Green Lantern #40

Green Lantern #40

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Billy Tan, Mark Irwin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

It's the ultimate betrayal! But what could make Hal Jordan turn on the Templar Guardians and the Corps? Setting the stage for a status quo change that will impact all the Green Lantern titles!

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 3, 2015

    Green Lantern #40 is a fitting "end of an era" of sorts and, as much as it creates yet another turning point in Hal Jordan's saga, the issue is perhaps at it's most rewarding when it comes to the personal moments between Jordan and Kilowog.  While it's clear that Hal Jordan isn't stepping away from headlining the series this issue does send both the book and the character off a path that leads away from the future of the Green Lantern Corps.  Robert Venditti has much more in store for the greatest Green Lantern of all and this issue creates some new opportunities for readers to join Hal Jordan as "a bold new era begins".  Five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 4, 2015

    This issue of Green Lantern has totally changed the status quo of the book and I don't know what will be harder; seeing Hal Jordan in this new role or having to wait two months to actually see it.  This is a great issue that explores the deep friendship between Hal Jordan and Kilowog and it's told through excellent art.  Certainly an issue that keeps this series fresh and makes me curse the name of Convergence for getting in the way of my stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Mar 8, 2015

    Green Lantern #40 wrapped up Hal Jordan’s major character arc in the most satisfying way possible. Robert Venditti has made his mark on the Green Lantern universe and with this issue, he’s made his mark on Hal Jordan. I’m beyond excited to see where this story is headed in June as Venditti has set-up an incredible new status-quo that feels true to his protagonist while opening the doors for so many great stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 4, 2015

    Green Lantern #40 goes in an unexpected direction as Hal does some unspeakable things in the name of the Corps. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 9, 2015

    As frustrating a conclusion as it is, I'm happy with where Billy Tan left Green Lantern. There's still a lot more story to tell, and Hal's escape shows that he doesn't need a ring to battle evil. Although his new mode of power probably has its own set of problems. Plus, if he thinks the Corps is going to let him get away with beating up one of its greatest members, he's in for a rude awakening. There are bound to be repercussions from his most recent actions, and while we have to wait a while to see what they are, I have no doubt we'll be both surprised and pleased. Robert Venditti has proven both his love of the character and his ability to write solid Green Lantern stories, so while the Hal may be without a ring, the series looks like it has a bright future ahead of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 15, 2015

    This was Billy Tan's best art yet, I could read a book with his storytelling skills for hours. In two different scenes involving Hal and Kilowog, his simple poses for the characters in talking and action sequences tell the tale of what cannot be conveyed with words. The best example of this is the splash page of Hal hugging a bloodied Kilowog. Letting an artist tell the story is something more comics need to do. I know Tan doesn't render the prettiest or most stylized comic out there, but I personally prefer an artist who can tell a story before he can wow me with layouts and details. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 4, 2015

    Is this the end for Hal as a Green Lantern? We've seen him go off in his own direction before and there's no telling what might happen after this. The Green Lantern Corps has been dealing with problems about the way they're perceived by the outside universe. Hal has his some ideas and we're seeing the Guardians have one of their own as well. We may not know what's next for Hal Jordan after Convergence but at least we know Robert Venditti and Billy Tan will return. We get a good sense of an "end of an era" here and that will leave you hanging until June comes along. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 8, 2015

    The story underwhelms, but the visuals are good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven Cain Mar 10, 2015

    Venditti and Tan have done an admirable job stepping into a title that had a massive creative departure, and they deserve to be commended for it, but hopefully we see the title truly enter a new chapter of storytelling with issue 41 rather than following a fairly predictable status quo. Read Full Review

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