Green Lantern #29

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 26, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
7.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Secret Origin, Part 1
Witness the beginnings of one of the bravest Green Lanterns who's ever lived as the "secret origin" of Hal Jordan is revealed in a whole new light! While Hal begins his career, another Lantern, the greatest of all time, uncovers the mystery of Abin Sur's death and his obsession with the prophecy of "the Blackest Night."

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Mar 28, 2008

    This is a much needed re-telling of Hals origin; I just wish I could somehow contribute. Anyways, Johns does an excellent job covering all the bases, including John Stewart, and adds a real emotional depth to Hals character. Hal is my all-time favorite fictional character, I share a great deal in common with Hal and I also wish I could have some of his character traits. Perhaps another time Id go into greater detail, but this issue does a fantastic job setting up the back-story to Hal and a little bit of John Stewart, as well as tying into Blackest Night. This is my Pick of the Week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bryant Frattalone Mar 31, 2008

    Continued high marks for Highball Hal Jordan and his current caretakers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 26, 2008

    All in all, Green Lantern offers up more stellar work, even if it's not as ground-breaking as recent arcs. At least not yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 28, 2008

    Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis are at the top of their professions right now, and if you're not reading "Green Lantern", you're missing one of the best superhero books on the market. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 28, 2008

    Green Lantern #29 was a necessary evil. Johns needed to give an origin issue to all the readers who hopped aboard this title during the Sinestro War. That way, the newer readers are properly prepared to enjoy the stories leading up to the Darkest Night event for next year. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 26, 2008

    Unless you have no idea who Hal Jordan is, you're wasting your money. Not even the art could save this, as it was far from Reis, or possibly the colourists, finest outing. Just hit up Wikipedia and you'll be fine. Read Full Review

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