2014

What Green Lantern: New Guardians #36 may lack as a standalone issue it exceeds in being a vital chapter of GodHead by substantially propelling the overall narrative forward and setting the stage for the second half of this family-wide event.  The art quality isn't quite up to par with previous issues of the series despite some nice character work.  In the end the issue feel rather average overall, getting three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #37

Dec 17, 2014

Green Lantern: New Guardians #37 provides the necessary reunion between several of the main cast but fails to develop the GodHead story in a meaningful way,  Readers who don't regularly follow the series will likely find it less satisfying than those who are routinely along to witness Kyle Rayner's exploits.  As we prepare to head into the final week of the latest Green Lantern event this issue doesn't feel like it is as much a part of the third act of a sprawling cosmic saga as it does a regular issue of a series.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #38

Jan 21, 2015

Green Lantern: New Guardians #38 kick off the last storyline of this series not with a bang, but with a more subtle bump.  While the interpersonal moments between Kyle Rayner and Carol Ferris are much needed they don't get as much time to breath as they should so that the final three-part story can be set up.  The result is a good issue but one which would have been better had Jordan put a little more meat on the readers' plate.  Diogene Neves does an admirable job with art, only really stumbling as many artists do with Kyle's mask.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #39

Feb 19, 2015

Green Lantern: New Guardians #39 is a compelling penultimate chapter to the journey Kyle Rayner has been on since the title's inception.  Writer Justin Jordan effectively weaves his Futures End plot into current continuity and creates enough doubt about the fate of the titular character to build readers' anticipation for the final act.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #40

Mar 18, 2015

Green Lantern: New Guardians #40 ends its run on a triumphant but very predictable note in a tale where Kyle Rayner's personal journey heavily trumps the plot.  What is essentially the end of a chapter in the White Lantern's life is also the start of another, but a new beginning which has no future in DC's publishing plans.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0

Dec 17, 2011

I know fun is a four letter word that comics fans seem to scorn these days, but this book was just that and it had more action in it than some of the other Green Lantern family members of late.  Gone are the days when most kids can walk into a store and buy a comic book and find new exciting places and adventures to inspire and thrill them.  So this book is unashamedly fun, and captivating and silly sometimes.  But that's okay because for a few minutes there I kind of felt like a kid again...and that's worth $3 to me.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #1

Jun 25, 2015

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #1 doesn't answer any questions nor should it in the first issue.  Instead Cullen Bunn gives readers some tantalizing clues that encourage a return visit for the next installment.  From the surprise return of Guy Gardner to the hints of a universe gone by to Jesus Saiz's beautiful artwork, this issue does a great job of introducing to the strange new (or old!) world that is now home to the Green Lantern Corps.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #2

Jul 16, 2015

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #2 entertains but with the main plot mired in the unknown the series appears as if it lacks a central focus beyond trying to get home. The revelation that the Corps are displaced in time rather than space might come as a surprise to some, but for many readers it's more of a confirmation of suspicions based on the clues dropped last month. Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #3

Aug 20, 2015

Overall Green Lantern: The Lost Army #3 is an average book that does little to propel the overall story but does succeed in terms of creating some friction between Guy Gardner and John Stewart. The art is pretty but neither Jesus Saiz or Cliff Richards are given much to do and in the end the issue feels like we've "been there, done that" already.

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6.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #4

Sep 16, 2015

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #4 picks up the pace a little from previous installments and we finally get to see what has happened to a number of other members of the Green Lantern Corps. With only two issues left there's a feeling that there's too much to resolve and not nearly enough time for Cullen Bunn to provide a satisfactory conclusion. We are two thirds of the way through the series and we haven't gotten any answers as to why the Army of Green Lanterns is lost yet. Javier Pina's artwork is a bit of a step behind what readers have come to expect from the first few issues. Three out of four lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #5

Oct 22, 2015

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #5 is an action packed issue which serves up plenty of action and great character moments. There are a few bumps in the road which may be the result of trying to hurry this series towards next month's final issue and there are still no answers to many of the questions raised since the series began. Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #6

Nov 22, 2015

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #6 ends the series leaving the reader with a sense that there was so much more to this story than we got to read, that there was a greater tale to be told had Cullen Bunn been allowed to realize the potential the series started with. It's no surprise that the finale doesn't end so much as leave the reader with a "to be continued" not knowing how the next creative team will finish the job. Full of sound and fury but signifying nothing this last issue ends on a mediocre note.

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6.0
Green Lantern: The New Guardians: Futures End #1

Sep 18, 2014

While Green Lantern: New Guardians Futures End #1 is an average issue which suffers from spending far too much time on introducing a rather uninteresting new protagonist and far too little time on the elements of the series that the readers are invested in.  The result is one of wasted potential in what could have been an emotionally powerful tale had the decision been made to spend more time with the series's lead character.  Three out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lanterns #1

Jun 20, 2016

Green Lanterns #1 has too much past history for new readers who may find the plot hard to follow without knowing a considerable amount of backstory while ignoring enough history to make long time readers feel that what came before doesn't matter.  It's a series built upon a muddled continuity and a forced agenda which dilutes the Green Lantern legacy.  Two out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lanterns #2

Jul 6, 2016

In the end I find Green Lanterns #2 as much of a test of my willpower to get through as making a construct is for Jessica Cruz.  The issue is weighed down by poorly written superfluous inner monologues and cliched characterizations of the lead characters.  Two out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lanterns #3

Jul 20, 2016

Green Lanterns #3 continues to suffer from bad dialogue and this time around the art takes a hit as well with too many people sharing the workload. While there's a sense of potential in this series it seems that, like Jessica Cruz, the creative team isn't able to summon what's needed to execute.  Two out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lanterns #4

Aug 3, 2016

Green Lanterns #4 showcases the inner demons of both Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz as the two look to find common ground with each other.  This is a good thing if you've become invested in them as characters by now, but if not you'll likely find the issue pretty boring.  There are some nagging continuity bumps in the road that new readers likely won't catch, but veteran readers will likely be more difficult to overlook.  Two out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lanterns #5

Aug 17, 2016

Green Lanterns #5 is one action sequence which goes on too long and does nothing to promote the growth of the story.  Nearly a ridiculously high 70% of the panels in this issue feature nothing more than inner monologues of the two main characters, and many of those offer no new insight into our protagonists.   This issue screams filler - two out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lanterns #6

Sep 20, 2016

Green Lanterns #6 is a somewhat anti-climatic conclusion to the first arc of the series but leaves the reader intrigued by the story potential of what's to come in the weeks ahead.  Jessica and Simon seem to move forward in accepting each other as partners but the whole journey seems to be a paint by numbers affair.  Six out of ten lanterns.

