Green Lantern: The New Guardians: Futures End #1

Green Lantern: The New Guardians: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Diogenes Neves, Marc Deering Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

The power of the white lantern power has brought Kyle to the brink of death! Now, he must decide whether to release that power into the universe, or find another unsuspecting soul to take it on.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 20, 2014

    Absolutely fantastic tale with perfect art. I loved this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gabe Carrasco Sep 23, 2014

    The ending on this one is solid, and introducing a new character with all the qualities Rayner initially enjoyed in himself is a nice touch. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 18, 2014

    Though an unseen presence for much of the issue, Kyle is an interestign character study. Has he been corrupted by absolute power, or is he still worthy to wield the White Light? Unfortunately, the protagonist of this issue, a stubborn woman named Saysoran, doesn't benefit from the same depth Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 18, 2014

    While Green Lantern: New Guardians Futures End #1 is an average issue which suffers from spending far too much time on introducing a rather uninteresting new protagonist and far too little time on the elements of the series that the readers are invested in.  The result is one of wasted potential in what could have been an emotionally powerful tale had the decision been made to spend more time with the series's lead character.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 23, 2014

    As much as I enjoyed Saysoran, recasting Kyle as elemental god of life/death didn't entirely work for me (partly because he's always been more sane than Hal or Guy and less intense than John Stewart) but the story itself was charming, if a little inconsequential. Green Lantern: New Guardians: Futures End #1 is another big crossover one-shot that could have benefitted from more room, more setup and more followup, but was less bad than it was ill-served. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 23, 2014

    While Diogenes Neves' art is really something to look at here, there isn't much else that it offers and really leaves a bad taste in your mouth if you're a Kyle Rayner fan.  It seems that bad Lantern futures have been par for the course here and I don't know what's up with DC's hate for our space police heroes, but it's getting a little annoying.  Just one happy Lantern future, that's all I'm asking for and yet again I'm let down.  But if you're fascinated by the power of the White Lantern and need to see what Kyle's up to Five Years From Now, then there isn't anything that's going to stop you from getting this issue.  I only ask that you don't get your hopes up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Sep 17, 2014

    New Guardians once again provided yet another extreme plunge for a Lantern character with no hope of redemption. The only thing that holds this issue back was Kyle not being the focus for a majority of the story. but instead a new character with no time to develop. Otherwise a solid issue from the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Sep 20, 2014

    Other than the art by Diogenes Neves, there's not much else to like about this issue unless you want to see another Green Lantern suffer, in that case you just might want to pass on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Sep 21, 2014

    It was fine. Saysoran was a cool character, but story was muddled and left on a cliffhanger that will never be realized.

  • 5.5
    WhiteLantern Sep 19, 2014

    There's not much to say about this issue, because there's nothing really memorable about it. I don't know anything new about Kyle Rayner as the White Lantern, and we don't know anything about the protagonist named Sayosen. The art is decent enough, but it can't save a boring script. If you're a completionist then pick up this issue. If not, you can pass on this one. I can't recommend that you pick this up, which is disappointing, because Justin Jordan is a good writer. From what I've read of his work, this is a rare miss.

  • 6.0
    Redeadhood Sep 26, 2014

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