Green Lantern #56

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

BRIGHTEST DAY shines on as the mystery of the White Lantern piques the curiosity of Hector Hammond. The bizarre telekinetic escapes his prison cell and sets his sights on one being Larfleeze! Plus, Hal Jordan begins unlocking the secret behind who took Parallax during BLACKEST NIGHT!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 29, 2010

    A Larfleeze centric issue that has him ranting about Santa Claus and making a wish list? How could this not be a Must Read? We even get to see the avarice entity in action. Great issue that continues a string of high quality, must read issues for Green Lantern. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 29, 2010

    Green Lantern maintains its postBlackest Night momentum with another incredibly strong issue this week. This issue really is a total package, excelling in nearly all aspects of craftsmanship. Plus, it features some downright hilarious scenes with Larfleeze that are easily amongst the most memorable moments I read this week. You really cannot go wrong with this issue, but you definitely shouldn't go without it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jul 28, 2010

    The concepts Johns has added to Green Lantern's mythology continue to be infinitely intriguing. Even though we're however many years past the Sinestro Corps War, there's still much to be mined in the interactions of all the different corps and their respective entities. To that end, I'm intrigued to see where Hector Hammond's new relationship with the Orange Lantern will go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jul 28, 2010

    The incorporation of Hammond into the story happens quickly, paving the way for an unexpected development that makes his bulbous head considerably more threatening then it has ever been. This is thanks in no small part to Doug Mahnke's haunting imagery. If you think his interpretation of Hammond at the beginning of the book is creepy, just wait until you flip to that final page. That image alone is all the proof you need that Johns still has major plans for the Green Lantern universe, and I can't wait to find out what they are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jul 29, 2010

    The latest chapter in the Brightest Day event is a fun adventure romp that is well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 29, 2010

    One last note regarding Mahnke's work: the next issue blurb is one of the most playful blurbs I've seen in a long time and I hope Mahnke continues to find new ways to express himself through these. "Green Lantern" is gaining steam in the public consciousness, and this title is a wonderful offering for those looking to immerse themselves. It doesn't stop long enough to bore readers with the "who"s and the "what"s, but it does provide enough answers through the story itself. "Blackest Night" may be over, and "Brightest Day" may be burning bright, but this title is a great read all by itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 3, 2010

    Green Lantern #56 was yet another fun read. Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke have teamed up to deliver a title that is just great read month in and month out. Seeing Hector Hammond as the Orange Lantern Corps entity should be a lot of fun in the next issue, especially with how Larfleeze handles this situation. I just hope we get more space adventures in future issues instead of continuing to have this title only take place on Earth. If you have been enjoying Green Lantern so far you will like this issue. I recommend picking this issue up if you have been enjoying Brightest Day and this title. Read Full Review

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