Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #2

Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #2

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Adam Schlagman Artist: Cliff Richards Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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FLASH QUESTION: Will he be able to fly fast enough to escape his fate and defeat the Amazons?

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 2, 2011

    The book " and honestly, Flashpoint as a whole " does lose a couple of points for using real-world politicos. We've seen it in several titles, but it's more prevalent in this one that most of the others. It's a technique I've never really liked, as it serves to date the book terribly a few years down the line. But that's no doubt a commandment from on high, not necessarily a choice of the creative team here. They play with the toys they're given, and they do a decent job. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jul 27, 2011

    I will say that Schlagman introduces a cool concept in the Amazons owning a fleet of invisible jets. Admittedly, that's pretty awesome. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 27, 2011

    Ultimately, "Flashpoint: Hal Jordan" is rapidly falling into the realm of several of the "Flashpoint" mini-series, where it's hard to see why exactly this is being published. Maybe Hal's mission in the final issue will connect with "Flashpoint" itself, but even then I'm not sure we are going to have needed this much back story over how a pilot with a weapon was chosen to lead an attack. With Oliver gone, there's no longer anything driving me to see how this ends. In a serial format, boring can unfortunately be a larger crime than bad. There's nothing particularly wrong here, but there's nothing to keep reader interest going either. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 1, 2011

    With this series, Hal suffers the same problems that Barry did in Flash: Rebirth. He's just a bit of a jerk that's hard to connect with and the only reason we do on any level is because of years of knowledge of who he is elsewhere. There's not much to like or rally behind here with Hal, but he is showing some signs of growing up and that does help ease it a bit. But in the end, I still don't care for him and Carol doesn't come off well either. There's nobody worth liking here overall outside of Abin Sur himself, and that's not saying much considering he comes off as a bit of a jerk in his own miniseries. Considering how popular the Green Lantern books are in the mainline universe, they're being poorly executed and written here in the Flashpoint storyline. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 27, 2011

    Even with a fairly terrible story arc, I'd stick around to the end just to see how things wrap up. With a nonexistent plot, even if the final issue of this series ends on a high note, I still won't have any reason to care. Consider the tie-in Dropped. Read Full Review

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