Green Lanterns #13

Green Lanterns #13

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Jay Leisten Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
6.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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"THE PHANTOM LANTERN" part five! The Phantom Lantern controls all aspects of the emotional spectrum, but can Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz figure out which of those powers can also defeat their new enemy?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Dec 21, 2016

    If you have not been reading this, what is wrong with you? Complexity in characterization. An A + artistic team. A thoughtful, timely story. This book has everything.Run, don't walk. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Dec 23, 2016

    But what's next for the pair of Lanterns given that explosive ending? We won't spoil the events that occur – but it certainly leaves the reader on something of a cliffhanger. It's certainly an interesting issue that provides a deeper look at some of the outlying characters of the series. Laminski's character is developed in a curious way. As we get an intuitive look into his brain and emotional state, depending on which colour he shifts to. It would' be fascinating to see what DC does with his character after this story arc. Will he stick around for a little longer? Either way, this issue has been another brilliant entry into the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Dec 22, 2016

    I don't think GREEN LANTERNS #13 is a climax to the story arc, but it very well could be based on the fight between Cruz and Baz and the physical manifestations of their fears. There is much more in store for the rookie Green Lanterns in their fight against Frank Laminski and Volthoom, and I can't wait for that climax. Rami should play a role as well. I hope the next issue gives us more about Vothoom's plans for him. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 21, 2016

    Green Lantern fans need to read this as major revelations are revealed in regards to the Guardians and the rings they created. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 21, 2016

    While this issue looks great, that's about as far as we go with really complimentary things to say about it because again we get the same old things that we keep seeing in this title and we even have ourselves what looks like a continuity flub that really doesn't even feel like it needs to be there. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 23, 2016

    The heroes aren't learning anything and the visuals aren't strong. I need this series to be much better, and so do Simon and Jessica or this book won't last. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 21, 2016

    Green Lanterns #13 is a mediocre chapter in "The Phantom Lantern" arc and the series continues to feel like a retread of what's come before.  I have real problems with the continuity with established Lantern Lore which greatly impacted my score on an issue that was already ho-hum.  Four out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Dec 22, 2016

    Sadly once again we have a different artist for this issue as Ronan Cliquet was the penciler and inker for this comic and I'm not criticizing the art in this issue as it was very good. I actually enjoyed Cliquet's art as it had a very good looking superhero feel to it, the storytelling was very solid and facial expressions were on point. My problem is that for three straight issues we've had three different artists who have various styles and it pulls me out of the comic. In 2017, Green Lanterns needs a consistent art team, the constant switching out artists is a problem. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    GL Fan 2814 Dec 21, 2016

    Can't say I like the telling of the origination of the GL rings here at all - it's been canon for years that the rings were made as a result of the Manhunter fiasco so it just seems like the writer is making stuff up to suit his story with no regard to the past. It's also more of the same old formula of the characters constantly questioning themselves and so on that's gotten quite boring 13 issues into the series. If this book can't find more solid ground to stand on then I'm not sure how long it'll last.

  • 8.5
    The Villain May 1, 2017

    The mythology involving the Phantom Ring is once again expanded and the conflict inside the two main characters continues to keep this comic interesting for me.

  • 7.5
    Holyjiebus Dec 23, 2016

    Comic Book Review (7.5/10) “Good” Green Lanterns #13 “The Phantom Lantern Part 4” Writer: Sam Humphries Penciller: Ronan Cliquet Plot: Frank Laminski is losing control of the Phantom Ring. Rami the Guardian has revealed to Volthoom that there is a catch to using the Phantom Ring. There is no batter that powers the ring, but the wearer becomes the battery! Can Simon and Jessica save Frank before he explodes from an emotional power overload? Rami is finally awake and finally reveals the catch to using the phantom ring that can be worn by anybody. Essentially it can kill the wearer as it drains the emotional energy of the user. Watching Baz and Cruz scramble to save Laminski was all fun and good, but I didn’t understand why they hesitated at the last moment to help Laminski take the phantom ring off and claim that “helping people is what they do” when they were desperately trying to take the ring from him for about half the issue. This issue also retcons a bit of the Green Lantern lore, as this issue seemed to suggest that the reason why the Guardians created the Green Lantern power rings was to prevent the First Lantern, who was being charged by the phantom lantern, from destroying the galaxy and Rami only had time to create the 7 Green Lantern rings as he was originally planning to create rings that tapped into all of the emotions in the emotional spectrum. A lot is revealed in this issue, but for some reason the story wasn’t being propelled forward very much. I believe this is Cliquet’s first “Green Lanterns” issue, and although I prefer Rocha’s art, I would say that Cliquet does a great job of creating scenes with a lot of action and that are visually colorful. As I view each of the panels where I saw Baz/Cruz battling Laminski, I noticed there were a lot of effects and added touches that made each of the panels interesting to look at.

  • 7.0
    Jack's Yattering Jan 3, 2017

    SCORE: 7.1

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jan 13, 2017

    I like the juxtaposition of Vulthoom's history as the nature of the Phantom ring is explained. Jessica and Simon fight their fears, I feel like that happens a lot these days. I'm getting tired of the exposition explaining Jessica's anxiety, just explain it once per arc, if a reader is jumping in right now, it's their own fault if they don't know anything about her.

  • 8.0
    ActionCity Dec 21, 2016

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Jan 10, 2017

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Dec 21, 2016

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 21, 2016

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Feb 15, 2017

  • 7.0
    Haand Dec 22, 2016

  • 7.0
    Nuckster77 Dec 27, 2016

  • 7.0
    Rico Jan 7, 2017

  • 6.5
    ak94 Dec 22, 2016

  • 6.0
    Rotivv Dec 21, 2016

  • 3.5
    ComickerPerson Dec 21, 2016

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