Green Lantern #2

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 55
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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Someone is transporting a mysterious cargo out of the Great Void, and it spells trouble for the universe at large! Hal Jordan interrogates a member of the Spider Guild for answers and uses his pheremones as an interrogation tool, but can he extract the info in time?! Meanwhile, Volgar Ro makes a play for Earth while its emerald protector is off-world!

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Dec 5, 2018

    If this issue is not in your stack when you walk out of your local comic shop, then your stack is incomplete. Even if you are a digital reader, go to the closest comic shop and pick up a physical copy, you will want to have this on your shelf. The artwork is simply gorgeous and brings all these incredible looking alien Lanterns to life. The story itself is pretty captivating and delivers some pretty solid belly laughs. I would love to keep talking about this issue, but I said I'd keep it short, you need to go read it, and I need to go read it again (for the 4th or 5th time)! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Dec 5, 2018

    Green Lantern hasn't been this fun in ages, and you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't at least give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Dec 18, 2018

    With Morrison penning this modern masterpiece, the series is undoubtedly on a course to influence the DC Universe as a whole for decades to come. Coupled with the sheer level of artistic skill from Liam Sharp and Steve Oliff, fitting with the eccentric scripts of Morrison immaculately bringing his ideas off the script and into unforgettably breaktaking pages. Whether a new reader to Green Lantern and Grant Morrison or long time fan, this series has a place for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Dec 5, 2018

    Bottom line, if youre a Green Lantern fan then you need to read this. If youre a fan of 80s sci-fi madness filtered through the best of 200AD then you need to read this. One of the best writers in the industry has teamed up with two of the best rising stars in the world of art and colours to bring you something that is definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 5, 2018

    I'm loving this book as Morrison and Sharp are already exceeding my expectations with a book that's funny, features great character moments and incredible art. DC has another major hit on its hands with this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Dec 5, 2018

    Morrison's sophomore effort is manages to somehow impress more than its predecessor. The weird gets weirder inThe Green Lantern (2018-) #2,but damn is this story shaping up to be an unforgettable one. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Dec 8, 2018

    The Green Lantern #2 is full of great ideas and great execution. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Dec 5, 2018

    Liam Sharp's artwork and Steve Oliff's colors take THE GREEN LANTERN back to glory days of 80s sci-fi. The more aliens they put in a book, the better. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - John Jack Dec 6, 2018

    I consider this book a must read for fans of sci fi, Green Lantern or crime dramas, just incredible. So much fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Dec 5, 2018

    Hal Jordan continues his investigation into Controller Mu and the Blackstars, while Mu continues to gather items needed to complete his grand scheme. In this issue we meet new and unusual Green Lanterns who assist Hal in his investigation. Evil Star makes a short and untimely cameo in this book and his weapon of choice seems like it will mean a lot to the story going forward. Hal's investigation just took a drastic turn and a whole planet is now at stake. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 5, 2018

    The Green Lantern #2 is another rock solid issue filled with wonderfully weird and spectacular visuals and writing which both mines DC history and introduces new fascinating elements. While I'm not sold on Grant Morrison's portrayal of Hal Jordan yet, the pairing of Morrison with Liam Sharp and Steve Oliff is both stimulating and entertaining at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Dec 5, 2018

    A visually stunning, sprawling space epic that proves there's always something exciting going on within the DC Universe! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 8, 2018

    The second issue is more focused than the first, and that focus is on the police procedural aspect of the Green Lantern Corps, which is what I was hoping to see in Morrison's book. Count me in! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - JJ Travers Dec 5, 2018

    If The Green Lantern keeps moving ahead with the blend of weird Morrison has concocted, there's a good chance it will one day be counted among his best weird-laced works. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Dec 6, 2018

    Mixing a multi-layered art, with details that pull audience in, and a sense of the grandeur and unexpected reveals, "The Green Lantern" is a key series to watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Dec 11, 2018

    Grant Morrison is building to something big and with issue #2, this theme continues, especially with planet Earth missing. What I enjoyed about the issue, besides the excellent dialogue and lots of Easter eggs was that this incarnation of the Green Lantern are space cops, not superheroes looking to save the universe but aliens who have banded together to enforce law and order which surprisingly works well in this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 5, 2018

    I'm not sure if it's up there with the first issue, but this continues to be a strong debut to a promising new run. And Liam Sharp's visuals are stunning throughout as always. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 5, 2018

    While the overall mystery of this series is interesting, I continue to be in the dark about what Morrison is trying to convey in this story and with Jordan himself. I don't really get a sense of what this story is trying to be or where it's going and that is great as a mystery fan, but slightly frustrating in trying to find a way to connect with and continue to read this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 24, 2020

