Green Lantern #48

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 25, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

BLACKEST NIGHT continues! Agent Orange and his Orange Lanterns face off against the Black Lantern Corps, and Larfleeze finds himself wanting something he never has before: Help. Meanwhile, Saint Walker comes face-to-face with the one being in the universe he has no patience for Sinestro!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 25, 2009

    Great read that hit a lot of the right notes for me. I wanted to see all of these different corps bouncing off of each other and how the different personalities would react to one another. Finding out Atrocitus' history and backstory or how Abin Sur is Saint Walker's "savior" and other little details about each character and their relationships to one another was great. While not the heaviest on action, it's definitely one of the better issues of Blackest Night to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 29, 2009

    This issue is everything that Blackest Night #5 probably should have been, but wasn't. Not only does it feature some jawdroppingly awesome art from Doug Mahnke, but also simply awesome character interaction between the various Lanterns. This is an issue that you'll want to read again the moment you put it down. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 25, 2009

    On art, Doug Mahnke continues to prove himself as the perfect fit for the Green Lantern franchise. Mahnke has always been known for his brilliant mix of the horrific with more iconic superhero imagery, and that sensibility works wonderfully on this franchise and this story in particular. The fact that Mahnke is easily talented enough to handle the core Blackest Night book should tell you a lot about the caliber of talent involved in this event, and Green Lantern's importance to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 29, 2009

    Perhaps this time, the change will stick. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 25, 2009

    This series has been running parallel to "Blackest Night," adding a subplot behind the action going on, filling in the spaces of what is happening to Hal Jordan since he left Earth, and deepening the relationships between characters that have a shared history. Readers of "Green Lantern" were not pressed into action to follow "Blackest Night" and vice versa, but with the conclusion of this issue, it appears as though those two tales will become tightly intertwined. If you've just been reading "Blackest Night," this issue might help provide some background to what happened prior to page one, panel one of issue #5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe Lopez Nov 26, 2009

    Johns and Mahnke are, as always, a dependable team and they consistently make Green Lantern a title to look forward to. While Johns' jesting didn't always succeed when in contrast with the crisis at hand, it far from ruined the fun to be had getting to see the different-colored lantern corps finally team up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 28, 2009

    The war of light reaches a truce in this issue. However, this comic really shows that these seven core characters aren't really getting along all that well. How long will it be before they start fighting again? Regardless, this comic pulls off the impossible and manages to strip away the blind rage of Atrocitus and make him become something more. This is a good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Nov 30, 2009

    *Though Green Lantern #48 was released this week simultaneously with Blackest Night #5 those planning on reading both issues would be best served to read this one first. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Nov 28, 2009

    Geoff Johns really fills in the gaps between the Blackest Night issues with this title. Yet, he still stays true to the direction of Green Lantern as he concentrates on War of Light and has finally united all the Corps against the Black. Their differences have been put aside as the Universe looms ever closer to demise. It really seems like this should be the final stretch of the story but we have only just past the half way point. There is definitely something else waiting to be revealed and with it a larger source of conflict. Furthermore the ending caption also deserves attention as it states, “The New Guardians Charge Up in Blackest Night #5!” Can we really be looking at the future of the Green Lantern mythos? I’ve honestly lost count of the Guardians but in the aftermath of Blackest Night could there be a single Guardian for each of the different Corps? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 2, 2009

    This issue is a nice buildup to events in Blackest Night, and does finally explain how these seven lady truckers differently motivated Lanterns got their various acts together in order to work as a unit, if not a team. The constant conflict between them starts off well, then gets a bit tiresome, then comes back around again and is funny. The fighting tends to be on the red-to-green portion of the spectrum, while the other end kind of stands around looking passive (which is the danger of a book that uses emotional states to represent entire armies of people.) If I had any complaint about the plot, it's that Carol, Walker and Indigo don't seem to have much to DO while the big guys slap each other around out of rage, avarice and/or fear. I do like the fact that even Atrocitus has more than one mood, though, and the revelation that he is partially motivated by love of his lost people is a good one. The art is well-done, with the aliens sufficiently alieny, Hal heroic, Sinestro shady, and C Read Full Review

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