Green Lantern #65

Green Lantern #65

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 20, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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The "War of the Green Lanterns" takes a shocking turn! With the entire Green Lantern Corps against them, the four Earthborn GLs make a choice that will rank among the most memorable in GL history. But not all of them agree on what has to be done and what lines are to be crossed. Plus, the countdown to the live-action film continues with another exclusive look at the upcoming GREEN LANTERN movie!Download the checklist and collect all of the issues in the "War of the Green Lanterns" story!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 21, 2011

    Fantastic issue that made me actually want to read more about Hal Jordan out of costume for the first time ever and an ending that has me absolutely chomping at the bit to read more of this storyline and see where Johns and the rest of the Green Lantern team take this story from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirby Apr 21, 2011

    Fantastic issue that made me actually want to read more about Hal Jordan out of costume for the first time ever and an ending that has me absolutely chomping at the bit to read more of this storyline and see where Johns and the rest of the Green Lantern team take this story from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Apr 20, 2011

    There really isn't much to complain about with Green Lantern #65. It officially gets War of the Green Lanterns back on the right track, leaving me excited to crack open the next chapter in Green Lantern Corps. Luckily, that book released this week as well, so I don't have to wait a week to find out what happens next. And isn't that the point of a serialized comic, make me want to read the next chapter immediately to find out what happens? Yes, I believe it is. Mission accomplished, Green Lantern #65. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Apr 22, 2011

    Green Lantern #65 is very much a regrouping chapter of a large action story. The tide is shifting. Heroes started out on the run, and ended on the attack. Lots of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 22, 2011

    The storyline is working for me, in short, and by a large margin. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 26, 2011

    I was a bit disappointed that the story glosses over the concept of the "Green House," a galactic safehouse of sorts established by Hal Jordan; I found I wanted to know more about it and why Jordan felt it was necessary. I was also disappointed that Hal and Guy's challenge in reaching Oa and the solution made for such an inconsequential and fleeting tangent in the larger storyline. It felt as though Johns was just padding the story out so as to fit the pieces in with the other GL titles involved in this story arc. Speaking of padding, I was irked to find that six of the 20 pages in this comic book are splash pages (or at least "splashy pages" - featuring panels that make up two thirds or more of the page). Now that DC has reduced the page count of its standard-size comics, it would be nice if it worked to ensure readers were still getting as much story as possible. Some of the splashes here work with the drama and pacing of the story, but some weren't necessary. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 23, 2011

    These issues are fun but present the same problem that many crossovers seem to have of late: they are too long. So far we have had six issues (with the prologue) and based on what I can tell that's two too many. It's not even a case of story decompression as much as it seems to be simply stalling. The books are quick reads and they do provide enough entertainment for your money and they definitely leave you wanting more based on the final pages. I think any fan of the characters or genre won't be disappointed. Any newcomers get enough of a recap that they should be okay following along in the story but I'm not sure there is enough here to get them going. These are average to good but not great. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 20, 2011

    I'm not sure where "War of the Green Lanterns" went wrong. Since it affects the stars of the other two Green Lantern comics, I can understand it crossing over with them. But with six parts, more should have been accomplished by the two-thirds mark. This feels like slow, unambitious plotting that serves to fill pages rather than tell a fast-paced story, and that's a genuine shame. "Green Lantern" fans by now have grown to expect more from this comic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 30, -0001

    Green Lantern #65 was a highly disappointing issue. The issue as a whole reads and looks like it was phoned in by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke. I never try to say this but, the truth is that there was very little effort put into this issue. This entire issue was just one big recap of what has happened in the previous three chapters. Outside of the final page, which was recapped at the beginning of Green Lantern Corps #59, this issue had very little importance to the story. It is disappointing because I was greatly enjoying this crossover before this issue. Hopefully things will turn around in following chapters. Read Full Review

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