Green Lanterns #5

Green Lanterns #5

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 17, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 23
6.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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"Red Planet" part five! Bad goes to worse as Atrocitus, leader of the Red Lanterns, comes to Earth to begin the final stages of his plan to turn Earth into a new central battery for his Corps!

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 17, 2016

    If you love crazy sci-fi elements, and brilliantly raw characters – you do not want to miss Green Lanterns #5. This series has been consistently impressive, and the latest instalment is no different. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Aug 17, 2016

    Green Lanterns taps into a humanity through the telling of super powered beings who have to get over themselves in order to save the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 18, 2016

    Rocha and Pansica do fine work here, particularly on an impressive two-page spread near the beginning of the issue. Baz's arms seem a little too veiny, but the Red Lanterns look sufficiently terrifying. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 17, 2016

    If you like big event-caliber action you'll thoroughly enjoy this issue. Baz and Cruz's inescapable bond is on display and you'll be dying for the next issue. The events in this issue are quick though, making you want more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 17, 2016

    Look, I know that I'm in the minority when I say this. And I also know that this is very similar to how I closed out my last review ofGreen Lanterns. But whatever. I do like this book. It's just that I want to stop liking it and start loving it. Humphries has so much potential as a writer, and there are hints of greatness here. None of them, however, are able to translate to the book being great. I really hate saying this, but five issues in (well, six, technically) it isn't a great comic yet. And I'm starting to lose hope that it will ever become one. I still look forward to every issue though, so I guess that says something. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Aug 18, 2016

    The cliffhangers of each issue of this series are excellent. This issue is no different. The dysfunctional nature of the titular characters relationship is a strong foundation upon which to build a comic. There is clearly more to come with this and that is intriguing. While this issue is a bit too fast, almost breathtaking, it is a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 21, 2016

    Simon is much more enjoyable than Jessica who's become a fear filled cliche. She needs to change quickly from this mousey path. The visuals are mixed, with some pages looking better than others. Character growth and consistency are what this issue needs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 22, 2016

    While lacking the same sense of drama and forward character development of the previous issue, this Green Lanterns run continues balancing character work with action, and gorgeous panelling, as these two heroes struggle to find their place in the world and overcome their own fears. It's a little in danger of repeating some of its character beats now so it'll be good to see some semblance of closure hopefully begin to arrive on the Rage storyline soon, allowing Simon & Jessica to really blossom into Lanterns with a great future ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 17, 2016

    As usual, Humphries ends the issue on a solid cliffhanger. Consistently, each issue has been slow out the gates only to pick up steam and have me looking forward to the next installment. Once Humphries and Robson put that together for an entire 21 pages, Green Lanterns could join the upper echelon Rebirth titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Aug 19, 2016

    GREEN LANTERNS #5 is a necessary issue to further the storyline, show some action, and test the rookie Green Lanterns against larger odds. Much of the overarching story for Jessica Cruz has beenincredibly repetitive, but at least there is a decent plot for Simon Baz. It seems as though the duo is continually at a disadvantage and I hope that it works towards a big payoff as they attempt to defeat the Red Lanterns in the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 17, 2016

    While you won't be getting a lot of progression in the story from this issue, what you will get is excellent art that kicks ass from the beginning to the end and characters that feel right for everything we've gotten so far.  It's just a shame that the Zilius and Skallox are forced in because they have little to nothing to do except for being ugly and menacing.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Cadmon Aug 17, 2016

    Like other "Rebirth" books, though, this arc is really stretching out a story that would have been two or three issues in the past. It's likable, but not after five issues and we're still not done. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Aug 17, 2016

    Green Lanterns #5 is one action sequence which goes on too long and does nothing to promote the growth of the story.  Nearly a ridiculously high 70% of the panels in this issue feature nothing more than inner monologues of the two main characters, and many of those offer no new insight into our protagonists.   This issue screams filler - two out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Aug 18, 2016

    What's even more painful is that Jessica will most likely overcome her anxiety in the next issue, saving Simon and stopping the Hell Tower which makes the fourth issue all but pointless filler to fill the schedule. At least the art was more consistent, but it seems like every time I open a new issue of Green Lanterns I'm rolling the dice on the quality of it. Seeing Jessica wither back to her previous state while true to form makes me feel like last issue was pointless. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Eric Bradach Aug 19, 2016

