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Green Lantern #1

Writer: Geoffrey Thorne Artist: Marco Santucci, Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 41
7.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With the majority of Green Lanterns called back to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose powerful gauntlet could be one of the most powerful and unstable weapons in the universe. With the entire landscape of the universe in flux, is this the end of the Green Lantern Corps...or a new beginning?

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Apr 9, 2021

    Green Lantern #1 gives us John Stewart as the man in charge as he leads the Green Lantern Corps into a new era of galactic history. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Apr 6, 2021

    Green Lantern #1 sets up a bold new direction for the Green Lantern mythos and looks to place John Stewart into the limelight at long last. Anyone whos a fan of Justice League Unlimited or Star Trek: Discovery will definitely want to pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 6, 2021

    Overall, this issue is a fantastic, fun read and a wonderful entry point for newcomers. If you haven't read Green Lantern in a while, or ever, this is a great place to start. This series has found a place in my heart and on my pull-list. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Apr 8, 2021

    Thorne's story brings key elements of the DC universe together with an exciting narrative, backed up by excellent artwork by Soy and Santucci, with vivid colors from Sinclair. An excellent start to a new "Green Lantern" adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 6, 2021

    This is probably the largest-scale Green Lantern issue since the Johns days, bringing in the whole gamut of Lantern-aligned characters (including an oddly anthropomorphic Dex-Starr). Even though it packs a lot into this first issue, it feels like the start to something great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 6, 2021

    This was a strong opening act with a solid cliffhanger. This creative team seems to have an engaging approach for the Green Lanterns and Im a lot more excited about this title after this debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 6, 2021

    Soy and Santucci do some great work with the art in this issue. The characters look fantastic and the action is brilliantly rendered. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Apr 14, 2021

    Green Lantern #1 is a visually stunning book that sets off what promises to be an interesting new era for the franchise. From #DCComics @GeoffThorne @dextersoy @MSantucciArt @Sinccolor #RobLeigh Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ben Morin Apr 6, 2021

    This debut delivers a great coalescing of the lanterns for the beginning of a new era that respects what has come before while pointing towards the changes to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 10, 2021

    Talk heavy issues that talks about things I really like! Good, solid, interesting start to a new Green Lantern series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Apr 7, 2021

    Green Lantern #1 pulls the spotlight from Hal Jordan and places the franchise in John Stewart's ever-capable hands, and the supporting cast Thorne is building out is truly stellar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 6, 2021

    Despite Brian Michael Bendis's impact on this book, Green Lantern #1 is a very good start to a new era of the Green Lantern Corps. Thorne executes the big ideas well and presents an intriguing situation for John and the rest of the Corps. There's a lot of information in the issue and it all goes towards developing the main idea and giving it an authentic feeling. That said, Teen Lantern feels out of place and it's not clear why she's included. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Apr 6, 2021

    I’m hyped to see where Thorne will take these characters and what all is in store for the Corps. Also, gotta say, the variant by Alex Maleev is phenomenal and everyone should take in its majesty. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 12, 2021

    Green Lantern #1 is a very good start to a creative run by Geoffrey Thorne. This issue established a lot with how Oa and the Green Lantern Corps are viewed in the greater DC Universe. Bringing in the United Planets to be part of his run opens a lot of doors to explore not only the current state of the DCU but the Omniverse as a whole. Green Lantern fans should definitely check this issue out as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 6, 2021

    Green Lantern #1 has some great concepts. There's a lot of them. But, the details don't feel fleshed out enough. They also feel a bit rushed. The debate about Oa joining this new order feels a bit short in debate. There should be far more discussion as to whether it should happen. There's little doubt it would. The terrorist attack and action sequences too feel a bit too neatly wrapped up. This is a comic though could easily have been two or three issues worth of material. Instead, Green Lantern #1 is a start that has great ideas but not a great execution to go along with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 7, 2021

    A number one issue is the best time to bring in new readers, and this issue does not help in that avenue at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 6, 2021