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5.0
Green Lanterns #7

Sep 21, 2016

While Green Lanterns #7 showcases the humanity of the titular characters it does so at the expense of everything else that makes up a good comic.  Combined with some questionable choices about what the lead characters do with their newfound knowledge of the Phantom Ring and clunky attempts at humor the bad outweighs the good in my opinion.  Five out of ten lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lanterns #8

Oct 5, 2016

Green Lanterns #8 is more of a trick than a treat with a few brief interesting moments revolving around the history of the Phantom Ring and an the foreshadowing of the Phantom Lantern.  The issue suffers from poor dialog and art inconsistencies that are hard to overlook.  Four out of ten lanterns.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #9

Oct 19, 2016

Green Lanterns #9 takes an interesting turn by reducing the ring bearers to background characters in favor of looking at the Green Lanterns through a very different lens.  Sam Humphrie's story fleshes out the Green Lantern mythology by expanding on the story of a "blink and you'll miss him" character and pushing him to the forefront.  The result is a tale more compelling than either of the regular stars of the series, earning eight out of ten lanterns.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #10

Nov 2, 2016

Green Lanterns #10 is a quick read to be sure, but it's a good start on the second arc of the series.  By leaving the established mythology behind and forging something original Sam Humphries is adding something unique to the storied lore of the Green Lantern universe.  The art remains consistently inconsistent which DC would do well to pay some attention to rectifying.  Seven out of ten lanterns.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #11

Nov 17, 2016

Green Lanterns #11 is one of the better issues in the series thus far, albeit I think that Sam Humphries would have been better served in letting the Phantom Lantern enjoy his time in the sun and putting the pressure on the Green Lanterns before giving us his fall from grace.  Robson Rocha's expressive artwork compliments Humphries script nicely in this second chapter of "The Phantom Lantern".  Seven out of ten lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lanterns #12

Dec 7, 2016

Green Lanterns #12 is an issue with its gears stuck in neutral as nothing happens to propel the story along and in fact seems like a retread of issue 11.  While this issue isn't bad it certainly feels like a filler issue.  This installment is nice to look at, but there's very little meat on these bones.  Six out of ten lanterns.

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4.0
Green Lanterns #13

Dec 21, 2016

Green Lanterns #13 is a mediocre chapter in "The Phantom Lantern" arc and the series continues to feel like a retread of what's come before.  I have real problems with the continuity with established Lantern Lore which greatly impacted my score on an issue that was already ho-hum.  Four out of ten lanterns.

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5.0
Green Lanterns #14

Jan 4, 2017

Green Lanterns #14 sadly stumbles across the finish line with a rather disappointing conclusion.  I had high hopes for this arc but in the end the conclusion wasn't nearly as good as the initial buildup.  Five out of ten lanterns.  

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8.0
Green Lanterns #15

Jan 19, 2017

Green Lanterns #15 is an example of what the comics medium can be when it tackles social issues.  While not a great Green Lantern story per se the issue admirably succeeds in taking readers inside a very real problem shared by many of our fellow beings.  Share this issue with someone you know who struggles with anxiety issues and have your own conversation over a pile of pancakes.  Eight out of ten lanterns.

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6.0
Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

In the end Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1 is a mixed bag with the unveiling of yet another intergalactic threat tied to secret Guardian history.  Simon Baz is given the disservice of having his firmly established Green Lantern resume overlooked in favor of trying to sell readers on having rookie status which, while new reader friendly, essentially tells the long time reader that what they have read before doesn't really matter.  Ethan Van Sciver once again graces the pages of a Green Lantern book with his spectacular artwork, although co-contributor Ed Benes falters with his share of the book.  A generous three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #1

Jul 27, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 is typical for a first issue in terms of setting the tone and direction for the series' first arc.  With a nice blend of character moments, action and atmosphere Robert Venditti has set the stage for an epic struggle on a grand cosmic scale.  With arguably one of the best art teams DC comics has on board this series there's a lot to be excited for.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #2

Aug 10, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 is another great installment that is well balanced between the character work, plot progression and action/adventure.  Hal Jordan is about to find out how far the scales have been tipped against him with only his lost and wounded allies to hopefully arrive and save the day.  Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval are on point this issue much to the delight of this Green Lantern fan.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #3

Aug 24, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #3 is another stellar chapter in what is my favorite book from DC Comics coming out of Rebirth.  This issue has secret plots, high octane action and heroism on a cosmic scale plus artwork that is out of this world.  While the focus is a little unbalanced this issue is still a great read.  Four out of five lanterns.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #4

Sep 14, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #4 is another spectacular chapter in one of the best books DC is publishing right now.  This series continues to build on itself towards what feels like a major event in the history of the Corps.  The book is blessed with one of the best art teams around and this time around it's Ethan Van Sciver providing some glorious eye candy.  Nine out of ten lanterns.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #5

Sep 28, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #5 drives home that something big is going on in the cosmic DC universe.  Filled with moments of courage, personal strength and will this series is the embodiment of the best that the Green Lantern mythology has to offer.  Robert Venditti and Ethan Van Sciver prove a winning combination once again in another great issue.  Nine out of ten lanterns.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #6

Oct 12, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #6 is an action filled issue that sets the stage for a major throwdown between Hal Jordan and Sinestro.  As the penultimate chapter in Robert Venditti's first arc on this new series it positions the characters right where they need to be, and as a setup issue it doesn't appear quite as well balanced as the series has been so far.  Given that this issue is still a lot of fun to read and Rafa Sandoval's visuals make it very easy on the eyes.  Eight out of ten lanterns.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #7

Oct 26, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #7 is a thrilling and ballsy conclusion to the first arc of the series.  The creative team lets loose and shows readers what a Green Lantern comic can and should be.  Unrivaled will and bravery take on boundless fear in a showdown that's rewarding both fans old and new alike.  Ten out of ten lanterns.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #8

Nov 9, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #8 wastes no time wrapping up the events of "Sinestro's Law" and jumping headlong into "Bottled Light".  For what is the initial installment of a new arc the story moves fast and keeps our heroes off balance by putting them in a high stakes battle.  Ethan Van Sciver takes a great issue and takes it up a notch with some inspired visuals and the kind of art that Green Lantern fans have come to expect from one of DC's best art teams.  Nine out of ten lanterns.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #9

Nov 23, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #9 is another excellent chapter in one of DC's best series post-Rebirth.  Robert Venditti's script has a lot of action and great character moments which more than make up for the slight advancement of the overall plot, and Rafa Sandoval's art is just the icing on the cake.  Nine out of ten lanterns, er F-Sharp Bells!

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #10

Dec 14, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #10 is another winner by Venditti.  There are some very welcome cameos that will no doubt make fans from every era very happy paired with well written character beats and just enough plot development to keep the story moving.  Ed Benes' pencils are some of his best work on the lantern books in quite some time.  Nine out of ten lanterns.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #11

Dec 28, 2016

"Bottled Light" heads towards its conclusion next issue and this issue does all the right things to set Larfleeze and the lanterns on a collision course that I'm really looking forward to.  Venditti's latest story is a great reminder of the kind of action packed space adventure that has long been a hallmark of the lantern books.  Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #11 is another brilliant chapter that's enjoyable from cover to cover.  Nine out of ten lanterns.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #12

Jan 11, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps continues to be the strongest entry in DC's cosmic catalog, fueled by rock solid writing by Robert Venditti and amazing visuals by Ethan Van Sciver and Rafa Sandoval.  Issue twelve is another great chapter in a series which should keep any Green Lantern fan's ring fully charged.  Nine out of ten lanterns.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1

Jul 13, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1 does a fantastic job of introducing both new and returning readers to the new series.  Writer Robert Venditti sets the stage for a new kind of Sinestro Corps War, one in which the roles are reversed and the stakes are at an all time high.  There's an enthusiasm from the creative team which is palpable in this issue and I for one am excited for what's to come from my new favorite book from DC Comics.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Harley's Little Black Book #2

Feb 13, 2016

Harley's Little Black Book #2 is a light adventure tale with as much "Harley humor" added to keep the tone on target with what the reader would expect given the character achoring the series.  As with pretty much any comedy not all the attempts at humor will land on target with everyone, but in my opinion there were enough bits that worked to make it a fun experience.  The issue was for me a fun departure from my normal reading material and I found it worth picking up.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1

Nov 11, 2015

Tom King and Doc Shaner completely nail Justice League: The Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1 with a tale wonderfully crafted and perfectly executed. Hal Jordan is portrayed better than he has been for some quite some time in a powerfully written script. Hail to the King, baby! Five out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #0

