Green Lantern #45

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

BLACKEST NIGHT continues! The Black Lanterns descend on all the Corps throughout the universe! Sinestro's assault on the Star Sapphires' homeworld of Zamaron is interrupted by another Sinestro Corps one made up of those who died during the Sinestro Corps War! And while the War of Light flickers, deep in the darkness of space, John Stewart comes face-to-face with his deceased wife and longtime Green Lantern Katma Tui.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Aug 30, 2009

    Overall, this is a fantastic comic with expert pacing and content that spans the GL mythos. It's perhaps my favorite installment of Blackest Night to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 29, 2009

    My only real complaint is the squandered potential the War of Light had and nonstop focus on killings and Black Lanterns so far. Otherwise, this was a spectacular chapter to the event. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 26, 2009

    All in all, Green Lantern #45 is an action-packed read that'll leave you gasping for air. Even if it doesn't leave me with much confidence that there will be a rhyme and reason to the way Blackest Night plays out across Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps, it still delivered a hell of a fun time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 2, 2009

    This is going to sound weird coming from me, but... this issue has TOO MANY references to past stories in it. We have a bunch of callbacks of Carol's runs as Star Sapphire, John Stewart's backstory, the Sinestro Corps war, Hal and Sinestro's shared history, the Alan Moore 'Tales of the Green Lantern Corps' stories from back in the day, the bits of the Omega Men's history that relate to Vega and Okaara and why the Guardians don't go there, the 'Emerald Twilight' era Hal Jordan stories where Jade and the other Lanterns were lost and... *Gasp.* I love the hell out of a universal crossover that actually IS universal and doesn't shy away from the old stories, but MAN there's a lot going on here. Hal doesn't even appear in this issue (even though Sinestro and Carol's conflict is ALL ABOUT him) and it's still crammed full of Lanterns on every single page. This issue continues the trend of each Lantern Corps having a living planet and an Avatar (Black Hand for the Black Lanterns, Ion for the G Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 28, 2009

    This issue isn't crucial for following the Blackest Night events, but as always, it couldn't hurt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina May 31, 2010

    In the end this was a very well produced book that suffered from one deficiency. I dont want to harp on it more than I have already but realize that I feel that it diminishes the overall appeal of the book if you are reading both Brightest Day and Green Lantern (isnt that everyone?). I find myself wanting to see more of the spectrum entities and what they truly represent and encompass in the grand scheme of things. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 28, 2009

    Overall, Blackest Night continues to build, as were obviously still going through the showing off phase of the zombie-like Black Lanterns. Admittedly, great drawings of these Lanterns, which capitalize on the zombie craze that seems to be buoyantly bobbing along through the many comic book publishers from Marvel Comics, to Dynamite, to Image, and now to DC Comics, wont keep Blackest Night afloat much longer. Johns and company are going to have to get down to what they do best, sooner than later. They need to tell a great story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 2, 2009

    This story has been building quite nicely and while Hal Jordan might be absent from this title this month, I certainly don't feel as though I missed him. Without him, this issue feels almost like supplemental material to a greater story elsewhere, but the fact that "supplemental material" can be this enticing a read speaks volumes for the great story that Geoff Johns and crew have offered up to us. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comix 411 - David Torres Aug 27, 2009

    The Blackest Night has not let me down yet. I'm really enjoying this one. This could be a classic in the making! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Christopher Power Aug 31, 2009

    Overall, the book is above average in general, and very good for the current crop of DC titles on the shelves currently. It is does not match the outstanding work done in issue #44, but certainly keeping with the quality of Blackest Night overall. This mini-series could be a real legacy for Johns if the quality continues at this level all the way to the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 28, 2009

    I think that Johns is overextending himself in this issue and, by extension, cracks are now starting to appear in the overall execution of Blackest Night. This issue would be all the stronger if its events took place over several issues, which would allow Johns to apply greater focus to each scene. The saving grace is Doug Mahnke's simply superb art, but it takes the back seat to an overambitious and ultimately unfocused story. Read Full Review

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