Green Lanterns #3

Green Lanterns #3

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Jay Leisten Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 28
6.3Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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"RAGE PLANET" Chapter Three: In issue #3, Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz are trapped in the bloody and monstrous Rage Tower with their rings drained. Now, they must work together if they're going to escape. Can the new protectors of Earth find common ground-or are they doomed to give in to the anger that's growing between them?

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Jul 21, 2016

    Altogether it's just a great little issue for Green Lanterns, which right now is excellently balancing a measure of broad, exciting plot, filled with consequences, and strong character work not even just for the two lead Lanterns but equally the supporting villains and characters in our leads lives. What could easily just have ended up quite an overwrought battle against some especially silly looking alien uber villains has a clear level of sociological and character depth to it, and hopefully this will continue as the Rage storyline right now shows no sign of abating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jul 20, 2016

    The art style of Green Lanterns #3 is a little different to previous issues, as it tries to focus on Jessica and Simon as people rather than Green Lanterns. By this, we mean that their mannerisms and expressions are closely detailed with extreme precision. It's a small, but brilliant artistic flair that works wonderfully. The writers and artists have managed to make the story and the art combine flawlessly to display each of the character's emotions. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Jul 20, 2016

    Green Lanterns is ethnically diverse, it forces teamwork with people you don't get along with and it creates solutions to situations that most would easily give up on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 20, 2016

    Green Lanterns continues to get better and better with each issue, as Humphries manages to balance dynamic action scenes with moments of actual depth. The art was a bit weaker than previous issues, but it's nothing that should derail the books enjoyment. Hopefully down the road, the Red Lantern cure via Baz will be explained but for now I'll give Humphries the benefit of the doubt. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Jul 20, 2016

    Overall, GREEN LANTERNS #3 is a good addition to the series. Getting a showdown between the Green Lanterns and a member of the Red Lantern Corps is much needed to push the story forward and put the rookies to the test. Going forward, it will be interesting to see Atrocitus' plan unfold and see what his outlook for Earth is. Whatever his scheme amounts to, Baz and Cruz will need to get on the same page. We'll see if they can in GREEN LANTERNS #4. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 20, 2016

    Look, if you're still on the fence about this book; Simon Baz spends most of it carrying a teddy bear and it's great. And that's really emblematic of this issue – it takes the traditional self-seriousness of superhero comics and juxtaposes it with these two character. It's a flawed book, but I'm having a ton of fun with it nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 20, 2016

    Another good issue that reminds us Humphries has a winning formula going. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 21, 2016

    Despite the art, Green Lanterns continues to be a surprisingly strong story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 20, 2016

    To err is human, and that makes Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz more alive than us mere flesh and blood bags. Sam Humphries continues trucking forward with the winning formula that piqued our interest with Green Lanterns Rebirth #1, relishing in Simon and Jessica's continued trials by fire to become fully fledged Green Lanterns. Despite a whiffed dramatic scene involving Bleez and fill-in artwork and coloring of varying quality, the believable and compelling dynamic between Jessica and Simon still makes Green Lanterns #3 worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jul 20, 2016

    The new Green Lanterns are not a joke. This is a great way to have a social conversation while still having super beings flying around literally imposing their wills on the world. The tension between Simon and Jessica is real and manifests on the final page. No evil shall escape their sight. Bring it on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Brandon Davenport Jul 21, 2016

    While I don't think this issue is as solid as the last two issues, the book still marches on a with positive stride. The characters still work, and this could be the beginning of a great bond between the protagonists, if they get their stuff together. Given the last page reveal, it's going to be fun to see how that comes to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 20, 2016

    More subplots are thrown at us with this issue of Green Lanterns and like we experienced with the previous issues of this series, nothing seems to be coming at us in terms of an explanation.  Also, since we've got a bunch of artists on this issue, the art suffers in the beginning of this book and sadly so does the dialog.  It eventually corrects itself, but that just leads to head scratching. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Jul 20, 2016

    Humphries' story reads pretty much like you'd expect a follow-on to Geoff Johns' long run to read"pretty much pulling from that existing mythos. It's OK"though if you want some new stuff, there's last week's Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jul 20, 2016

    This series is all about Simon and Jessica trying to be the best pair of Green Lanterns they can be. A little more focus on Jessica would be better but showing Simon seemed more appropriate for this issue. It's an entertaining series with a lot of potential to it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Aug 15, 2016

    I wont fault Humphries or the art team for what happened here, but the issue does get significantly lower marks than if theyd simply had a single fill in penciller to help Rocha get ahead. Its an issue worth reading if you want to keep up with the story, but its a jarring experience at several points in the issue. Hopefully things are back on track next issue, and we get a more cohesive reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Jul 20, 2016

    Green Lanterns #3 is a good read with potential to be a great comic, given a constant art style we could get used to. Instead it delivered adequate art by a team of artists who seemed rushed to finish the job. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 20, 2016

    Green Lanterns #3 continues to suffer from bad dialogue and this time around the art takes a hit as well with too many people sharing the workload. While there's a sense of potential in this series it seems that, like Jessica Cruz, the creative team isn't able to summon what's needed to execute.  Two out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jul 21, 2016

    I don't even have any cute jokes or one liners to sugarcoat this because, honestly, this book doesn't deserve it. Green Lanterns is trash. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Jul 26, 2016

    Someone needs to remind DC that it's not the nineties any more, oh and Green Lanterns shouldn't use guns! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Villain Jul 20, 2016

    I've enjoyed most of this arc so far. The last issue focused more on Jessica this time it is Simon. This book continues to be a solid read for new readers. I've enjoyed the humans getting infected with Rage and Simon Baz has a pretty badass moment. It is quite like Lethal Weapon last the last few issues were but still very fun.

