Green Lantern #15

Green Lantern #15

Event\Storyline: Rise of the Third Army Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Rise of the Third Army continues!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 19, 2012

    Simon Baz is quickly moving up in the ranks as being a great new addition to the Green Lantern universe. Geoff Johns has given us a new Lantern unlike the ones we've seen before. Seeing his story unfold is captivating enough that even the biggest Hal Jordan fans won't mind his taking over the spotlight. Hal and Sinestro haven't been forgotten and their fate is touched on here as well. Doug Mahnke and Alex Sinclair bring the pages to life with their art and colors. GREEN LANTERN remains at the top of my reading list each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Dec 21, 2012

    Green Lantern #15 is simply exceptional. Geoff Johns is literally building Simon Baz's character--his moral, his ethics, his personality--from the ground up as he deals with his personal issues while simultaneously trying to learn why he's received a Green Lantern ring and is being approached by a talking squirrel (for those who watched Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special, B'dg's inclusion in this storyline is just awesome.) "Rise of the Third Army" finally feels real, like something ominous and terrible is getting ready to devastate the entire universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 21, 2012

    There is not too much to say about this book. The story arc continues at the same pace that it has been doing. If you are following this series then no doubt you will love it. However, if you are not reaing it then this really is not much of a jumping on point. Once again the art is absolutely stunning, and is another reason why this book is so great. What I noticed this month is that this book is a 2.99 book. Yes, 2.99! I really didnt know that. In other words, that makes this series an absolute steal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Dec 20, 2012

    Artist Doug Mahnke is in top form, as always. His use of size and angle " particularly in an incredible title splash page " both convey a sense of epic galactic scale. His renderings of the horrific Third Army transformations and the hopeless black realm that Sinestro and Hal Jordan find themselves in really make an impression on the reader. It still isn't clear, however, if their ordeal has any connection to what's happening with the Guardians or if it's something separate entirely. At any rate, this issue was a great read and another intriguing installment to this monumental event. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 25, 2012

    Better, but this continues to be the weakest of the Lantern books on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 19, 2012

    Johns' talent lies in convincing you to drop your cynical scrutiny and just enjoy the ride he offers. True, you may end up regretting this in the end, as you often do with sketchy rides, but at least you'll come away with a very interesting experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 19, 2012

    The threat of the Third Army seems palpable enough thanks to Mahnke's art, but the actual concept feels flawed thanks to the weak motivations of the Guardians and the Third Army's ability to only hurt supporting characters. What has me more excited is the thought of what new stakes the First Lantern might bring. In classic Johns style, the revealed identity of the First Lantern resonates from a long forgotten point in Green Lantern history. But just like the reveal of the Anti-Monitor, Nekron, and Krona from events past, it makes perfect sense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 22, 2012

    As for this issue in particular, it was a little disappointing to see Simon suddenly run out of Lantern power, but I guess it was necessary for Johns to tell his grounded story of terrorism and Simon's quest to clear his name. That part of the story was definitely entertaining, though Mahnke doesn't draw scenes of several people standing around a kitchen as well as he draws an earlier scene where a Third Army swarm attacks an alien GL. To each their own strengths, I suppose. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 19, 2012

    On one hand I think Johns is trying perhaps a little too hard to tell a personal story and risks weakening the greater narrative doing so.  But the rest of the elements that make up the issue are good enough to compensate and Green Lantern fans continue to have those mythology building carrots dangled in front of their noses.  While I'd like to see a lot more Hal Jordan in this series for now I'm content to let my interest in the bigger picture override that bit of discontentment.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Dec 24, 2012

    Despite the Rise of the Third Army being fairly underwhelming as a whole, this series continues in its usual presentation of an enjoyable, somewhat different storyline to all of the other Green Lantern books, and finally seems to be using the Third Army in the capacity that it was designed for. The other plots bubble away nicely, and the art continues to impress. What more could you ask for? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Jul 16, 2013

    This was a very good issue, and a brilliant continuation to the Rise of the Third Army storyline. Although it's not quite as good as the last few issues, this is still a fabulous issue, and I would highly recommend it, along with all the Rise of the Third Army issue, in this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Dec 19, 2012

    I feel like the Sinestro an Hal Jordan dead zone story is going nowhere fast. At this point I still don't really get a sense of the danger there in. If Geoff John intentions are to make us believe Hal and Sinestro are not in danger he is doing a bang up job. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 21, 2012

    Green Lantern is a serviceable comic book. Each issue I find to be entertaining. There isn't anything in here terribly original, but there is a certain level of comfort when a comic book delivers something expected. I'm not a fan of the slow subplots, but I am glad to see the new Green Lantern getting a little bit of personality to warm up to. This was an entertaining, but just an above average read. Read Full Review

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