    I'm still not sure what it is that The Green Lantern is going to be but the first two issues have exposed a fascinating book even if it hasn't completely engaged me in a way. Morrison's style of dialogue still feels just a touch off to my ears but it delivers the kind of style it needs to in order to create the mood that it wants. I'm loving the style of the aliens that we're getting throughout it and just the kind of epicness of the structures that exist out there as it leans into some classic SF aspects. Liam Sharpe is a fantastic artist in general but he's getting to shine in some new ways here with this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Dec 6, 2018

    Bottom Line: The Green Lantern is a solid book that has the burden of following up a universe that has been built up for almost 15 years by two other writers. Though its disregard for what's come before can be jarring at first, it's still fresh and entertaining. Definitely a book worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Dec 5, 2018

    In time, obviously, answers will come, but for now the issues does well in pushing the plot along and making sure the villains appear to be making continued progress in their quest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Dec 5, 2018

    As you'd expect from Grant Morrison, each issue of The Green Lantern is jam-packed and intelligent, infinitely re-readable. Liam Sharp is the perfect collaborator for this series, lending an otherworldly feel to the environment that's been missing for some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Dec 5, 2018

    Having two highly regarded creators on a book can backfire on you, but so far Morrison and Sharp have a great relationship and its showcased in this issue and series so far. It's exciting to see how far each other can push Hal Jordan and the Lantern Corps in both art and writing. My one big concern is that Morrison doesn't go too experimental with the story. But with his recent work that doesn't seem like too much of a concern. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Dec 5, 2018

    A fantastic issue that is somehow able to balance a grand scale heist story with a close-up police procedural. There are also plenty of great additions to the DC cosmic universe in both the writing and the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 4, 2018

    The series begins proper with a couple of crimes to solve and the dispensing of a Silver Age character. No hints on which one! This issue is highly readable and offers some pretty compelling moments that should pique your interest for the next issue. But if Hill Street Blues was never your thing, then this issue might run cold for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Dec 5, 2018

    Morrison wants to bring the weird to Green Lantern and Liam Sharp seems more than happy to oblige. Pure nightmare fuel in some page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Dec 5, 2018

    It may not hit everything out of the park, but it manages to be a book that is, above all, interesting, and one that promises even more interesting things to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 5, 2018

    The Green Lantern #2 is a hard book for me to judge. I like most of it. The story is intriguing and after this issue, I have somewhat of a better grasp on it. I enjoy the art as well; Sharp has a wonderfully detailed style and I love seeing all of these crazy aliens brought to life. On the other hand, I was very confused about a lot of things storywise in this issue and mainly my faith in Grant Morrison bringing this all together in later issues kept me. The art also is not very dynamic. It looks beautiful but I wish it had a little more “flow” or a sense of motion to it. The Green Lantern #2 is a solid issue with some flaws. For now, it has enough good going for it to keep me on board. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 10, 2018

    We still have faith that Morrison has a grand plan in mind, so perhaps the best course of action is to just strap in and hope for the best. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Dec 18, 2018

    Thisseries is not off to the best of starts. Morrison seems bound and determined torepeat that which has gone before in this and other DC franchises. The highpoint of it is the artwork by Liam Sharp. Its polished, its stylized, andits ambitious, even when handed something so questionable as a volcanicextraterrestrial with no face. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    myconius Dec 5, 2018

    i think i'm going to have to re-read this one again.

    i'm not 100% familiar with Green Lantern lore, and all the obscure corners of the DCU.
    while reading this comic i was too busy trying to gather who everyone was, that i missed out on a lot of the story.

    now, i love Grant Morrison.
    he's one of my favorite comic writers.
    but i can't just blindly heap praise on every single thing he does.

    some of his stories i absolutely LOVE, others i like a lot, others that are just ok, others are kind of 'Eh', and then there are stories that are . . .well . . see my 'Wonder Woman Earth One' review.

    like i said, there are some things i just can't heap praise upon, just because my favorite writer more

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  • 10
    Samuel Almeida Dec 5, 2018

    Someone give Liam Sharp all the awards there is! Fucking Artist God!
    I didnt know Volk. Hes a sentient volcano, i guess, that is a Green Lantern. Thats as awesome as it can get! Pretty fun issue. The "WTF is going on" factor is there, as always, but its still pretty great.

  • 9.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    My new favourite lantern is the one with an erupting volcano for a face.

