Green Lanterns #4

Green Lanterns #4

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 22
6.6Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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"Red Planet" part four! There's no escaping the rage that grows around the world, as new Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz confront Bleez. But with no training, no backup and no way out, the Green Lantern Corps partners also find themselves out of options.  

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 3, 2016

    Teamwork isn't just about working together, but working things out together and this issue is a master class in that regard. If you like character work this book is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 10, 2016

    It's not a showy piece of artwork either from Blond but it solidly accentuates Humphries writing and allows the characterisation to breathe, which is one thing many of the new Rebirth issues are doing, and Green Lanterns is successfully each week making work. While it will be nice to see the plot really start kicking in further around the Red Dawn that is coming, and the cliffhanger suggests the partners may now have to face the ultimate test of their bond, Green Lanterns ability to create good drama around solid action is not to be sniffed at. Yet again, a fine issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 3, 2016

    Athough these lines are taken straight from the ‘How to be a Supervillain' guidebook. We don't really know his motivations for wanting to take over Earth either… Hmm. Hopefully we get something soon that turns him into a more compelling villain rather than just your average run of the mill, evil idiot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 4, 2016

    This issue packs in plenty of energetic, large-scale artwork, as well. It's unfortunate that Robson Rocha has to be joined by two other artists, but the issue manages to feel largely cohesive despite the constant back-and-forth of the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 4, 2016

    Like I said at the start of the review, I do quite enjoy my time with Green Lanterns every time it comes out. The characters are fun, and, for the most part, it doesn't take itself super seriously. It's so close to being a great comic, but lapses in both the writing and art have held it back since the very beginning of Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Aug 9, 2016

    Thats on the writing side. Onthe art side- DC, thats just too many damn artists on a single issue. Lets count now- three pencillers and six, SIX! Inkers? Thats just crazy, DC. Seriously, if DC is going to do this bi-weekly thing, there is going to have to be some accountability for an artistic disaster of this magnitude. None of the art was bad, but there is a lack of storytelling consistency when you have this many chefs trying to roast a chicken. Frankly, Humphries' story deserves better than that, because story-wise, in one issue, Humphries put Green Lanterns back on track as Green Lanterns #4 presents a five star story with one star artistic stability. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - w-west Aug 3, 2016

    Points to the creative for providing an interesting issue of Simon vs Jessica, but points off for only leaving your villain with a page full of trash talk. I don't know how much we'll see of Sira, Nazir and Farid going forward but it will surely be interesting to see a Green Lantern series with fleshed out supporting characters that aren't superheroes. Good luck with that Sam Humphries, the pressure is on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Aug 4, 2016

    Green Lanterns #4 is where the series for me has officially found it's footing. Humphries combines what made Green Lantern popular in the mid 90's and mix it with the Geoff John's era to make a comic that is completely unique to anything that has come before. With no Red Lanterns showing up till the last page, both Simon and Jessica further their character development in a moment that doesn't ring hollow. I was skeptical of Sam Humphries before, after this issue consider me a convert. However the art does bring the issue down a score for reasons previously mentioned. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 3, 2016

    While the story might not impress in its amount of progression and may get people to rip their hair out at the continuity errors, I do have to say that the art in this book was spot on and really let our heroes shine....... that's about it though........ Well, besides for the normal whining and complaining that this series has seen, we did get a glimpse of something behind all that, that gave some weight to our main character's emotional turmoil...... I really hope that this series picks up because despite what we've seen so far, I really want to enjoy it and get behind these characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Aug 8, 2016

    GREEN LANTERNS #4 starts off with Jessica and Simon battling inside of the Red Tower. Simon's power ring is nearingdepletion and Jessica is relentless in her hatred for him. The rest of the issue focuses on their confrontation in the Red Tower. The fight itself is anticlimactic. They barely clash in the issue and it's odd that they don'thave a huge brawl,consideringthe GREEN LANTERNS #3 cliffhanger led me to believe a hardcore fight would happen in this issue. Also, GREEN LANTERNS #4 doesn't really advance the story all that much. The only new information we get on the Red Tower is that it's burrowing itself deep into the Earth, which seems obvious when previous issues mentioned a "Red Seed." Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Aug 3, 2016

    Green Lanterns #4 showcases the inner demons of both Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz as the two look to find common ground with each other.  This is a good thing if you've become invested in them as characters by now, but if not you'll likely find the issue pretty boring.  There are some nagging continuity bumps in the road that new readers likely won't catch, but veteran readers will likely be more difficult to overlook.  Two out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    TheMatteo0 Aug 3, 2016

    Not a whole lot happens in this issue, but there is some interesting character development between the two of them; and Simon Baz is undoubtedly more of a sympathetic character to the reader as a result. Overall, this was a good issue but the arc is only good and not great; worth a read, but it won't be memorable or defining in the long-run.

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  • 7.5
    ak94 Aug 3, 2016

    a good number, the main story doesn't go on, but there is a good develpment of the 2 new lanterns and of their relationship.

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  • 8.5
    Xtian95 Aug 3, 2016

    Great character work on both Baz and Cruz. Though the art is a little corny.

  • 8.0
    The Villain Aug 3, 2016

    At this point in the Green Lanterns comic Simon Baz has been a focal point of an issue and so has Jessica Cruz. This issue is more about there ability to work together as a team. Their teamwork develops a lot over the course of this issue and it will likely result in a pretty good climax which will probably bring this arc to an end in the next issue.

  • 7.5
    Nuckster77 Aug 7, 2016

    This comic has been well-written, with an interesting plot and great character development so far, but DC Comics inability to find a single Penciller and inker that can complete an issue has really detracted from an excellent story. Once again this issue we have three separate pencillers. There is nothing wrong with any of them as artists, but when you have three different styles in the same book it really disturbs the flow of the story. Hopefully DC can figure this out before it turns fans away from this book. It's really deserving of much better.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Aug 12, 2016

    The pep talk feels a little forced, sure, but overall, the characters feel human and vulnerable, the stakes are high and things are getting exciting.

  • 7.0
    Big Guy 4U Aug 3, 2016

    If only Humphries could fix up his dialogue and narration. He clearly knows how to plot a story and develop his characters, but the text itself is still clunky and unrealistic. The story continues to move along at a good pace. The Simon-Jessica dynamic is great, and their interactions are the heart and soul of the book. Humphries flashes displays of great writing here and there, but he needs to polish his writing.

  • 7.0
    Kitaru Aug 18, 2016

    Still an interesting story, but I just do not think Green Lanterns is quite were it needs to be yet to be considered a good comic. I would tell be to stick with the comic if they like the characters and the idea, but I would also warn that it still needs some work.

  • 10
    Mixi Sep 17, 2016

  • 8.5
    BubbaGumpJedi Oct 21, 2016

  • 8.0
    kfc902 Aug 8, 2016

  • 7.5
    Lantern's Light Aug 17, 2016

  • 7.5
    Lotrbruno Nov 23, 2016

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Aug 18, 2016

  • 7.0
    Andrew Aug 28, 2016

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Sep 3, 2016

  • 6.5
    Haand Aug 3, 2016

  • 6.5
    ockedman Aug 11, 2016

  • 6.5
    Howl Aug 14, 2016

  • 6.0
    DXO Aug 26, 2016

  • 4.0
    EggMath Aug 10, 2016

  • 3.0
    GL Fan 2814 Aug 3, 2016

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