    While I love the art and the characters, the situations felt weird and were just stacked on top of each other until you didn't really know what this issue was actually about because it just kept adding things to the issue that never felt like they were properly explained or resolved. I'm hoping that this series finds a focus as it continues because this issue while setting some stuff up to go forward came off as a bit of a mess.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Apr 9, 2021

    In the end I feel like Green Lantern #1 was a huge miss for me. There's potential here, that's for sure, but the execution falls flat for me. The dialogue seems forced and there are a few too many plot concessions for my tastes. Six out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 14, 2021

    While the Guardians in interest in Keli was inevitable, as was the confrontation it creates, the evolving role of the race that has always seen themselves as above and superior to the rest of the universe does represent a rather dramatic shift. Despite the interruption, the conclave is successful leaving the Lanterns in place as the universe's official protectors. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 8, 2021

    Thorne writes a script that I wish had more to it. It doesn't set up an interesting premise nor did it grab me at any point. The artwork by Dexter Soy is the best part of the book. He does a great job bringing it all to life. Too bad it just isn't enough to make the story more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Apr 6, 2021

    Green Lantern #1 struggles to keep reader interest despite the raw potential of its core conceit and some impressive artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComickerPerson Apr 6, 2021

    LMAO people are still butthurt over the Hal Jordan tweets?

    Ethan Van Sciver making pro-pedophile tweets: I asleep

    One writer says he doesn't like Hal Jordan: real shit!

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  • 1.0
    Maud Benjamin Apr 6, 2021

    Funny to see Thorne badmouth Geoff Johns while using his creations in this book.

  • 3.0
    GL Fan 2814 Apr 7, 2021

    This was pretty boring and the art was hit or miss. The design of the Sinestro outfits was horrible and what the hell did they do to Dex-Starr!? The writing isn't any better than what we saw in Thorne's Future State, which was pretty poor. There was nothing interesting here and John Stewart just isn't a strong enough character to carry this book. Not off to a good start here.

    And for God's sake, someone get rid of Teen Lantern!

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  • 6.0
    TheHyruleElf Apr 6, 2021

    Compared to the high octane fun of Grant Morrison's The Green Lantern, this just feels kind of boring and uninteresting. I don't think I'll be reading the next issue.

  • 6.0
    Ulf Apr 6, 2021

    Back to referring to the ring as a "weapon" and featuring a Teen Lantern, while branding the book as "Ages 17+".

    Plus, we get a writer who loves John Stewart but has apparently only watched the JLU cartoon and is writing him as a tough Marine, instead of the multi-nuanced, socially aware architect from the majority of his publishing history.

    I'll give it an issue or two but this feels like a real step back with too much forced gravitas.

  • 5.0
    TJMB3891 Apr 6, 2021

    I gave it a 5 because I love Dexter Soy so those points are only for him and I subtracted for life points because the writing was a mess. Geoffrey Thorne is kind of a jerk, if you've seen his Twitter you know this but maybe you didn't know that he's also bad at writing comic books. This issue wasn't terrible but it wasn't far off and for some strange reason he's using Teen Lantern who is just a pointless character that didn't need to be created because Earth has way too many Green lanterns to begin with. Isn't she from Brazil? Don't they speak Portuguese in Brazil? Then why is she speaking Spanish in this issue? I love Dexter Soy and I absolutely love Green Lantern but the 2 things I really don't want are 1 Teen Lantern and 2 Geoffrey Thorn more

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  • 8.5
    DiegoLDUganda Apr 6, 2021

    I was expecting something really bad since ive read Thorne story from Future State but it was actually... interesting. I mean, Kelly Quintela finally its a little bit likeable and she can be his own character and not Bendis pretending to be a latin child.
    I will miss a lot Morrison and Hal Jordan, but this run looks like more like Jhons and Venditti did with the Lanterns. Now im a little bit more interesed in what its doing Thorne.

  • 7.5
    KFuqua Apr 6, 2021

    I know nothing about Thorne personally, so I can't speak to that, but I will say that I thought that this was SO much better than the garbage that Morrison was putting out. I'll give the second issue a shot.