Oct 3, 2012

Red Lanterns #0 is a good book, but one that could have been great had we had either a tighter script or more pages to see the ending played out properly.  I really liked how the Green Lantern mythology was incorporated into the story, but the rushed final act robs the reader of a satisfying conclusion which brings the book's rating down a notch for me.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #1

Sep 18, 2011

As a lantern fan I'll buy this book pretty much as a given, but it's not high on my list of my favorite post-Flashpoint titles.  It's only the first issue, however, and as much as this felt like it was one hundred percent setup I'm still engaged enough to want to read the issue out of genuine interest and not blind loyalty.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #2

Oct 7, 2011

I'm still sticking with this title and hoping that the plot jumpstarts next month.  While I'm all for character exploration and deep thought, I want to put the book down after reading it and felt like something happened in the span of those twenty or so pages.  And I don't get that with Red Lanterns #2 despite enjoying digging below the visible surface layer of Atrocitus and the complex issue of rage.  In the end the good art and so-so story telling makes this a three lantern issue.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #3

Nov 6, 2011

That is perhaps the biggest flaw with trying to feature Red Lanterns in a monthly book - that the feral nature that appeals to fans about the Red Lanterns is precisely what holds it back from being able to a maintain a regular series without diminishing the qualities that make them so liked in the first place.  For that reason I'm giving the title longer than I normally might before pulling the trigger on it when there are so many books I enjoy more.  Three out of five lanterns.  

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6.0
Red Lanterns #4

Dec 18, 2011

I liked issue four of Red Lanterns, but it suffers from what feels like fractured storytelling.  While I'm looking forward to the eventual Civil War, I just wish it wasn't as long of a wait to get there.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #5

Jan 16, 2012

I've said this before, but I'm in like with this book and to me that's not what I was hoping for.  While this issue tries to deliver a payoff to the Earth subplot the pacing of the story made the ending far too predictable and lessened the impact it could have had.  Likewise the disjointed progression of the Krona subplot sullies the intrigue that the creative team is trying to create.  However the conclusion to the stories of Ratchet and Skallox are a big plus in the issue as is the solid art work, giving this issue three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #6

Feb 5, 2012

Issue six makes a step in the right direction in some ways, but fumbles over itself in others.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #7

Mar 17, 2012

Red Lantern number seven is better that some of the previous issues in terms of moving ahead with a story and making it the focal point of the series.  Rankorr's inner monologue is a high point for the issue as is the continued foreshadowing of a major struggle for leadership with the Red Lantern Corps.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #8

Apr 11, 2012

After eight issues I'm still struggling to find the enjoyment with Red Lanterns that I do with other books.  I really do want to love this series but I find that I'm really only reading out of wanting to keep tabs on the Red Lanterns between their appearances in the rest of the DC Universe.  Despite a couple of pieces of new information this issue is just average at best.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #9

May 19, 2012

Red Lanterns number nine to me is the last page of the first chapter in the story of the Red Lanterns story.  With this issue we can put behind or outright dismiss many of the unresolved subplots from the past and simply move forward with the strengths of the Red Lantern concept.  I'm ready to put these past nine issues behind me and start anew with the series and I find myself looking forward to what I hope is a more focused direction for a book that I've had a hard time rallying behind.  That said, issue nine is an average book with some interesting developments counterbalanced by a downplayed moment that should have been a high point that the series was building towards.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #10

Jun 12, 2012

Red Lanterns number nine is step up in my opinion and the more focused story is elevated by some great artwork, albeit there's some continuity issues that need to be resolved.  If this is the start of a new era for Red Lanterns then I'll just say this, I'll have more of this please!   Four out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Red Lanterns #11

Jul 6, 2012

While I think Red Lanterns is a better book than it started out being, this issue is a bit of a step backwards from issue ten. That's really a shame because this title seemed to be moving forward every so slowly towards something really good. While I hope this is just a little bit of setback I find that this issue is only worth two out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #12

Aug 3, 2012

With the second chapter of the post relaunch DCU about get underway I find myself looking forward to how Red Lanterns will fit into the mix and seeing the Five Inversions reunited, not to mention seeing how the vision of Atrocitus leading the Manhunters plays out.  Issue twelve does a really good job of putting the important pieces of the puzzle together and provides some great moments for most of the recurring cast.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #13

Nov 3, 2012

Issue thirteen of Red Lanterns is a bit of a hit and miss for me.  The initial story was very compelling but once the Red Lanterns showed up it lessened the issue for me, and it shouldn't be that way when you like the parts of the book that don't feature the titular characters.  Writer Peter Milligan seems to get a lot right when he's free to create things that are all his own, but struggles sometimes.  Bolder decision making is needed when it comes to crafting a story that is as epic in scale as the "Rise of the Third Army" should be.  The art carried this issue in my opinion, but how this issue fits into the larger narrative will be a greater indication of it than how I see it from my current perspective.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #14

Nov 29, 2012

This issue is certainly one of the better issues of Red Lanterns in my opinion and hopefully it is the start of trend.  This issue delves further into the nature of sacrificing one's more nobler traits when rage takes hold while continuing to advance the "Rise of the Third Army" story.  Despite some less that wonderful dialogue in places and an art goof or two Red Lanterns #14 is a good read, but not a great one.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #15

Jan 7, 2013

On the surface it appears that little is happening in Red Lanterns #15 and if I had to tell someone what the issue is about I think I could sum it up in one short sentence what appears to have any importance.  It's no wonder that Red Lanterns is the poorest selling of the Lantern books and one has to think that someone in a decision making capacity isn't looking at this title and asking how to improve the sales numbers.  On paper Red Lanterns should be a hit book but it has yet to really grab hold for most comic readers.  This issue is one that you could pass and probably not be left behind in the overall narrative.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #16

Feb 2, 2013

Red Lanterns #16 is an average issue for the most part with perhaps a little too much dialogue and some questionable script decisions held together by some unremarkable art.  But with a potentially major reveal at the end it's not the worst way that the Red Lanterns title could have finished up their part in the Rise of the Third Army.  Perhaps a generous three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #17

Mar 12, 2013

Red Lanterns #17 is more of a prelude to the Wrath of the First Lantern arc that anything else, but it needed to be in ordered to tie up a few loose ends.  While the sequences on Earth seem to have little bearing on the story itself it's almost a required element knowing that there's only a few issues left on Milligan's run.  While this is an average book that I'd normally give three lanterns to, I think that the issue is better than other issues in the series that I've given that rating to, so I'm going to give it a little bit of a generous four lantern rating.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #18

Apr 2, 2013

Red Lanterns has been panned by quite a few reviewers in the past, myself included. This particular issue is an interesting study in human nature and as Milligan's run nears its end this feels much like the beginning of closure. With Atrocitus calling for his own head I'm wondering if he will indeed survive to lead the Red Lantern Corps or if his self loathing and his past with the Inversions will literally catch up to him. Four out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Red Lanterns #19

Apr 29, 2013

Red Lanterns #19 pulls a bit of a bait and switch on the reader, but rather than providing a satisfying alternative to what we're led to expect it ends up being a hollow experience.  For a series that should be powerful and something intense to read Red Lanterns lacks the punch is should be delivering.  The art does little to elevate a perplexing script.  Two out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #20

Jun 1, 2013

With this issue we conclude Peter Milligan's run on Red Lanterns.  Largely disliked by fans and plagued with mediocre sales there are many who thought this title wouldn't last very long.  The title's Wrath of the First Lantern epilogue effectively brings closure to the characters journey up to this point with the exception of the the return of the Inversions who are once again free to terrorize a universe which has changed greatly since they last walked among the living.  While issue twenty doesn't quite create the same sense of satisfaction that the rest of the book in the family does, it does manage to deliver.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #21

