Green Lantern #7

Green Lantern #7

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"The Secret of the Indigo Tribe," part 1! The GL team of Hal Jordan and Sinestro must investigate a crime that leads them to the Indigo homeworld in deep space. And what they find there will not only shock them, but also change the way you look at Lantern lore!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 15, 2012

    This book continues to show, yet again, why this title gets so much praise. This is the beginning of a new story. If you haven't done so, you should check out the cosmic side of the DC universe now! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 14, 2012

    The return of Doug Mahnke is most welcome, especially since he delivers some of the most eerie and haunting imagery this series has ever seen. He plays up the mystery of the Indigo Tribe by using heavy shadows, hard lines, and hazy images. The Tribe seems to have good intentions, but when they arrive with ambiance borrowed from a horror movie, they stir up equal amounts of fear and awe. Colors are of extra importance in a Green Lantern book, and Alex Sinclair's work on this issue is spot-on. He embellishes Mahnke's drawings in order to make them glow on the page, giving this book that wonderfully unique Green Lantern feel. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 15, 2012

    It seems like no matter what else happens to Johns creatively, Green Lantern will always be a solid hit for him, especially if he has the superb Mahnke to back him up artistically. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 19, 2012

    Something big is on the horizon and Geoff Johns is leaving us plenty of bread crumbs to get there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Mar 16, 2012

    Is this book highbrow literature? No, it's not, but when I'm looking for a Green Lantern book, this is what I want: space cops taking on the universe. This book is a lot of fun, and that is all I ask from a comic. Shouldn't that be enough? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 17, 2012

    Like many of Geoff's stories this issue starts off with enough action and intrigue to pull the reader into the story quickly.  I'm all in for the ride on the Secret of the Indigo Tribe, not that it would have taken much.  This issue has a good balance between action, plot and character that made it a fun, if quick, read.  The only bad part is having to wait another month to see what happens next.  Four Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 19, 2012

    It's too early to judge this storyline, of course - but it's off to a sputtering start. Maybe I'm just suffering from color overload - perhaps they could throw in one issue with a different villain, just to break things up? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 14, 2012

    The long awaited story is finally here. Since the Indigo Tribe first appeared, they've been surrounded by secrets. The new arc sets up the revelation of what they're about and what their connection to Abin Sur is. Loose ends from previous issues continue to be addressed here but more importantly, we have Doug Mahnke back on the title after his little breather. Geoff Johns clearly has an epic plan for this title and the fun is seeing it all unfold. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outer Realm Comics - 600WPMPO Mar 18, 2012

    This is a good jumping on point for a Lantern reader who only likes to follow the 'main' storylines. The story is thrilling and the art is good. And, by the way, half the issue gives us the beautiful Carol Ferris draped in only a towel. Isn't that a reason itself to pick up the book? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Adam J. Langton Mar 15, 2012

    As the issue opens by giving us more information than Jordan, we end just as lost and confused as he is when Black Hand appears and refuses to explain the situation, despite his palpable sadness upon encountering Hal. Johns hangs us upon a cliff when Black Hand merely declares "we are all saved." Saved from what? From whom? We'll have to wait for the next installment to find out. The obvious talents of the creative team in "Green Lantern" #7 gives new readers enough reason to stick around, even as the issue comes up middling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 19, 2012

    Green Lantern is always on my pull list, and for a multitude of reason. The growing conflict feels more sinister than any of the other stories told since Johns took over, even more so than Blackest Night. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 16, 2012

    Basically, Sinestro read the Book of Black and saw the end of the Green Lantern Corps - an idea that's been seeded throughout Green Lanternsince the relaunch - and now he needs Hal's help to stop it from happening. In true Green Lantern style, the Indigo Tribe shows up to corral Sinestro for themselves. Over on Oa, the Guardians are getting pretty hardcore, talking about murdering a Corpsman. It's a little uncomfortable, but I'm sure that's exactly what Johns wants. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 16, 2012

    After the disappointing fill-in art from Mike Choi in the previous issue, it was a pleasure to see regular penciller Doug Mahnke return with this issue. As has been the case with many of his comics in the last couple of years, he's joined by several inkers to complete this issue. Fortunately, Mahnke's style is so distinct and strong, that approach doesn't lead to noticeable visual inconsistencies. I love the designs for the Indigo Tribe. They're diverse but all capture a dark, mysterious and oddly spiritual tone, but in more of a cultist kind of way here. I know the Tribe comes off as somewhat malevolent here, but I'm looking forward to the twist that ends up casting the characters in a positive... ahem, light. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 17, 2012

    The Sinestro/Hal/Carol story continues to work but I'm less sure about where the comic seems headed next with the focus shifting to the Indigo Tribe and the Guardians search for “the first Lantern.” Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 16, 2012

    A new story arc begins as Geoff Johns explores the secret of The Indigo Tribe. Ever since Blackest Night not much has revealed about these aliens & their purple rings of energy. Also from Blackest Night, the fate of the notorious Black Hand. Written by Geoff Johns (Flashpoint) & illustrated by Doug Mahnke (Black Adam : The Dark Age). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 16, 2012

    Mahnke is a terrific artists and he plays up the fighting and the grand entrances to perfection. Visually, the book is very entertaining and has a great depiction of Carol. It's got some images in there that are poster worthy. Read Full Review

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