Future State: Green Lantern #2

Writer: Priest, Josie Campbell, Geoffrey Thorne, Robert Venditti Artist: Tom Raney, Dexter Soy, Andie Tong Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 10, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 32
7.3Critic Rating
4.7User Rating

Outnumbered but never outwitted or outfought, John Stewart leads the last of the Green Lanterns against insurmountable odds. Facing a bloodthirsty Khund cult dedicated to the “God in Red,” the onetime Green Lantern shows that even without a ring or the Corps to back him up, he’s still a force to be reckoned with!
Plus, from the pages of Young Justice, Teen Lantern teams up with Mogo, and Hal Jordan reconnects with Oliver Queen after the power battery goes down!

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Feb 10, 2021

    Future State: Green Lantern #2 ends and promises a really compelling story on the horizon spanning the entire Green Lantern Corps.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 9, 2021

    Future State: Green Lantern #2explores the Green Lanterns in DC's Future State universe, putting the spotlight on each Lantern and what they mean to certain fans. With Thorne and Soy set to boardGreen Lantern in March, I hope they continue to push the Green Lantern Corps into a bold new frontier. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Feb 9, 2021

    Future State: Green Lantern #2 offers a look at the possible future for the Green Lantern franchise, setting up stories for 2021 and perhaps years to come with offerings from @GeoffThorne @CozyJamble @andie_t @robertvenditti @TomRaney_art @dextersoy and more! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 9, 2021

    There are a lot of characters here, some of whom feel like throwaways, but it makes a good case for Thorne as the franchise's next lead writer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Feb 9, 2021

    Robert Venditti creates a pretty interesting storyline. Hal is met with some pretty alarming situations, and I'm curious to see how this will all play out in later series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Feb 24, 2021

    A decent read with great characters, both old and new. A setup for what is to come in 2021 for the Green Lantern Corps and a tease of the future, indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Feb 10, 2021

    Just like before, if you're a Green Lantern fan, this is a pull list must, and the future looks awfully bright for the ring slingers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Feb 11, 2021

    John Stewart goes to war, Teen Lantern goes into the dark and Hal Jordan looks for answers in possibly the best Future State take out so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 9, 2021

    It'd have been nice to see some Lantern slinging action in this book while the writers build toward a past catalyst that hasn't played out yet. This is a risky storytelling device from DC, but it could work out in the long run. But unless you're a major Green Lantern fan there's not enough substance here to warrant tracking down. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Ben Morin Feb 9, 2021

    At the end of the day, this begs the question of, "who were these stories for?" While they do show the resolve and will the various Lantern's possess, they rarely offer anything new to the mythos. Reserving any use of the Green Lantern rings until the very end of the second issue becomes even more confusing, especially for new readers who might pick up these collections and wonder why the series is even called "Green Lantern." Unfortunately, these tales do little to engage with new fans and will only confuse and dishearten current Green Lantern readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 9, 2021

    While the art is strong throughout all three stories, I found it hard to care about the main chapter of this book and the backups just came off as something tacked on without a lot of thought behind it because the timelines between them feel weird and how our heroes are maintaining their power feels off. Just a lot of this book didn't seem to mesh and didn't seem to do a lot with the page space they were given. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Feb 9, 2021

    The main story in Future State: Green Lantern #2 picks up in the midst of the ongoing planetary evacuation while John Stewart has been captured by the Khund cult, but Geoffrey Thorne's scripting never stirs any emotion. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Feb 9, 2021

    Future State: Green Lantern #2 is another weak entry in the Future State event. Backup stories should never have to rescue the main feature, yet both issues in this series have failed in that regard. At $5.99 readers should rightly expect a strong story, and this just doesn't have it. Four out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

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    Swift Planet Feb 18, 2021

    Sadly, Geoffrey Thorne's story was the weakest.

  • 6.5
    Watchtower022 Feb 15, 2021

    I really Teen Lanterns and Hal’s story in this issue. The John piece wasn’t compelling in the slightest, and John is my favorite lantern.

