Green Lantern #36

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 31, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
8.4Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Barely surviving their previous attack at the hands of the Red Lanterns, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps begin to understand the gravity of their situation thanks to the help of the Blue Lanterns! Who are where do they come from? Plus, the return of Star Sapphire!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Jan 3, 2009

    I don't know about the rest of you, but I've been dying for a Green Lantern fix for months. This issue delivers in spades and leaves you dying for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 10, 2009

    Green Lantern #36 was an exciting and imaginative read. This title is one of DC's most entertaining comic books. Johns is crafting a classic tale that should appeal to many fans of the super hero genre. If you enjoyed the Sinestro War then you will most certainly like the current direction of this title. And if you like cosmic characters and universe spanning stories then I would certainly recommend giving Green Lantern a try. On the other hand, if you still have not warmed up to the different colored Lantern Corps then I would recommend avoiding this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 31, 2008

    One area that sees significant improvement from the last issue is the art. Shane Davis handled the pencils for the Crisis special. While he did a pretty good job with the issue, I found his work to be a significant step down from series regular Ivan Reis. Fortunately (and in defiance of what the solicits said), Reis is back for this issue. It's unfortunate that he didn't return in time to render the epic space battle between the Green, Yellow, and Red Lanterns, but Reis can make even the most boring of situations look dynamic and interesting. And whatever small problems I may have with this arc, it's certainly not boring. Green Lantern is back, baby. Let's hope it sticks around this time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 6, 2009

    With a surprising revelation at the end and lots of interesting plot twists along the way, this is another solid chapter in what's shaping up to be another amazing year for GL. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 5, 2009

    Having read the latest Green Lantern Corps and Green Lantern back to back, I certainly enjoyed Green Lantern #36 much more. While the GLC is trying to tell a story of the troops, Green Lantern is a story told on a huge scale. The Sinestro Corps War took everyone by surprise, and I doubt Blackest Night will have the same success. The writing by Johns, with fantastic art by Ivan Reis, makes the journey getting to the next major story that much more interesting. Green Lantern #36 earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Jan 2, 2009

    It is not as flashy or powerful as the other oaths, nor does it really inspire hope but I like how Johns incorporated two other Corps in the Oath. The first is fear or the Sinestro Corps who are the opposite of Blue Lanterns in function while rage or the Red Lanterns are opposite in color. Sinestro’s importance to the Universe is yet again mentioned by Ganthet but a skeptical Hal refuses to believe he is capable of any good. Agreeing to help with the rescue Hal leaves with Walker and Warth. During their journey he learns more about the power of the Blue Lanterns but ultimately he learns of certain plans for him that has already been set in motion. Back on Ysmault Atrocitus taps into the occult and completes a blood ritual to find Sinestro’s weakness. Something that he has kept hidden from everyone and something that may yet make him feel fear. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 4, 2009

    For as wonderful a job as Johns and crew do in the delivery of great stories, I would like to see this book get a little bit more on track, timing wise. Issue #36 was resolicited, and carries a January cover date. Unfortunately, scheduling being what it is, it also features a January release. 2009 was broadcast to be a major year for the Green Lantern family of titles; let's hope that year contains something resembling twelve issues. Read Full Review

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