Green Lantern: New Guardians #38

Green Lantern: New Guardians #38

Event\Storyline: Godhead Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Marc Deering, Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 21, 2015 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
6.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The events of Godhead are behind him, but Kyle now knows he faces a horrible and finite future. What will he do with the time he has left?

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 23, 2015

    I really love seeing this issue having a callback to a character from the Futures End tie-in and I personally just hope that it means those events are getting erased and we won't have to face Five Years From Now. More about this book though, I really love that we're getting the personal story of Kyle and Carol being addressed after the events of GODHEAD and I hope to see this continue until the end of the series in March. Go check it out because with the final issues by Justin Jordan and Diogenes Neves, you'll definitely want to see what the future holds for Kyle Rayner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 26, 2015

    Justin Jordan has excelled at exploring the outcomes of major Green Lantern events. Coming onto the book in the aftermath of "Wrath of the First Lantern", delivering some of his best work in the secrecy of post-"Lights Out", Jordan really doesn't seem to have any problem with being diverted by events. In this case, especially, he seemingly laughs at the concept, acting as if Godhead existed purely to further New Guardians' plotlines, rather than the traditional, reversed view. That said, it does acknowledge that this is a new chapter for the book and, even if it had not been announced yet, it makes no secret that this is the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 27, 2015

    I'll be sad to see this title come to an end as I've enjoyed this series and Justin Jordan's writing of Kyle and Carol. Although reading Godhead may be a bit of required reading to understand just where the monster in this issue came from, you'll still be able to enjoy this opening chapter in what will be New Guardian's final story. There's three issues left and I'm hoping that this series can go out with a bang! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 21, 2015

    Where this book started and where it is at now are two insanely different things. GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS is an evolving book, which is something extremely cool about this series. However, this issue leaves the reader wanting something a bit more. The way it's set up is that we're going to have a one and done battle with a familiar face. The writing is good, the art is great, but the story is a bit disappointing. While this story has the potential to take some incredibly interesting turns, which Justin Jordan is easily capable of, this first issue falls relatively flat. If you loved Kyle's part in Godhead, then pick this one up for sure. There's some nice resolution here, but if you've fallen off the book, this won't rekindle your love for the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 21, 2015

    Green Lantern: New Guardians #38 kick off the last storyline of this series not with a bang, but with a more subtle bump.  While the interpersonal moments between Kyle Rayner and Carol Ferris are much needed they don't get as much time to breath as they should so that the final three-part story can be set up.  The result is a good issue but one which would have been better had Jordan put a little more meat on the readers' plate.  Diogene Neves does an admirable job with art, only really stumbling as many artists do with Kyle's mask.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jan 21, 2015

    The pacing overall for the issue was a bit off once Kyle and Carol finish having their talk, before the reader can get their bearings the issue is over. The art on this issue was a more consistent than previous issues of New Guardians, and the monster shots were a welcomed addition. This was a solid beginning to the final arc of this beloved series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jan 26, 2015

    New Guardians #38 is a decent beginning of an end. Jordan seems like he's trying to give the comic a proper send off and bring the book back to its emotional core, but he has a lot of emotional ground to cover while still trying to provide a solid story with great action. The result is a mixed bag, a comic that succeeds in some places and not in others. There's promise in this final arc, and hopefully Jordan can deliver a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    WhiteLantern Jan 24, 2015

    Well, we're starting the final arc of what is, in my opinion, the best Lantern book on the shelves. After the events of Lights Out and Godhead, I was glad to see that a good portion of the book devoted to the aftermath of what happened to Carol and Kyle. And while it's sad to see her and Kyle split up, it makes sense. We also get a call back (ahead?) to the Future's End tie-in, seeing Saysoran introduced. Maybe this means we're not going to see what happened in that book come to fruition, or maybe not. But the hook to come back is the return of Oblivion, Kyle's natural enemy. It's a really interesting way to end the series, with a literal battle of life and death (sort of). Diogenes Neves' art is great, although there are some struggles when Kyle's wearing his mask. But the action scenes are great, and the rendering of one of the Source Titans (cool name) is awesome. Overall, a good issue. I highly recommend.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 22, 2015


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  • 6.5
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