  • 9.0
    Aussie Dad Dec 8, 2018

    Issue 1 left me somewhat underwhelmed but Morrison is not a one issue writer so patience is needed. Luckily issue 2 was only a short wait. The good writers turn themselves into students of the title. Morrison brings back historical characters like Evil Star and the Dhorians. Each issue he introduces weirder and weirder Green Lanterns, like the living volcano. Then he takes the classic "Good cop bad cop" interrogation and gives it a "space opera" bent. Combine that with Liam Sharp's great art (remembering that there are so many things going on in a Morrison story that it must be a challenge) and this highly anticipated collaboration is starting to deliver.

  • 8.5
    ohhaimark Dec 8, 2018


    -I have said it before, I will say it again, this series feels like a modern classic. I hope Morrison's run on the character is long, and if so, I will certainly be getting the omnibus of this one, to sit next to my Doom Patrol, Animal Man and Batman omnibus, because it is as good as those.

    -I really liked the opening to this issue. A subtle introduction into craziness that will eventually happen.

    -I love Liam Sharp's art. It was even better in this issue for me. His depiction of all of these crazy Lanterns and aliens fit Morrison's crazy writing perfectly. I wonder how many times I will say crazy in this review?

    -That volcano Lantern has replaced Floozle Flem as my favorite Green Lan more

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Dec 6, 2018

    I didn't like this issue as much as the first. I don't know if I'm just getting a little burnt out on comics for today, since I've read a good amount. But I had real trouble getting through this issue. Some of the dialogue quirks were not helping things. I kind of find those annoying. But the story is still compelling, just something about it felt off.

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Dec 5, 2018

    Well I am a bit less confused and lost this week than I was this week. It feels like a generic Grant Morrison story, same with the artwork. If you enjoy his style then you’ll enjoy this. The cliffhanger doesn’t really do much for me especially when Superman’s story the earth is missing

  • 10
    The 20-issue Ceiling Dec 9, 2018

    An absolute dream come true for Silver Age GL fans, who are also Grant Morrison fans. Liam Sharp also deserves props for how incredible the art he is delivering on this title is, even if there was a slight error in panel 2.

  • 9.5
    M1sf1r3 Jan 26, 2020

    The Green Lantern started off greatly in it's first issue. Let's see how Morrison goes in "Darkness Visible".

    The Good:
    The Green Lanterns Morrison uses are absolutely great, especially Volk.

    The interrogation was great.

    Evil Star was great.

    Liam Sharp's art. Man, it was great.

    That cliffhanger. Love it.

    The Bad:

    Morrison ramps up the story and I'm fully on board.

  • 9.0
    Jeremy Cline Dec 21, 2018


    There are panels that are so stunning, I almost forgot I'm reading this for Morrison. Kind of cool how they address Hal Jordan's rep at one point.

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Dec 14, 2018

    I wasn't excited walking into this issue. The art was great but I was pretty much resigned to the fact that I'm not the biggest Green Lantern fan and that this would probably be my last issue. 

    I'm happy to report that this comic is just as good as the first issue and that the charm of the characters and setting are beginning to win me over. 

    I'm a fan of western's and procedural crime dramas and this series walks the line between both. From scene to scene Hal Jordan walks about with the heroic swagger of John Wayne but is a bit of an asshole and it's hard to pin down which Hal Jordan you're going to get on any given page. 

    The alien designs are wonderfully imaginative. This makes the conversations even m more

  • 8.0
    SONOFBATMANN Dec 5, 2018

    I can tell this is gonna be a slow burn. Really enjoying the detective/procedural themes Morrison has inserted in the story. Sharp's art is absolutely phenomenal.

    The best moments include the return of Evil Star, new Lanterns, and a classic Justice League villain's (Kanjar Ro) race coming in to cause trouble for Hal.

    Nice book, but nothing mind-blowing.

  • 7.0
    Comic Princess Dec 11, 2018

    I don’t get it. I feel like pages are missing or something (LOL!). I need to read this again or google a summary. What happened? :-/

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Dec 17, 2018

    Bad guys be up to shenanigans, and Hal interrogates a spider. I love the character designs and layouts, but I'm more interested in the last page than anything else.

  • 6.5
    Full Spread Dec 6, 2018

    This issue drags in several places, but Morrison sort-of continues the pulpy space-cop vibe.

  • 6.5
    Simon DelMonte Dec 6, 2018

    Poorly paste, and whoever that guy in the costume is he is not Jordan. Personality is all wrong. I miss Vendetti..

  • 5.5
    KFuqua Dec 7, 2018

    Typically not a fan of Morrison, but so far I'm still with this one. The art is fantastic and the story is okay. I'll give it a least one more issue and then decide if I'll keep reading it or not.

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