  • 3.0
    humgruffin Apr 10, 2021

    Poor writing and static art. The whole issue was just dull and boring. I stopped about 3/4 of the way through to see how many pages I had to read to finish the issue. So many great characters that could have been used and the focus was on ‘teen lantern’ and a meeting ripped from Star Wars’ Galactic Senate. How exciting.

  • 8.0
    Antenovial Apr 6, 2021

    I'm not a big Green Lantern fan. The titles I have read are few in-between. If not for Jessica Cruz's involvement in Darkseid War, I would have probably never picked GL up at all. This honestly wasn't on my pull-list either until I saw the Interviews Geoffrey Thorne did and was made aware of him through DC's Truth & Justice.

    I'm going into this fairly unbiased and not that involved with Green Lantern lore. I like John and Simon, but I don't consider them my fav Green Lanterns.

    While reading this I feared a little that Thorne would fall into the trap of using tired old tropes. He didn't. As much criticism as the Corps gets, the narrative never makes them bow to that criticism. They come out stronger. Especially the last more

  • 7.5
    allenquanobi Apr 7, 2021

    I enjoyed this for what it is. It does a good job setting up an interesting premise and story, but there's a lot of this that just doesn't make sense. There's zero chance that the UP would be willing to negotiate Oa and the GLC as a planet but at the same time have Sinestro Corps and the Red Lantern Corps as willing participants. They bring up a lot of bad the Guardians have done, but all of that is nothing in comparison to the Sinestro Corps or the Red Lantern Corps. A lot of continuity seems to be thrown out the window here as well (not surprising though since Infinite Frontier and the future of DC seems to be lax with continuity, totally not confusing at all). That was my biggest problem. Also, idk if Teen Lantern is like this in t more

  • 6.0
    Boudi Apr 7, 2021

    I have not read Young Justice League so I'm not familiar with Teen Lantern. But I can say she is a nice character, after reading Titans Academy I belived DC writters had no idea on how to write young people, this issue showed me I was wrong. But man, I would have liked to see a little more of Kyle and Jessica. The art and colours are good. It's just that the story is not grippling yet.

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Apr 6, 2021

    Thorne is still a douchebag but for a first issue it was fine, some bits were actually good, some were very bad.

  • 5.0
    Harold Apr 8, 2021

    The only thing I like in this issue is Dexter's drawings and Hal Jordan. Except for these, it was an empty, boring, and ridiculous issue. Also, Green Lantern writers should stop dwelling on the same subject. It is now getting too boring to read about the past mistakes of the Guardians and the Green Lantern's trying to fix them. As for Thorne; Why would DC stubbornly want this guy to write a Green Lantern story when 70% of DC fans don't like it? And John Stewart? Really? Future State: Green Lantern was bad, this issue is bad, too. 5 because drawing of Dexter

  • 5.0
    Sup3rsa1yan1990 Apr 12, 2021

    Writing dragged forever and just never seemed to end. Only good thing was the art

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Apr 18, 2021

    This was so much better than Thorne's Future State GL story. There's a lot of fun moments and the overall premise is interesting, I came into this without any expectations but am actually quite excited about this one now. Obviously, it's not Morrison's GL, but doubt anything can even come close to that. And not everything actually needs to.

  • 5.0
    Psycamorean Apr 16, 2021

    This was fine, just like the other Green Lantern title this week. Which I guess is an improvement over those Future State stories? Geoffrey Thorne seemed very influenced by Bendis' time at DC. So many references to his Superman run and his Young Justice run. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I prefer Thorne's use of dialogue quirks over how Morrison used them in The Green Lantern. I don't get a headache from weird old English (kinda) the way I did from... A lot of Morrison's alien characters. I guess the biggest problem with this issue is that there's so much going on and I have trouble getting invested in it.

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Apr 13, 2021

    Thorne has already said that he doesn't care if his Green Lantern sells or not. He is going to tell the story he wants to tell and isn't willing to listen to any fan feedback. With that attitude this book was doomed before it was even released. Save your money kids.

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