    Green Lanterns was one of the more inviting books to come out of the DC Rebirth line-up. It started out as a nice entry point into the Green Lantern franchise, which as of the last few years have become impregnable. Disappointingly though, this story arc is going on longer than it needs to and it's starting to hurt the charm of the characters and the dilemma facing them. Humphries relies on too much recycled material carried over from issue to issue and it'll cause readers to lose interest and investment. Hopefully the conclusion is in the near horizon and the characters can begin to grow and move forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    the green death Aug 17, 2016

    Decompressed with so many splash pages, but that's not what bothers me. What bugs me is that they've completely edited Charles Soule's great Red Lanterns run out for no real reason other than to draw some of the classic Red Lanterns in a fight scene. Characters who are dead and unaligned with Atrocitus are alive and on his side and their characterization washed away and turned as bland as "henchman #3". I'd thought about dropping this before, but now it's well and truly dropped.

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  • 1.0
    myconius Aug 17, 2016

    Latern Simon Baz, you have the ability to experience . . . . . . …MCGUFFIN ! ! ! ! ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i think my favorite part was when Jessica Cruz said - "Stop. Quit. Unsubscribe." . . . . . . after this issue, i think that was directed toward the readers?

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  • 9.0
    The Villain Aug 17, 2016

    Green Lanterns has been one of my favorite Rebirth titles. The art remains pretty solid and the characters continue to develop. The issue ends at a very pivotal moment. The conflict is immense and the payoff is going to be so great when they finally come to terms with themselves.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Aug 27, 2016

    A surprisingly good issue. Simon and Jessica are polar opposites but both are at the end of their rope and there doesn't appear to be much hope left. The art is grandiose and cool as well.

  • 7.0
    Kitaru Sep 4, 2016

    Fine issue, but Simon Baz is still a character I have a hard time connecting with. I think Sam Humphries does Jessica Cruz perfectly, but the series is about two people, not one. Collect for any fan of the Red Lantern stories, but it is not a series at the top of my list.

  • 6.5
    Haand Aug 20, 2016

    There's some stuff I'm enjoying here. Simon and Jessica are great characters and I love how they are developing. Whatever the red lanterns are up to seems really interesting - although it's strange how little we know about that by issue #5. That brings me to my biggest issue: The story is so decompressed that we've basically gotten two issues worth of plot out of the first five. Things really needs to progressing faster than this. Also, the art is also inconsistent, with so many different artists participating. Some is good, but some is really bad. There are bright spots, but I wish the Green Lanterns were getting the care from DC that is apparent in so many other series right now. Maybe pull it back to 1X a month and let it get done right? I'm not ready to drop it, but that's probably only because I'm such a GL fan.

  • 6.0
    TheMatteo0 Aug 17, 2016

    I was really hoping the arc would be over this time, but unfortunately it's still dragging on- so I guess I'll be picking up the next few issues to complete it. Overall, this issue was good enough for Green Lantern fans; the artwork was solid as usual, and the dialogue and inner monologues weren't badly written by any means. Personally, I'm just a little bored of this dragging on for yet another issue; where most of the content here is basically just a repetition of the previous content; albeit with a short meeting with Atrocitus.

  • 6.0
    ockedman Aug 23, 2016

    Even if the plot of the story arc is really good, the series keeps disappointing me. The alternating narrative (Simon's voice, then Jessica's voice, and repeat) becomes heavy, the caracterisation is déja-vu. In five issues, the story didn't move a lot. I will finish reading this arc because I want to know how the story ends, and then I will sadly drop the series.

  • 10
    Mixi Sep 17, 2016

  • 9.0
    Rico Sep 8, 2016

  • 9.0
    Lotrbruno Nov 23, 2016

  • 8.5
    ak94 Aug 18, 2016

  • 8.0
    Xtian95 Aug 17, 2016

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 23, 2016

  • 8.0
    SwampyCA Sep 11, 2016

  • 8.0
    BubbaGumpJedi Oct 21, 2016

  • 7.5
    Nuckster77 Aug 18, 2016

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Sep 3, 2016

  • 7.0
    Andrew Sep 11, 2016

  • 6.5
    DXO Aug 26, 2016

  • 6.0
    Howl Aug 25, 2016

  • 5.0
    Juanpk26 Aug 27, 2016

  • 3.0
    GL Fan 2814 Aug 17, 2016

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