Green Lanterns #15

Green Lanterns #15

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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"GHOSTS OF THE PAST"! Jessica and Simon head to Portland on a case that's close to the heart: the murder of Jessica Cruz's friends. And now that she has some ring-slinging experience, Jessica goes back to the one place she's feared to return-and she won't stop until she finds the killer. RATED T

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jan 18, 2017

    The art was an improvement from the Phantom Lantern arc, as I really had a problem with how the faces looked, but they were a lot better this time. This was a really nice one-shot issue focusing and giving importance to something everyday people have to suffer through. I cannot wait for the next issue and arc as Batman will be teaming up with the Green Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jan 19, 2017

    I can not explain to you how delightful, honest and wonderful this book is. You should read it. If you have not read Green Lanterns before, this is the perfect time to start. This book starts a new story and the last scene sets up a pretty awesome crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jan 18, 2017

    Green Lanterns #15 looks at Jessica's sometimes troubled partnership with Simon in a very real way. They don't always work perfectly as a team. But their personal journey trying to understand each other and help with personal issues develops their characters in a fantastically honest way. If you took the superhero aspect of this buddy/cop drama out of it, the story would still make complete sense. And that's the sign of a great story, let alone a great comic. It's safe to say that Green Lanterns has been one of our most anticipated releases, and this issue is no exception. In fact, this issue is quite possibly the best one in the series so far. If you're looking for a superbly written characterised story with some superheroics – this is the one for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 18, 2017

    If you deal with anxiety or know someone who does this is an issue you can use to help those who don't understand make sense of the struggle. The creative team have put in a perfect issue that captures the deeply human struggle many of us face. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 18, 2017

    This wasn't the biggest must-read issue of Green Lanterns, but I liked it a lot. The bond between Baz and Cruz is becoming a real highlight and this issue really tapped into the overall Rebirth tone of hope and heroes striving every day to be the best version of themselves. This issue is a great jumping-on point for readers who want more insight on the Lanterns they've seen in the various Justice League issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Jan 19, 2017

    GREEN LANTERNS #15 is an enjoyable stand-alone issue. The focus on Jessica Cruz does not disappoint in the slightest as we see her inner anxiety and self-doubts. The last time Humphries gave readers an issue with a single focus on a character it was about Frank Laminski in GREEN LANTERNS #9, which led to "The Phantom Lantern" story arc. That was a story I clung to, so if there is any indication that the upcoming storyline revolves around Cruz and her anxiety, I will receive it with open arms. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jan 19, 2017

    If you wanted to jump into Green Lanterns but missed out on it when this series launched try this special one shot as it gives you plenty of character for Jessica and how her dynamic with Simon works and it's possibly the best example of how to a person deals with their lives while coping with anxiety. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 19, 2017

    Green Lanterns #15 is an example of what the comics medium can be when it tackles social issues.  While not a great Green Lantern story per se the issue admirably succeeds in taking readers inside a very real problem shared by many of our fellow beings.  Share this issue with someone you know who struggles with anxiety issues and have your own conversation over a pile of pancakes.  Eight out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Feb 8, 2017

    This issue is not as shocking as the Green Arrow discovering Speedys drug addiction or as sad as the male Captain Marvels death from cancer, but its still quite a stellar attempt toincorporate real world aspect to the comic book world. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 18, 2017

    We take a pause here and instead of jumping right into our Volthoom story, we take a look at a day in the life of Jessica Cruz and how she deals with her anxiety problems........... and while that might sound like a been there done that situation...... this issue actually tackles that familiar area very well and makes you look at Jessica in a new light, while all the time giving us great art and an awesome cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 24, 2017

    This one day story continues to show Jessica not evolving as a character. I like the Green Lanterns, I like these characters, but it's time to quit beating this horse that's not going anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jan 18, 2017

    This issue was an interesting one for me to read. I likeit…but I wish it would have come before the last issue. I think all us readershave been wanting a closer look at Jessica. She's so relatable, her stories canstir up your own memories of being frozen with anxiety. Most people have todeal with anxiety or self doubt. With that said I was sooooo excited when sheput on the white ring and remained a Green Lantern. I was like “yeah this isit, this is where Jessica gets the confidence she needs to be the bad ass Iknow she is,” but now this issue felt like it back tracked. I do think it isimportant to know that anxiety isn't something that is just fixed, but It canbe overcome, and I really want to see Jessica reach that point. Overall goodissue, nice insight, just ready for the next big thing for her. HopefullyBatman will bring it out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Harker06 Jan 18, 2017

    This issue was incredibly powerful. As someone with anxiety I've never related to a character so much. While the whole series has put a spotlight on Jessica's anxiety this issue took it to another level. Thank you Mr. Humphries, I needed this today.

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Feb 5, 2017

    It is temping to complain about ground being retread when it comes to Jessica's anxiety, but it's true that anxiety disorders aren't something that you simple 'get over'. This issue dives into that, using creative layouts to tell the story, and also reflects on how Simon struggles to identify with the problem and how to be supportive. I love seeing the super hero circle become more an more inclusive and Jessica opens new stories to be told that highlight a demographic that is largely ignored in comic books.

  • 8.5
    Holyjiebus Jan 20, 2017

    Comic Book Review (8.5/10) “Great” *A great jumping on point as this is the start of a new story arc. * Green Lanterns 15 “A Day in the Life” Writer: Sam Humphries Penciller: Miguel Mendonca Plot: This is a day in the life of Jessica Cruz as she deals with her own anxiety attacks. Although she is a super hero and a member of the Justice League that fights giant city destroying monsters and strange robbers dressed as cowboys, her biggest enemy is anxiety. Simon Baz is at her side trying to help her deal with this anxiety in this heart-warming story about one-half of the Green Lanterns team. This is an examination of the day in the life of Jessica Cruz, literally from the moment she wakes up in the morning and to the moment she goes to sleep. It is interesting to examine a super hero with a debilitating condition, and I’m pretty sure individuals dealing with handicap issues and debilitating conditions will appreciate this examination. There is also a moment in the story where I really felt like the Green Lanterns were true partners and warmed my heart and I wouldn’t want to ruin that moment for you by spoiling it here. Part of the reason why this issue works is due to the great artwork of Mendonca – I believe this is my first time seeing his artwork in a comic book, and I hope I can see more of his work soon. A great issue!

  • 4.0
    GL Fan 2814 Jan 18, 2017

    This isn't the story that was solicited at all, and it's not particularly engaging as anything other than a character piece. If you're all aboard the Jessica Cruz train you'll like it, and it may be a good jumping on point for new readers, but after 14 issues the constant reminder of Cruz's anxiety is overkill.

  • 10
    Phantom Stranger Jan 18, 2017

  • 10
    Super17 Jan 18, 2017

  • 10
    Sehnhawk Jan 27, 2017

  • 9.5
    ak94 Jan 21, 2017

  • 9.0
    Xtian95 Jan 18, 2017

  • 8.5
    Haand Jan 23, 2017

  • 8.5
    Nuckster77 Jan 26, 2017

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Feb 12, 2017

  • 7.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 18, 2017

  • 6.5
    EDiakota Jan 18, 2017

  • 6.0
    ComickerPerson Jan 20, 2017

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