Green Lantern #8

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 37
8.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Green Lantern teams up with Green Arrow to stop a cosmic drug cartel that's using Earth as its main distribution base! It's a  brilliant homage to the team-ups of old, as Morrison and Sharp do the 2019 version in a story we can only call "Space Junkies!"

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 5, 2019

    This book is a joy to read each month and Im almost amazed no one at DC is trying to rein Morrison and Sharp in. This is such a nutty and fun book that makes me wish more comic books were as willing to be this bold and off the wall. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Kevin Vilim Jun 5, 2019

    Straight out of the 70s this team up between Green Lantern and Green Arrow is fantastic! Morrison and Sharp are at the top of their game with their tribute to the Hard Traveling Heroes. Fun from start to finish this is not an issue you want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jun 6, 2019

    In what some fans have already affectionately coined the series as "All-Star Green Lantern," this title continues to astound and amaze from one page into the next. As solicited previously, the Multiversal GLC make their presence known to Hal Jordan in what has become the most anticipated arc of this run. As readership on the title grows, the duo will continue to expand this series into such great heights while fans clamor for more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jun 6, 2019

    The Green Lantern #8 is one of the most outrageously fun issues I've read in some time. Grant Morrison evokes both 1950's Jack Kirby and 1970's Denny O'Neil in a story that still manages to stick to the series basic foundation of being a police procedure despite all of the wonderful absurdity packed into the issue's 24 pages. Liam Sharp completes the road trip to the Bronze Age with some great nods of his own to Neal Adams. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Jun 5, 2019

    Blending '50s Kirby with '70s Adams to produce something wholly reverent, timeless and unexpected, TGL delivers a lovely story of two brothers, Ollie and Hal. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jun 10, 2019

    I read the entire issue with a smile on my face. Can't give a book a better recommendation than that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 5, 2019

    VerdictThe Green Lantern #8 is a fun nostalgic trip as Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen reconnect their long-time friendship. The issue is packed with references from stories that remind the reader of DC Comics long history and great creators like Jack Kirby and Neal Adams. Sharp is in fine form as he homages Adams in this tale and Morrison makes the reader feel glad to see Hal and Ollie palling around again, especially when it means that Xeen Arrow is still around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 5, 2019

    I don't think this issue ever quite reaches the chaotic, brilliant highs of the first six issues, but it's a more human turn for the lead character and the best Green Arrow story in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Adrian Care Jun 10, 2019

    This issue sees Hal take some "down time" back on Earth, and provides the perfect opportunity to visit the famed Green Lantern/Green Arrow team-up " and let me tell you, this thing really ticks off all the boxes as a respectful tip of the hat to the untouchable, classic Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams favorite. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jun 6, 2019

    The Green Lantern #8 continues to build the case that there isn't a better DC book right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 6, 2019

    Strange, fun, and anchored by the gruffly hilarious dynamic between Hal Jordan and Ollie Queen, The Green Lantern #8 is another odd winner for the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jun 5, 2019

    Morrison does nothing halfway, so it goes without saying that when he decided to bring back the legendary Hal/Ollie team up, it was going to be the oddest, most over the top adventure he could possibly conceive. Definitely more than worth the three or four bucks. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Greg Mysogland Jun 10, 2019

    Despite one tone-deaf scene The Green Lantern #8 is a strong tribute to the O'Neil and Adams era that is still distinctly Morrison. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jun 5, 2019

    Another classic team up between the Green Arrow and the Green Lantern. Their entertaining banter is only matched by the engaging plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 5, 2019

    The Green Lantern remains as ambitious as ever with no signs of slowing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Jun 6, 2019

    Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen reconnect and try to bust an intergalactic drug dealer while also saving the Earth from destruction. Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp show their respect to the classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow series by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams. Morrison still stays on brand with the very strange nods to obscure DC history and continues to build his bizarre space epic for Hal Jordan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jun 10, 2019

    Honestly a good story to read as a one off if you aren't following the series it stands alone really well. Although it is also kind of insane, it's a good time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Jun 6, 2019

    The O'Neil & Adams run was an attempt by the DC of the day to present socially relevant concepts in their superhero stories, usually with the subtlety of a trowel. In The Green Lantern #8 we get a light dose of that as well. The book is an enjoyable re-creation of the era it embraces, and not afraid to take sniggering shots at some of the zanier elements abounding in the wayback. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 8, 2019

    Grant Morrison employs a couple of his signature oddities in what is otherwise a solid comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 5, 2019

    This issue is a mind bender, but the over-the-top silver age craziness comes off more as a parody than an homage at points and doesn't really help the story much.  I liked Liam Sharpe's Adams-inspired art, but this book is treading water even if the water is laced with tons of acid! Read Full Review

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