Green Lantern #2

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 17
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Renegade Green Lantern Sinestro sets a course for Korugar with one purpose: To free his homeworld from the scourge of The Sinestro Corps?!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 8, 2011

    Mahnke adds that touch of suspense and great design to every page. Through him, I could feel the despair of Hal Jordan as he tried to rescue the people on the bridge but could not. I cant say anything bad about this comic book. Its that good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Mason Moyer Oct 19, 2011

    When I compare this issue to it's predecessor, #1, I remember that issue being executed brilliantly, exposing itself to new readers, adding to the storyline we knew, bringing us a good one-issue story with a great hook for the next issue, and brilliant artwork to boot. I gave #1 a 99 out of 100 because it simply wasn't a great superhero story with a tale to remember. This issue is one of those. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cxPulp - Jimmy Wahl Oct 18, 2011

    I could probably go on and on about what I loved about this comic, but instead I will just say this: The work Geoff Johns has done so far on this and Justice League (the quality was top shelf, but there should've been more to it, but that's beside the point) has made me actually consider thinning through an issue of Aquaman. In theory that should be impossible. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Oct 13, 2011

    The new Green Lantern series started off being good with a lot of potential to being awesome! In the span of a single issue we are given enough background to catch up newbies to the basic concept, two terrifically rendered action scenes, and a premise that will be full of action and excitement but also a rebirth for Hal. How the fates of these two characters turns out is a complete mystery but the journey is shaping up to be well worth it despite the destination. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 16, 2011

    Even if that wasn't the case, this story would be worth picking up just for Mahnke's art. If he's not considered a superstar yet, he soon will be. Just wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 18, 2011

    This is an entertaining book with an ending that will bring you back in November. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 12, 2011

    Much like his script for Justice League #1, writer Geoff Johns is using different conflicts to drive characters into unlikely partnerships and uncomfortable situations. The sparks that fly as Sinestro and Hal attempt to see eye-to-eye seem ready to start an inferno, yet their mutual interests keep the blaze at bay. Johns is crafting a character-based tale with high stakes driving the plot forward, which is exactly what he does best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 13, 2011

    A solid outing from one of DC's crowd-pleasing titles, but mostly setup for the big action of next issue, not really a game-changer in terms of plot or character in itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Oct 12, 2011

    Another great issue from the creative team of Johns and Mahnke and well worth picking up.  Green Lantern is still firing on all cylinders in the new DCU as the creative team continues to use the fallout of the War of the Green Lanterns to explore these iconic characters.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 3, 2011

    You gotta love Sinestro, that arrogant bastard! Another fine issue written by Geoff Johns (Brightest Day) and illustrated by Doug Mahnke (JLA). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Brian Russell Oct 14, 2011

    The prospect of having Sinestro and Hal team up for a while is an interesting one. I'm sure there will be a lot of readers wondering how long Sinestro can stay on the good side, and I'm right there with them. I definitely see him staying Green for a decent amount of time, but we'll have to keep reading to be sure. Thankfully, the series remains great, so keeping interested shouldn't be hard in the slightest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 12, 2011

    Green Lantern remains one of my favorite 'New 52' titles. Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke continue doing what they've been doing for a while now on Green Lantern. The fact that Sinestro has a green power ring and Hal doesn't really opens the door to new stories. It's a twist that I wasn't sure how it could work. Having the two interact with each other so quickly is a little puzzling as it feels the story is moving too quickly. Then again, people most likely don't want to necessarily read a series focused only on Sinestro with Hal struggle to be a normal human. The issue felt a little short but is jam packed with action scenes that show off Mahnke's talent. We are on the verge of something big happening with some characters and it's going to feel like a long month until the next issue comes out. Johns and Mahnke simply make this title shine. There's no question as to why this was the first DC book I read this week. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outer Realm Comics - 600WPMPO Feb 19, 2012

    A character driven issue, albeit quite slow in terms of plot progression. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 14, 2011

    Green Lantern has been a slow book since the conclusion of Blackest Night (which was a while ago). However, I hold out hope that when this book picks up again it will be at the top of the read list whenever it ships. This story is okay in parts but doesn't really push across anything terribly interesting except that Sinestro gives Hal a ring of his own. As always this issue is going to cater towards fans of the character and the creator(s) but the newer reader will probably be lost. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 19, 2011

    Geoff Johns writing continues to chip away at that legacy in this issue where Hal is dumbfounded by Sinestro's use of the ring in saving multiple victims of a bridge collapse (and the bridge itself) all at once. Shouldn't the greatest Green Lantern have known this trick? I think so. The story still works, but I'm more than a little concerned at the longterm effects these less-than-subtle changes will have on one of my favorite characters (and one of the cornerstones of DC's New 52). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 12, 2011

    I enjoyed the first issue of the new "Green Lantern" series last month, but this issue already feels like Johns and Mahnke are stalling. What they're waiting for, your guess is as good as mine. But for whatever reason, this came across as not up to their normal standards. Hopefully the cliffhanger for next month's installment is correctly promising a little more energy in the comic, because this feels slow as molasses. Read Full Review

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