Green Lantern #168

Writer: Benjamin Raab Artist: Rick Burchett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 27, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1
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Green Lantern's efforts to restore order in outer space have brought him some unwanted attention. Stopping criminals and disasters is one thing, but being deemed a god by an entire planet is something he doesn't want to get mixed up in...especially since the local cosmically powered deities don't like competition!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 9, 2003

    I guess my biggest complaint about this issue is that it's an utterly predictable read, that offers up no surprising twists, and almost seems content to follow the safe, well traveled path instead of charting it's own course. I mean there's not a single element in this issue that I haven't seen before, and what makes it even more disappointing is that Benjamin Raab seems to feel that this is all that's required of him. Now the main idea of the story is interesting, as we see Kyle is faced with the idea that there is a group of people on this planet that are committing horrible acts in his name, but this solid opening premise is quickly undercut by the revelation that this is all just a big ruse to bring Kyle into direct conflict with the powerful entity that is worshiped as this planet's one true god. As for the material back on Earth the book is guilty of repeating a message that has already been made, and while it's a nice sentiment, it feels like book is talking down to its audience Read Full Review

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