Green Lantern Corps #22

Green Lantern Corps #22

Writer: Robert Venditti, Van Jensen Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

John Stewart is the only Lantern who knows about a terrible threat coming for the universebut if he makes it back to Oa, will he choose to serve in an unrecognizable Corps made up of the strangest new recruits ever to wield a ring?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 13, 2013

    Action, espionage, drama, and laughs. All that's missing is you! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jul 11, 2013

    Green Lantern Corps #22 has John's reactions to the events in other GL books, which may shaft some readers who don't read Green Lantern. While this takes away from the standalone quality of the book, there are plenty of character moments brought out by the engaging interactions with John. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 10, 2013

    Artist Bernard Chang ups his game considerably from last time. Everything I nitpicked about previously has been rectified, leaving us to enjoy his expressive character work and knack for fun action scenes. Seriously, the badass bit with Jruk had me fist-pumping and cheering him on. Chang builds up the tension to the scene with some dynamic paneling before cutting loose with a big shot and a quick follow-up panel to put the cherry on top. With the art and story in full gear, Green Lantern Corps is the place to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 10, 2013

    Did I mention the alien dirty talk? This book is still a joy to read, and having too much ambition isnt the worst thing in the world. Its not completely perfectly executed, but Im happy that someone is focusing on the smaller Lantern stories. The art is fantastic, the writing goes perhaps a step too far, but not nearly enough to wreck the book, and I cant wait to see what the future holds for the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jul 12, 2013

    For the second straight issue, "Green Lantern Corps" was a really fun comic. Jensen and Venditti are telling a Stewart story that is different than anything he's really been featured in before, drawing on the various aspects of his history in subtle and rewarding ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 15, 2013

    Green Lantern Corps #22 is a great issue that further establishes the Green Lantern universe without the Guardians of the Universe behind the wheel. This issue has a lot between the pages and gets four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 31, 2013

    Green Lantern Corps #22 is Jensen's second issue on the title and it's the first where his writing style starts to meld with the franchise. New recruits on Oa means readers get a first-hand glimpse at the life of a brand new Green Lantern. While rebuilding, Stewart arrives on Oa to lend a hand and some helpful advice to the tenderfoots still reeling from being inducted into the Corps while simultaneously being ordered to rebuild their new home from the ground up. There's a lot of uncertainty flowing through the Green Lantern Corps, and Jensen captures that feeling almost perfectly. More so even than inGreen Lantern, Jensen manages to show how the Corps works and why it works despite it's corrupt masters and arguably unqualified new leaders. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jul 10, 2013

    Overall, I like these new recruits and I hope we get more non action scenes with them. I wonder if John is going to inherit Kilowog's old job of training, which would be interesting. The whole story with the rings not working is also interesting and I'm looking forward to more John Stewart. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 11, 2013

    The strength of Green Lantern Corps has always been its supporting cast, and now that Van Jensen and Robert Venditti have gotten the exposition out of the way, this series is starting to pick up once more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Jul 14, 2013

    Overall, the issue is fairly standard. A few new plot points come up but nothing earth shattering. We tie up a few lose ends from the fight with Larfleeze but again, nothing terribly significant. Of course, not all issues can be groundbreaking and pivotal but my hope is that we are leading to some big reveal moments in the near future. I'm looking for the ring malfunctions to be explained by issue #2425 or else that will begin to get a little annoying since the rings seem to fail or work is convenient for the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 10, 2013

    Overall Green Lantern Corps had a decent second issue, nothing really advances the plot but we do get subtle hints and events to come. Chang continues to the excellent work and doesn't show the signs of being rushed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 15, 2013

    Jensen and Chang have some fun ideas in store for "Green Lantern Corps," by having the various factions interact with long-time fan-favorite alien species from across the DC Universe, but the premise driving those interactions is flat. John Stewart is saddled with a bunch of rookie Lanterns, which short-changes the focus on the (arguably) most recognizable Green Lantern. Maybe once the subplots start weaving together tighter, this title might be more engaging, but "Green Lantern Corps" #22 left me unenthusiastic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 17, 2013

    It's a shame the character work is so poor on this title, as the plotting and art aren't so bad at all. But I have no desire to read my favorite superheroes when they're unrecognizable. Dropped. Read Full Review

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