Green Lantern Corps #0

Green Lantern Corps #0

Event\Storyline: Rise of the Third Army Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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PROLOGUE TO THE THIRD ARMY! The New 52 origin of Guy Gardner! Guys past has a way of catching up with him, and this issue is no exception!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 17, 2012

    A must have and must love comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Scott West Sep 15, 2012

    Peter Tomasi has given us a new look at Guy Gardner that might make him a little more sympathetic and it only serves to make me like him more. Guy is an everyman. He's the little guy that struggles with life knocking him around. Despite all that, he's a hero and a great Lantern. Like Spider-Man (another of my favorite heroes in case you hadn't noticed), Guy isn't perfect… and I like him just fine that way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 17, 2012

    "Green Lantern Corps" #0 fleshes out Guy Gardner more in twenty pages than he has been in twenty years. Tomasi has made the development of Guy Gardner a personal project during his time writing Guy both pre- and post-"Flashpoint" and in this issue, Tomasi doesn't hesitate to show the personal side of Gardner: where he comes from and who influenced his development. The character does get a goosed up origin, but he's also given purpose and definition, particularly when it comes to him acting like a jerk for the greater duration of his existence This is an excellent zero issue -- it could even be framed as a pilot for a TV show or a debut film in a series. It hits the right notes, delivers character definition and motivation and sets the table for the world around the protagonist moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 14, 2012

    It's a familiar story, but Tomasi reminds you why it has such appeal. Although Tomasi leaves a few open questions, he dives deep into Guy's personal life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 12, 2012

    Artist Fernando Pasarin luckily gets to tell a more focused story that doesn't involve page after page of numerous Lanterns squished into each panel. He definitely doesn't skimp on the bloody violence that opens the issue, but he also delivers the best work I've seen from him when Guy has a tense scene with his father. It reminded me of the scene in Hook when Jack smashes dozens of clocks in spite of his father; with each strike you feel the emotion break free like the glass that fills the air. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Sep 13, 2012

    This is how you tell a Green Lantern #0 story! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Sep 14, 2012

    This issue was just fine as a solo read. If you'd like a bit more green in your read pile this month, give it a shot. There's plenty to enjoy in this issue. But as for the future, it wasn't quite enough to encourage me to continue supporting the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 14, 2012

    That said, this comic is worth the price of admission for the Fernando Pasarin art. There are some great pencils in this book, from small emotional moments to full on, blazing, ring-slinging splash pages. Pasarin does a great job throughout the issue of maintaining Guy's younger look and making the character look like a naive version of his older self. For me, the art is what stood out in this book, and took a somewhat mediocre story and kept me interested. Many artists have done stellar work on Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps in the past several years, and Pasarin's art stands up well to their legacy and he is yet another strong hand in the DC stable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Sep 15, 2012

    The story does play out in a cliche way. We all know by the end of the flashback Guy would summon the will to defeat the guy that was kicking the Corps collective butts. The big bad named Xar, once captured, gives the "I will get my revenge on you" speech leading me to believe that we may see him pop up again. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 22, 2012

    While writer Pete Tomasi retells Guy Gardner's early days with the best of intentions, there's just too many things trimmed from previous continuity for long time fans and nothing redeeming put in to make anyone want to be in his corner.  If this is all set up for the "fall of Guy Gardner" alluded to when he gets all the Guardians' attention during the Third Army story is doesn't do a very good job of making Guy any stronger of a character for what's to come to be compelling.  While I usually have praise for Tomasi's work, this one just didn't have the quality that I've come to expect.  Two out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

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