Green Lantern #22

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Billy Tan, Richard Friend Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 7
7.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Larfleeze arrives on Oa to find the Corps at their most desperate, while Hal is forced to throw new Green Lantern recruits into a battle they might not win! And dont miss the birth of a brand new threat.

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 4, 2013

    The future ofGreen Lantern is bright, and issue #22 does a great job of focusing on what makes Hal Jordan a great hero. This issue has a strong script, strong art and sets up some great plot lines for the future, and is a must read for any Green Lantern fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 3, 2013

    This issue is a slugfest that sets up a new reoccurring villain. It's good. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jul 5, 2013

    It's obvious that this is still the quiet, building stage of Venditti's run, which makes complete sense since it's only his second issue. Because of this, there's not a ton going on, but what Venditti delivers on in terms of both action and his focus on how power affects individuals, offers a whole lot of depth and entertainment to be had in Green Lantern #22. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Jul 4, 2013

    At the end of the day, Green Lantern #22 continues the aftermath of "Wrath of the First Lantern" well. We get to see some old and new friends while battling the strange Agent Orange. The new recruits might also help shape the future of the Corps. And, as the issue ends, it appears we have just gained another enemy thanks to a bad decision by a Green Lantern. I look forward to the next issue as Venditti and his team continue to settle in as the new creative group for Green Lantern. Read Full Review

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

    The Green Lantern Corps has had a record of usually coming out on top. With Robert Venditti taking over, he's decided to change that. In an interesting change of pace, we're seeing the entire Corps face a deadly battle due to the fact that they've been fighting battle after battle recently. Hal Jordan has been thrown into the fire and trying to lead the Corps and and deal with trying to clean up the mess here. From the looks of things, Venditti isn't finished beating up the Corps. This is definitely an interesting time for everyone involved and I'm almost scared to see what Venditti will throw at them next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 3, 2013

    Green Lantern #22 is a bit of a fast read with a lot of fast paced action scenes sprinkled with just the right amount of intrigue, humor and drama to make it a worthwhile read.  The series continues to be my favorite must read book and I can't wait to see what the new teams have in store for us in the months to come.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jul 3, 2013

    Robert Venditti and Billy have created a really enjoyable Green Lantern series. Geoff Johns run is awesome and historic, but these guys have brought a sense of wonder and excitement that was sorely needed. If these two stay on this book for a while, things should get even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 3, 2013

    Even though things are starting to go downhill fast for Hal and the Green Lantern Corps, this issue has a palpable energy to it. It's got space battles and scandalous betrayals and an awesome Fish Lantern -- what more could you want? Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 5, 2013

    While Green Lantern #22 wasn't a perfect issue, it certainly was improved over last months #21. Although we still don't know anything about the new recruits nor is the reader given any sense of who they are, or what there personality is like. Hopefully Venditti can handle balancing the juggling act of Hal, the Corps and the new recruits with ease. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jul 5, 2013

    Venditti and Tan are doing a great job following up on the Johns' legendary run. It's succeeding because they aren't trying to mimic it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jul 3, 2013

    This comic would do wonders amping up the pace, but for now remains a competent superhero book. New villains are lurking around every corner and will hopefully make a big splash when introduced. Decoding what these new heroes and villains could mean for the title gives the story a bit of momentum that is desperately lacks. The upcoming Light’s Out crossover also offers something for readers to get excited about in this universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 8, 2013

    I feel like I've been very negative so far, but this issue is enjoyable regardless of the flaws I've picked out. The humour is welcome and doesn't interfere with the plot line, the voices for each character are well established already, and the artwork continues to impress even with the addition of two new inkers in exchange for Richard Friend. I called the weak points here 'teething problems', and that's what they are " easily ironed out as Venditti gets further into his run, but unfortunate that they're here at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jul 5, 2013

    It is odd that this, the flagship Lantern title, is the one with the least sense of purpose of any of the titles, post-new creative teams. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 6, 2013

    I like the idea of Hal Jordan trying to lead the Corps, and I'm interested to see where Venditti takes it. But there is a lot of sloppiness in his first two issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jul 3, 2013

    Overall, I liked the art more this time, probably do to more corps and colors popping. I really want to care for these new recruits but they just don't seem like Green Lantern Corps. I will be interested to see where the story goes given the escape at the end. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 7, 2013

    Overall, an oddly silly plot with a lot of unearned moments. Only the art gives you little to complain about. Read Full Review

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