Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1

Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Van Jensen Artist: Igor Lima, Ruy Jose Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
7.1Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

John Stewart makes a fateful decision will he choose to take his last shot at redemption? Or will he pull the trigger and kill any chance of a life worth living, in the name of saving the Corps?

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 10, 2014

    If youve enjoyed any of Jansens run on GREEN LANTERN: CORPS, but perhaps dropped off during the crossovers, or at any other point, you owe it to yourself to pick this issue up. Even though its only a single issue long, the storyline is a return to form and its a story well executed. It feels like an excellent combination of a victory lap but also the set up for a new, incredibly interesting potential storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 11, 2014

    Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1 shows John Stewart at his lowest point yet reveals a future that's full of compassion, that despite giving in to his inner demons a light still exists that can provide salvation.  While the issue misses the mark by not showing more motivation for going to that dark place beyond what the reader already knows, writer Van Jensen still provides enough emotional resonance to make the issue an interesting read.  The art suffers a little due to having too many pens on the pages but overall the issue is worth picking up.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 15, 2014

    A stellar story spoiled by the cover, with mixed art makes this a “could have been a classic” comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Have-A-Peg Pete Sep 10, 2014

    A much better script than the Green Lantern one-shot that DC released last week, I feel I can securely recommend this issue. The narrative was well drawn out, which helped me get invested. The character development is rushed (come on it's just a 20 page comic!) but there is plenty of action and great visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Sep 11, 2014

    Van Jensen gives us a story that is serviceable and potentially quite interesting, but it's also one that highlights one of the biggest problems of the Futures End series. Namely that a lot of the characters of "Five Years Later" seem hung up on things that have just recently happened to them today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 10, 2014

    This is just an alright issue.  Nothing really to complain about except that it didn't hold up next to last week's Green Lantern: Futures End.  I've been rating these event issues based on whether they blew me away, or whether they make sense to be a part of this event.  While I like seeing the Lanterns Five Years From Now, this one shot didn't do it for me since there isn't enough time to explain the new scourge of the universe that this title would be facing and it really got me interested.  So if you're a fan of Lantern lore, then you definitely should get this, but if your just interested in what's going on in the weekly Futures End title then you can pass on this.  Luckily I'm both. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gabe Carrasco Sep 23, 2014

    So this is supposed to be the really messed up future, right? I've gotta say, as far as Green Lantern CORPS goes, this might as well be a typical John Stewart story arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Sep 5, 2014

    Even though the book goes through a rough patch at the beginning, with little explanation given to what is going on in Hal Jordan's life during the events of Futures End, the issue ends on a very touching note and with an interesting ending that might come into effect later in the Futures End series"but if the ending doesn't get brought up again then it comes across as pretty stupid. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Sep 11, 2014

    As a complete package this was a much more engaging issue than the previous Lantern book but similar problems continued to plague. The exposition about the Shadow Empire seemed uninspired to read, since it's just a footnote in the 20 page plot. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 13, 2014

    Not sure if I'd recommend this issue, but it is a worth a read if you are into Green Lantern Corps/John Stewart. And I'm really confused if this is meant to jive with Green Lantern: Future's End #1 or not. That is never made clear, which was a shame. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Sep 14, 2014

    Decent issue with interesting ideas, even if it felt rushed

  • 7.5
    havok1977 Sep 24, 2014

    It was kinda meh

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Sep 12, 2014

    Pretty good for the most part. It is kind of a bummer that the cover spoils the end because that would have generated a greater impact otherwise. I don't really think I buy Stewart's act of aggression that leads to the end, it felt forced. The rest is a good "where are they now" story for Green Lantern Corps readers and probably holds no relevance whatsoever to the main Future's End story, which is fine by me.

  • 5.0
    WhiteLantern Sep 11, 2014

    Honestly, this issue doesn't work that well for me. There's a lot here that could work, but the execution is flawed. The ending (spoiled on the cover) is a good idea, and makes sense within the greater continuity of Green Lantern. However, there's too much reference to events that happened recently. While that wouldn't be bad in a normal month to month story, we haven't seen these events that turned John Stewart into a killer. It could have worked a lot better if we knew more about the events that occurred to change Stewart. Alas, we'll never know. The art was serviceable enough, but it wasn't anything special, and fell short on a few panels. Nothing special enough to make this a must on your pull list this week. I don't recommended it, but it's not horrible either.

  • 6.0
    Redeadhood Sep 19, 2014

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