Green Lantern #53

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 21, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.5Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

A BRIGHTEST DAY tie-in! Exploding out of BLACKEST NIGHT comes the next exciting chapter in the Green Lantern mythos: "New Guardians"! Forced together during the rise of the Black Lanterns, Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Carol Ferris, Saint Walker, Atrocitus, Indigo-1 and Larfleeze must agree to disagree if their next mission is to succeed. But when one of the strangest beings from Green Lantern's past returns, the future of the Lanterns and the universe at large once again falls into question.

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 28, 2010

    However, as I said, Hal Jordan's scenes were boring. He has a personality made out of cardboard and his only memorable moments are those in which you could substitute any Green Lantern (Kyle, Guy or John) into his role and the outcome would be the same. His interactions with Carol are boring and devoid of emotion (no, that's not some pun). Keep the focus on the Green Lantern mythos and ancillary characters and I'm happy. Just keep the plot moving. When it slows down for these moments with Hal's personal life, it's just painful to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Apr 21, 2010

    The Sinestro entrance aside, I would have liked to have gone on and on about what's good with this issue, on both art and story, but hey, just go out and pick it up. I'm definitely going to follow this story into Emerald Warriors #1, GLC #48, and Brightest Day #1. Stay tuned! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 23, 2010

    Green Lantern continues to be one of (if not the) best comics DC publishes. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Tyler Parker Apr 21, 2010

    This is another strong outing for Hal Jordan and company. The story makes several disjointed jumps and dips a bit in the middle, but Johns is clearly maneuvering pieces in preparation for what's to come and it's a lot of fun to watch. Brightest Day has yet to truly reveal itself, but I still can't help but enjoy the initial offerings of the series and hope that it lives up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Apr 27, 2010

    Green Lantern #53 was a well-crafted teaser issue that succeeded in selling me on the Brightest Day storylines for all of the Green Lantern titles. This issue is a great jumping on point for new readers. Green Lantern has been an excellent mix of Sci-Fi and super hero action ever since Johns took over the reigns of this title. I have a good feeling that the future for the Green Lantern franchise remains extremely bright. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 1, 2010

    I liked the Sinestro/Hal/Carol parts and was intrigued by the Ganthet/Atrocitus/Guy Gardner parts, so I guess I'd say there was more good then bad in this one, although I can see that things are going to be a big mess until Brightest Day is over. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Apr 22, 2010

    I'm having a really hard time with this issue. When I first read it, I really liked it because of the fantastic character work and the intriguing plot points are set up. The more I think about it, though, the more frustrating it is that the issue is mostly filler and then a reminder that the character's stories will be told in other books. That just doesn't work for me. I'm never 100% sold on the issue, but my opinion does fluctuate every time I think about the issue. I suspect your mileage will vary. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 21, 2010

    Hopefully next month will see a stronger focus on keeping "Green Lantern" about "Green Lantern" and not all of the various spin-off titles. Still, even with that big mark against it, there's entertainment to be had here, and I certainly got a kick out of it all. While "Blackest Night" was fun in places, it's nice to see the dead staying buried in the pages of "Green Lantern" now. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 21, 2010

    Green Lantern #53 isnt a bad piece of work, but it doesnt deliver a satisfying punch, and the sheer number of players on the field makes for a scattershot episode, earning 2 out of 5 stars overall. Hopefully, future issues will bring me on board for the next chapter of Lantern lore. Read Full Review

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