Green Lantern #51

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 17, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The most epic battle in BLACKEST NIGHT yet comes to a shocking conclusion as Hal Jordan makes the ultimate move to take on the Black Lantern Spectre. But what price comes with the unleashing of Parallax? And what does this mean for the future of the emotional spectrum's avatars?

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 19, 2010

    Green Lantern continues to be one of (if not the) best comics in DC's lineup. After a bit of a stumble last time around, here it's back on the track and building up a head of steam. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 17, 2010

    Enjoyable issue that did not disappoint. Seeing things like Parallax rip the face off of the Spectre, literally, or Larfleeze and Lex Luthor interacting were as good as you can imagine and the issue just feels like an event in and of itself. Few minor hiccups near the end, but otherwise fine job by everyone involved. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 19, 2010

    After how awesome Green Lantern #50 was, #51 was a bit of a letdown storywise. The Spectre is defeated all too easily, we get some repeat scenes with the nonmarquee Lanterns, and a totally unnecessary scene with Nekron threatening to kill everyone. Tighter plotting certainly could have given the story the room it needed to flourish, but I suppose that really doesn't matter when the art is so good that it earned this issue a Buy It verdict on its own. Mahnke owns this issue and Johns is really just along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 19, 2010

    Green Lantern #51 was an incredibly exciting read. Johns serves up an issue that delivers a well-plotted story, plenty of substance as well as a fair amount of action. I would imagine that most readers who are following Blackest Night will enjoy Green Lantern #51. I would certainly recommend getting Green Lantern #51. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Feb 19, 2010

    A little comedy and a lot of action, this was big, epic fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Tim Lenaghan Feb 17, 2010

    Overall, Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke have managed to make me thoroughly excited to see what unfolds next week in Blackest Night #7. There's little doubt that we'll witness some sort of showdown between Luthor and Black Lantern Superman, and if Lex's threats in this issue are any indication it should be a sight to behold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Feb 19, 2010

    There is plenty to like about Blackest Night, but hardcore Green Lantern fans must admit that its content has been less than they were led to expect. Patience is a virtue, however, and Geoff Johns takes the opportunity this issue to ensure his faithful that earlier concepts have not been forgotten. Take your time, Geoff. I, for one, hope that well be reading your stories in Green Lantern for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Feb 20, 2010

    Doug Mahnke takes over the full penciling and inking chores on this issue. In the past he has had up to four different inkers on his work. Yet in this issue he inks himself and it still looks a bit uneven. Some pages obviously got more attention than others but Mahnke still provides a more than serviceable job on delivering great art. He especially excels at the dark and macabre. The scenes inside the Black Lantern Spectre are creepy and eerie. I just hope we get to see him tackle the Black Hand again before Blackest Night is over. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 17, 2010

    The issue helps set up a whopper of a throwdown next week in "Blackest Night" #7. It's good to see some story progression made in the support books for the main title. I just hope "Blackest Night" delivers on the promise threatened here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Feb 17, 2010

    Well, at this point weve pretty much seen it all in Blackest Night. All the characters in the DC Universe who have ever died have shown up as Black Lanterns (remember, Bruce Wayne isnt really dead), and we even got a rematch between The Spectre and Parallax. Blackest Night has been fun, but its getting old. It still cant hold a candle to Rebirth or Sinestro Corps War as far as the storytelling goes, but then I doubt any future Green Lantern event will. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 20, 2010

    This was a good comic book. The main problem is that the book feels like a one-and-done story when it's really part of the Blackest Night storyline. Or is it? I'm not really sure because I wasn't sure how Spectre was or wasn't a Black Lantern in the first place. The comic has a lot of action, snarky dialogue and great art, so there are some good qualities to it. However, this issue just doesn't stack up with previous ones in this arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 6, 2010

    I'm starting to get bothered by the ping-ponging about of rings possessing everyone willy-nilly, no matter how strong the crossover started out. Read Full Review

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