Green Lantern #2

Writer: Geoffrey Thorne Artist: Marco Santucci, Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 5, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 26
8.1Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

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A Guardian of the Universe lies dead, and the universe teeters on the brink of war. As the summit of the United Planets and the Green Lantern Corps falls into chaos, an even bigger threat looms. With John Stewart reassigned to the role of an ambassador, a surprise appearance by one of the newest Green Lanterns may be all that stands between the Corps and oblivion. (Spoiler: it’s Far Sector’s Jo Mullein.)

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 5, 2021

    I'm really loving how this series is wasting no time ramping up the stakes, and how after the second issue, it seems things are going in a different direction than I initially thought. This series is safe in Thorne, Soy, and Santucci's hands. My mouth is full of popcorn and my hands buttered up while I wait to see how these characters navigate these unprecedented situations they find themselves in. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister May 6, 2021

    Green Lantern #2 raises the stakes and shakes things up while providing the high sci-fi action and drama the title deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 4, 2021

    Soy and Santucci delivers some great visuals throughout the issue. The art in the issue is fantastic and filled with beautiful details. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 4, 2021

    You'll be taken through a series of highs and lows in this issue and it will grab your attention and at times heartstrings and won't let them go until the end of the book and man it had me compelled with not only what our heroes were up to but where they'll be going in the future. The art looks great, the characters are well defined and I can't wait to get to the next issue of this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 4, 2021

    Green Lantern #2 continues to shape the future of the Green Lantern mythos, with a shocking last-page twist that hews close to the events ofFuture State. Multiple story threads are laid out within this issue that set up a wealth of stories, and I can't wait to see how they play out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 4, 2021

    Even better than last issue, Green Lantern #2 demonstrates that there's a lot of room in the Universe for the concept and a lot of new ground to be covered in this series. The Green Lantern concept has operated on the notion that it's not just one single individual. Hal Jordan may have been the focus for many of the characters' 80 plus year history, but this series shows that there's more characters and ideas to be explored through the core concept of a sentient being with a power ring fueled force of will. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. May 5, 2021

    I have not been this excited for a Green Lantern title in a hot minute. If you pick up this series, you’ll be hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 4, 2021

    I'm cautiously optimistic about the direction of Green Lantern provided Thorne doesn't rush to get to the Future State time period. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 4, 2021

    Two issues in, Geoffrey Thorne's Green Lantern run feels less like a fresh start and more like a nuclear bomb detonating in the middle of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 8, 2021

    Green Lantern #2 is a game changing comic book for the entire franchise. Geoffrey Thorne, Dexter Soy, and Marco Santucci knocked it out of the park with the impact of the events that take place are felt by the end of this issue. The character work for John Stewart and the Guardians of the Universe further drove home how this is a can't miss issue for Green Lantern fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - glimmer0415 May 5, 2021

    If you're interested in this comic, series, or any of the others mentioned, simply click on the title/link to snag a copy through Amazon. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 6, 2021

    Aside from the incongruity of the art, "Green Lantern" #2 does just about everything you'd want to push the series into surprising places. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina May 6, 2021

    This story probably should have been the 1st issue. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed Green Lantern #2. The ending has a real OMG moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank May 4, 2021

    A good follow up that helps bring forth a big shift in status quo that feels new and promising, while also setting up plenty to keep you reading for next time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 8, 2021

    A really nice mix of grounded, Corps-based set up followed by some truly insane upheaval. Works really well to set up where this series is probably going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar May 5, 2021

    So far Green Lantern isn't afraid to take some risks, and right now they are paying off in spades. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte May 9, 2021

    Green Lantern #2 builds itself up with the promise of shaking things up and taking the Green Lantern Corps in a new direction, it then fumbles this by falling back on an old story beat that's been used just too many times. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey May 12, 2021

    Green Lantern #2 shakes up the Green Lantern universe in a lot of ways, some interesting and some which leave me shaking my head. Most Green Lantern fans have grown tired of some of the tropes that Geoffrey Thorne trots out. In all honesty, I'm not interested in reading about Green Lanterns without their rings, nor do I find the characters that he's chosen to focus on particularly compelling. Despite the nice art, I don't find this series one that has legs. Six out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 5, 2021

