Green Lantern #52

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 24, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

BLACKEST NIGHT'S penultimate chapter is here, and you do not want to miss this issue. Trust us on this one.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Mar 25, 2010

    Buy it, whether you've been following Blackest Night or not. I don't give a lot of grades like this! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 24, 2010

    A comic such as Green Lantern #52 is hard to discuss without succumbing to a simplistic plot description that doesn't begin to do the story justice. Let's avoid that, shall we? Instead, just take my word for it – if you've been digging Blackest Night to this point, this issue will leave your jaw on the floor and your mouth salivating for Blackest Night #8. In that regard, it's a complete success. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Mar 25, 2010

    Is this filler? Yes, but if you are going to have a filler issue, this is the way to do it. Geoff Johns may be dragging his feet, but he does it with style. What makes this the Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 25, 2010

    Still, this moves us toward the final resolution of this storyline, and it's one I'm looking forward to. Gonna be a heckuva clean-up party after this is all over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Mar 24, 2010

    White Lantern Sinestro states on the cover You were expecting someone else? We probably were. Speculation (at least on the behalf of this reviewer) was that in some way Hal Jordan would become some sort of White Lantern, especially since hes wielded and been coveted by nearly all the other spectrum corps rings. Blackest Night #8 is still to come, so we might yet see some version of a White Lantern Jordan yetor at least a resolution to the ultimate role Sinestro is destined to play Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Mar 25, 2010

    Green Lantern #52 was entertaining and provided for some nice character growth for John Stewart and a good resolution with the plotline involving Black Lantern Xanshi. While the reader does get the story of the creation of the universe, it is not a terribly complex story nor is it anything that different from what Johns had already hinted at in previous Blackest Night related issues. Therefore, readers do not have to read Green Lantern #52 at all in order to enjoy Blackest Night #8. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 24, 2010

    The final issue of "Blackest Night" hits next week, and I'm interested to see how much of a recap is given of the events from this issue and the most recent "Green Lantern Corps." This issue does a great job of setting up the grand finale while trimming off a few loose edges. There is going to be a new status quo for this book coming out of "Blackest Night;" I just wonder what role the "greatest Lantern of them all" will play. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 27, 2010

    This issue has its ups and downs, but when I boil it all down, its kind of filler between B.N. #7 and #8, with Sinestro giving us a bit of exposition about the existence of Ion and Parallax and their ilk, and then spends the rest of the issue chopped in half before getting better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 27, 2010

    The plus side of this issue is it has a lot of action and tells some interesting tidbits about Ion, etc. The downside of the issue is that it does nothing with Sinestro and makes the issue inessential for the overall story, which is kind of sad. Some will find this issue to be a lot of fun with all of the action, others will find it to be filler. This isn't a terrible comic book but it leaves much to be desired for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 25, 2010

    I doubt anyone will complain about this issue, as it is enjoyable, but it's also quite circular, ending where it began, and that makes it feel like filler to me. Definitely worth checking out, but I don't think you'll be missing anything, storywise, if you skip it either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Mar 26, 2010

    For the most part, the Green Lantern issues concurrent with Blackest Night have been wonderful examples of the right way to link an ongoing series to a big event. This latest one, however, finds itself between a rock and a hard place. Released the week before Blackest Nights finale, it has no choice but to address the events of that series, but its proximity to the climax robs it of the opportunity to flesh out the story in a significant way. It would have been better if DC had chosen to delay the shipping schedule for this title, saving Green Lantern #52 for a post-Blackest Night epilogue. Read Full Review

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