Green Lantern #38

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 25, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

A "Faces of Evil" issue! The War of Light ignites as the first bizarre battle with the Red Lanterns comes to a blood-fueled conclusion. But what unexpected fate has befallen Atrocitus, the leader of the Red Lanterns, and what new Green Lantern law is unveiled? Plus, the Guardians of the Orange Light reveal themselves!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 27, 2009

    Johns was the writer of last year's best story (the Sinestro Corps), and the next chapter is shaping up nicely. You really should be reading this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 26, 2009

    I have some concerns, as they are, about the potential for this story to go off the tracks with the additions of more and more corps to the mix and the use of multiple rings by one person, but the sheer amount of good things that happened in this issue was more than enough to silence those concerns for the time being. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Feb 26, 2009

    Green Lantern #38 was a good read. Johns continues to craft balanced issues that offer up an enjoyable blend of action, adventure, drama and mystery. This title is part super hero and part cosmic Sci-Fi. Green Lantern #38 should appeal to a wide range of comic book readers no matter what style of comic you prefer. I would definitely recommend giving Green Lantern a try. This is a consistent and dependable comic book that is worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Feb 25, 2009

    As Scar closes the Book of Black we see some prophetic images of Hal and Sinestro fighting back to back, Katma Tui returned from the dead, Black Hand bowing to someone and the Guardians have captured Alan Scott, a Lantern named Torquemada and one other who I am guessing are all magic users. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 25, 2009

    I hate to complain so much about what is still one of my favorite superhero books on the stands. As jumbled as this issue is, it still does a lot to get me excited for the future, both "Agent Orange" and Blackest Night. The characters themselves are still strong. Johns reveals the crippling flaw behind the power of the Blue Lanterns, making this already intriguing Corps even more compelling. Johns even ties his script into the events of Green Lantern Corps, making me all the more happy I read both books. I just fear Johns is treading a thin line between intrigue and outright silliness with some of this color-changing nonsense. The idea of seven colors of Lantern Corps could have easily been a ridiculous one, and it's been through the combined efforts of Johns and his artists that it has instead succeeded so well. I'd hate to see the War of Light devolve into a farce just as Blackest Night is looming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Joyce Feb 27, 2009

    If you havent been reading Green Lantern you really should pick the book up and give it a try. Im not a Green Lantern fan, but the "War of Lights" idea is really interesting and doesnt feel like the typical superhero story. Its more of a sci-fi story. I think that there is definitely something for everyone in this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Mar 3, 2009

    I'm giving this issue a C+ because of that. I realize it's kind of harsh and maybe a bit of a misrepresentation of the quality of this issue, but I have to call it like I see it and this is the way I see it. Once again though, I'm telling you that if you enjoy super hero comics and you're not reading this title, you should do something about it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 24, 2009

    I have to say, as interesting a concept as it is, I'm not entirely sold on this "War of Light" spectrum of ring-bearers thing yet. The Sinestro Corps was an interesting extension of the character we've hated for years, but to have EIGHT different Lantern Corps running through the universe kind of undermines the uniqueness of the GLC for me. Heck, it wasn't all THAT long ago that someone at DC decided that even ONE Corps undermined the uniqueness that was Kyle Rayner... Even so, the buildup has been slow and steady, and this issue keeps up that sense of "WTF is going on???" On the downside, though, Atrocitus has felt throughly cardboard and not-as-scary-as-he-should-be throughout this entire affair, and having the same cliffhanger two months running (Hal possessed by the power of a different color) makes the whole synergy feel a bit stale already. Here's my prediction: Hal has currently worn four of the eight available ring colors. Whaddaya bet the War of Light ends with h Read Full Review

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