Jun 26, 2013

All the issues this month have done a wonderful job of bridging the gap for long time readers while remaining new reader friendly for anyone picking up one of the titles for the first time.   Red Lanterns #21 is a great re-introduction to the series for those who stayed away during Peter Milligan's run on the book and for those of us who took that journey we are rewarded with a great reminder of the potential that this series has.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #23

Sep 3, 2013

If Guy thought the frying pan was hot, wait until he experiences the fire.The timing of the cliffhanger ending of this issue is unfortunate as readers will need to wait until October to see these subplots join up to provide Guy Gardner with perhaps his greatest challenge to date. I sort of wish that Soule had kept the focus solely on Guy and the Red Lanterns this month, using the panel space to further flesh out the cast and build to the inevitable confrontations a little slower, but I'm still happy with the issue nonetheless. Red Lanterns has made strides in improving over the widely panned first run of the series. Issue 23 is perhaps a half-step forward, but it is still better than a great deal of what we've come to expect from the under-performing series.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #24

Oct 29, 2013

At the end of the day I have to judge this book not only by my enjoyment level but how crucial it is as part of the larger story the envelopes it.  I did find the book fun to read and I thought Soule did a good job of putting out a script which moved the players where need to be on the playing field while creating some entertaining moments for the reader.  As the penultimate chapter of a larger event I don't feel like it created any real anticipation for the final chapter and if there's a stumbling block it's in not making us excited to see what happens next.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #25

Dec 17, 2013

Soule effectively inserts character driven humor into a book about beings ruled by angerArtistically this issue looks great, especially the awesome cover that Alessandro Vitti provides for the issue. Vitti doesn't waste the background space, providing detail which adds a lot of character to the scenes. His work on Dex-Starr wonderfully conveys the disappointment and frustration the cat feels towards his master. Overall Red Lanterns #25 is a winner, using the down time to add some levity and character to the cast before plunging them back into action. While the Atrocitus subplot seems extraneous it is important to keep track of his actions as his path begins to wind back towards an intersection with his former followers. Red Lanterns has finally become a book really worth your $2.99 and I hope that the creative turnaround is reflected in the book's sales.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #26

Jan 2, 2014

Jim Calafiore jumps on for this issue and he does a great job of backing up Soule's script with great imagery.  Red Lanterns has become one of my favorite comics over all and I'm so glad that we have a creative team which has found the proper tone and voice for the series.  Issue twenty-six is a great read and gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #27

Feb 17, 2014

Red Lantern's #27 is terrific read and once again Charles Soule has proven himself the right guy to helm this series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #28

Feb 17, 2014

Red Lanterns #28 continues a good run of form for Charles Soule and Alessandro Vitti - it's no wonder than many fans now consider this title their favorite in the Green Lantern family of books. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #29

Mar 30, 2014

Atrocitus' return and the status of both Bleez and Rankorr are forgotten this issue until the last couple of pages when we are given a jarring reminder of violent nature of the Red Lantern's return. With Kara on the team now I am really looking forward to seeing where loyalties fall when Atrocitus is reunited with his former followers. Guy Gardner has been a catalyst for the positive direction that Red Lanterns has been taking since Soule and Vitti took over the series and I'm really interested in seeing how the creative team injects Atrocitus back in the title as he returns as a major player in this series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Red Lanterns #30

Apr 27, 2014

I have to say that so far I'm really enjoying Kara's time with the Red Lanterns and any concern over adding her to the title disappeared rather quickly.  Soule has continued to make Red Lanterns a must read for me and this issue is a shining example of what he's brought to the title.  This issue felt much longer to me, in a good way, because the story felt very dense and the twenty pages neither dragged nor read too quickly.  I really enjoyed the introduction of The Judge and the character moments for Bleez and Kara which is why I'm giving Red Lanterns #30 five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #31

May 28, 2014

In the end neither side gets to claim The Judge as their prize and she is left on Primeen to pass judgement on herself and decide her own fate while Atrocitus has promised to kill Rankorr, setting us up for next month's issue and perhaps the moment when Atrocitus and Guy Gardner will turn their war of words into a full on battle for the future of the Red Lanterns.  Red Lanterns #31 gets four out of five lanterns for an issue that is filled with a great deal of action yet still provides some great characterization.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #32

Jun 30, 2014

With the closing of this issue the stage has been set for what will be an epic confrontation between Atrocitus and Guy Gardner.  I'm really looking forward to seeing how this unfolds and watching to see if any loyalty Guy has built among the Red Lanterns will be rewarded in the face of Atrocitus new force.  This is a civil war that has a lot of potential and with Soule pulling the strings I've little doubt that we are in store for a fantastic journey.  Red Lanterns #32 gets four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #33

Jul 24, 2014

Red Lanterns #33 is a great read with three distinct and well balanced plots supplemented with a considerable amount of character.  The creative team on the series have done wonders to turn the title into one of the best in the Lantern family by taking what could be a one dimensional cast and adding a lot of character.  Other than ignoring the perceived death of Supergirl this issue there's a lot to like, but the oversight was important enough to me to reduce the rating for this issue.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #34

Sep 1, 2014

Guy goes all Emerald Twilight on AtrocitusRed Lanterns #34 provides a conclusion to Charles Soule's first major chapter in the saga of the Red Lantern Corps.  With the exception of the fate of the Five Inversions the issue ties things up pretty handily, but not without posing questions for the future of the series.  If not for what appears to be some major continuity bending it's a good issue, but having to judge the book by what little we have to go on it's hard not to knock the issue down a peg or two.  I really hope that Soule answers the nagging issue of the removal of the rings as he's done so well on the series that it would be a shame to see something this significant dismissed without explanation.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #35

Oct 23, 2014

Red Lanterns #35 does its best to move the series along its own trajectory while trying to do its part to propel the GodHead story further.  Unfortunately neither effort is executed effectively enough to be rewarding and the result is a rather pedestrian issue.  Readers could skip this issue and not have missed anything of seeming importance to the larger event, and regular readers of the series will find it a mostly empty experience by not dealing with the aftermath of the title's previous story.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #36

Nov 26, 2014

Red Lanterns #36 continues the theme prevalent in the second act of GodHead by making the encounter with the New Gods have some personal resonance for the Lantern cast.  Charles Soule and James Calafiore provide an entertaining issue which serves to move Guy Gardner and Simon Baz to New Genesis, perhaps for an eventual reunion with Kyle Rayner and Carol Ferris, and to further establish the paradigm of this new iteration of the New Gods.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #37

Dec 24, 2014

Red Lanterns #37 heralds an end to Charles Soule's tenure in the Lanternverse for DC Comics and it's a shame to see him leave.  The series has gone from one that was easy to overlook to a book that I look forward to every month under his guidance.  While this issue doesn't dwell on being the end of his run it does provide some closure for its lead character while serving as an important part in the closing chapters of GodHead.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #38

Jan 28, 2015

Red Lanterns #38 is a dark issue and rightfully so as Guy Gardner embarks on a solemn journey to protect the Earth from an emotional plague he himself brought on humanity.  Equal parts horror movie and psychological exploration, the issue never feels weighed down by the heavy narrative thanks to writer Landry Walker's effective script and Jim Calafiore's engaging visuals.  The first chapter in the final storyline for this series is off to a nice start and I'm really looking forward to seeing how Guy frees humanity, and himself, for this heavy emotional burden.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #39

Feb 25, 2015

Red Lanterns #39 is perhaps the most offbeat issue in the Green Lantern family we've seen in a long time.  Landry Walker's entertaining scripts pits Guy Gardner against his most over the top "foe" yet while still creating some emotional beats for the reader to empathize with the poor little rage-baby.  A fun issue that sets the stage for the final curtain call of this series, Red Lanterns #39 gets four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #40

