Green Lantern #23.2

Event\Storyline: Villains Month Writer: Jim Starlin Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Deep in space, an unstoppable force is committing genocide on a galaxy-wide scale, and only the strongest will survive! Be warned, because nothing can prepare you for an all-new Warworld under the absolute rule of the tyrant called Mongul!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 11, 2013

    There are a few panels, one in particular, of incredible brutality and the book seems to be kept at merely a T rating because the violence is being done to alien beings, even if theyre extremely human-looking ones. This didnt bother me particularly, but it bears mentioning. Ultimately, however, this is a great issue and a tremendously strong reintroduction of a character. Im now anxious to see how Mongul intersects with the Green Lanterns and Id love if Starlin (and Porter for that matter) were still involved somehow. Even if you have little interest in the Lanterns, this book is worth checking out as they play basically no role in it, and if you do, this issue will be introducing you to what will hopefully be their next great villain. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 18, 2013

    The bestVillains Take Over issue yet! This is why comic books are still printed! Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Sep 11, 2013

    This is an impressive outing for Starlin and Porter that does not quite feature any new ideas, but makes the old seem very menacing. The Green Lantern’s are not well suited to attack this character head on. The comic has everything a reader could possibly want from a Villain’s month issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Sep 17, 2013

    Green Lantern #23.2 is a strong standalone tale that wholly encapsulates the galactic menace that is Mongul, with its spot-on dialogue and stunning art. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 16, 2013

    This issued screamed “Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is Mongul” in a way that was completely badass and the execution of it all will make you realize why bad guys are the coolest dudes in school. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 11, 2013

    Green Lantern 23.2 is perhaps a puzzling entry for Villains Month but one that does a great job of re-establishing Mongul in his rightful place as one of the universe's most feared beings. Despite having no immediate connection to the future of the Green Lantern family of books there is plenty of history between Mongul and his progeny to the this corner of the DC universe to justify his usage here. While it's certainly not required reading for Green Lantern fans it is a satisfying tale that adds one more major level threat to the villains roster. Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Sep 12, 2013

    Overall this issue was a wonderful spotlight on Mongul his origins and how Warworld works and while it doesn't progress the story for Lights Out it is still a nice small look into the warlord Mongul. Starlin proves that he still has it when it comes to outer space warlords and it's nice to see Howard Porter drawing at full strength. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Sep 13, 2013

    It's probably not worth the extra dollar for the fancy cover, so go ahead and save the buck. But definitely get this issue if you're a Green Lantern (or Superman) fan. It's also a nice way to familiarize yourself with a great villain if you've never read anything with him in it before. And, to be quite honest, it's a good way to get yourself back into the mindset of "Oh, yeah" Jim Starlin CAN still write!" instead of having your hopes crushed monthly in the pages of Stormwatch. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 12, 2013

    This was a very interesting issue.  I'm a big fan of Mongul, but I didn't sign on for Mongul to talk the entire issue about his thoughts and beliefs.  It just went on, and on, and I know we need to get reintroduced to the character, but I was just bored to tears.  But on a plus note, the book looked great Howard Porter did an excellent job, and I am really happy to get Mongul back in the mix.  So really not much to say, because unfortunately Mongul said it all.  He's probably still talking to himself. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 11, 2013

    Mongul, as drawn by artist Howard Porter, is a bit taller and leaner than the Juggernaut-esque version we've become accustomed to. He must have been put on the same diet as New 52 Amanda Waller and Lobo. Again, Mongul is all talk and no action, so aside from watching him command the destruction of a planet, you won't get to see him do much. Luckily, Porter uses creative paneling and layouts to keep the story lively and moving, which helps the pacing of this history lesson type story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Hero Nuggets - Hero Nuggets Sep 14, 2013

    Interested in how Mongul runs his shit? Check out this issue. Like a really powerful villain who toys with his inferiors? Check out this issue. Want more from Forever Evil? There are other titles and places to be. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Sep 11, 2013

    Overall, the Mongul issue was interesting but seemed to lack what really makes him a threat. The issue took place on Warworld but we weren't given any interesting battles and his backstory wasn't as interesting and as action packed as should be. Read Full Review

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