Green Lantern #4

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 17
7.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

They've pillaged and enslaved his homeworld. Now the fear-mongering Sinestro Corps must face newly reinstated Green Lantern Sinestro. Can the renegade GL liberate Korugar from the army he assembled?

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 18, 2011

    Green Lantern continues to be one of the top books on the shelves and this issue is worthy of the same.  While the title dropped about thirteen percent in sales volume from the first to the third issue it is still selling over 120,000 copies a month which is a great thing.  This issue is perhaps more character and dialogue centric that action oriented I don't feel I'm missing anything at all and in fact found it to be a great pause before the action gets hot again next month when the battle for Korugar explodes as this first arc advances to the last two issues.  Five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 14, 2011

    The Sinestro/Hal Jordan team up continues. The odds are against them and things didn't end too well for Hal last issue. We are discovering that there is still more to Sinestro than we thought. Geoff Johns' decision to turn Sinestro into a Green Lantern once again has been a great ride and we're left with no clue how this can all end. Doug Mahnke's art is the perfect fit for this book. You can feel the contempt oozing from Sinestro as he looks down on everyone. I am totally enjoying the story but I would like the Korugar/Sinestro Corps story to be resolved soon. By having this title not closely connected to the other GL books, there is more of a feeling that anything goes. GREEN LANTERN continues to be a blast to read each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 20, 2012

    Doug Mannke works wonder here and it's funny because one can feel see fear in the eyes of the Korugarians hedraws. Sinestro's gaze also has the same scary quality. I like Alamy's inks this issue. It's not as clean as usual with thick layers of blacks, but it works in the context of the story with the cells covering and absorbing all light. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 15, 2011

    This is Johns getting into his groove on the title which he made into a household name. This is straight-up superhero stuff written in the most credible way possible, and it feels good. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 19, 2011

    It will be interesting to see how this develops over future issues because it makes you wonder if Sinestro will be more ruthless than ever since this is how he was repaid during the one moment he showed compassion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 15, 2011

    One of the most exciting titles The New 52 has to offer that I look forward to every month. Written by Geoff Johns (Aquaman) and illustrated by Doug Mahnke (JLA). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Dec 17, 2011

    Overall, because of the art and the mythos that the book and the character revolves around, it stills a good buy. Since I'm not a fanboy that bitches too much and look for complex stories, I'd say its still pretty good. The second guess-ability of this book is easily forgivable thanks to the solid, kick-ass art and the small amount of drama in this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Examiner - Phillip Martinez Dec 19, 2011

    Overall, issue four is a mixed bag; heavy on character but lacking in story progression. I trust Johns in his plans for this title moving forward, but while an enjoyable read I felt there was something missing. That something is a clear "end" for this arc which could be frustrating at times. But knowing how Johns has operated in the past, perhaps not knowing how something will end is for the best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Dec 17, 2011

    Although this title shifted gears with the New 52, it really hasnt skipped a beat. It could easily have continued on from the previous series without any substantial changes to these first four issues. But thats fine if its not broke, dont fix it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Dec 16, 2011

    Sinestro is still the main focus of this series, and that is what had me excited from the announcement of this book for the New 52. Am I glad that Hal Jordan didn't die? I would be lying if didn't say no. It's not that I'm upset that Hal wasn't disintegrated, but I know the longer he stays around the more likely he is to replace Sinestro as the lead character. But of course without Hal who would come up with great ideas like giving a group of vengeful citizens the power to wield one of the most powerful weapons in the universe? Green Lantern continues to be high on my read list and this issue doesn't change that, earning this issue 3.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Dec 20, 2011

    What Johns and Mahnke are doing for Sinestro is the type of thing that could cement his legacy as one of the great villainous characters in comics. He's finally transcending his role as a simple mirror image of the hero, putting on layers of complexity a la Victor von Doom or the Paul Dini version of Mr. Freeze from Batman: The Animated Series. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Hal is back in the solo lead of this book, but there's a good chance that the supporting cast he shares space with will be much richer and more developed once this current story arc is complete. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 18, 2011

    It's not a great issue, but it is a step up from last month that leaves us still in the dark what the long term plans for Sinestro's role in the New 52 are to be. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Dec 14, 2011

    When going down the checklist, it appears as though Green Lantern would be a win on all fronts. But something is still missing to make this feel like the next, necessary step in Geoff Johns' Green Lantern saga. What we've been reading has been fun, but the storyline, in some ways, feels forced. Maybe next month this book can bounce back and reignite my interest in the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outer Realm Comics - 600WPMPO Feb 21, 2012

    We are already into the fourth installment of the current story arc, and the slow pace makes it seem like that the writer has taken at least one extra issue overall to lead us to the current scenario. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 17, 2011

    Too much of "Green Lantern" #4 is filled up with ideas that don't work (both inside the story as well as creatively), and while the art is great and the overall plot is interesting, the execution is still a little lacking. "Green Lantern" used to be one of my favorite titles at DC, but right now it feels like it's hoping to hang onto readers through inertia. For this reader, at least, that inertia is dropping off, fast. Read Full Review

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