Green Lantern #42

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Philip Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 24, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
7.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The conclusion to "Agent Orange"! Hal battles the leader of the Orange Lanterns in a bizarre confrontation between will and avarice! But what is the true secret behind the power of the Orange Light? And what value does it hold for the other Corps?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 24, 2009

    Very solid outing for Green Lantern that did an excellent job of balancing the numerous subplots occuring in the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Jun 28, 2009

    Overall, this was a decent read and hopefully this momentum will filter into Blackest Night. But, it is great to move on from this Orange Lantern story. I should have known it was going to be a bumpy road when I had to look up “avarice” in the dictionary. I knew what it meant, sort of, but its not really part of modernvernacular. Anyway, basing a character on a fairly obtuse word isn't usually going to pan out well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Jun 30, 2009

    As all theelements fall into place to allow for the Blackest Night event to occur,readers continue to enjoy the lead-up to the main event. This issue of GreenLantern has a few twists and turns, but it lacks the spark of its predecessors.It can be forgiven largely due to its service as a bridge, leading into nextmonths big show. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 24, 2009

    Blackest Night is now only a few weeks away. I truly hope the beginning of this massive storyline and the introduction of Doug Mahnke on art will help put this book back on track. It's never been a more exciting time to be a Green Lantern reader, but that hardly means there aren't significant problems to be addressed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 24, 2009

    With the Red and Yellow Lantern powers running around in "Green Lantern Corps," and Orange and Blue and Violet here, well, is it any small surprise that "Blackest Night" is almost here? This is a fun way to lead into an "event" book, and it feels much more natural than a lot of other prequel attempts we've seen over the past few years. Here's to the dead returning! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Jun 24, 2009

    Philip Tan continues to improve his artwork with issue. It is obvious that he is becoming more comfortable with the characters and it would have been interesting to see how his art would of progressed if he stayed on the book. Together with Barrows and Geoff they have crafted a story that will influence the Green Lantern legacy for decades to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 26, 2009

    Green Lantern #42 was a pedestrian read. Johns has milked the lead-in to Blackest Night a bit too much for my taste. And "Agent Orange" was proof of Johns stretching out a story in order to burn time until Blackest Night begins. Green Lantern Corps has been a much more exciting lead-in to Blackest Night compared to the more plodding and cumbersome lead-in that we are getting on Green Lantern. Regular Green Lantern readers will probably enjoy this issue. However, new readers who are jumping aboard for Blackest Night do not need to waste their money on Green Lantern #42. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 4, 2009

    This seems to be going somewhere, but it's a bit pedestrian in the getting there, evil Guardian manipulation notwithstanding. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Jun 26, 2009

    Rather, he could say that if he ever actually read them in the first place. Read Full Review

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