Green Lantern: Season Two #5

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 23
8.4Critic Rating
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In the latest issue of this 12-part miniseries, Green Lantern Hal Jordan must test the limits of his ring’s capabilities when he must take down two ruthless killers, each with the powers of Superman! Defying the will of the New Guardians, Hal finally finds his fugitive alien murderers: the deadly husband/wife team of Hyperman and Hyperwoman-but the consequences will be devastating! These super-spouses have already murdered one GL who tried to thwart their lust for cosmic power…and they won’t hesitate to do it again!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 7, 2020

    Liam Sharp's art holds this issue together as Morrison's script isn't quite balanced. Sharp's homage to Jack Kirby fits perfectly and is a joy to behold. The potential in Morrison's story causes it to be more disappointing in what is lacking rather than fulfilling with what is there. It could be so much more. There's still a lot more to come in The Green Lantern: Season Two, but at nearly the halfway point, the series should be heading somewhere with a more obvious purpose. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 8, 2020

    This series is constantly reinventing itself and I am liking it very much. It is a breath of fresh air for this character as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Jul 12, 2020

    Green Lantern Season Two #5 continues the series' impressive run, delivering a high-action issue illustrated in an excellent Kirby-influenced style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 7, 2020

    There are a lot of comic creators who love the bizarre, but I think few of them are as good at the craft as Morrison, and he has the perfect partner in crime here. It's the most bizarre book in DC's main line at the moment, but one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jul 8, 2020

    This ain't your daddy's Green Lantern. But the crazed villain Hyperman and the Silver Age art will lead you to believe that this is the next best thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 8, 2020

    The fun script is given fantastic visual support by Liam Sharp, who along with the rest of the art team creates a beautiful love letter to Kirby and Steranko. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 8, 2020

    The Green Lantern: Season Two #5 feels much more like a straightforward superhero adventure than some of the heavy mental lifting that characterizes Morrison's writing. I enjoyed seeing Hal Jordan use his wits to overcome his powerful adversaries and given that they Hyperfamily are analogs for Superman this issue really showcases why Hal is just as much of a powerhouse as the big blue boy scout. The fun script is given fantastic visual support by Liam Sharp, who along with the rest of the art team creates a beautiful love letter to Kirby and Steranko. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 11, 2020

    The craziness continues, but in a much more reasonable and understandable way. Morrison and his team present a straight forward story that is a lot of fun to read and view. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jul 8, 2020

    At times this series can lean too far into its eccentricities, but this issue found a compelling balance, and here' hoping that doesn't change. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 8, 2020

    With The Green Lantern: Season Two #5, Grant Morrison finally gets the overall plot moving forward, but there is still some work needed to decipher it.  Liam Sharp's art is excellent, but the changing art styles and the loose narrative make everything feel like a wacky experiment instead of an important book.  This is the only Green Lantern book on the shelf nowadays, and sometimes I'm starting to think Morrison and Sharp are taking advantage of that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 7, 2020

    Green Lantern Season Two has largely felt like a slog and this was another issue that suggests its not going to get much better. Read Full Review

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