Green Lantern #25

Green Lantern #25

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Billy Tan, Rob Hunter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
7.0Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

The shockwaves of Lights Out are just starting to be felt, as Hal Jordan makes a controversial decision that will change the mission of the Green Lantern Corps! But not everyone agrees with Hals goals, and the dissent could weaken the Corps further!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 11, 2013

    The new direction has begun, but who will tow the line and who won't? I hope this plotline lasts for a while. A solid first step that leaves me wanting to where we're running to next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 6, 2013

    The time is now to jump on the GL bandwagon. For whatever reason, this title doesnt get the credit that it deserves. Venditti has laid the groundwork for fantastic characterization, so its only going to get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 8, 2013

    All in all the twenty-fifth issue of Green Lantern is very good and sets the tone for the future of the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 7, 2013

    Artist Billy Tan does an excellent job as usual, delivering on the soft notes during the campfire scene as well as the fun and creative action at the end. Inker Rob Hunter does a fairly good job throughout, although there's a bugeyed Carol in one page that mars the smooth flow of the storytelling for a beat. All in all, this is a great first step for the Green Lantern franchise into uncharted territory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma
    Nov 12, 2013

    Overall, issue #25 is a slightly uneven read, but one that introduces strong concepts and will likely do much for the series going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 6, 2013

    It's an inauspicious start to the second chapter of Venditti's Lantern tales, neither bringing the same impact or promise of a major shift ahead of it. Instead, it feels very much like an epilogue that didn't fit into a single issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Nov 17, 2013

    As before Lights Out, Green Lantern is still an entertaining read. We're back to the normal spacefaring adventures, but the after-effects of Relic's attack can be felt on every page. Every Lantern is dealing with it in a different way, and Hal's resolution for the Corps' ongoing mission brings up some very interesting character moments between himself and the other involved Lanterns. Tan's art remains solid, and this is still a book you should look forward to reading each month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Nov 6, 2013

    This issue was really interesting in terms of where Venditti is going with Hal as a character and leader. The old west set up for the second half of the issue was a nice touch. However Tan's art seem to take a bit of a hit in terms of rendering characters from panel to panel.It's a fine starting point is you've been wanting to read Green Lantern with Lights Out done. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 8, 2013

    So the status quo as we know it has been changed, so this issue is getting us familiar with what shall now be the norm.  New home, and new mission statement.  But it all feels a bit stale.  With Hal in charge of the Corps. it feels that we have two Corps. titles instead of just one, and the Green Lantern Corps. was the least interesting title I felt in the group.  But this is an alright issue, and a jumping on point so I'll continue to wait and see if I get one of my favorite titles back on the pedestal I once had it on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 9, 2013

    I think Venditti has bitten off more than he can chew. On the one hand, he seems to have this big plan in mind for rebuilding/refocusing the Green Lantern Corps under Hal Jordan's leadership. He's already moved them to Mogo and introduced the concept for the depleting Emotional Well. But on the other hand, he really wants to tell simple stories about Hal Jordan beating up bad guys. So whereas I would love to read a comic about Hal and his pals reforging a new version of the GLC, Venditti would rather focus on Hal getting into a scuffle with the new villainous Star Sapphire he created. By all means, it's nice to read Green Lantern when it's not trying to save the universe every issue. But man, I really want to see Venditti build up the new Corps! That story has soooo much potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Eric Thompson Nov 11, 2013

    The first half of the book is solid. The tension between the Green Lanterns is something that needs to be explored more, with more characters questioning Hal Jordans ability to lead. When the book transitions to the outside threat, it loses momentum even though there are few nice moments, like the female Braidman hitting on Kilowog. Green Lantern #25 certainly isnt the best weve seen from the new creative team, but it isnt a horrible book either. It does exactly what it needs to do in setting up a new story arc, but does very little else. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 11, 2013

    I'm still very positive on the new Green Lantern direction, and the attempt to tear down Hal Jordan, I just feel DC needs to pump the brakes a bit. Read Full Review

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