Green Lantern #43

Green Lantern #43

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Mark Irwin, Billy Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 5, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Renegade continues! Hal Jordans at the very edge of space confronting an old adversary who may be key in helping the former Green Lantern save the universe!

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Aug 7, 2015

    While there's no standout moment in GREEN LANTERN #43, it is a good continuation of an already compelling story that deepens the character work started in #41 and #42. It remains to be seen whether that trend will continue, but the potential is there for this to be a great Green Lantern story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Aug 5, 2015

    I thought this months adventure was far better than the previous and the best installment of the "Renegade" storyline so far. The pacing was great, there were no slow spots and of course wonderful art from Mr. Van Sciver. (They definitely need him back on this title, pronto) I really enjoyed the switch of desperation in Black Hand's character and Virgo's attempt to be a hero. We all know the Corps are out there and it's only a matter of time before they make their presence felt. However if we keep getting issues like this, I'm more than fine with the delay. 30 days seems like sufficient time to recharge the Gauntlet, and I have a feeling Hal and Co. are going to need it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 9, 2015

    An entertaining reintroduction, but nothing spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Aug 7, 2015

    Green Lantern #43 is the calm before the storm while giving readers a treat with Ethan Van Sciver's brilliant artwork. The issue may be judged by some for not having enough action or enough plot development but I think that the issue's strength lie in letting the reader, like Hal, stop to see the roses for a moment. A strong issue in terms of character development it rates four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Aug 10, 2015

    Green Lantern is still a decent read that marks a continuous compelling storyline, even if there's nothing mind-blowing here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 11, 2015

    Overall: Green Lantern #43 was a solid issue that was sadly brought down a few notches by being too decompressed. If Venditti can tighten up his plotting and pacing then Green Lantern would be a quality comic book that would be worth reading. However, it is hard to justify spending $4.oo on a single issue that offers so little plot progression. Readers could easily skip Green Lantern #43 and pick up the next issue and not miss too much at all. Green Lantern certainly has lots of potential. I will keep this title on my radar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Aug 6, 2015

    Even though Green Lantern #43 was more of an exposition dump from Relic, the combination of the amazing art by Ethan Van Sciver and Robert Venditti becoming more comfortable with Hal's new supporting cast made this issue an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Aug 5, 2015

    Green Lantern #43 continues the new trends of DC's cosmic line up. Venditti creates an excellent character drama with this rag-tag cast, Van Sciver comes back to Green Lantern better than ever before, and Alex Sinclair struts his stuff. This is a very satisfying issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Aug 6, 2015

    While featuring some good character moments and great art,Green Lantern#43 struggles in finding a story to tell. Robert Vendetti still displays a firm grip of Hal Jordan's voice and the book is at its strongest when Hal interacts with Virgo, but outside of these quieter moments the book – like Hal – seems to be searching for a purpose. Die-hard Green Lantern fans may be satisfied by the events occurring here, but many readers will find that once they look past the art by Ethan Van Sciver and Alex Sinclair, there's not much unique in this story about a lone space-cop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 13, 2015

    If you're a fan of Ethan Van Sciver or a fan of Black Hand and his connections to the larger Green Lantern mythology, then this issue does present some clues as to what will happen next. Regrettably though, Black Hand's appearance is all too short and this is not the same Hal Jordan as Green Lantern we've come to love. I'm willing to give this series a bit more time to come around, but I'm hoping that the Hal we're all used to comes back soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 6, 2015

    This series needed a change of pace after years of crossovers, and that's what Robert Venditti has delivered with this post-Convergence status quo upheaval. Unfortunately, the book's new direction is already losing steam thanks to a sluggish pace and a lackluster supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 5, 2015

    While I love the new concept for this book, it seems that all we've gotten since it started is setup and that continues here.  I loved the inclusion of Relic in this book, but ultimately it did little for the story besides affirming our suspicions about what's going on, even though it was already pretty obvious to anyone who's been reading the title regularly.  The art, while awesome at times just wasn't as strong as I would have liked and I only hope that the next issue begins picking up the pace because as of right now, not much has been going on in Green Lantern. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 15, 2015

    Following the disappearance of the Corps, Hal's journey for answers (with his opinionated ship and passengers) takes him to the Source Wall on the edge of the known universe where he runs into a bit of trouble with Relic which provides most of the issue's action. Whether or not the storyline works at least it is bringing in a fresh take to the character and his cosmic adventures (which could easily have all the life squeezed out of them by the return of the zombie lanterns who are better left buried and forgotten). For fans. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 10, 2015

    Unfortunately, as it currently stands, even with Ethan Van Sciver back in the artistic saddle, this feels as too little, too late for Green Lantern. Coming off an inexplicable new status quo, Vendetti and company haven't really capitalized on the "outlaw" stage of Hal Jordan's career, just plunging this series deeper and deeper into inaccessible space opera. Even Star Trek had fully realized characters to guide us through all this interstellar mumbo-jumbo - Green Lantern, on the other hand, feels completely lost at sea. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Aug 12, 2015

    I'm really enjoying this slightly toned down Green Lantern; not everything is on a giant scale, there is room for some more personal discussion and character development (even if the threat at hand is still a threat to the universe). Relic is back in this one, and I he's pretty cool, I hope we see him again soon.

  • 8.5
    havok1977 Sep 7, 2015

  • 8.0
    comics Aug 10, 2015

  • 7.5
    Rotivv Aug 5, 2015

  • 6.5
    Redeadhood Aug 13, 2015

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