Green Lantern #62

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
7.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Starting with this issue, 2011 becomes the year of Green Lantern, and we're kicking it off with the shocking conclusion to "New Guardians"! Hal Jordan and Sinestro must make a great sacrifice in an attempt to protect the entities. But the future of Hal Jordan and the Corps falls into doubt when they're betrayed by one of their own! The drums are beating, the tensions are rising and the upcoming WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS is set to ignite!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 22, 2011

    You already know that Green Lantern is a Must Read for Doug Mahnke's art alone, but Geoff Johns does a great job of establishing the threat of Krona while giving Hal Jordan something more personal to worry about in the midst of this crisis. It's a setup issue, but Johns keeps it fresh with his great character writing. Chances are this is already the mostread title on this week's Rankings, so you probably already bought this comic. But, in the off chance that you didn't, you need to! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 20, 2011

    With a feature film on the way and a big event around the corner, this is once again the comic to watch at DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Feb 16, 2011

    After a few months of wondering where this was all headed, Green Lantern #62 comes to town and kicks down my expectation door, emerald shotgun to my face. It makes me ecstatic to once again be excited and anxious to find out what happens next with the Green Lantern mythos. Between Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps and Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors, War of the Green Lanterns should be pretty kickass. But more importantly, Geoff Johns' Green Lantern has finally found its footing and feels important to the DCU again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Feb 21, 2011

    This storyline has done a great job of building up those new characters, exploring a little more about how they work. Doug Mahnke, who's been doing great work on this book for close to two years now, is doing some of his best work now. The spread where Hector Hammond, using the Orange Lantern power, begins digging into the minds of the heroes is really chilling, and revealing at the same time. It's odd, just how much the desires of Saint Walker, Larfleeze, and Atrocitus seem to resemble each other" and Indigo-I's desire just raises more questions. Fine ending to The New Guardians, and I'm pumped now for War of the Green Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 16, 2011

    Like the previous issue, this issue holds a character spotlight page from the upcoming movie. In this case, the character is Kilowog. This makes it really hard to stay in the bubble, as I was trying to do with this film, but now that the Poozer is out of the bag, I may as well embrace it. The extra insight makes this comic feel more like a celebration of all things Green Lantern. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Feb 18, 2011

    As that last sentence indicated, I'm dropping this book as of this issue. It's still enjoyable for the most part, but I can't add two more books to my pull right now in order to follow the crossover. By all reports, War of the Green Lanterns is going to end at a good spot for readers to jump in, so I figure I'll start picking the book back up then. Until then, I'll just read a friend's copy of the issues and maybe, maybe get the trade if it ends up being better than I thought. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Feb 16, 2011

    This issue to the arc did not conclude the story and it diminished the dramatic stature of several characters in my eyes. I'll be tuning in to War of the Green Lanterns, but having to put up with occasionally dodgy issues like this is frustrating. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Feb 19, 2011

    Having reigned as the DCUs top book for a season, Green Lantern has lost a fair portion of its luster. If anyone can polish it back to its original shine, its surely Johns, but it would be nice if he didnt have to rely upon another crossover to do it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 22, 2011

    There's so much wrong with this issue I don't know where to begin. The story is just gawdaful. Hal's refusal of help makes no sense for a guy who's known to use whatever advantage and leverage he can get over the years. Nor does his protection of Atrocitus given his most recent murderous offenses on Earth. I've also got to complain about the inconsistency of Doug Mahnke's artwork over the issue " he can't even get Batman's costume right (he puts Bruce into Dick Grayson's costume). Read Full Review

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