Green Lantern #50

Green Lantern #50

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Mark Irwin, Billy Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 2, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
6.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

In this extra-sized issue, its a battle for the fate of Earth! Parallax believes Hal Jordan has failed this universeand now, hes prepared to wipe Hal out of existence! Hal has to get over the shock that Parallax still exists so he can unleash the power of his gauntlet to stop him! Its a battle neither Jordan can win, and one that will change both forever.

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Mar 8, 2016

    Green Lantern #50 is fueled by good intentions, honestly examining a character whose often gotten a pass for committing some of the most heinous crimes in modern comics. It's also nice to see Venditti, who's taken a lot of heat for not following Geoff Johns' take on the franchise too closely, stick by his vision for the character and the DC cosmic universe back to its roots. It's a comic that will play better for readers who've followed the character before "Green Lantern: Rebirth," especially fans of Green Lantern in the '90s, but it's a deep dive into the character worth taking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 2, 2016

    GREEN LANTERN #50 may cost a little more, but you're getting a double-sized issue. This is the issue fans have been waiting for and it really delivers some great action sequences. On the downside, the issue does feel a little thin in the way of story and plot progression, but overall, this was a great read, and it's leading to something bigger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 3, 2016

    I've been very critical of Green Lantern in the past, so it's no small surprise for me when I say that this feels like a whole different Robert Vendetti in charge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 2, 2016

    Green Lantern #50 brings a showdown of sorts between Hal Jordan and his former self, and while there isn't necessarily a dramatic conclusion to their conflict the struggle does serve as a way to reveal that the prolonged exposure to Krona's gauntlet is not without its side effects.  Robert Venditti's great dialogue and personal approach to recent events in the series are the issue's high points, as are the spectacular visuals when Hal and Parallax thrown down arms.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 2, 2016

    As bombastic and action packed as anyone could ask a 50th issue to be. Sure it lacks the plot progression and character development that'd make it excellent, but it's still fun. Come for the awesome power of Green Lantern! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Kenny Coburn Mar 2, 2016

    In the end, GREEN LANTERN #50 has a lot of good story threads, but they either don't play out very well or are completely ignored. While the ending is interesting and could lead to some very cool stories in the future, right now it's hard to imagine the narrative will do anything but continue the same story of Hal just wanting to hang out with his family. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Mar 2, 2016

    Well, we do have two more issues to go before “Rebirth” kicks off. Perhaps we will see more of Hal/Parallax as well as the change our Hal goes through near the end of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Amie Cranswick Mar 2, 2016

    For the first time in some time, Green Lantern is worth reading again. In dissociating Hal from the larger GL universe, Venditti lost a lot of what made Green Lantern great. By incorporating one of those lost elements, namely Parallax, into this latest arc, he has belatedly managed to produce a book with real promise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Casey Walsh Mar 2, 2016

    Green Lantern #50 is definitely not a comic for new readers, but Green Lantern fans should be pleased as two of the most powerful beings in Green Lantern history collide to be the sole savior of Central City. It's a cool homage to an issue 50 of Green Lantern's past that strives also pushing the series forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 3, 2016

    The art is also fairly inconsistent, as regular artist Billy tan is joined by guest artist Vicente Cifuentes and various inkers. Some of the larger splash pages look good, but too often the art looks rushed and suffers from bland, flat facial work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 2, 2016

    What appeared to be Parallax at the start of this late last year, seemed to be the original Parallax before the bug retcon. This issue reveals that Hal Jordan didn't in fact go crazy but the current Parallax still has the bug of fear which is make the opening pages of this story feel pointless. Similar to how Rebirth stripped Hal of responsibility of what he did, the same is done here once Parallax reveals his teeth and claws. It would have made a more interesting story to actually see Parallax as was intended to be in the mid 90's. It gives the current Hal something to look at and see as a cautionary tale to not venture to the dark side. It's simply a disappointment that this isn't the Parallax of old but rather the Parallax of 2004. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 3, 2016

    To boil it all down, Green Lantern #50 is oversized and also overpriced. I'm all for extra pages and of course that costs more, but this is a story that could have fit in a regular sized comic without trimming any necessary details which is quite disappointing. Hal vs. Parallax is a main event worthy brawl, but the execution doesn't live up to billing with this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 2, 2016

