Green Lantern: New Guardians #16

Green Lantern: New Guardians #16

Event\Storyline: Rise of the Third Army Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 28, 2013

    It's only January. What's left for the rest of the year? Stunning perfection in every way. Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 29, 2013

    Despite what I'd consider a lackluster buildup Kyle's journey to master the entire emotional spectrum reaches an appropriately epic conclusion.  Green Lantern: New Guardians #16 is the best single issue of the series in several months and deserves four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 27, 2013

    I really liked this issue. It's exciting, action-packed and has a real heroic surge to it at the end. Kyle truly becomes the Chosen One, masters all of the powers and now he plans to kick some bad guy butt. There have been times where I was a little skeptical that all of this was heading down the right path. Kyle was learning all of the different powers in the span of hours, and that just didn't seem like how the Emotional Spectrum should work. But now that we're here, I like his turn as the superheroic White Lantern. And I love that the Star Sapphires are on his side. Nobody said they had to be evil. I'm really looking forward to the grande Third Army finale, even if the Third Army itself has never really amounted to much of a threat. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 23, 2013

    This issue takes its time where others have rushed. I'd be lying if I said the climax of this issue felt duly earned, but I will admit that the first three pages built up more emotions in me than the last three issues, and that is what made the ending so gratifying to read. I never thought of Ganthet as a father figure for Kyle, but now that Tony Bedard points it out, that relationship makes for the keystone of this issue's awesomeness. Even better, this is the first title that seems to have made progress on finding a solution to that whole Third Army problem, and, frankly, I'm just glad Rise of the Third Army is finally over. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 25, 2013

    By the time this issue concludes, the tables have shifted, the "Rise of the Third Army" is beset by a severe challenge and the course of this series is given a good shakeup. This issue is a game changer -- one people will be coming back to find. Bedard illustrates that Arkillo, Carol Ferris and Saint Walker prove their allegiance to Rayner and stand poised to see the conclusion of the battle by the Lantern's side. What that means to the old Guardians and the New Guardians remains to be seen, but at least it should look nice when it is seen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jan 28, 2013

    New Guardians has moments of greatness, but not enough to make the comic a superb read. It's cathartic in that it offers readers exactly what they want to see, but this is also part of its failing. A comic should excite and frustrate its readers, keeping them off guard. Giving the reader exactly what he wants fails to give the comic any major resonance, even if the outcome is satisfying. Read Full Review

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