Green Lantern #36

Green Lantern #36

Event\Storyline: Godhead Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Francis Portela Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

GODHEAD, act 2, part 1: With the various Lantern Corps routed by the New Gods, Hal Jordan leads the survivors to a haven that may not be any safer: the Antimatter Universe! But as differences are set aside and strategies drawn, the greatest of the Lanterns makes a decision that will forever alter his life and the future of the Corps and it involves enlisting the help of the deadliest of threats. Heres a hint: Black Hand!This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Myke Havoc Nov 5, 2014

    For those following the entire Godhead event, I think they will find a lot to enjoy in Green Lantern #36. Plenty is established and progresses, lots of meaty bits are presented, and there's an excitement to see where it goes next week. A strong, solid issue, all around. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Nov 5, 2014

    Green Lantern #36 is a perfect example of the wonderful dynamic between Hal Jordan and Sinestro and why their complex relationship is so important to the Lantern universe.  The arrival of the New Guardians provides exactly what's needed to move GodHead into its second act in some exciting directions.  As the New Gods reveal some cracks in their armor Hal plans a most unusual response to the theft of their rings.  This is one of Robert Venditti's best issues yet in his run, earning five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 6, 2014

    Whether Venditti thinks so or not, this has got to be the best issue during his Green Lantern run.  Everything was just so perfectly crafted that I found myself scared that I was reading a perfect issue.  I have a phobia of such things because once you read a perfect comic, no other could ever compare.  All the dialog was spot on and Francis Portela's style was perfect to convey this story.  Just so much awesome that I could never be able to articulate properly how great it really is.  Go out and find out for yourself because if you miss this one, you'll be kicking yourself. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Nov 6, 2014

    The newest issue of Green Lantern is a huge turning point in terms of pure enjoyment, dialogue, and story beats. So far, Robert Venditti's Godhead has been a bit of a disappointment with the overpowered and over-jerky New Gods ripping through our beloved Lanterns like they were tinfoil. Fortunately for our heroes, Hal Jordan is newly inspired and ready to take them on in a very unexpected way. Read Full Review

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

    Godhead continues to be a very strong story. Sure, it's super-long and runs through way too many books, but overall, it's been a fantastic ride, so it's worth it. A lot is happening in this issue and there's a lot of revelations, almost too many, and the book is a bit slow and a tad dull at parts, but overall, it's a great read and a very essential moment in the overall Godhead story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Nov 7, 2014

    While no this didn't move the plot further along, it was a fine breather issue that explored a bit into some key players for this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Nov 11, 2014

    Robert Venditti comes out swinging, delivering a comic that's humming with energy. Perhaps what's most intriguing about this issue is the way that this energy informs the plot and the artwork, rather than the other way around. There are some blemishes – weaknesses in the art, apparent reversals of theme, some rushed moments – but Green Lantern #36 just feels vibrant and emphasis on humor and character work bears that out. Though some will bemoan the title's subjugation to the "Godhead" event, GL #36 accepts that it's merely a chapter in this story and focuses on being the best chapter it can be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Nov 6, 2014

    This book isn't breaking new ground, but the story is solid enough to get enjoyment from. As long as New Gods are in the books, I'll be buying, but it remains to be seen if I'll continue on Green Lantern after the Godhead storyline. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Nov 6, 2014

    There is little sense of urgency in the issue. Instead it reads like the calm before the storm, again. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gabe Carrasco Nov 11, 2014

    GL 36 is a straightforward bridge book between major events. A good guy pep talk, a bad guy pep talk, and the introduction to a new story element that serves as a good cliff hanger for the next part. We don't learn too much, and so far, Hal seems to be as much of an audience member as we are, all while Sinestro and Kyle do most of the heavy-lifting story-wise. I won't spoil it, but while the ending scene is fun, it almost cheapens a character who's become a pretty big villain in the ring-slinger universe. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 8, 2014

    What is really frustrating is that they keep trying to tease us with changes to the Green lantern mythos, but never actually allowing any of the changes to stick, which makes for a frustrating Green Lantern reading experience, and one that can't be ameliorated by endlessly upping the stakes in their intergalactic wars. Green Lantern #36 is a regrouping story that makes some poor choice, even though the art is pretty throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supes' soups Nov 6, 2014

    Godhead is proving to be a very worthwhile event although it seems like the Green Lantern book is always featuring some event. Seeing Hal interact with Sinestro is always fun and interesting and this book has a heavy does of that. I would welcome Darkseid returning to a universal event in the New 52 because I felt the original New 52 Justice League run with him didn't do the character justice. Godhead is essentially a weekly book as well and I will be picking up Green Lantern Corps #36 to see where this goes. Hopefully the payoff is worth it.

  • 9.0
    WhiteLantern Nov 6, 2014

    Godhead Act 2 has started, and what a way to start! There's very little action in this book, as it's setting up the next act, but the character moments here are more than worth the cover price. The pages with Hal Jordan and Sinestro are fantastic, and Robert Venditti is able to take the final interaction between Hal and Sinestro from Geoff John's run, and building it to another level. The brief scuffle between the two is fun, but the dialogue is what brings this up to a great issue. And, while Billy Tan sits this issue out, artist Francis Portela is more than up to snuff, delivering fantastic panel layouts. Also, something that's really undervalued in comics is expressive faces, but Portela excels at them, able to get across some great comedy using pictures. This issue of Godhead comes highly recommended.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Nov 9, 2014

    I wonder how many more acts there are to go. This is a pretty strong issue, largely because the New Gods are barely in it. As villains, they are about as interesting as mud. The strength of this issue is in the art and especially the interaction between Hal and Sinestro. I swear, the page lights on fire every times these two get together. Sinestro sees things in Hal that he can't himself and it is enlightening.

  • 10
    JJ Nov 26, 2014

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood Nov 13, 2014

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Nov 10, 2014

  • 8.5
    havok1977 Nov 22, 2014

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Nov 9, 2014

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