Green Lantern #29

Green Lantern #29

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Hal Jordan, the greatest Green Lantern in the history of the Corps, has lost everything. Friends have died, Oa has been destroyed, and now he must say goodbye to Earth! As war threatens to dismantle the Green Lantern Corps, Hal does the unthinkable: He asks for help. Can he and a team of handpicked Lanterns remove a deadly weapon from the enemy's arsenal, or will they be dealt their first defeat? And what of Saint Walker, the fallen leader of the Blue Lanterns? Can the Corps survive without its most trusted and powerful ally?

  • 8.7
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 5, 2014

    Billy Tan has been the ongoing artist since Venditti's takeover. He's been a wonderful addition to the book as he has been able to capture the essence of our familiar Lanterns while giving us a distinctive style that distinguishes this book from what came before. Unfortunately, Tan was not available for every page of this month's issue and the results are a decidedly mixed bag. Martin Coccolo's style is a bit flat and uneven. It simply doesn't gel well with Tan's work, and ultimately distracts from an otherwise stellar issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 5, 2014

    GREEN LANTERN #29 spends most of the time building towards something larger and something greater: a war. Venditti is taking his time to set up this story and work on the conflict between the Green Lantern Corps and... well, everyone else. While Venditti packs a little too much into this issue, it's a really solid real and building towards something that will be nothing short of epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey 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. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Mar 6, 2014

    Once again, the quality of Green Lantern cannot be stressed enough. If Wonder Woman wasnt so perfect, this would be the best DC title. Venditti deserves an immense amount of praise for taking the reins from Geoff Johns and creating a whole new world of greatness. The best part is that hes done this by solid character development. You need to read this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 6, 2014

    This issue was a one of the best since Venditti took over. Hal is finally coming together as a leader and the war may start to turn in their favors. While there were two artist on this book neither styles took you out of the story which is ideal when dealing with two artists on one book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 10, 2014

    The mark of a good writer is one who, even when nothing "happens," can still keep readers engaged. Robert Venditti is that person. Green Lantern has a lot of promise in its upcoming story line, and all the pieces involved seem to be leading up to an important conclusion, one that will probably have serious repercussions on the Green Lantern universe. And because Venditti isn't afraid to destroy his characters' lives, we'll definitely have an opportunity to see what they're made of. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 6, 2014

    Green Lantern since Hal has taken over has had it's moments of boredom, and this seems to balance between the fun we're used to in a GL book and the boredom we've had in Hal trying to find the leader inside of him.  We're still dealing with Hal being unsure of himself as a leader, but then we jump right into the upcoming war, that seems to be inevitable at this point.  So this issue's a mixed bag, but luckily the fun far exceeds the boring, and all us Green Lantern fans we have something to be excited about.  So go check out the book, and see the Hal take the offensive against the oncoming storm. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 8, 2014

    I keep walking a very thin line over whether or not to drop this title. I don't think I've liked anything Venditti has done so far with the Green Lantern Corps, but I can't say it's been poorly written. His Hal Jordan is fine, I think, but Venditti doesn't seem to really grasp the big picture of what the Green Lantern Corps is and why they are such a unique and fun concept. He makes some good moves in this issue, but that's not much. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 9, 2014

    There are some good moments in this book, don't get me wrong. Hal Jordan seems to have shame and knowledge of his limitations, something I've been wanting to see for a while now, and his adoption of a council of Lanterns to advise him is a wise one. The interactions with his family have a core of truth that I like, but the execution isn't quite there, and the rest of the issue's events bounce back and forth enough to erase much of that goodwill. Green Lantern #29 has a lot of stuff going on, not all of which is clear, and while it helps to make our main character more fallible and approachable, it also underlines how poor his management and decision-making skills are, with sketchy art on top of it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Mar 19, 2014

    Green Lantern is currently in a fall from grace. It's nowhere near as good as it used to be, and doesn't seem to show any sign of getting better, which is a damn shame. There are good ideas being put into play with this storyline, but Venditti seems to be dropping the ball where it counts. His character work is excellent, but the overall story isn't strong enough to hang these smaller moments on, and the artwork is following suit, with a poor framework that no amount of inking or coloring can save. Let's hope things get better, or god forbid, I might actually have to drop a title I've been buying solidly since I started collecting single issues. Read Full Review

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