Green Lantern #38

Green Lantern #38

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Admira Wijayadi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

After the relentless challenges of Lights Out, Uprising and Godhead, Hal Jordan heads to Earth for some much-needed R&R. But the results of his leading the Corps weigh heavily on his shoulders, as do the personal costs. The next perilous saga in the career of the greatest Green Lantern is about to begin and Hal doesnt even know it yet! Guest starring Carol Ferris!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

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Jan 8, 2015

    It's funny for a book that has a Green Lantern, Red Lantern, The Flash and Star Sapphire that we spend about 2 pages with anyone in costume, and still have fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 7, 2015

    While I wasn't completely a fan of some of the artwork here, I do have to say that I loved this issue with it's slower more intimate story concerning our Green Lantern.  It's not all constructs and peril here Lantern Lovers, what it is should simply be considered a break for us and for the characters involved and man do I love seeing heroes just being people.  It's one thing that I've felt that Green Lantern has been lacking for a long time, so man was it great seeing it here.  Go check it out and have yourself a break with your favorite Green Lantern as he tries to figure out what to do next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 7, 2015

    This issue of GREEN LANTERN isn't life or world changing. It's just a solid issue showing the reader that Hal doesn't always have to be saving the universe. Sometimes, he just needs to grab a drink with his friends. Venditti does a swell job at giving the reader a solid issue which humanizes Jordan as a character, while reconnecting him with friends and ex-lovers. It doesn't give the reader much to get excited for though and while the overall issue is done extremely well, some readers many find this issue to be filler or something to skip out on. Regardless, this was a good issue and worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 8, 2015

    While I may not agree with the dynamic being established between Hal, Carol and Kyle, I still feel that Green Lantern #38 a solid read and provides a much needed character driven issue.  I would have liked to have seen more dialogue from the titular character than Robert Venditti provides, but this issue does finish stronger thanks to the strong writing.  Admira Wijaya's pencils look good overall and does a nice job of visually capturing the emotions of the characters.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Myke Havoc Jan 10, 2015

    While not filled with the bloated buddy-cop space opera stuff we've come to expect from the title, Green Lantern #38 is still a welcome and much-needed simpler issue to give us and the characters a moment to breathe, assessing their situations, and figuring out where to go next. It's fun, poignant and honest. Well written, well drawn and certainly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Jan 11, 2015

    Green Lantern #38 is the subdued issue that this book needed following the events of Godhead. Venditti doesn’t squander his down time though, taking the time to set-up Hal’s compelling new character arc and leave Hal and Carol’s future in a state of uncertainty and hope. Hal has always been a very confident character and seeing him question his identity feels like a natural next step for his growth. Robert Venditti’s unique take on Hal Jordan shines bright in Green Lantern #38 and if you hoped on for Godhead this issue will warrant your continuing attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 12, 2015

    With Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians, and Red Lanterns recently being canceled and ending their runs in March, Venditti will have more color coded toys to play with on a consistent basis and that will only make the series stronger going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gabe Carrasco Jan 12, 2015

    For what Green Lantern #38 lacks in space fighting laser action, comic scribe Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar) makes up for in literary complexity and maturity. These are the types of books that turn one-dimensional costumed characters into multifaceted heroes and martyrs! Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 7, 2015

    Green Lantern #38 could have been a great look into the heart of our hero, but is unfortunately sabotaged from within. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 7, 2015

    Admittedly, this trip isn't all you'd think it was cracked up to be - a little too much of it is spent delivering exposition for other series - but the intention is right, and the landing has been stuck correctly. Sometimes some time at home is what you need to clear your head, giving you a chance to breathe with some simpler pursuits. Green Lantern could use a break from some of its rampant mythmaking, to give readers a chance to get reacquainted with the man behind the mask. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jan 8, 2015

    While this issue wasn't all about Hal and we shared in his frustration for some time to himself, the ending scene made up for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supes' soups Jan 7, 2015

    Really enjoyed this issue. It's nice to read about Hal instead of Green Lantern for a change. After the events of Godhead, some R&R was definitely warranted. Who knew Hal, Guy, and Barry would walk into a bar and actually lose in a barfight? Also, I find it kinda cold when Carol pretty much rubs it in Hal's face that she's with Kyle and not him because he needs to "discover himself". The man's just helped saved the universe lady, the least you can do is back off. That being said, it'd be nice to see Hal drop by JL hq just to catch up with Supes and Aquaman and maybe even call Bruce a tool again.

  • 8.0
    Slayer666 Jan 8, 2015

    I thought the writing was good in this issue. Good story, good premise overall. A good break in action to get to some of the loose ends tied up with Carol. I did not like the art though. It was just way too inconsistent. There were some good scenes like the first few pages of Hal flying through space and Carol was done pretty well, but besides that, most expressions looked off and like I said before, just inconsistent. But Venditti's story definitely saved the day.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 11, 2015

    Slow issue

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jan 13, 2015

    I think I needed a story where Hal gets out of the uniform as much as Hal himself did. The intense onslaught of lantern events have worn me down and I really did appreciate a quiet issue like this, even if it was a little predictably sentimental. The art was okay, but could be more refined and consistent. What's with the attitude from the guardians though? Neither Hal nor the Corps need to answer to these bigots anymore, they need to get over themselves.

  • 8.0
    havok1977 Feb 1, 2015

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Jan 12, 2015

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