Green Lantern #31

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

UPRISING part 1! Rebellion has spread across the universe as former allies join forces with the Durlans, Khund and Outer Clanns to overthrow the authority of the Corps. Its an all-out assault on Mogo, but will the greatest threat come from without or within? The outcome of the battle, the survival of the Corps and the future of the universe itself rests on the shoulders of Hal Jordan and after a bruising start to his tenure as Corps leader, he is more than ready for a fight! This new epic continues in this months GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31!This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 10, 2014

    This is how you open up a crossover series: with a strong story, strong art, strong colors, and strong letters. This is one to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson May 8, 2014

    While it doesn't quite stick the landing, “Green Lantern” #31 reaps several long germinating plot threads, while continuing to build on Venditti's long game. While the Green Lantern line's state of constant crossover may be a deterrent to some, ‘Uprising' is off to a simple but highly enjoyable start. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit May 7, 2014

    Part 1 of Uprisingkicks off in a big way. I thought we might have to wait a bit longer for some epic action scenes in this Green Lantern crossover, but Venditti and friends deliver all the goods here. If you aren't keeping up withtheGreen Lanternside of the DC universe, you are doing yourself a disservice. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier May 7, 2014

    The Green Lantern crossover may be an annual event for the foreseeable future. This may dilute the excitement to pick up these books and sometimes that lackluster feeling is well warranted. Hopefully Green Lantern Uprising continues to be as well plotted and illustrated as the kick off issue and wont exhaust the emotion spectrum for future crossover events. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Alex Jaffe May 8, 2014

    This six part storyline continues next week in GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31 (Van Jensen, Bernard Chang). I'll see you then! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma May 10, 2014

    With engaging villains, a much improved sense of pace, lovely artwork, and a solid cliffhanger to tie things together, the first issue of "Uprising" leads me to believe that this may be the best Green Lantern crossover since, at least, "War of the Green Lanterns". Venditti is finally showing what he can do all at once and I couldn't be happier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey May 8, 2014

    Green Lantern #31 is a really good issue with lots of action sprinkled with good character moments and a pinch of humor. I'm really interested in finding out what tricks the Durlans have up their tentacles as the Green Lanterns sets out to rescue their fellow Corpsmen who were replaced by the impostors.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 7, 2014

    Billy Tan does have to cover quite a bit of ground in this issue. There are tons of characters on the page at once, not to mention a variety of ships, and one big mother of a planet plastered throughout these pages. He and colorist Alex Sinclair accomplish a great deal together and, aside from the previously mentioned lapse in clarity, do a good job of capturing the would-be battle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 13, 2014

    Well we've been teased this big bad war for awhile now, and it's finally underway.  But even if the Green Lanterns are able to take out the main species responsible for starting all the trouble, I don't know how the universe will ever trust them again.  Unless there's a mass evidence pay per view in the universe, and even then I'm sure there are a few conspiracy theorists in the universe who won't buy it.  But that's not for this issue so let's move on.  This was an alright issue, not the giant war I expected, but we have five more parts to explore that.  The highlight like most times is the art, and I hope that Corps will be able to keep up to pace with this opening or we'll be in trouble, because like I said, It's just alright. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson May 13, 2014

    Green Lantern #31 feels like filler issue, which just seems wrong when it's actually the first part of a crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy May 8, 2014

    Other than that this a great way to open of this crossover with Green Lantern Corps. Hal has evolved as a leader, but only the inconsistent art hurt the issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Criminology. May 30, 2021

    The war is finally starting, so the tactical warfare has begun and we are still going strong.

    Venditii is nailing the light-hearted moments and although I'm not so familiar with GL, I love the relationships here. The corps really seem like a group of work friends and the dialogue has a huge role in that. Especially in a dark times for like them like these, it feels even more wholesome. Hal is generally doing a good job as leader too and he seems like a nice and really calm boss with respect to his people.

    Issue quickly changes from friendly fun to seeing the enemy eye to eye, but it was alluded to that and actually it took some time for the things to really escalate. During that time, the tension was building up mast more

  • 8.5
    Gizmo May 10, 2014

    There is a lot going on in this issue but it is handled masterfully. We get some time for character development before jumping to a large space battle where a twist that was hinted at earlier pays off. Despite the crazy amount of characters, objects, and backgrounds to render, the art remains consistently professional and clear. I can't ask for much more in a Green Lantern comic!

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