Green Lantern #3

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 9, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 17
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

With the entire Sinestro Corps out to kill its founder, the renegade Green Lantern Sinestro finds himself in a position he's never been in before: on the run.

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Nov 9, 2011

    Green Lantern #3 in my opinion is the best issue of the new series so far and probably my favorite since the War of the Green Lanterns wrapped up.  I think I might go so far as to say that it ranks up there as one of the best of Johns' run so far.  It hits every beat and has the right balance of action, character driven dialog, and don't forget about a couple of great jaw dropping sequences.  Five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Nov 24, 2011

    Whatever you do DO NOT SKIP TO THE VERY LAST PAGE!!! Sinestro & Hal engage in their first strike on Korugar to deafeat those yellow bastards of The Sinistro Corps. Meanwhile on Oa, Ganthet and The Guardians reveal their plans! Written by Geoff Johns, this guy was born to write about the Green Lantern mythos and drawn by Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern, JLA). Im loving this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 9, 2011

    Hal and Sinestro are the perfect teammates that can't stand each other. It was interesting when Hal and Guy had to work together but Hal and Sinestro take the hatred to a whole new level. Sinestro is proving that he just might be the greatest Green Lantern there ever was. He's doing things that we and Hal haven't seen or knew was possible. You'll be kept in suspense as you can feel everything is about to explode at any time. Hal and Sinestro make great partners but there's no way it can last. Also the idea of the two of them being able to take on the entire Sinestro Corps is pretty crazy. Geoff Johns makes it all work without a hitch and Doug Mahnke has easily become my current favorite Green Lantern artist. There's plenty of insane action, story build up and an ending you won't see coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Nov 10, 2011

    With the previous issues I was simple continuing with my love of the Green Lantern storyline. For a fanboy like me it was great and the beginning of a new arc that was definitely going in some very strange yet interesting directions. This issue just completely blows the lid off. I haven't been this excited to read the next issue of any series in a while. And I have been super excited numerous times before. The twist and plot possibilities led off by the end of this issue are off the charts for a GL fan. For a new readers they are STILL just as interesting and pulls you to the next issue faster than you can blink. For new readers, THIS is what you have been waiting for to really get into the Green Lantern series, enjoy! I feel like I'm starting to ramble because of my enthusiasm and shock so I will simply end with: Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 13, 2011

    I'm anxious to see how they resolve the ending here, and curious to see how long this "Odd Couple" of GLs continue to work together. But so far, so good! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Jimmy Wahl Nov 9, 2011

    Overall I highly recommend this issue because of the story and writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 11, 2011

    The artwork on Sinestro was a big improvement from the last issue, where his facial reactions were the same, while in this issue you see many emotions from our pink-skinned friend. Geoff Johns produced a clever and intriguing fail safe for Sinestro to stop the Corps that is going to produce much speculation. Things are getting interesting with the Emerald Knights and I will most assuredly return for issue number four. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Nov 11, 2011

    In case you couldn't tell, the book was pretty outstanding, and it's written in a way that might intrigue even those bored with the Green Lantern franchise. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 9, 2011

    Several major steps forward for the plot, and a fascinating, entertaining look into one of the great enemy-ships in comics history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 26, 2011

    Mahnkes Sinestro is creepy but so real. I like the crispness of the artwork. There is a Gil Kane quality to the visuals, which is quite a compliment for the artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Nov 9, 2011

    I've long been a fan of Geoff Johns' Green Lantern series. It's had its ups and downs, but at the end of the day it's consistently delivered solid superhero stories. With the New 52 relaunch, Johns seems to be opening up and experimenting more with his quintessential superhero storytelling formula, and that's a welcomed breath of fresh air. As long as the stories remain consistently good, I'll take them any way I can get them. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outer Realm Comics - 600WPMPO Feb 20, 2012

    This is a fast paced story, thoroughly enjoyable both in its words and visuals. The cliffhanger in the end is sure to keep even the most cynical of readers to eagerly await the next issue. Now, isn't this what all comic books must be? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 10, 2011

    I saw the relaunch as a chance to cut back on some of my reading. Surely there would be books I could just walk away from. One of those books was supposed to be "Green Lantern." This story has been exciting enough and different enough to get me coming back for three issues now. Let's see how long this streak can continue, especially as this issue leaves us with a shocker of a cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 11, 2011

    If you like snappy dialogue then this issue is for you. I am sure things will pick up next issue based on the crazy ending here. For the most part this is a serviceable issue but doesn't contain too much plot movement. I mildly recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 16, 2011

    Despite the odd ending that suggests Sinestro might be replacing Hal Jordan on a more permanent basis than anyone assumed, the issue works well enough. However, I am growing tired of Sinestro showing up Hal in every single issue. Once again we get another instance of Hal not knowing how to use his ring. Seriously? I understand you want to show Sinestro as as more experienced, but removing all of Hal's years of service (which didn't get rebooted, remember) doesn't seem like the best option. I like that Hal enjoys his ring, now lets see him know how to use it. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 13, 2011

    All is not lost here. Johns does a great job of nailing the relationship between Sinestro and Jordan. The dialog between them is perfect, crisp and filled with what makes the characters so enduring. Jordan’s bravado goes toe to toe with Sinestro’s ego. It’s one of the only entertaining things in the whole issue. Doug Mahnke’s art is, as always, awesome. His lines aren’t just solid but also bold. There’s great detail and movement in each panel. It makes the lackluster story at least beautiful to look at. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...