Mar 29, 2015

Red Lanterns #40 is hit or miss depending on how you look at it.  As a personal journey Landry Walker leaves Guy Gardner in a better mental state that he's likely ever been in, perhaps at peace with himself for the first time in his troubled life.  However with a more pragmatic view there are plenty of things that leave me scratching my head and get in the way from fully embracing the book's conclusion.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns Annual #1

Jul 31, 2014

Power ring emblems aside, Red Lanterns Annual #1 is a powerful book, serving as the penultimate chapter for a story that we will have to wait another month to see resolved.  Red Lanterns has become a fan favorite book under the direction of Charles Soule and I'm glad he was given the opportunity to use the extra page count to deliver a great story that a lot of readers are going to talk about for a while.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #0

Oct 3, 2012

Red Lanterns #0 is a good book, but one that could have been great had we had either a tighter script or more pages to see the ending played out properly.  I really liked how the Green Lantern mythology was incorporated into the story, but the rushed final act robs the reader of a satisfying conclusion which brings the book's rating down a notch for me.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #1

Sep 18, 2011

As a lantern fan I'll buy this book pretty much as a given, but it's not high on my list of my favorite post-Flashpoint titles.  It's only the first issue, however, and as much as this felt like it was one hundred percent setup I'm still engaged enough to want to read the issue out of genuine interest and not blind loyalty.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #2

Oct 7, 2011

I'm still sticking with this title and hoping that the plot jumpstarts next month.  While I'm all for character exploration and deep thought, I want to put the book down after reading it and felt like something happened in the span of those twenty or so pages.  And I don't get that with Red Lanterns #2 despite enjoying digging below the visible surface layer of Atrocitus and the complex issue of rage.  In the end the good art and so-so story telling makes this a three lantern issue.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #3

Nov 6, 2011

That is perhaps the biggest flaw with trying to feature Red Lanterns in a monthly book - that the feral nature that appeals to fans about the Red Lanterns is precisely what holds it back from being able to a maintain a regular series without diminishing the qualities that make them so liked in the first place.  For that reason I'm giving the title longer than I normally might before pulling the trigger on it when there are so many books I enjoy more.  Three out of five lanterns.  

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6.0
Red Lanterns #4

Dec 18, 2011

I liked issue four of Red Lanterns, but it suffers from what feels like fractured storytelling.  While I'm looking forward to the eventual Civil War, I just wish it wasn't as long of a wait to get there.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #5

Jan 16, 2012

I've said this before, but I'm in like with this book and to me that's not what I was hoping for.  While this issue tries to deliver a payoff to the Earth subplot the pacing of the story made the ending far too predictable and lessened the impact it could have had.  Likewise the disjointed progression of the Krona subplot sullies the intrigue that the creative team is trying to create.  However the conclusion to the stories of Ratchet and Skallox are a big plus in the issue as is the solid art work, giving this issue three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #6

Feb 5, 2012

Issue six makes a step in the right direction in some ways, but fumbles over itself in others.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #7

Mar 17, 2012

Red Lantern number seven is better that some of the previous issues in terms of moving ahead with a story and making it the focal point of the series.  Rankorr's inner monologue is a high point for the issue as is the continued foreshadowing of a major struggle for leadership with the Red Lantern Corps.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #8

Apr 11, 2012

After eight issues I'm still struggling to find the enjoyment with Red Lanterns that I do with other books.  I really do want to love this series but I find that I'm really only reading out of wanting to keep tabs on the Red Lanterns between their appearances in the rest of the DC Universe.  Despite a couple of pieces of new information this issue is just average at best.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #9

May 19, 2012

Red Lanterns number nine to me is the last page of the first chapter in the story of the Red Lanterns story.  With this issue we can put behind or outright dismiss many of the unresolved subplots from the past and simply move forward with the strengths of the Red Lantern concept.  I'm ready to put these past nine issues behind me and start anew with the series and I find myself looking forward to what I hope is a more focused direction for a book that I've had a hard time rallying behind.  That said, issue nine is an average book with some interesting developments counterbalanced by a downplayed moment that should have been a high point that the series was building towards.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #10

Jun 12, 2012

Red Lanterns number nine is step up in my opinion and the more focused story is elevated by some great artwork, albeit there's some continuity issues that need to be resolved.  If this is the start of a new era for Red Lanterns then I'll just say this, I'll have more of this please!   Four out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Red Lanterns #11

Jul 6, 2012

While I think Red Lanterns is a better book than it started out being, this issue is a bit of a step backwards from issue ten. That's really a shame because this title seemed to be moving forward every so slowly towards something really good. While I hope this is just a little bit of setback I find that this issue is only worth two out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #12

Aug 3, 2012

With the second chapter of the post relaunch DCU about get underway I find myself looking forward to how Red Lanterns will fit into the mix and seeing the Five Inversions reunited, not to mention seeing how the vision of Atrocitus leading the Manhunters plays out.  Issue twelve does a really good job of putting the important pieces of the puzzle together and provides some great moments for most of the recurring cast.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #13

Nov 3, 2012

Issue thirteen of Red Lanterns is a bit of a hit and miss for me.  The initial story was very compelling but once the Red Lanterns showed up it lessened the issue for me, and it shouldn't be that way when you like the parts of the book that don't feature the titular characters.  Writer Peter Milligan seems to get a lot right when he's free to create things that are all his own, but struggles sometimes.  Bolder decision making is needed when it comes to crafting a story that is as epic in scale as the "Rise of the Third Army" should be.  The art carried this issue in my opinion, but how this issue fits into the larger narrative will be a greater indication of it than how I see it from my current perspective.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #14

Nov 29, 2012

This issue is certainly one of the better issues of Red Lanterns in my opinion and hopefully it is the start of trend.  This issue delves further into the nature of sacrificing one's more nobler traits when rage takes hold while continuing to advance the "Rise of the Third Army" story.  Despite some less that wonderful dialogue in places and an art goof or two Red Lanterns #14 is a good read, but not a great one.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #15

Jan 7, 2013

On the surface it appears that little is happening in Red Lanterns #15 and if I had to tell someone what the issue is about I think I could sum it up in one short sentence what appears to have any importance.  It's no wonder that Red Lanterns is the poorest selling of the Lantern books and one has to think that someone in a decision making capacity isn't looking at this title and asking how to improve the sales numbers.  On paper Red Lanterns should be a hit book but it has yet to really grab hold for most comic readers.  This issue is one that you could pass and probably not be left behind in the overall narrative.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #16

Feb 2, 2013

Red Lanterns #16 is an average issue for the most part with perhaps a little too much dialogue and some questionable script decisions held together by some unremarkable art.  But with a potentially major reveal at the end it's not the worst way that the Red Lanterns title could have finished up their part in the Rise of the Third Army.  Perhaps a generous three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #17

Mar 12, 2013

Red Lanterns #17 is more of a prelude to the Wrath of the First Lantern arc that anything else, but it needed to be in ordered to tie up a few loose ends.  While the sequences on Earth seem to have little bearing on the story itself it's almost a required element knowing that there's only a few issues left on Milligan's run.  While this is an average book that I'd normally give three lanterns to, I think that the issue is better than other issues in the series that I've given that rating to, so I'm going to give it a little bit of a generous four lantern rating.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #18

Apr 2, 2013

Red Lanterns has been panned by quite a few reviewers in the past, myself included. This particular issue is an interesting study in human nature and as Milligan's run nears its end this feels much like the beginning of closure. With Atrocitus calling for his own head I'm wondering if he will indeed survive to lead the Red Lantern Corps or if his self loathing and his past with the Inversions will literally catch up to him. Four out of five lanterns.

