Green Lantern #19

Event\Storyline: Wrath of the First Lantern Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 3, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
8.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Which one hero has the power to bring down all the Lantern Corps?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 4, 2013

    This book is solidly back on track and thundering to a big ending for Johns! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 3, 2013

    Ardian Syaf and Szymon Kudranski again pull double duty on art, with the former handling the Dead Zone sequences and the latter tackling the scenes on Korugar and Oa. The monochromatic beauty of the Dead Zone -- particularly Hal's haunting final page -- makes the more richly colored scenes appear almost utilitarian in comparison though there are some lovely moments throughout. With the issue's final two pages bringing the parallels between Sinestro and Hal into sharp focus in a moment of perfect synchronicity with Johns' narrative, one gets the sense that Green Lantern #19 is exactly what the Wrath of the First Lantern story arc needed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Apr 4, 2013

    This is actually more of a setup issue for next month's (sure-to-be) grand finale. Still, it's a fascinating character study, just the same, as Sinestro prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice and Hal's willpower is tested for, perhaps, the final time. Johns is a master of his craft, especially in conveying so much is such a short time. I was hoping Doug Mahnke or Ethan Van Sciver could join in Johns' final issues, but artists Ardian Syaf and Szymon Kudranski did an impressive job, particularly in depicting the nightmarishly dark realm our heroes find themselves trapped in. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 6, 2013

    Johns has created some amazing stories during his run on this series - but I'm hoping, in the aftermath of al this cosmic carnage, we'll see more focus on Hal Jordan for a while - and less of the universe-shaking threats. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Apr 8, 2013

    Ardian Syaf and Szymon Kudranski continue their fill in duties with the former on the real world art and the latter on the Dead Zone art. Both are quite effective working on the book, and were welcome surprises since the last issue brought them on. Syaf easily handles the space stuff, and Kudranski does the Dead Zone quite beautifully as it works well with his style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Apr 4, 2013

    Hal Jordan and Sinestro have been two of the most compelling characters in comics for years, thanks to Geoff Johns. He certainly plans to send them off in style, but will their lives be better or worse for the experience? Theres only one issue left. As painful as it is to see Geoff go, its sure to be comic book gold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 6, 2013

    This is an issue where you appreciate Johns' long-term work more than the instant product, meaning this arc may not be quite the perfect swan song for his run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Apr 5, 2013

    Oh Green Lantern, how you continue to baffle me and make me wonder if I'm enjoying you or not. I really want this whole Wrath of the First Lantern story to finish up already, it seems like it's been going on forever. BUT at the same time that will be the end of an era and I want to see Johns leave the book just yet. It's a real pain in the ass. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Apr 3, 2013

    Although it seems obvious that Johns could write Green Lantern forever, the title is beginning to wind down. It is up to next issue to see if following Johns down the rabbit hole will truly pay off. Next months issue is called “The End Of Everything.” Johns has much to deliver to this series in one issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Apr 14, 2013

    The penultimate issue of Geoff Johns Green Lantern run features some powerful if sometimes understated moments.  With Korugar gone and Hal Jordan dead we're left with a lot of questions to be answered in the oversized conclusion.  While the issue does propel the overall story forward it would have been served well with a little bit of insight into the minds of our lead characters in light of how little page time they've had in recent months.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 6, 2013

    Sinestro has always been the strongest character in Geoff Johns' Green Lantern run, and it seems to me like Johns is ready to deliver his swan song in the First Lantern finale. The destruction of Korugar is huge! I'm excited that Johns is willing to make such a big move, and I'm definitely excited at the prospect of Sinestro taking up the yellow ring again, and giving the First Lantern what for! Adding Hal as a Black Lantern wild card is an equally brilliant idea. I just wish the First Lantern was a better villain. Like I said, most of his story so far has been filler, with him sitting back and psychologically torturing our heroes (and anti-heroes). He himself isn't too big of a deal. Still, should be pretty cool to watch Sinestro and Hal kick his ass. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 3, 2013

    The end is near and it's clear Geoff Johns is going all out in delivering an explosive final issue for his run. Sinestro and Hal are two characters he's spent an enormous amount of time cultivating and you can see he still has plenty more to do with them. The story of the First Lantern may be getting a tad tiresome as it's continuing from the other titles but you'll be on the edge of your seat by the time you reach the end of this issue. There's no telling what Geoff Johns has planned next. That's what makes this series so fun and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Ket's Comics - Michael Bowie Apr 9, 2013

    For the first time in a few months I'm actually looking forward to the next issue of Green Lantern, though I do still have my doubts about the rest of the Lantern books until the end of this arc, but we'll see if they can follow up on this issue in the coming weeks. I want say this issue going to change anyone who's of the same mind as me on Wrath of the First Lantern, but if you've been following this series, now definitely isn't the time to stop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Apr 9, 2013

    This issue finally strikes the correct balance between crossover and actual storyline that it has been missing since Rise of the Third Army began, and yet it now suffers on the art front instead. I'd have liked to give this issue a 4, or even possibly higher, but the poor contributions from Syaf drag it down a little. With one more issue to go before Geoff Johns leaves the Green Lantern books for good, it's a shame to say that this issue isn't quite as good as it could have been, even if it's not Johns' fault. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Apr 8, 2013

    I'm curious to see how Johns wraps up the whole First Lantern story in the next issue. One more comic doesn't seem like enough space for all the story that needs to be told, especially considering how stalled this past arc has felt. But I have faith that Geoff Johns can pull it off and deliver a finale that will satisfy those of us who have been following Green Latnern since its return in 2004. Read Full Review

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