Green Lantern #37

Green Lantern #37

Event\Storyline: Godhead Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Francis Portela Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Godhead, act 3, part 1: Hal Jordan has to enlist the help of one of his greatest foes, Black Hand, or else watch the universe fall before the growing army of the New Gods! But getting Black Hand to help and getting him to help the way you need him to are two very different things.This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 3, 2014

    Green Lantern #37 superbly sets the stage for the final act of GodHead, revealing key elements which will no doubt play a larger role in how this event concludes.  Round two of the "Brawl at the Wall" between Hal Jordan and Orion plays out differently than their first encounter and if the foreshadowing here is any indication we are in for an epic showdown as the rest of GodHead unfolds over the course of December.  Five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 14, 2014

    Black Hand was a little corny at times, but he got his evil mojo on. With the addition of this villain, Godhead takes a turn to the epic. Good story with great art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Dec 7, 2014

    Godhead has been one massive story. I’m always very impressed by an event that can sustain over 10 issues of quality and Godhead falls into that category. We’ve got a grandiose scale, imposing villains and a set of awesome characters who are allocated many great moments. Issue #37’s main attraction is an awesome new portrayal of Black Hand that hopefully won’t be neglected in the upcoming storylines. This is by far Venditti’s best work on the title, and if you stopped reading this book when Johns left, Godhead is the time to jump back on, it won’t disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Dec 4, 2014

    Francis Portela returns and his artwork continues to impress. His figures look big, bold, exaggerated, and powerful. Portela's acting is spot on, and once again Black Hand gets the long end of the stick here with a ton of great facial expressions that capture his new persona. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Dec 5, 2014

    In short, despite the fact that its yet another crossover, theres plenty of great stuff going on here and Robert Venditti continues to impress on Green Lantern. This is certainly going to be a series worth sticking with for those who jumped on with Godhead (like this reviewer) and there isnt any reason why old hands wont stop reading this book anytime soon as well. Its been able to handle the crossover itself very well indeed and with some good plot movement as well as some fun scenes, its great to see that the core Green Lantern title is in a very strong place right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Dec 6, 2014

    It was good. Like really good. Who knew that Black Hand could actually be funny? What's great is that Venditti did it in a way that didn't make Hand seem hokey too. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 7, 2014

    I love getting Black Hand and the Black Lanterns back into the Green Lantern stories, but I found myself a little weirded out this issue by Black Hand's personality.  He just seemed to come off a little more cartoony than I remember him being before, but it was still a great issue and I loved seeing these two enemies team up to kick a little New God ass.  Make sure you check out this issue and begin Act 3 Part 1 of GODHEAD.  You won't want to miss out on this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Dec 8, 2014

    I like the "Godhead" arc so far, plus I have no idea how the Lanterns will defeat Highfather, who now has the life equation in his hands. This issue is just a bit underwhelming considering what we've read so far. Venditti isn't totally at fault, though, because he is splitting the story duties between three other series. Hopefully, the end result will be a series as epic as teased in the earlier issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 16, 2014

    This is Godhead Act III, Part 1 and it would have benefited GREATLY from having a "what has gone before" summary page or something to bring new readers up to speed on what was going on. While the specifics of why what was happening was happening was unclear, a number of the personal interactions were well-handled, particularly between John Stewart/Sinestro and Hal Jordan/Black Hand. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Dec 3, 2014

    In a shocking twist Billy Tan is not on penciling duties but instead Francis Portela and given the Darwyn Cooke variant cover it's only fitting that Portela drew the issue. His style is what I would like to call pure classic, with few lines and seemingly simple pencils. That is until you examine further and notice all the fine details. I'll point to his take on the Source Wall as an example of his fine work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 4, 2014

    The arrogance of the New Gods continues to blossom throughout "Godhead," but to this point, it doesn't feel as though the Lanterns have found the means within themselves -- collectively or individually -- to pose much of a threat. "Green Lantern" #37 presents readers with the opening chapter of the final act, but it just feels like another in an ongoing series instead of a milestone. Maybe after Venditti took the time in "Green Lantern" #37 to ensure all of the pieces are in place, this story will be able to move forward and -- hopefully -- find a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

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