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4.0
Red Lanterns #19

Apr 29, 2013

Red Lanterns #19 pulls a bit of a bait and switch on the reader, but rather than providing a satisfying alternative to what we're led to expect it ends up being a hollow experience.  For a series that should be powerful and something intense to read Red Lanterns lacks the punch is should be delivering.  The art does little to elevate a perplexing script.  Two out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #20

Jun 1, 2013

With this issue we conclude Peter Milligan's run on Red Lanterns.  Largely disliked by fans and plagued with mediocre sales there are many who thought this title wouldn't last very long.  The title's Wrath of the First Lantern epilogue effectively brings closure to the characters journey up to this point with the exception of the the return of the Inversions who are once again free to terrorize a universe which has changed greatly since they last walked among the living.  While issue twenty doesn't quite create the same sense of satisfaction that the rest of the book in the family does, it does manage to deliver.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #21

Jun 26, 2013

All the issues this month have done a wonderful job of bridging the gap for long time readers while remaining new reader friendly for anyone picking up one of the titles for the first time.   Red Lanterns #21 is a great re-introduction to the series for those who stayed away during Peter Milligan's run on the book and for those of us who took that journey we are rewarded with a great reminder of the potential that this series has.  Four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #23

Sep 3, 2013

If Guy thought the frying pan was hot, wait until he experiences the fire.The timing of the cliffhanger ending of this issue is unfortunate as readers will need to wait until October to see these subplots join up to provide Guy Gardner with perhaps his greatest challenge to date. I sort of wish that Soule had kept the focus solely on Guy and the Red Lanterns this month, using the panel space to further flesh out the cast and build to the inevitable confrontations a little slower, but I'm still happy with the issue nonetheless. Red Lanterns has made strides in improving over the widely panned first run of the series. Issue 23 is perhaps a half-step forward, but it is still better than a great deal of what we've come to expect from the under-performing series.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #24

Oct 29, 2013

At the end of the day I have to judge this book not only by my enjoyment level but how crucial it is as part of the larger story the envelopes it.  I did find the book fun to read and I thought Soule did a good job of putting out a script which moved the players where need to be on the playing field while creating some entertaining moments for the reader.  As the penultimate chapter of a larger event I don't feel like it created any real anticipation for the final chapter and if there's a stumbling block it's in not making us excited to see what happens next.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #25

Dec 17, 2013

Soule effectively inserts character driven humor into a book about beings ruled by angerArtistically this issue looks great, especially the awesome cover that Alessandro Vitti provides for the issue. Vitti doesn't waste the background space, providing detail which adds a lot of character to the scenes. His work on Dex-Starr wonderfully conveys the disappointment and frustration the cat feels towards his master. Overall Red Lanterns #25 is a winner, using the down time to add some levity and character to the cast before plunging them back into action. While the Atrocitus subplot seems extraneous it is important to keep track of his actions as his path begins to wind back towards an intersection with his former followers. Red Lanterns has finally become a book really worth your $2.99 and I hope that the creative turnaround is reflected in the book's sales.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #26

Jan 2, 2014

Jim Calafiore jumps on for this issue and he does a great job of backing up Soule's script with great imagery.  Red Lanterns has become one of my favorite comics over all and I'm so glad that we have a creative team which has found the proper tone and voice for the series.  Issue twenty-six is a great read and gets four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #27

Feb 17, 2014

Red Lantern's #27 is terrific read and once again Charles Soule has proven himself the right guy to helm this series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #28

Feb 17, 2014

Red Lanterns #28 continues a good run of form for Charles Soule and Alessandro Vitti - it's no wonder than many fans now consider this title their favorite in the Green Lantern family of books. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #29

Mar 30, 2014

Atrocitus' return and the status of both Bleez and Rankorr are forgotten this issue until the last couple of pages when we are given a jarring reminder of violent nature of the Red Lantern's return. With Kara on the team now I am really looking forward to seeing where loyalties fall when Atrocitus is reunited with his former followers. Guy Gardner has been a catalyst for the positive direction that Red Lanterns has been taking since Soule and Vitti took over the series and I'm really interested in seeing how the creative team injects Atrocitus back in the title as he returns as a major player in this series.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Red Lanterns #30

Apr 27, 2014

I have to say that so far I'm really enjoying Kara's time with the Red Lanterns and any concern over adding her to the title disappeared rather quickly.  Soule has continued to make Red Lanterns a must read for me and this issue is a shining example of what he's brought to the title.  This issue felt much longer to me, in a good way, because the story felt very dense and the twenty pages neither dragged nor read too quickly.  I really enjoyed the introduction of The Judge and the character moments for Bleez and Kara which is why I'm giving Red Lanterns #30 five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #31

May 28, 2014

In the end neither side gets to claim The Judge as their prize and she is left on Primeen to pass judgement on herself and decide her own fate while Atrocitus has promised to kill Rankorr, setting us up for next month's issue and perhaps the moment when Atrocitus and Guy Gardner will turn their war of words into a full on battle for the future of the Red Lanterns.  Red Lanterns #31 gets four out of five lanterns for an issue that is filled with a great deal of action yet still provides some great characterization.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #32

Jun 30, 2014

With the closing of this issue the stage has been set for what will be an epic confrontation between Atrocitus and Guy Gardner.  I'm really looking forward to seeing how this unfolds and watching to see if any loyalty Guy has built among the Red Lanterns will be rewarded in the face of Atrocitus new force.  This is a civil war that has a lot of potential and with Soule pulling the strings I've little doubt that we are in store for a fantastic journey.  Red Lanterns #32 gets four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #33

Jul 24, 2014

Red Lanterns #33 is a great read with three distinct and well balanced plots supplemented with a considerable amount of character.  The creative team on the series have done wonders to turn the title into one of the best in the Lantern family by taking what could be a one dimensional cast and adding a lot of character.  Other than ignoring the perceived death of Supergirl this issue there's a lot to like, but the oversight was important enough to me to reduce the rating for this issue.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #34

Sep 1, 2014

Guy goes all Emerald Twilight on AtrocitusRed Lanterns #34 provides a conclusion to Charles Soule's first major chapter in the saga of the Red Lantern Corps.  With the exception of the fate of the Five Inversions the issue ties things up pretty handily, but not without posing questions for the future of the series.  If not for what appears to be some major continuity bending it's a good issue, but having to judge the book by what little we have to go on it's hard not to knock the issue down a peg or two.  I really hope that Soule answers the nagging issue of the removal of the rings as he's done so well on the series that it would be a shame to see something this significant dismissed without explanation.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #35

Oct 23, 2014

Red Lanterns #35 does its best to move the series along its own trajectory while trying to do its part to propel the GodHead story further.  Unfortunately neither effort is executed effectively enough to be rewarding and the result is a rather pedestrian issue.  Readers could skip this issue and not have missed anything of seeming importance to the larger event, and regular readers of the series will find it a mostly empty experience by not dealing with the aftermath of the title's previous story.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #36

Nov 26, 2014

Red Lanterns #36 continues the theme prevalent in the second act of GodHead by making the encounter with the New Gods have some personal resonance for the Lantern cast.  Charles Soule and James Calafiore provide an entertaining issue which serves to move Guy Gardner and Simon Baz to New Genesis, perhaps for an eventual reunion with Kyle Rayner and Carol Ferris, and to further establish the paradigm of this new iteration of the New Gods.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #37

Dec 24, 2014

Red Lanterns #37 heralds an end to Charles Soule's tenure in the Lanternverse for DC Comics and it's a shame to see him leave.  The series has gone from one that was easy to overlook to a book that I look forward to every month under his guidance.  While this issue doesn't dwell on being the end of his run it does provide some closure for its lead character while serving as an important part in the closing chapters of GodHead.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #38

