Green Lantern: New Guardians #19

Green Lantern: New Guardians #19

Event\Storyline: Wrath of the First Lantern Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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If that's Kyle, then who is the new White Lantern?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 17, 2013

    Green Lantern: New Guardians feels like it's often relegated to third-tier status within Lantern books. It stars one of the most controversial Green Lanterns, it tends to be very isolated from the rest of the GL universe and stories, and it has a very large supporting cast, but these things are also, to my mind, the book's greatest strengths. Out of all the books to be a part of these last two cross-overs, this one is the easiest to just pick up and read without needing to really get into the previous books. Bedard also does an amazing job of juggling the giant cast, the unlikely team-up of Kyle Rayner and Carol Ferris illustrates this best, but giving each and every character plenty to do and a lot of growth. Cosmic events are the most difficult to have personal, introspective character moments in, but Bedard absolutely accomplishes it while also not skimping on the giant space battles. A great issue that strikes a great balance. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 20, 2013

    This was a character driven read showing will is not enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Apr 20, 2013

    Overall this was a solid issue with great work all around from the New Guardians team. If I'm being honest, the jump from the Rise of the Third Army event straight into Wrath of the First Lantern was starting to wear on me and I was looking forward to Wrath wrapping up, but Bedard and crew have delivered a huge breath of fresh air towards the end of an arc that was growing quite stale. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 18, 2013

    Kyle Rayner is such an interesting character that Tony Bedard has just begun to understand more fully. Green Lantern: New Guardians #19 doesn't do much to progress the "Wrath of the First Lantern" plot, but it's got fantastic character development for Kyle, Carol Ferris, Sinestro, and even Simon Baz. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 20, 2013

    So yeah, not much happens at all. It's Kyle's first big attempt to use the power of the White Lantern for good…but he fails. Kyle and Carol meet Simon, but that doesn't amount to much at all. And the fact that Sinestro goes right back to where he was at the end of Green Lantern #19 means this issue was nothing but filler. It actually kind of dampens the cool factor of the last page of Green Lantern #19 to know that Sinestro didn't immediately embrace the yellow lantern, but instead spent a couple minutes whining at Kyle Raynor. I have a feeling that few, if any, of the characters from New Guardians are going to have an impact on the First Lantern finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Apr 25, 2013

    If anything I feel a little like issue nineteen was a bit of a filler and did little more than move the characters around in order for them to be where they need to be for the finale. It's unfortunate because there was some interesting potential here for diving a bit deeper into the nature of both the Star Sapphires and White Lanterns let alone their earthly ring bearers. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 17, 2013

    The Wrath of the First Lantern story arc is being stretched out over too many titles and too many issues and it's easy to lose track of what's at stake. The First Lantern has yet to make himself stand out as a villain who has a greater plan in mind besides yanking everyone's chain, even if he does go to rather explosive extremes to do it. Some of the Green Lantern titles are suffering from a pronounced lack of focus because of it and New Guardians is not different. Read Full Review

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