Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1

Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Ron Wagner, Bill Reinhold Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
6.1Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! A powerless Kyle Rayner visits a Metropolis prison to see a devastated Hal Jordan who believes he has murdered the Green Lantern Corps. But if the dome falls and powers are restored, will Parallax return to defend the city or destroy it?

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Apr 21, 2015

    Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1 is a compelling and emotional visit to a time when the Green Lanterns were gone; the dynamic between the Corps' greatest failure and their last remaining hope is absolutely palpable. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 15, 2015

    Tony Bedard opens Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1 with a surprising level of emotional depth. Seeing Kyle and Hal together again like this during this specific period of their lives is interesting, but Bedard uses Convergence to give it a even more interesting spin. The only downside is that this issue quickly turns into an (admittedly entertaining) slugfest that cuts this character-driven exploration a bit short. Finally, Ron Wagner produces some amazing old-school artwork that perfectly captures the era along with the aid of Paul Mounts' colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 15, 2015

    CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN/PARALLAX hits on a lot of characters and notes from DC's history that will get a lot of fans excited for this two-part tale. It's also a solid read for new readers, since Bedard does a great job summing up everything that's happened to Hal around the Zero Hour story line. This is one of the few CONVERGENCE stories that gets right into the fight, instead of spending a giant chunk of the story setting everything up, which was incredibly refreshing. It's not the best of the tie-ins, but it's certainly one of the better ones and worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 16, 2015

    Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1 is another solid Convergence tie-in that has some fun moments and utilizes this “battling cities” situation well. Parallax cutting loose is a visual that is worth the price of admission and I'll definitely be back for the second chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Apr 19, 2015

    Overall, this wasn't a bad issue that was filled with some good action scenes and character moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Apr 15, 2015

    Overall, the Green Lantern issue of Convergence started off strong, but could have benefitted from a better villain toward the end. I would have been interested seeing Parallax Hal Jordan fight against someone else in the corps (Sinestro, New 52 Hal Jordan, or Abin Sur). A well written Hal, with some nice art, make me excited to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 15, 2015

    While I personally really liked this issue because of all the nostalgia it brings out of me, I can't say that it's one of the strongest stories in Convergence.  The majority of the story it tells is to make sure that readers know what was going on during Pre-Zero Hour Metropolis instead of giving us insights on the characters after living in a dome for a year.  Hopefully the next issue will remedy this but if you weren't a fan of this era in the 90's, I can't really see you enjoying this title............ Or maybe this will make you want to check that out.  It could go either way really.  It was fun but it just wasn't great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Apr 16, 2015

    From Paul Mounts' bright colors to Ron Wagner's classically super-heroic pencils, the whole creative team's in full '90s-throwback mode for Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1. The question is, is that what you really want? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Apr 18, 2015

    I liked Kyle as GL back in the day. However, it seems that DC are giving him a short shift. The book is clearly a Parallax book. Hopefully the second issue will allow Kyle to show how good a GL he was. But by that time, I am worried that my disappointment over the whole Convergence event may have turned me a little Parallax. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey 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. Read Full Review

  • 3.3
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 19, 2015

    Given the choice I would have avoided this book completely, as this issue brought back nearly all of the things that were wrong with comics in the '90s. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 16, 2015

    Attractive colors and decent art aren't enough to carry "Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax" #1, however, and the issue mainly stands out as one of the symptoms of how badly DC's "Convergence" event has collectively worked out so far. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Apr 15, 2015

    Convergence: Green Lantern Parallax #1 is a complete waste of time. There isn't a plot but rather pointless exposition and a fight that means nothing, even if you're a fan of Parallax this particular issue does nothing to add to his character. This was a perfect example of style but no substance at all. Plus I've been talking to the ref and even the style is in question. Do not buy this book, just go back and reread Emerald Twilight. Read Full Review

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