Jan 28, 2015

Red Lanterns #38 is a dark issue and rightfully so as Guy Gardner embarks on a solemn journey to protect the Earth from an emotional plague he himself brought on humanity.  Equal parts horror movie and psychological exploration, the issue never feels weighed down by the heavy narrative thanks to writer Landry Walker's effective script and Jim Calafiore's engaging visuals.  The first chapter in the final storyline for this series is off to a nice start and I'm really looking forward to seeing how Guy frees humanity, and himself, for this heavy emotional burden.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #39

Feb 25, 2015

Red Lanterns #39 is perhaps the most offbeat issue in the Green Lantern family we've seen in a long time.  Landry Walker's entertaining scripts pits Guy Gardner against his most over the top "foe" yet while still creating some emotional beats for the reader to empathize with the poor little rage-baby.  A fun issue that sets the stage for the final curtain call of this series, Red Lanterns #39 gets four out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #40

Mar 29, 2015

Red Lanterns #40 is hit or miss depending on how you look at it.  As a personal journey Landry Walker leaves Guy Gardner in a better mental state that he's likely ever been in, perhaps at peace with himself for the first time in his troubled life.  However with a more pragmatic view there are plenty of things that leave me scratching my head and get in the way from fully embracing the book's conclusion.  Three out of five lanterns.

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10
Red Lanterns: Futures End #1

Sep 25, 2014

Red Lanterns: Futures End #1 is the second issue in a row that has a script which could easily be used to end the entire series; it's almost like Charles Soule were ending his run or something!  This issue really illustrates what an impact the writer has had on this title and why he'll be sorely missed, providing a well crafted future that readers would actually want to have come to pass.  This issue leaves the reader wanting more and for me it is the pick of the Green Lantern family litter this month.  Five out of five lanterns!

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10
Secret Origins #3

Jun 28, 2014

Secret Origin #3 also features the back stories for Batwoman and Red Robin that are both very satisfying reads.  While the issue has the hefty price tag of $4.99 I didn't feel it was money poorly spent.  While it would be easy to argue that another retelling of one of the most classic origins in comics was not needed, Robert Venditti takes the familiar and provides us with a little something more to make it worthwhile.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro Annual #1

Apr 1, 2015

Sinestro Annual #1 is a bit of a hit and miss as Annuals go, foregoing the traditional route of using these over-sized issue to really propel the series' narrative forward in favor of giving us five short "origin stories".  With the confirmation that there is a traitor in the midst Cullen Bunn shifts the focus to providing well crafted, meaningful character studies geared towards regular readers of the title.  While it's not what once would expect from an Annual there's plenty here to enjoy despite the lack of a compelling A story.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Sinestro #1

Apr 16, 2014

Sinestro #1 is a great launch to the newest book in the Green Lantern family. Cullen Bunn is a welcome addition to the writing team and it's always great to see Dale Eaglesham on a monthly book. With this first issue the creative team has set the stage for the next phase in Sinestro's long and storied life. Something tells me we are in for a great ride.  Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #2

May 27, 2014

Sinestro #2 is the second half of what amounts to setting the stage for the entire series and reminds readers just why its title character is one of the most revered in the Green Lantern universe.  Neither hero nor villain, Sinestro has his eyes set on his return to glory even if it means trampling across anyone who gets in his way.  Filled with dark moments and heavy narrative this second issue validates the existence of the series and puts the rest of the Green Lantern universe on notice that Sinestro is back and he's back in a big way.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #3

Jun 28, 2014

Sinestro #3 continues to re-define Sinestro in the post-Johns era and while the pacing of the series may be a little slower than some readers would like I'm not disappointed at all with Cullen Bunn's decision to build things up at a simmer.  This series feels like there's a considerable amount of drama and weight to it, something which complements the lead character very well.  This issue positions Sinestro for a challenge he's not ready for with allies who don't exactly have a great deal of faith in him.  Hard times are ahead and issue three does a great job of whetting our appetite for what's to follow.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #4

Jul 31, 2014

Sinestro #4 is a great character piece, showing why Sinestro could be the greatest Seafoam Lantern ever and sets the stage for the reunion many readers have been waiting for since Geoff Johns left the flagship Lantern book.  While the Inquisition falls fairly easily at the feet of the Sinestro Corps, I'm sure that we'll see some repercussions of this battle play out in the months to come.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #5

Sep 1, 2014

Sinestro #5 is fantastic issue in terms of Cullen Bunn's insightful dialogue and unexpected revelation about Parallax's current state.  Unfortunately is loses a bit of appeal for me based on how poorly I think the issue was wrapped up and turns an issue that I would have given five lanterns into one that gets four out of five.

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6.0
Sinestro #6

Nov 3, 2014

Sinestro proves himself once again to be a ruthless leaderWriter Cullen Bunn provides us with a surprise tactic which draws the first blood of the New Gods and Dale Eaglesham and Martin Coccolo's visuals make the issue easy on the eyes.  There is, however, a feeling that we've seen this formula played out similarly across all the  Lantern books this month.  Ultimately Sinestro #6 fails to deliver the kind of satisfying punch that one might have expected this issue to provide as the closing chapter of the first act of GodHead.  Three out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #7

Dec 3, 2014

Sinestro #7 conclude the middle act of GodHead by finding a way to get most of the rest of the cast on New Genesis along with Guy Gardner, Carol Ferris and Kyle Rayner.  While a betrayal that helps land them right where Highfather wants them seems forced, the issue itself is a great read and sets things up for December's conclusion.  It's always a special treat to have Ethan Van Sciver grace the pages of a Green Lantern book and this issue is a great example of why he's the definitive Green Lantern artist, making it easy to overlook some continuity goofs by both the writer and artists.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #8

Dec 24, 2014

Sinestro #8 pits the ego driven Sinestro against an equally ego driven Highfather in a spirited confrontation that serves as an excellent chapter of GodHead and sets the stage for the final showdown between the Lanterns and the New Gods.  Just when you thought the Korugarian couldn't be more arrogant he proves everyone wrong and completely changes the landscape as only Sinestro can.  While there's some minor artistic bumps in the road this issue is not to be missed.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #9

Jan 29, 2015

For what is largely a set-up issue, Sinestro #9 does a good job of keeping all the balls that Cullen Bunn is juggling on this title in motion while rekindling the rivalry between Mongul and the titular character.  Adding the Paling, the Apex League and the hint of betrayal in the ranks of the Sinestro Corps this issue ups the ante a bit and sets the stage for what will undoubtedly be a compelling and entertaining story.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #11

Mar 29, 2015

Sinestro #11 effectively puts the feud heating up between Sinestro and Mongul on simmer while also setting aside any further conflict with the Apex League.  Bekka proves herself to be a invaluable asset in Sinestro's growing arsenal of tools to employ as he takes a bold step forward in establishing himself as a major player in the universe at large.  Some art issues aside the issue hits all the right notes.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #12

Jun 18, 2015

Sinestro #12 is another quality issue from Cullen Bunn and Brad Walker. While last month's sneak preview spoils the ending a bit it's the satisfying journey that the relationship between Sinestro and Soranik Naut take that's ultimately more important than the destination. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #13

Jul 23, 2015

Sinestro #13 sets the stage for a new era for Sinestro and his band of Fear Lanterns as they situate themselves in a position to set up shop with no one poised to challenge them.  For the first time Sinestro appears ready to take center stage as he sets out to impose his form of order on an unsuspecting universe.  This issue brings several plot threads to a satisfactory close while providing some key character moments as well.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #14

Aug 26, 2015

Sinestro #14 is another great chapter in the series and it's a shame that this book isn't selling better. Cullen Bunn has a firm grasp on Sinestro's character and with the Green Lanterns out of the way this series is heading towards something spectacular. The introduction of an interesting addition to the Yellow Lanterns combined with the fearsome addition of a familiar faction to Sinestro's war chest and some great artwork by Robson Rocha make this a four out of five lantern issue.

