Green Lantern #57

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 8, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

BRIGHTEST DAY continues as what readers have been asking for finally arrives: a male Star Sapphire in the form of the Predator. But how is this entity unlike the others? And what does it want with Carol Ferris? Meanwhile, the White Lantern is defended by an unlikely hero

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Sep 10, 2010

    Great read that pushed the Star Sapphires in a new direction and redefined, at least for the time being, a character in much need of moving out of Hal's shadow. Great resolution of the Predator's nature and Larfleeze was, as usual, stealing every scene he was in. Finally, Mahnke's art was stellar in this issue. Top marks all around here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 13, 2010

    This issue really rocks on a number of levels with Geoff Johns putting together some great character work that adds a ton of credibility to the Star Sapphires that the group had been lacking when compared to some of the other Lantern Corps. Add in some very strong work from Doug Mahnke and his pantheon of inkers and you've got fantastic issue despite some nagging flaws that bring it down. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 9, 2010

    Plus, it's Larfleeze in Las Vegas, people. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 12, 2010

    Then maybe they wouldn't have to rely on sexy covers to sell their comics. (Not that I'm complaining, mind you.) Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Mason Moyer Sep 16, 2010

    Overall a pretty good issue story-wise and mildly disappointing art. The "New Guardians" storyline isn't nearly over, and I'm sure Geoff has surprises in store for us, I'm just wishing some of the story angles won't be left open ended like some have been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 9, 2010

    The part of the new "Green Lantern" I liked the most? Some of the emotional beats between Carol and Hal. It's been an on-again, off-again relationship for ages, but Johns is fleshing out their past, present, and future here in a satisfying way. I'm definitely interested in that more than I am about the bad guy hunting down the emotional entities. At the end of the day, this is a fun issue, but I think the parts I'm going to remember are the quieter moments of storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Sep 10, 2010

    Green Lantern is certainly not as good as it was during, or even before, Blackest Night, but it is finally beginning to catch up some. If you werent a GL fan before, this probably wont be the issue to win you over, but if you were, then this issue will be a good bit of fun. Id like to see the overall plot of the kidnapping of the entities start to get explored some more in the near future, but so long as the character writing stays strong, Ill be back every month to see what shenanigans the various Corps get up to. Read Full Review

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