Green Lantern #30

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 30, 2008 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Secret Origin, Part 2
The origin of Green Lantern continues as Hal Jordan struggles with life after the Air Force and life at Ferris Air. But Jordan's world will change completely when he meets Carol Ferris again for the first time and the alien Abin Sur. Plus, who murdered Abin Sur? His fellow Corpsman and friend, Sinestro, wants to know.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers May 2, 2008

    This issue of Green Lantern is outstanding. I say this not as a Hal Jordan fan but as a lifelong fan of comics, a comic analyst and someone who appreciates a great story. Geoff Johns run on this title and his run with Hal Jordan has been amazing, not only does he revamp aspects of the character to fit his own storytelling, but he also nods to the original stories that help mold the character in the first place. This is my Pick of the Week. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 30, 2008

    I've long believed that in order for a superhero origin story to succeed on a fundamental level, there has to be a believable moment where the character first realizes his power. And here, Hal's reaction to his rings' capabilities is damn near perfect, the best example of such a scene since the equally fantastic origin sequence from the first Spiderman film. That Johns was able to set this scene up by establishing Hal's desire to fly again makes it even more poignant. By the time Johns unleashes a jolting reveal on the issue's last page, we're already eating out of the palm of his hand. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Robert Tacopina Apr 30, 2008

    Green Lantern is a fun monthly book with a writer in Geoff Johns who constantly amazes with his imaginative scenarios and spot on handling of the Green Lantern characters. He has a vast knowledge of the inhabitants of Green Lantern lore and uses them to elevate these characters to new levels of greatness. The science fiction aspects are always a joy as we are exposed to many strange imaginations of alien races, worlds and technology. I think Green Lantern is possibly the most under rated DC hero but it shouldn’t be too long before Johns and company have a say in rectifying that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Joshua Hill May 6, 2008

    And, as DC will no doubt love to hear, has only heightened my anticipation for Final Crisis, and in particular, the Green Lanterns storyline. Green Lantern, issue #30 get's a 4 out of 5 on the artwork, and a 4 on the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 6, 2008

    Green Lantern #30 is a better than average read that does carries out its purpose well. This Secret Origin story arc is a great jumping on point for new readers. This story arc will give you enough background information to fully enjoy what is sure to be an awesome big event in the Blackest Night. However, long time readers might find this Secret Origin story arc a bit boring. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 30, 2008

    I'm still not sold on the need for this Secret Origin or, at the very least, the need for the rehashed material concerning Hal and Carol and so on. They still don't have enough new material to fill a single issue and I don't think next issue will reveal too much more, either. I'll give it a Check It, as it's a more enjoyable issue than Hal running around as a kid and getting kicked out the Air Force, but this is barely a step above anything you'd find on Wikipedia or from the back issue bins for a quarter, where the story's been told a million times. Read Full Review

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