Green Lantern #4

Writer: Geoffrey Thorne Artist: Tom Raney, Marco Santucci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 7, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 26
6.8Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

Improve. Adapt. Overcome. The same lessons John Stewart learned in the Marine Corps help him begin his quest to find the other lost Lanterns in the dark sectors of space. Meanwhile, back on Oa, one of the Corps’ newest members, Jo Mullein, alongside Young Justice’s Teen Lantern and Simon Baz, tends to the wounded and investigates who or what caused the source of all Green Lanterns’ power to go nuclear and wipe out the Corps.

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 6, 2021

    Raney and Santucci bring some great visual flair to both sides of the story. Stewart's story has a great visual adventure style to it while the Oa investigation has more traditional imagery that showcases dynamic character and environment. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Franco Giacomarra Jul 6, 2021

    Green Lantern #4 trades in some blockbuster surprises for solid pacing and well-drawn character dynamics that set this book up to be both thrilling in the moment, and satisfying in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 6, 2021

    Green Lantern continues to be a fun book that's throwing a lot at us but in a way that's fun to see, while also creating a mystery about what happened to the Green Lantern Corps and whether or not someone was behind the tragedy of the Central Power Battery exploding. The art is great throughout and I can't wait to continue the adventures or misadventures of Teen Lantern and Jo Mullein. Read Full Review

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

    Green Lantern #4 is another great installment in the newest Green Lantern series. John Stewart and Jo Mullein are getting some exposure and they the creative team is doing a wonderful job with these Lanterns. The high concept for this series continues to work well with just enough character moments to balance it and be a well-rounded tale. There's a lot going on and there are multiple mysteries to be solved. It's fun and exciting and it feels fresh. It's a different take on the Green Lantern concept, but one that is working very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jul 6, 2021

    Green Lantern #4 continues to inch John Stewart and his fellow Lanterns closer to their Future State status while providing a rollicking sci-fi adventure. With the possible reintroduction of a classic GL enemy, it looks like the Lanterns are in for the biggest fight of their lives. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jul 11, 2021

    Geoffrey Thorne's script shines when it pushes people to their limits and forces them to adapt. Likewise, the sequential art from Tom Raney, Marco Santucci, Michael Atiyeh, and Rob Leigh shines when it has a chance to show tension or action (although that Guardians first look was bracing). Green Lantern #4 is a good book that got a lot of things right but may have loaded its plate a little too high this month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Jul 8, 2021

    Green Lantern #4 continues to show how John Stewart perseveres against hostile elements without his lantern ring to help him. It really lets the tactful, soldier aspect of John come through in this issue while further exploring the fates of his fellow Green Lanterns. The backup story expands on some of the fallout of the Central Power Battery's destruction. However, it doesn't progress the overall mystery all that much and kind of drags its feet going through the obvious suspects that fans can already deduce are not behind it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Matthew Aguilar Jul 7, 2021

    Green Lantern continues to explore the loss of the Main Power Battery and the ramifications of that loss from several angles, and it's the combination of those angles that makes Green Lantern #4 so compelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 6, 2021

    Green Lantern seems to be in danger of deviating too far from what readers expect in pursuit of telling a fresh story. Thorne probably needs to advance the story quicker instead of this deep dive into the Lost Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 13, 2021

    There's still no sign of Hal Jordan who was teased at the end of the last issue so it's unsure what the greatest Green Lantern may be up to. We do however get confirmation on some of the Lanterns who have been taken out by the attack which sadly appears to include Arisia Rrab. Couldn't they have killed Kyle, instead? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 12, 2021

    Green Lantern #4 is the weakest issue of this series so far, with the wholesale killing off of fan-favorite characters for cheap shock value. Readers deserve much better than a book that is so unspectacular in its conception and execution that you're left not caring if you ever pick up another issue. Four out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 7, 2021

    Overall, this is a plodding chapter in the Green Lantern saga. It is such a shame as the previous series was so good. Read Full Review

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