Green Lantern #157

Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Jamal Igle Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2002 Critic Reviews: 3
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Jade and Troia-longstanding rivals in love for Kyle Rayner-must put aside their differences to hold back a menace of chilling proportions. But when our heroic ladies move to put out a fire, they find a Killer Frost in heat.

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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 15, 2002

    After battle, Jade invites Donna for that Holy Grail--coffee. Ending up at Radu's, its eponymous proprietor thoroughly enjoying the meeting and Kyle's discomfort upon seeing his ex and his current lover chatting, the heroes have an adult conversation that the reader--regardless of gender--can instantly recognize. No clichs. No discussions of hair or shoes. They discuss who they are and who they can be to each other. Kyle they do discuss, but only in a marginal way. The dialogue is all about two really nice people who wish to be friends despite the possible sticky connections they share. This whole issue is perfect and one I will be taking out from its plastic bag to read over and over again. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 23, 2002

    For a filler issue this is a pretty solid issue, and while its arrival is a bit odd, as the opening page makes it clear this issue takes place before Kyle's Ion adventure, it still holds up pretty well. The one thing that does make it stronger than the average filler issue is that it does deal directly with a plot point that was established by the regular writer, and by issue's end the tension that might've existed between Donna & Jade has been resolved. Now I must admit I do feel that Jay Faerber could've added a little more excitement to the issue, as about the only real shocker this issue delivers is the revelation that Jade & Donna are two very easy going women who wouldn't know how to hold a grudge if their lives depended on it. The fight against Killer Frost was also a bit underwhelming, as it's over before it can really get started. Still there's some cute moments in this issue, and some fun observations made during the conversation between Kyle's past & present girlfriends. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Dec 21, 2002

    This issue ought to prove to any mainstream readers who picked up Green Lantern after all the media attention that, yes, comic books really are that silly. For those who read the book regularly, this issue gives many reasons to cherish the excellent characterization and dead-on relationship dialogue that monthly writer Judd Winick brings to the title. In a story that closely resembles Ben Raab's The Ring short from the GL Secret Files and Origins, Jay Faerber has managed to do less with more material. The situation could make for a great story, as chance meetings of past and present loves do happen. The idea that they should part as friends isn't so exceptional, but the story as presented should not get them to that point. Read Full Review

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