Green Lanterns #20

Green Lanterns #20

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
7.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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"THE GREEN IMPURITY" part two! Following the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, Polaris strikes! The two Earth Green Lanterns are caught between the two warring personalities of the Master of Magnetism.
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  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Apr 5, 2017

    Fantastic issue from start to finish. Good character development for both Lanterns, and Emerson, and really happy to see Cruz stepping up and being a leader when they were trapped under water, as well as lead the charge work with Cyborg. But hey, that's J-Bird for you! Besides the main story, we also get a glimpse into what the next story arc may be, and here's hoping we get more Guy Gardner. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 5, 2017

    A strong issue that delves into a heroes head as well as the villain connecting them in a meaningful way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Kara Leavitt Apr 5, 2017

    The issue deepens the conflict between the Lanterns and Doctor Polaris, expanding on Doctor Polaris's motivations and showing the internal conflict Simon feels working this mission.The brief scene on Mogo provides a tease of what's to come and where the story will be heading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Apr 5, 2017

    I keep saying it, and I'm gonna say it again but I wish that Eduardo Pansica was the main artist for this series. Great dynamic poses for each character, plus amazing sequential storytelling. I did think that the flashback sequences looked a bit rough but that's mostly due to the putting a green filter over the panels. I understand that you want to differentiate past and present but putting a ugly green filter as an overlay just make the art look muddy. I would say that all you need is a caption box, but the dialog by Simon should have been enough for readers to understand that the setting has changed. Body language is a crucial element to comic book story telling, and for a character like Doctor Polaris who has two distinct personalities and that is carried through the art. Please DC I will pay 3.99 and only get Green Lanterns once per month if that means Eduardo Pansica becomes the main artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 9, 2017

    The villain's perspective is focused on and it doesn't generate any sympathy. This is an okay story, with some better than average visuals, but nothing to write home about. Only for hard core Lantern fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 5, 2017

    This wasn't a bad issue, but somewhat flat with the Doctor Polaris focus. Humphries sets up some interesting subplots while keeping Doctor Polaris strong for next issue's showdown with Baz and Cruz. That should be when things get a needed boost in excitement. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 5, 2017

    Story and artwork remain consistent and generate enough interest to keep reading. The lack of any innovation in either the story or the art could shed readers over time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Apr 5, 2017

    Green Lanterns #20 spends an abundance of time on character at the expense of moving the narrative forward in any significant fashion.  With very little happening you could easily skip this issue and not miss anything.  Seven out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 13, 2017

    The comic also includes a cameo by John Stewart and Guy Gardner discussing the rogue Guardian Rami and the Green Lanterns of sector 2814. It sounds like Jessica and Simon are going to have some company. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 6, 2017

    In fact, Pansica's art is easily the best part of the entire issue, as he gives the Lanterns a suitably epic presentation while making Doctor Polaris into a visually imposing force of nature. As for the other half of the creative team, Sam Humphries gives Doctor Polaris more humanity in his backstory, but he goes a little too over-the-top with his internal villainy. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 5, 2017

    Like most issues to this series, this was a fast read that really only gave us a handful of decent moments, while the majority of the issue was padded out with our heroes not really doing anything.  The art looked great though and we got the continued connection that Simon and Dr. Polaris share here, but ultimately, the thing I'm looking forward to is the next arc. Read Full Review

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