Green Lantern #24

Green Lantern #24

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

LIGHTS OUT part one! Relic arrives on Oa as this massive story kicks off! Can the different Lantern Corps come together to stop this powerful enemy? Lights Out will see Lanterns die, others change allegiancesand nothing will be the same ever again! Trust us: We MEAN IT!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 2, 2013

    I wasn't sure if I was ready for another big Green Lantern crossover or if I really wanted one. This issue makes it clear that we are ready and do want this crossover. Robert Venditti is ready to shake things up. There's no tiptoeing around here. When the action starts, it doesn't stop. You will be thankful this is a story that crosses over into the other titles because with the way this issue ends, you won't want to wait a month. Billy Tan and Alex Sinclair have their hands full in the art department and the succeed in making it all look glorious. You've heard how stories will "change everything." This one appears to be actually ready to do just that. Don't miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey 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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Oct 2, 2013

    To sound stupidly redundant, I am so excited to be excited about Green Lantern again! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Oct 4, 2013

    Green Lantern#24 has me excited because so much could happen, but given the length of the arc, Im left guessing as to what will. Last time we saw Sinestro he had an entity inside him; will the mystery of the dying entities bring him back into the fold? Atrocitus is in a similar situation. How long before the Indigos show up in force again? I dont think Ive ever been so excited about a GL event in my life. (My prediction: Dex-Starr saves the day, is a good kitty.) Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Oct 2, 2013

    Overall, this story has some interesting potential, which has started off strong. The art is Green Lantern worthy with a ton of colors making the story that much more. Whenever we get the “core” lanterns together to fight battle it is always rewarding to the reader and this is just another example of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 5, 2013

        But after years of stories about the different Lantern Corps, it's almost a relief to see someone shutting them down. It's almost a shame that it probably won't last - at least it'll be tough to continue the series without the green light. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 2, 2013

    This is an incredibly solid start to the Lights Out crossover given the short amount of time the new creative teams had to get their bearings, and with Venditti at the helm, it looks poised to deliver a game-changing story that will be strongly felt in New Guardians, Green Lantern Corps, and Red Lanterns, which are all a part of this crossover. I don't want to say you need to read all of those titles in order to enjoy this story, but I will say that I have been reading them all and my investment in this story has been richer for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 2, 2013

    "Lights Out" is off to an interesting start with plenty of potential. Let's see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Oct 4, 2013

    Relic is a surprising solid addition to the Lantern mythos, and the idea of the emotional spectrum as a finite resource definitely adds an interesting wrinkle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 5, 2013

    Relic is a great addition to the Lantern mythos and I seriously have no idea what might happen next and how this all will get resolved. For this team to do that is impressive. It's looking like Lights Out might be a hell of an event, one that'll fly under the radar from all of the other more high-profile ones going on. Do yourself a favor and pick this up as well as the lead up to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Oct 18, 2013

    Despite my misgivings from before, Lights Out is off to a strong start with perhaps the best of Venditti's scripts since his run on the title began, and with strong artwork from the rest of the creative team too. Hopefully the next three weeks will bring equally impressive instalments from Green Lantern Corps, Red Lanterns, and Green Lantern: New Guardians before we return to Green Lantern for the conclusion in the annual. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 6, 2013

    Outstanding visuals in a yawner of a saga opener. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Oct 3, 2013

    This issue concludes with the unthinkable, as Relics drones destroy the Central Power Batter, leaving it in ashes. Now if that isn't a way to kick off a critical story then this review doesn't know what is. This issue had a great sense of action dread and that unsettling feeling that everything is out of control. It's going to be very interesting to see where this goes and I can't wait to see it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jerrod Oct 3, 2013

    Green Lantern #24 is not a bad comic. Billy Tan draws a really pretty comic and Robert Venditti has a handle on all the characters. The issues come in with the execution of the story itself. Very little actually happens in this book and the moments that matter just do not hit hard enough to bring out any emotion in me (pun intended). I really want to enjoy Green Lantern and the Lights Out story seems very intriguing. Lets just hope that the next installments can bring out some excitement that this issue could not. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Oct 3, 2013

    Although Green Lantern #24 doesn't leap as a must-read, it certainly hints at something great. A first step in a long road. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 5, 2013

    The Green Lantern franchise is apparently nothing without massive, status quo-rumbling crossovers. Personally, I would have preferred to see the new creative teams take their comics in separate directions. I wanted to see what they had to offer, and wanted the various GL books to get down to their own individual stories. But the franchise is what it is, so here we have the first part of Lights Out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 2, 2013

    Green Lantern #24 kicks off the Lights Out story with a bang.  The art of Billy Tan really nails the scope of the Green Lantern Universe. So why didn't I like the issue as much as I should have?  Hal Jordan is a jerk, that's why.  I really hate the way Venditti portrays him and it is killing my enjoyment of the title.  Hopefully the other writers will fix that as the story continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Oct 2, 2013

    Lights Out is off to a slightly rocky start, but that shouldnt concern fans. There are just some minor issues that do not disturb the overall narrative. Relic is a marked improvement and a foe worthy of the Lanterns, so the climax to this story should be pretty amazing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Oct 2, 2013

    Even as Saint Walker is wheeled off to the citadel, Green Lantern #24 gives me hope for this event. Now it's up to the Wordsmiths of 2814 to harness that power. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Oct 4, 2013

    I really want to like this new creative team since Green Lantern is my favorite title of them all, but I'm just not feeling it here. I think over time once they start to understand the characters and the universe a bit better we could see some great stuff coming out, but for right now they are still trying to develop their game. Being that we just had the Third Army and the First Lantern, I'm not so sure that starting up yet another crossover event is a good way for Venditti and Tan to cut their teeth on GL. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 4, 2013

    The first Lantern book crossover of the post-Johns era opens with a pop instead of a boom. Filled with uncertainty, "Green Lantern" #24 brings many of the recognizable Lanterns together. It feels a little bit like the "Green Lantern Corps" book from the late 1980s that Steve Englehart and Bill Willingham worked on, which integrated Salaak and Kilowog into the Green Lantern lexicon and built a squad of disparate Lanterns into a fan-favorite team. The potential is here for Venditti and Tan to begin building a new fan-favorite era for the Corps and I hope they figure out how to pull it all together soon. Read Full Review

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