Green Lantern #39

Green Lantern #39

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
6.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Hal Jordan returns to Oa knowing he has to face the consequences for defying the Templar Guardians during Godhead. But whatever the Guardians have planned for him pales before the true threat the Corps will soon face. Hals about to learn that sometimes fighting for the greater good comes at an even greater personal cost.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

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 4, 2015

    Green Lantern #39 is the first step down what promises to be a very entertaining adventure. Venditti and Tan are telling a tale that is very relevant and the layers of subtext within this issue give it a whole other level of depth. This team is solid and the comics are reflecting that, and Green Lantern #39 is a solid jump on point and intriguing direction for this title. Green light for Green Lantern! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Feb 5, 2015

    Green Lantern #39 strength doesn't come so much from what happens in the issue, but what it builds towards and the excellent foreshadowing by writer Robert Venditti.  Billy Tan's artwork both propels the script to exciting levels and undercuts the emotional beats of the issue.  Regular readers will likely find themselves eagerly awaiting the next issue to see how the build up plays out but it is likely to be less appreciated by those who are casually checking the book out.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 8, 2015

    The comic opens with an extremely intriguing sequence that suggests the upcoming storyline will be exploring magic and mystical forces. The idea has me hooked and has me anticipating Venditti's next epic (especially since I won't have to buy 4 other series). And, after a month's break, Billy Tan returns to pencil this issue. I've liked Tan's work on this series but his Hal did prove to be a little inconsistent throughout this issue. Though, it still is a fine looking comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 5, 2015

    There's a sense that Robert Venditti is striving to return the series to some semblance of normalcy and end the nonstop stream of crossovers, which is certainly welcome. However, this issue winds up being a little too uneventful. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 5, 2015

    This is not what I expected from reading last month's issue.  Now I usually say how I enjoy a slow more personal story about the characters but here Hal just comes off as a sap that needs to have his ego stroked and besides for that and the continuing fact that the Universe doesn't like the Lantern's jerk off faces, nothing really happens.  We're shown a new great big bad that will threaten everything and everyone but it's all pushed to the side for......... Well for the idea of PR campaigning.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Feb 9, 2015

    This was by in large a plain Green Lantern story with a nice surprise twist in terms of the Guardians and Hal meeting trope. It's going to be interesting to see what the last issue of Green Lantern will about. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Feb 9, 2015

    Despite my critiques, I actually like the pacing of the beginning of the issue. The transition between the opening and the rest of the comic, though, is jarring, but I'm sure Venditti has a plan. The Guardians' request of Hal Jordan is odd given the gravity of the prologue, and I can't help but wonder if they're as conniving and calculating as the previous Guardians (despite the comic's insistence that they're different). The answers will be coming soon, but with "Convergence" bearing down on the DCU, I'd think this story has to wrap itself up rather quickly. And given the urgency placed on the conflict, I wonder if we're going to end up frustrated rather than satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 9, 2015

    Wobbly from an art perspective, and calling attention to the endless series of giant crises may not be the wisest storytelling move… Read Full Review

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