  • 8.5
    Comic Booger Aug 11, 2016

    Another very good issue from the Green Lanterns. This issue decides to focus more on Simon Baz and it pays off. He has tricks no one will see coming, but his character story driven side lacks compared to Jessica's. The chemistry between the two Lanterns is so good and a lot of fine progress happens. Surprised by this series.

  • 7.5
    the green death Jul 20, 2016

    Really enjoyed seeing Baz do cool stuff instead of getting a constant talk down. Though Bleez's characterization from Soule's great Red Lanterns run was nowhere in sight, she was still well-used here. The hodge poddge artwork knocks the score down a bit for an otherwise solid issue.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Aug 3, 2016

    It's a little discouraging that this series would probably be better were it on a monthly schedule, the dialogue could be tightened up a bit, especially regarding the gun, yuck. Why was the gun coloured green? It's not a costruct, that's the whole point! I'm sure mistakes like that wouldn't happen on a monthly schedule, and we could have one penciller and inker rather than four of each. The art actually works better than you'd expect with eight artists, but one uniform style would still be preferable. The business between Baz and Bleez was pretty amazing, I don't understand why Bleez's anatomy changes, but whatever. It is enough that I want to finish this arc, I can't promise I'll stick around after that though.

  • 7.0
    Big Guy 4U Jul 20, 2016

    When Humphries isn't trying to tell "intelligent" stories, or ripping off Bendis, he can write a decent comic book. While his dialogue and narration is still awkward and unrealistic, the story and the way he writes these characters are not too bad. This run isn't anything special, but it's nothing terrible either. The art is still inconsistent as hell. This issue had around 458838358521598603 artists filling in, and it shows. If the dialogue and voices, as well as the art, can be edited a little better, than this book can easily improve in a big way.

  • 7.0
    Haand Jul 20, 2016

    It's fun, but the constant art changes were a bit much.

  • 7.0
    Nuckster77 Jul 21, 2016

    Decent story but the use of 4 pencillers intermingled through the issue was a distraction. If Rocha had done the full issue, would have been a 8.

  • 7.0
    ockedman Aug 11, 2016

    The series had great potencial at the beginning but the story still doesn't move forward and there is the same repetitive narration all over again. Overall, I still want to know how the story, and this first arc, concludes. Also, the series lacks an artistic unity and the double-shipping is to blame. Here, the faces weren't very precise.

  • 7.0
    Kitaru Aug 18, 2016

    Still a different take on Green Lantern stories that I think is a good idea, but Simon Baz comes across as unlikable and strong headed. Jessica Cruz continuously makes a sympathetic lead, with the Red Lanterns being great first enemies for the series, but I still think the characters need some work.

  • 6.5
    TheMatteo0 Jul 20, 2016

    This arc is somewhat enjoyable, but is perhaps getting a bit stale already. There were some interesting moments in this issue- like the results of the confrontation between Simon and Bleez, but other than that it fell a little bit short. I think most fans of the new Lanterns will still enjoy this entry, but for me it's not quite up there with the best of the Rebirth set.

  • 6.0
    Vancha Jul 31, 2016

    Bleez manages to be more compelling in one issue than either of the protagonists have been in three. The only problem is we know Bleez. This is the same Bleez we've been reading about for the past 5 years, but all her character development seems to have been thrown out. If it was a memory-wiped Bleez or alternate-universe Bleez it'd be fine, but I can't reconcile treating a character I've already invested in as if their slate's wiped clean without some explanation.

  • 5.0
    Cablev94 Jul 24, 2016

    This series has been on a decline each issue. The art seemed rushed, and the script was childish bickering. The part about his 3 year old nephew being a Muslim is ridiculous. Muslim isn't a race, its a religion. Just because his parents are Muslim doesn't mean he will be one too.

  • 8.5
    BubbaGumpJedi Oct 21, 2016

  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
    Paul Newton Jul 22, 2016

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Aug 6, 2016

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Aug 16, 2016

  • 7.5
    Lotrbruno Nov 23, 2016

  • 7.5
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 17, 2016

  • 7.0
    ftptube Jul 21, 2016

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Jul 31, 2016

  • 6.5
    Howl Aug 12, 2016

  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
    DXO Aug 19, 2016

  • 4.0
    Mixi Sep 17, 2016

  • 3.0
    EggMath Jul 20, 2016

  • 2.0
    GL Fan 2814 Jul 20, 2016

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