Green Lantern #37

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 21, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
8.6Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

The prelude to "The Blackest Night" marches on with "Rage of the Red Lanterns" part 3! Hal Jordan continues his journey into the deepest depths of Ysmault, unlocking the strange secrets behind Atrocitus's crimson power and witnessing a bizarre prophecy all his own.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Jan 21, 2009

    If I have one complaint, it's that this issue was unfairly slapped with the “Faces of Evil” branding, which in my opinion has thus far proven to be a large disappointment. Green Lantern has proven itself to be an outstanding title that can stand on its own without needing to be tethered to such pointless marketing schemes. If you've been hearing the hype around this title, I want to assure you that you can believe in it. Go, pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 21, 2009

    When you combine the interplay between Hal and Sinestro, Atrocitus' latest eerie prophecy, the appearance of the Blue Lanterns, the clash between the Sinestro Corp and the Red Lanterns, and the sheer number of plot twists Johns includes in this issue, what you're left with is a book that'll leave you gasping for air. And with Ivan Reis back on art full-time, it should go without saying that you'll find yourself admiring most of these pages with a slack-jawed look on your face. Let's hope this creative team can somehow continue to churn out the hits – and in a timely fashion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 14, 2009

    It's great to see Green Lantern return to the heights it once reached and the past few issues have renewed my faith and interest in the upcoming Blackest Night. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Jan 21, 2009

    There is still the air of mystery as we learn more of the different Lanterns and what their relationships are. Blue Lanterns seem to charge Green Lanterns while draining Sinestro's. With two other Corps yet to be introduced the War of Light has yet to begin but we are again treated to four different Lantern Corps battling it out. Within the last sixteen pages we receive four big surprises that easily would have worked for the climax of this issue. This story proves why Johns and Reis are the top of their class. Now I am off to see how much Ivan Reis is selling the art for that last page. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 23, 2009

    The Red Lantern saga wraps up next issue, presumably paving the way for the Black Lanterns / Darkest Night story - so far it's been very good, but we'll have to wait and see how this issue's cliffhanger is resolved (although the reprint of the next issue cover on the last page pretty much gives it away). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 25, 2009

    This issue is well paced, and I was surprised at how much story is packed into the first seven pages. The flashbacks are necessary fill ins to let newer readers know the past history between Sinestro and Hal Jordan, while the predictions made by Atrocitus may be a glimpse of the chapter following the end of the next major Green Lantern event. In any case, I was once again drawn into the events unfolding, and the build up to the Blackest Night is getting better by the issue. Green Lantern #37 earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 25, 2009

    "Green Lantern" #37 is going to be an immensely satisfying comic for anyone who's reading the title. And for a new reader, well, there's enough going on here that I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them drawn back for more as well as the build-up to "The Blackest Night" continues. Only two more colors to go... Read Full Review

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