Green Lantern #5

Green Lantern #5

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The conclusion to Sinestro and Hal Jordan's invasion of the planet Korugar! Can these two enemies cooperate long enough to liberate the world from the tyranny of the Sinestro Corps?

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 15, 2012

    In the final pages, Sinestro gives Hal's construct ring enough power only to get him back to Earth. With no battery to recharge, Hal becomes panicked and realizes that he only cares about the power of being a Green Lantern. It's a welcome bit of character growth for one that hasn't had much since his resurrection in 2004. Hal sees a little more clearly that he wants to be with Carol Ferris and makes the first steps toward making that a reality. While it may come off as cheesy to newer readers, GL fans will know this is a monumental moment for Jordan. With a sixth issue left to complete the 'Sinestro' arc, I'm interested to see how Johns will segue into the next adventure for Sinestro and Hal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 12, 2012

    This is Johns doing his most consistent work on a title for which he has an obvious love and endless imagination for. Solid throughout and a good return to form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Jan 13, 2012

    Green Lantern has been exactly what I hoped it would be when I saw the announcement previews way back in the middle of 2011. Geoff Johns and the rest of the creation team told a story that showed the depth of Sinestro's power and emotions. I hope that this team is kept together and continues to give us story arcs as well done as this one. Green Lantern #5 falls in line with the previous issues and earns 4 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jan 14, 2012

    I hope Geoff Johns (Brightest Day) and Doug Mahnke (Justice League Elite) stick around for a while, they make a great team. From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 16, 2012

    Other than a couple of art missteps this issue was a more than satisfactory conclusion to the story giving it a four out of five lantern ranking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 16, 2012

    That said, while this isn't a flawless read, it's certainly one that gives me hope. As much as I liked Geoff Johns' imaginativeness with the multicolored Lantern corps, I think that sort of worldbuilding and mythmaking has made his true talent " characterization " become a bit of an afterthought. Green Lantern #5 seems to show the pendulum swinging back, with some bold action getting some more weight because we care about the characters underneath. While this story doesn't quite have the focus on Hal Jordan that it ultimately should, this is a strong read featuring an intriguing supporting character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 18, 2012

    Green Lantern #5 was another great issue that leaves us with some huge ramifications that will spin out of what happened. Geoff Johns has done a fantastic job transitioning the lead of this book to Sinestro. With Sinestro as the head of the book I am finding myself become even more interested in the series than I was when Hal Jordan was in the role. With the majority of DC books taking place on Earth it is refreshing to have a book like Green Lantern that can be that cosmic opera that explores the rest of the universe. If you are looking for a strong sci-fi book I recommend giving Green Lantern a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Examiner - Phillip Martinez Jan 13, 2012

    If you are a fan of the GL universe this is the book to be picking up. The status quo is changing and you should be there to witness it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 11, 2012

    Sinestro and Hal Jordan's first team up has reach its conclusion. There were some ups and downs as the battle and story arc end. Geoff Johns continues to sprinkle bits of information leading us to believe that there is far more to the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps than we thought we knew. You are left with wanting a little more at the end, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The arc is over but Sinestro and Hal's story is not. Manke's art with colors by Sinclair and Avina make the book shine. There are plenty of cliffhangers and surprises to keep you on your toes as you read. Johns has plenty of tricks up his sleeves and each month we get to see a little more. That's what makes the book fun and exciting. There is a feeling of purpose present. Big secrets have been kept from us and we may be on the verge of discovering them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 11, 2012

    Since the launch of the New 52, Green Lantern has been entertaining month after month, but has yet to produce anything extraordinary. It is hard to argue with a series that is consistently great but does not offer a sensational payoff at the end. Johns has stayed away from the galactic-sized threats long enough to produce some juicy character work, so this change of pace is not unwelcome. Given that there are numerous moments of foreshadowing for a bigger event down the line, this initial story arc ought to be embraced before another 9-part event a la War of the Green Lanterns series shows up. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - 600WPMPO Feb 21, 2012

    A well-written story, that has adequate action as well as character-building moments. This would surely keep the Green Lantern fans waiting for more! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 16, 2012

    No complaints about the artwork and the end of the book expose the Guardian's plan and it's not going to be good for anyone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 17, 2012

    I'm not sure any character in the New 52 has fallen as far in terms of stature in his own title as Hal Jordan has. Seriously, why is Johns so intent on turning Hal Jordan into Kyle Rayner – a character who got the ring out of chance and has still never mastered it? Although I like the title, and I'm glad to see that the Hal/Carol relationship is as co-dependent as ever, I'd like for Hal to actually feel like the hero of old. Where is the universe's greatest Green Lantern? Worth a look. Read Full Review

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