    The story here bored me. It feels unfocused and shoddy. I was trying to find an entry point so I could enjoy this, but it wasn't there. The art is pretty good but unfortunately, that is all this comic book has going for it. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Harold May 4, 2021

    Since 2002 Worst of all DC issues ever. A issue written purely to glorify John Stewart. Thorne f*cked up the whole Green Lantern saga. Please Thorne, don't you innovate

  • 1.0
    Maud Benjamin May 4, 2021

    Tiresome. A guardian got killed. The central battery got blown up. All old cliches.

  • 4.0
    Merlyn May 4, 2021

    Yeah, this is going downhill pretty fast. It's not all bad but it's like Thorne has ADHD or something, he can't hold the story in one direction more than two-three pages, after which he goes in a completely different one and overall it just comes across as a mess, nothing seems to be satisfying by the end of the issue. Add to that his visceral hate towards Hal Jordan which is more and more visible in a stark contrast with his fawning over Stewart. And I like John Stewart, every kid who grew up with the JL cartoon can't not like Stewart but diminishing Hal who is probably the quintessential Lantern, especially for comic fans, is a wrong move. I'd say that normally this will be one of the first books DC will cancel but given the way they've t more

  • 2.0
    Stormwrath May 4, 2021

    I'm only giving 2 because of Dexter Soy's art, because the rest of this book is trash

  • 1.0
    uktsr May 4, 2021

    Why have the teen lantern (who needs to go) speak Spanish? Just translate it, like every other comic book. It's jarring and interrupts the flow of the comic. Great if you can speak Spanish...

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  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman May 5, 2021

    Wow, hard to believe that Thorne messed up this badly and only 2 issues into his run. I'm not sure if he understands much of anything about his audience. It's as if he is going out of his way to alienate people. If it wasn't for review purposes I wouldn't bother reading this book at this point. Save your money kids, send a clear signal to DC through poor sales that this isn't what is wanted in a GL book.

  • 9.0
    Antenovial May 4, 2021

    Well, that Issue ended with a bang. Not really sure what to say here. I'm still at a loss of words. I enjoyed the roles all characters played in this. While the first half is very fact heavy, the second is incredibly emotional, which keeps this Issue very balanced.

    If it weren't for some art hiccups at the end, this would be a ten for me.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy May 4, 2021

    On the contrary, I like the characters here and how things will shape up for the Green lanterns

  • 4.0
    fearUhavemeisenough May 6, 2021

    A complete waste of Dexter's art in this issue.

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean May 5, 2021

    This is honestly mostly a good issue. The only problem I really have with it is the stuff that directly sets up the Future State story that I hated. John and the thousand Green Lanterns exploring unknown space should be exciting, but I know where that leads and it's suuuuuper boring. Then the power battery blows up... Oh God, I'm having Future State PTSD, please stop. It's a shame because the rest is enjoyable and honestly, if the power battery part didn't happen, I'd be much more optimistic about this series. And I think that's generally the consensus here.

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  • 5.0
    GammaBurst May 5, 2021

    I was excited about this new run at first. But after these 2 issues, I'm really not feeling it; and I say it as being not a fan of Hal Jordan at all.

  • 5.0
    Boudi May 10, 2021

    I know Geoffrey Thorne hates Hal Jordan, but we must stop acting as if that made a bad story. But brother, that was boring. However the colours were pretty dope.

    Now for the big question. Why on Earth do american writters always put latino characters speaking in spanish with guys that probably don't speak spanish, I know Lantern rings translate stuff and all of that, but would Thorne put a lantern speaking in vietnamese if they were from Vietnam? Probably not. I am writting this review in english because I know most don't speak my language, so why can't Thorne do the same with Green Lantern?

  • 2.0
    GL Fan 2814 May 10, 2021

    Wow - I didn't think it was possible to be worse than the first issue. The only thing worth giving it points for is the art.

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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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