Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Picking up where GREEN LANTERN: LOST ARMY left off! As the universe around them reaches entropy, the Green Lantern Corps must find a way home! Along the way, they'll face dying gods, worlds torn asunder and a desperate group of survivors whose only hope is these cosmic heroes.

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 13, 2016

    A desperate Green Lantern Corps is a fresh take on the characters, and the new villains and supporting characters make this accessible and a whole lot of fun to all readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 21, 2016

    Together, Dismas and Ausras have become guardians to a gigantic city-planet that's full of survivors from the dying universe the Lanterns are trapped in. Tom Taylor writes an entertaining story that not only gives a new reader enough context to know the predicament the Corps have found themselves in, but also enough to propel the story forward and build my excitement for not only these new characters, but also for the larger overall story. I went into this book so excited to see Van Sciver penciling the Green Lantern Corps again, but came away just as excited for Tom Taylor's story. With five issues left, hopefully Edge of Oblivion will keep me on the edge of my seat! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 13, 2016

    It's unfortunate that Green Lantern: the Lost Army ended so quickly, but DC's newest Lantern comic is a worthy replacement. Between the dramatic premise, Van Sciver's detailed art and Taylor's impeccable characterization, there's a lot to like about this new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jan 13, 2016

    A welcome return to the Lanterns of old, Edge of Oblivion has a real space western feel to it, while deftly managing to avoid certain pitfalls that the overuse of tropes can bring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jan 13, 2016

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  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jan 13, 2016

    While this is the first issue of a mini-series, some readers may feel lost if they have not readGreen Lantern: The Lost Army. It's not too difficult to find your footing, although some details may go over the heads of those not caught up. On the plus side, this probably is better than the flagshipGreen Lanternbook for the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 13, 2016

    It seems that Tom Taylor doesn't want to make the same mistake as Lost Army did because this story just starts moving right out of the gate and before I knew it, it was over.  It was fun setup for what we'll be dealing with for the next six months, but I hope that it offers us more connection between Lost Army and this besides for the whole being lost bit because seeing a handful of Lanterns altered to a different spectrum and Mogo rocking them all was the highlight of the last series and besides for Guy Gardner only rocking the green, we don't have any of that here.  A really fun and fast setup issue with excellent art all the way through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 13, 2016

    The DCU is a big place, and the Green Lantern Corps is there to protect it, but in their time of most dire need, who is there to protect them? Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1 is big in every sense of the word. Its got big stakes, a big cast, and a big set of visuals that can only get bigger as the miniseries goes on. Tom Taylor, Ethan Van Sciver, and Jason Wright understand what makes the Corp interesting as characters as well as a sense of scale when it comes to the odds that they can face. The universe is a big place, requiring big heroes to step up and take the spotlight. Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion is proof that these characters are more than ready for the main stage, no matter what universe they are in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 13, 2016

    Green Lantern Corps: The Edge of Oblivion #1 gets the series off to a promising start, presenting readers with a jumping on point if they haven't been following the Corps' exploits in recent months. The seeming abandonment of some elements left in the wake of The Lost Army may turn off some readers, however. Any Green Lantern story with Ethan Van Sciver's name on the cover is going to be a visual treat in my opinion, and this issue's visuals lives up to expectations. Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jan 15, 2016

    Edge of Oblivion is off to better start than Lost Army just by simply remembering that this a team book. It'll be interesting to see as the series go on and see what Tom Taylor brings back from Lost Army and how much he neglects. Finally if Ethan Van Sciver can keep up the level of detail from start to finish on this mini-series, then we have the makings for a memorable Green Lantern Corps story. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 13, 2016

    This is a great first chapter that will hopefully see the Green Lanterns return to the main DCU. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jan 15, 2016

    In sum, "Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion" #1 is a very enjoyable, well-paced opener. Taylor and Van Sciver have put together a solid premise, and issue #2 should be just as entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Jan 13, 2016

    And yet, perhaps because I'm a glutton for punishment when it comes to my beloved Green Lantern Corps, or because I still believe that this team has it in them to make something great, I'm going to stick with Green Lantern: Edge of Oblivion… for now, at least. This "lost amalgam world of refugees" setup could be interesting to see unfold, and it does hint at the possible resurgence of a Green Lantern: Mosaic-type title. In the right hands, that could be fucking brilliant, and just the shot in the arm the GLC concept needs to retake its spot atop DC's currently hurting library. Only time will tell, of course, but if something doesn't change, then like the dying universe in which this book is set, my time for Green Lanterns is in danger of finally running out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 Jan 20, 2016

    Dave Sharpe) DC Comics This book was one that probably surprised me the most this week, because I wasn’t even really expecting to read this book at all. Even though I took my name from a Green Lantern event, I haven’t been a devout Lantern reader as of late, because they just haven’t had that “it factor” to really draw me in and keep me hooked throughout. This event goes back to what Lantern books do best, and WHO does them best- having Ethan Van Sciver back on art was a stroke of genius, because his work on Lantern Books is what made him. Tom Taylor is quickly becoming one of my absolute favorite writers- if he writes a few more solid issues of this and Wolverine, or has a nice miniseries or event book he does that really floors me, he will become the next member of the “Brightest Daycare favorites” club. I don’t know what attracts the Green Lantern Corps to these giant people, but I really liked the huge humanoid characters in this story, and like one of the lanterns said about Ausras (the female giant lady) “shes the most beautiful thirty foot tall anything ive ever seen”. And it is true. Ausras is quite a hottie, even for a giant and extremely powerful alien woman. I think it has to do with the smoky blue eyes that she and Dimsas have. Beyond that, the book is a bit slower paced than I would have liked, but it required a lot of time to really put a ton of different Lanterns on the page. I enjoyed foul mouthed B’Dg and Killowog stepping up to try and convince the Corps to help the survivors that Ausras and Dimsas have collected to escape from this dying universe. This six issue standalone miniseries is what I had been saying that Lantern books should have done for a while now, because this is the first time I have actually wanted to read a GL event in quite some time. Even though it didn’t really have enough action to really keep me enthralled from beginning to end, the story is well written, the book LOOKS gorgeous, and the big twist end

  • 5.5
    JBL Reviews Jan 15, 2016

    Hmm. Didn't love this.

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