Green Lantern #54

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 26, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

BRIGHTEST DAY shines its light on the "New Guardians" who have been forced to make Earth their new home! Why? You'll have to read it to believe it. While Hal is forced to deal with Larfleeze and his newfound appreciation for Earth culture, Sinestro uncovers the mystery behind Parallax's disappearance.

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault May 26, 2010

    This book should satisfy any reader looking for a dose of cosmic superhero adventure and mystery. The Brightest Day story arc is coming into its own and proving to be a fitting successor, and not an inglorious sequel, to Blackest Night. This is a visually delightful offering with an emotionally- and intellectually-engaging story that I recommend to friends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 27, 2010

    This issue has some flaws, but the strengths definitely overcome up it. I'm absolutely loving what Geoff Johns is doing with Atrocitus and I hope there is some connection between him and the character revealed in the cliffhanger. I could have done without the repeated scene at the beginning of the issue but once things pick up, this one is great. As for the art, Mahnke is earning his keep here in big ways, though I think something needs to be done if his work is going to be drowned out by the White Lantern in future issues to avoid the poor quality of those pages in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego May 26, 2010

    If you've been a Red Lantern Corps fan, this issue is for you! I can't say this is a good place to start for anyone wanting to get into Green Lantern. In fact, this is a terrible place to start. I suggest starting back at Green Lantern: Rebirth. However, if you've been following the book, you'll really enjoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 31, 2010

    Despite my early complaints about the repeating Brightest Day scene, I really enjoyed this issue and the Atrocitus and DexStarr moments are worth buying the issue for alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn May 29, 2010

    Green Lantern looks to be shining Bright this day. Story and art come together nicely and Johns clearly has something big in mind for this series as he always has even past the big Blackest Night event. I recommend you jump onboard if you are interested in what I consider to be the best series with the Brightest Day banner. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 26, 2010

    The jury is still out on Johns' new Green Lantern conspiracy. But as far as pure entertainment value goes, the series is firing on all cylinders at the moment. I very much look forward to more from Atrocitus and Dex-Starr next month. Hopefully the rest of the regular cast will step up to the plate soon as Johns makes his long term intentions for the franchise more and more clear. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 1, 2010

    While the edges (and plots) between "Green Lantern" and "Brightest Day" seem to be blurring and overlapping a bit, the story remains entertaining. This isn't going to be the must-read ultimate classic of the century, but it is unhindered widescreen comic book goodness. I've mentioned "summer comics" in my reviews before. "Green Lantern" is definitely among the best on the racks for the pure entertainment factor of "summer comics." I'm not letting this go anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 27, 2010

    I thought I taw a puddy tat. I did! I did tee a puddy tat! There's a new Red Lantern in town and he's a cat. Okay, that's kinda cool. I think I'll name him Fluffy. Yeah, Fluffy the Red Lantern. Bask in the awesomeness of Fluffy the Red Lantern! Sadly we also need to discuss the story… The mystery of the white lantern deepens as we are shown images of other entities like Parallax and Ion. Great, there are more of them? I think I feel a migraine coming on. So to recap: Red Lantern Fluffy – awesome, more multi-colored space symbiotes – not so much. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 27, 2010

    An issue that felt like nothing but trailers for coming events is annoying enough without having had FIVE of the same, about the same story, in recent weeks Read Full Review

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