    I found myself confused throughout this book mostly because of the forced timeline of the New 52 and us as fans trying to put it together........... and then mostly because it seems that Hal doesn't remember what he used to be in this issue........ until he does.  Pretty much things just happen in this without much of an explanation and even the Hal Jordan vs. Parallax fight we were all looking for comes off really lackluster because the characters go back and forth between being too powerful and not powerful enough.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Mar 3, 2016

    This issue of Green Lantern was incredibly perplexing. I didnt outright hate it, but I definitely left the issue feeling hollow, specifically from the art. Ive seen work from all the people on the book before, and I know theres quality in their work, which only adds to the confusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 19, 2016

    It appears that there will be consequences to Hal's actions and that Parallax will continue to hide on the fringes for likely several more issues before we see a rematch. Great, more cock-teasing. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBuzz - Fred B Mar 11, 2016

    For a nearly $6.oo price tag I was expecting a lot more from this book, especially being one of the first issue #50s before going into the ReBirth event that is coming soon. This book suffers from a hyped storyline that failed to deliver on my part ( especially having just read Emerald Twilight), with having such a grandiose villain as Paralax, the evil dark Hal Jordan appearing to protect Coast City in the most Machiavellian way possible. To kill Green Lantern to save the city. This disappointment in conjunction with the missteps in art really make this book overpriced. Especially with the inclusion of pages of add-space. This book seems thicker, but double page spreads and single pages, including the interior cover are dedicated to Dawn of Justice and other DC properties, so all the extra page space is gone. This is an issue to read in trade when it comes out, it will be worth the cost of the rest of the arc which was good up until this one dropped the ball. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo May 22, 2016

    Though it's better if you read this series ongoing, you could pick up this issue on it's own and get a relatively contained story. I'm glad Parallax finally entered the plot, I couldn't handle another cameo of him at the end of anymore issues, lol. The battle between Parallax and Hal is cool and emotional, concluding with an unexpected development in Hal's abilities. The thing I had a problem with is that Parallax takes off fleeing and it doesn't seem sufficient that he'd do that.

  • 7.0 Mar 11, 2016

    This book was a bit of all over the place, but the emotional moments really hit home for me, because the idea of parents protecting their kids, and family being a big part of the dynamic of the main cast was something that tugged at my heartstrings. But the artwork was a bit haphazard, and the story outside those smaller moments just seemed a bit underwhelming. The fight between Parallax and Hal Jordan seemed to flip-flop back and forth between which one of them was more powerful, which is impossible, if Parallax has injested and controls an entire Corps worth of rings, while Hal’s gauntlet (which looks freakin’ AWESOME, mind you) is substantially less powerful. Otherwise this was a decent story, and having binged on the trades up to now, and caught up in the last few weeks on all things Green Lantern, I can easily say I have enjoyed this book more now that I stepped away from it and decided to let it breathe, and to give myself opportunities to read more different books than Green Lantern. Being that there are only two issues of this left before Rebirth, I will stick with it, and hopefully the new Rebirth team will be good and enough to draw me in so I can continue to read this book once it is new and fresh again, because- as my name suggests, Ive read quite a bit of Green Lantern, and I enjoy the character, but I just want to book to stand on it’s own for a while, not tie-in to EVERYTHING and build an effective and meaningful story by itself before we are forced to throw in lots with every single event story that they can think of. I was so excited when Edge of Oblivion was announced, because it was a concept that I had been championing for what I would say is the better part of 2 years, because I wanted DC’s stories to stand on their own, not constantly be tethered to events, and Edge of Oblivion was giving us the best of both worlds- a Green Lantern line of books without any crossover. So lets hope that is something that stands with this DC Rebirth, beca

  • 6.0
    Mesteren Mar 18, 2016

    A pretty forgettable issue. The artwork felt sloppy, the writing without depth or emotion, but it still managed to give of a certain grandeur, probably cause it is issue 50

  • 4.5
    Big Brother Mar 4, 2016

    Two Hal Jordans go at it for no good reason, and the story has no ending. Happy anniversary?

  • 10
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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