Green Lantern #7

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 42
8.6Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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After sacrificing himself to save the entire universe from a cosmic WMD, Hal Jordan finds himself trapped inside his own power ring! And he discovers an entire universe lies inside it, populated with souls whose lives are threatened when his ring runs out of power! Can Hal save yet another universe one issue after saving the last? Only Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp know the answer within this classic run in the making!

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar May 1, 2019

    Green Lantern continues to be one of DC's best books, and this is another perfect example of why. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Rob Reads Comics May 1, 2019

    This is easily the best book on the shelves, in 20 years from now this will be the Green Lantern series your local comic book store will be recommending. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 1, 2019

    This is one of those issues that is better on the second reading. All of Morrison and Sharp's indications of the truth are clearer with the knowledge that Pengowirr is the sentience of Hal's ring. This opens up a completely new manner of depicting Green Lanterns and their rings. It fundamentally changes the way Lanterns interact with their rings, and goes a long way in explaining how Hal is able to constantly put his life with the Corps ahead of his relationships on Earth. Is Hal more committed to Pengowirr than anyone else? Does this explain his actions? Or, is it all how Hal imagines his ring as he faced a near death experience".? Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez May 1, 2019

    With the first act complete, the best is still yet to come. As the next issue promises to reunite the Hard Traveling Heroes, Green Arrow will make his long-awaited return back onto the title on a team up with Hal Jordan. More secrets are still yet to be uncovered as this series continues to defy all expectations and produce something truly magical. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey May 1, 2019

    Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp have outdone themselves in The Green Lantern #7 with a single issue story that is both a fantasy adventure and a sentimental exploration of Hal Jordan's true love. This series continues to be one of DC's strongest books on the stands, well worthy of your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 1, 2019

    I don't know if we'll ever see these characters again, but I do know that in only one issue, Morrison and Sharp introduced us to one of the most fascinating new worlds in some time. We need more comics with this level of creativity. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 13, 2020

    The Green Lantern has been a strong book since it got underway and has given us a more "mature" version of Hal and the Corps itself that we've long needed to explore, especially with more of the weird and engaging elements of science fiction about it. This issue is a much smaller and more personal one but it resonates all the more for its storybook-like design and the way it was able to really make me care about all that's involved with what is Emerald Sands and what it represents. Morrison is firing on all cylinders here while Sharp is turning in some of the best material of his career, leaving me excited to see what else is next. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 6, 2019

    "The Green Lantern" #7 delves deep into a heady sci-fi concept with spooky aliens and beautiful art. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro May 4, 2019

    I can't say much about this issue, because most of it works best when you actually read it. It's a great little fantasy mood piece, something that gives off a wondrous sensation and feels very mystical. From the writing, to the art, to even the panel arrangement, this comic is just really damn cool to read and I give this book a high recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux May 1, 2019

    The Green Lantern #7 is, at the end of the day, a successful experiment. It perfects the combination of prose and comics storytelling and makes the two feel like partners. It does what Morrison does best, and re-contextualizes what you knew about a character that you have known for years. If you like comics that play with the form, you're not likely to find a better example from Marvel and DC than you are with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 1, 2019

    Morrison's run is the perfect venue to tap into such nostalgic schlock, and this issue does exactly that while piling on yet another layer to Hal's relationship with his power ring. I also appreciate the narrative being told from a third person storybook POV. Morrison has such an easily malleable voice through which to tell his story. Liam Sharp wasn't given a lot to work with location-wise, but he still certainly made it work, art-wise. The desolation and waning light of the Emerald Sands was well conveyed as were some really awesome looking monsters awaiting our hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson May 1, 2019

    A poetic masterpiece blending sci-fi and fantasy to reveal Hal Jordan's fate after waking up inside his Green Lantern ring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 4, 2019

    Even though the twist was spoiled last issue, and the use of illustrated prose threatens to derail the comic, it all comes together nicely by the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 1, 2019

    This issue's story is told in a unique, copy-heavy style that should be familiar to fans of illustrated fantasy tales. Folks looking for a Green Lantern story respective of recent continuity, however, get hosed. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman May 2, 2019

    Hal Jordan's adventure takes another bizarre turn as Hal Jordan finds himself trapped in his power ring. Grant Morrison uses a unique writing style this issue that may not be easy for some readers to follow. Luckily, Liam Sharp continues to provide excellent artwork for this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 3, 2019

    Grant Morrison's Green Lantern has been a special kind of bizarre and this issue is no different. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 7, 2019

    A very skippable issue that ends up going nowhere by the end, great visuals though. I'm sure this series will turn around but I did not like this issue it steps too far from the police procedural in space we were promised. Read Full Review

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