Green Lantern: New Guardians #23

Green Lantern: New Guardians #23

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 21, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Relic deals a game-changing blow to the Corps as the final pieces are put in place for the ultimate battle to save the universe! Do not miss this issue!

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 2, 2013

    One has to wonder if Kyle's abilities will be in any way affected by the loss of the blue light of Hope.  There is a part of me who wonders if, at some point down the line, Kyle will literally be the Torchbearer for a number of Corps as one by one their lights go out, one day reigniting them all.  Time will tell how it all plays out, but for now New Guardians #23 gets the first perfect score of the post-Johns era.  Five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 23, 2013

    Green Lantern: New Guardians #23 is my favorite issue of the entire series, hands down. Justin Jordan has set up an amazing prelude to “Lights Out” that can stand on it's own as well as serve as a jumping-off point for future stories. It was painful reading Warth's death, but in the end, it shows how much Jordan cares for these characters that he's not simply forgetting about them on Elpis just to use them when the story deems it necessary. Though he killed off Warth, Jordan shows he respects the character much more than previous writers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 23, 2013

    This is the issue that brings New Guardians back to where it was before the never ending cross-overs with the Third Army, and then the First Lantern. I can easily see this becoming my favorite title again, as it was the first year of the New 52, and I can't be happier about it. Pick it up, read it, love it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Aug 22, 2013

    Overall Green Lantern New Guardians is a near perfect issue from start to finish and has readers not only wanting to know more about Relic but it should also have them salivating for Lights Out in October. The only thing this issue lacked was further interaction between Carol and Kyle and the future of their relationship. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Aug 23, 2013

    “Green Lantern: New Guardians” #23 has a lot of things going for it; including beautiful art and a compelling conflict. That said, some of the choices made here are hard to swallow, and the feeling that readers will need to follow the story into multiple titles for resolution is somewhat disappointing. Also, the issue throws character development out the window in favor of its grandiose cosmic plot. Still, it's easily the best issue yet in Jordan's fledgling run, and perhaps the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Aug 21, 2013

    The final page of this book is absolutely devastating and has me salivating over what the next issue (well the issue AFTER Villains Month) will bring. This issue continues the greatness that has been brought to this book and I continue to recommend it month after month. Ive always been a huge fan of Kyle Rayner and, even though Johns gave him plenty of credit in Rebirth, always thought he was overshadowed by more serious-minded Green Lanterns (yes, even Guy Gardner), so to see him get not only his own title, but royal treatment like he hasnt seen since he had the Ion power is an absolute joy. Minor quibbles aside, this is a great book for anyone interested in a little sci-fi mixed with their superhero story, and with a very different, more fantastical, tone from the other Lantern books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Aug 25, 2013

    Overall, Green Lantern: New Guardians #23 is an exciting issue that goes to a few fairly dark places. If I have any complaints at all, it would be that the issue moves a little too quickly. I don't feel like the reader is given enough time to fully digest what is happening and take on the full emotional impact of it. With that said, Justin Jordan is clearly setting us up for a large event that will shape the future of this universe. A lot has happened since "The Wrath of the First Lantern" and with the old Guardians replaced, there is no telling what the New Guardians will do, especially once you read this issue. In the end, it is very fitting that Relic sought the Blue Lanterns first. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Aug 27, 2013

    This is a really strong issue of Green Lantern: New Guardians, which left me shocked by the final page. We have been teased by threats to the Lantern Corps before, but never like this. Jordan has established Relic to truly be a terrifying foe, and I'm genuinely excited to see just what he does next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 25, 2013

    After what happened with the Reach, this is like kicking a group when it's down. And that last page was gratuitous. Story frustrates, visuals good. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 21, 2013

    Taking a step back and looking at all of the Green Lantern books, this one ties in nicely to what we've seen in Green Lantern Corps. In that regard, this is an exciting chapter in the larger Green Lantern story, and it succeeds in making Lights Out an event worth getting pumped for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 27, 2013

    Jordan continues to stall until Lights Out begins, but finds some interesting wrinkles in the presence of the Blue Lantern Corps. Both art and writing have moments of strength and weakness that generally even out, but the final pages of the tale succeed in drawing out the emotion and leaving New Guardians ready for Villain's Month and Lights Out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    the green death Aug 21, 2013

    There's a massively shocking moment at the end of this issue that I hope doesn't pan out the way it looks to have. I'm definitely excited for the upcoming crossover but hope that a cool part of the new myths wasn't wiped out for the sake of shock

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA May 26, 2014

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