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8.0
Sinestro #15

Sep 23, 2015

Sinestro #15 is another fine effort from Cullen Bunn as he continues to advance Sinestro's agenda while giving the reader some excellent character bits. The seduction of Saint Walker has begun and we're left wanting to shout warnings to the last of the Blue Lanterns. The issue is a visual treat thanks to fill in artist Ethan Van Sciver who consistently adds artistic elements which elevates the narrative of the script. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #16

Oct 29, 2015

Sinestro #16 is one of the best issues of the series so far thanks in large part to the world building that Cullen Bunn has brought to the book. The payoff to readers who've been on board since the beginning signals that this series is about to go someplace special. Brad Walker's efforts are as solid as ever but the art takes an upward swing when Ethan Van Sciver's work takes over.

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6.0
Sinestro #17

Nov 25, 2015

Sinestro #17 continues to make a strong case for this series to be the strongest book in the Lantern family with Cullen Bunn advancing a very strong story which seems to be building towards something special. However this issue is hindered with too many chefs in the artistic kitchen and the book's visuals take a nosedive when it deserves so much more. Three out of five lanterns.

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10
Sinestro #18

Dec 23, 2015

Sinestro #18 continues Cullen Bunn's "event within a series" story as he bring The Paling to Earth and putting humanity at risk when there is no one to save them but Sinestro and the forces at his command. This issue brings everything Bunn has built upon from the start of his run back together in a momentous way, illustrated by a great pairing of artists Brad Walker and Neil Edwards. Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #19

Jan 20, 2016

Sinestro #19 is another great chapter in one of DC's most under appreciated titles. The Paling prove to be more than worthy adversaries for Sinestro's troops, forcing everyone's favorite Korugarian to pull out even more tricks from his arsenal. More of DC's roster take up rings for the cause as this series continues to impress.

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10
Sinestro #20

Feb 17, 2016

Sinestro #20 provides a very satisfying conclusion to the story of the Paling, but like every great battle there is a cost to be paid and in this case it's a changing of the guard for the Sinestro Corps.  Cullen Bunn and Brad Walker have managed to provide readers with an "event within a series" which serves Sinestro's master plan and redeems his Corps in the eyes of Earth's population.  A solid five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #21

Mar 16, 2016

Sinestro #21 transitions the title from the end of the confrontation of the Paling, setting the stage for the final two issues in one of DC's most underrated series before Rebirth strikes.  Cullen Bunn seems to squander some of what remains with plot points and moments which seem to serve no purpose while spending others rewarding readers with great character moments.  A new era begins for the Sinestro Corps but dark days are looming just on the horizon.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro #22

Apr 27, 2016

Sinestro #22 is another great issue in one of DC's most overlooked series.  As the penultimate chapter in Cullen Bunn's time with the Green Lantern universe this issue nicely sets up a potentially explosive finale between Soranik Natu's new regime and the Red Lanterns.  Character exploration is clearly a hallmark of Bunn's run and we get plenty of that as well.  Four out of five lanterns.

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10
Sinestro #23

May 23, 2016

With the release of Sinestro #23 one of DC's most underrated series comes to a close.  Geoff Johns may have redefined Sinestro for the modern age, but this series by Cullen Bunn has been a master class is how to write a nuanced three dimensional villain and show that there's always something more behind a twirling mustache.  The issue is hampered by so-so artwork but it's nonetheless a fitting end to the series.  Eight out of ten lanterns.

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8.0
Sinestro: Future's End #1

Sep 25, 2014

Sinestro: Futures End #1 successfully uses what is essentially a throw away issue to introduce readers to new characters that have more potential of actually being a part of the Sinesto's future than anything else in the issue.  While clearly putting the rest of his Corps in the background Cullen Bunn succeeds in creating a potential future for the lead character which represents both his brightest day and his own blackest night.  Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds #1

Dec 22, 2016

Star Trek / Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds #1 does a really nice job of setting the stage for the story to come and writer Mike Johnson has created a plot which organically continues the pairing of two great science fiction franchises.  The lanterns have boldly gone where no one has gone before and this issue has me really looking forward to what comes next.  Eight out of ten lanterns.

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8.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #1

Jul 8, 2015

The initial outing in IDW's Star Trek / Green Lantern limited series is definitely geared towards establishing the groundwork for the main plot and while it could be faulted for not doing enough this first issue does a good job of whetting the reader's appetite for the bigger meal to come. With the foundation set and some elements from each franchise starting to mingle together writer Mike Johnson gives us a team up that surprisingly is only just now being published.

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8.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #2

Aug 13, 2015

The Star Trek / Green Lantern crossover continues to be exactly what it should be - a fun cosmic romp that embraces the rich mythology of two of the best science fiction franchises ever. This second issue develops the potential for a major threat as three of the Federation's greatest enemies find themselves equipped with the deadliest power rings in the emotional spectrum. Some art bumps in the road aside this is definitely worth picking up. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #3

Sep 9, 2015

Star Trek / Green Lantern #3 is the best issue of the series thus far with some spectacular moments that really demonstrate the potential of these two franchises coming together. Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez turn in a great effort that capitalizes on the strengths of both of these iconic mythologies that makes this a memorable issue. With the big bad finally revealed this limited series is heading into the second half at warp speed.

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10
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #4

Oct 15, 2015

Star Trek / Green Lantern #4 continues to be a fun filled dream for fans of either universe, but exponentially so for those who love both. There are great moments for each character in this issue as the stage is set for the arrival of the one terrible force which may overshadow any animosity the factions have towards each other. Five out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #5

Nov 22, 2015

Star Trek / Green Lantern #5 continues to be a fun hit for fans of both franchises. Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez keep the party going as the limited series heads for the home stretch. It'll be sad to say goodbye to this one next month, but for now the story continues to be running on full thrusters. Four out of five lanterns.

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8.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #6

Dec 10, 2015

Star Trek / Green Lantern: The Spectrum War ends with a bang, albeit one that seems a bit rushed and which would have benefited by getting a plus sized issue. Mike Johnson provides a rewarding conclusion which doesn't end with a giant reset button, instead setting the stage for a hopeful sequel in a new universe where starships and people with power rings now coexist.

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6.0
Telos #5

Feb 13, 2016

Telos #5 is an action filled space spectacle as the titular character takes on the combined forces of some of DC's most brutal cosmic factions.  The arrival of Parallax takes the series into an unexpected direction once his true intentions are discovered.  Setting the stage for the series' finale whatever the creative team of Jeff King and Igor Vitorino have in store may have a great impact on the DC universe.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Threshold #1

Jan 21, 2013

I found this issue enjoyable and far better than the annual which preceded it to be certain.  However I don't find myself quite certain that it's something I'd want to read on a monthly basis yet, but I'm willing to give it an arc or two to hook me.  Three out of five lanterns.

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6.0
Voodoo #3

Dec 17, 2011

Voodoo is a title that a lot of people have overlooked, but there's a really interesting story being told here that's different from any other book in the DC line right now.  The good thing is how these new characters have a compelling story but the bad things are that they felt they had to put a Green Lantern in the book to gain some exposure and then made light of him to prop the book up.  Given that there is an apparent dramatic change in direction for Voodoo it undoes an interest the issue garnered for me.  While it was fun to see the interaction between these new characters and Kyle, this issue isn't anything beyond average.   Three out of five lanterns.

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