  • 5.5
    Red Lantern Matt Feb 9, 2021

    For once I'm interested in Teen Lantern, and Robert Venditti's portrayal of Hal is always a treat. The one thing dragging this issue down is Thorne's John Stewart story/Raney's artwork.

  • 5.0
    mrDovydas Mar 9, 2021

    The main story was absolutely awful, I am really worried about the post-Future State GL book. The backups were so-so, but were mostly pointless. The Hal Jordan one was the best of the bunch and seems to be a teaser for some future story, but even it was mediocre at best.

  • 4.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 10, 2021

    The John Stewart story is full of clichés we've all seen a thousand times before. It's fine, if I'm being generous. The Teen Lantern story was shockingly pretty good. I mostly enjoyed it after those first two pages that were a bit annoying. The Hal Jordan story just confuses me. It obviously connects to the rest of Future State, but it ends in a cliffhanger (in a very loose sense, since there's no story), and I'm not sure if it's supposed to be happening now or in the future. I guess we'll see.

  • 4.0
    DiRT May 13, 2021

    This review covers Future State: Green Lantern #1 and #2.

    Green Lantern is the name of several characters in the DC Universe, but most people associate the name with Hal Jordan, the character created in the Silver Age of comics. It’s a little disappointing to see that Hal only shows up in one back-up story at the end of issue #2, and the story doesn’t do much other than set-up an appearance in the new series debuting later this year. Green Lantern series have always struggled with ways to shift focus around the Green Lantern Corps and the many characters but relegating the most well recognized version of the character to an afterthought brings down the whole experience.

    The main story focuses on Lantern John Stewar more

  • 3.5
    Onomatopoeia Feb 12, 2021

    Throughout the first story, there are alien words that are meant to be common slang terms. "Chaff," "strocking," "kletch," etc. They are as stupid as the stories they spawned from. I do not care about these characters, their war, or their weird alien space god.

    I was really excited for Future State, I thought it had the potential to be a massive pallet cleanser from the convoluted mess that was Metal. This makes the New 52 look like a masterpiece.

  • 3.0
    Merlyn Feb 9, 2021

    I'm only giving it a 3 because of Hal's story and Dexter Soy's art.

  • 2.5
    Nihilist Feb 9, 2021

    Future State Lanterns remain one of the weakest, most boring and least interesting tales I've had displeasure to read about in years. I do not care about its events no matter how hard I try, that's how poorly conceived it is.

    Why is that? Well, considering that Green Lanterns are generally detached from Earth's internal affairs and operate in space, it truly doesn't matter if there are any big status quo changes there, nor future elseworld events occuring as we speak. They make their own mythology and rules, so take that, Future State. Anything can already happen in their comics, no matter the branding.

    Take Keli's short story, for example, which is easily this book's only highlight. It's a fun little tale exploring no more

  • 1.0
    Sup3rsa1yan1990 Feb 12, 2021

    Future state and the new “writers” they brought in are dogshit

  • 1.0
    RKS Feb 9, 2021

    Wow! Just WOW! I wouldn't have thought it possible to write a GL book this badly yet here it is. The 1st and 2nd story are pointless and the 3rd story does little more than serve as an excuse to thrust Sojourner “Jo” Mullein into the main title. Save your money kids.

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  • 1.0
    Sraosha Feb 9, 2021

    The combat scenes are so baffling and tedious, and the characterization is sparse and flat.I really don't know why I continued to read this and tried to believe that it might be better.

  • 1.0
    Maud Benjamin Feb 9, 2021

    WTF this is literarily a piece of shit

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  • 1.0
    GL Fan 2814 Feb 9, 2021

    Thorne's main story continues to be boring and one dimensional. Teen Lantern, one of the worst ideas to come along in quite some time, was at least coherent but it didn't feel like a story rather than a "what's this character doing" bit.
    The Hal story seems to be the one that at least connects well with the rest of Future State and should have served as the first story in the first issue since it did a good job of letting the reader know what's going on in all of this. Thought the cliffhanger ending was a bit of a surprise since it implies there's more to be continued even though we don't have a book with Hal in it announced yet.

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