Green Lantern #9

Writer: Geoffrey Thorne Artist: Tom Raney, Marco Santucci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 8, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 22
6.7Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

With trillions of lives on the line, a ringless John Stewart battles the Mad God for the future state of the universe! Meanwhile, Jo Mullein solves the mystery of the Green Lantern Corps’ battery’s destruction as a new and ancient enemy rises. Is this the end of the Green Lantern Corps or will it lead to a new beginning and a resurrection for the cosmic heroes?

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 7, 2021

    Both storylines feel like they are barreling towards something fairly quickly now and one can't help but wonder if there is a finale in coming quickly, and if the two storylines will link up. It doesn't necessarily have to because it's so effective having two separate stories that utilize the characters and concepts in different ways while both feeling like they are part of a greater whole. It sounds like a cliche, but you really shouldn't be missing this comic as the creative team is nailing it month in and month out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 7, 2021

    It's an exciting run, but it's still sort of hard to see how this will lead to a new long-term status quo. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 7, 2021

    John and Jo could easily headline their own Green Lantern title from Thorne, but this structure needs a shake-up so both stories can get more time to develop. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Dec 7, 2021

    Green Lantern #9 finally reveals who the main villains are and their objectives in the series. It picks up where it left off with John Stewart having an action-packed story confronting the forces of the Lightbringer. While Jo continues her investigation into the Central Power Battery's destruction and actually makes some headway. The issue delivers some progress on both storylines with some big reveals that, while not world-shattering, will have immediate impact in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Aguilar Dec 8, 2021

    Both stories have their moments and they both end in intriguing places that have cemented my attention for next issue, but there was just a little something missing this time around that I hope to see back in spades with Green Lantern #10. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 7, 2021

    While I liked the art enough in the two stories within this issue, the two stories themselves felt lacking in what they were trying to tell. Both John Stewart's and Jo Mullein's sections felt padded and the information felt lacking in what we got by the end...... Not to mention it all feels rather convoluted in the way that it's presented. This is a weird book where I love the concepts being talked about but I wish the way that they were conveyed came off a bit more friendly. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 9, 2021

    Green Lantern #9 could have been a turning point for the series as we finally get an idea of what's been going on all these months. However the reveals here lack any sort of drama and don't seem important. At the end of the day I feel the same about this issue as I have the first 8 issues. The storytelling isn't compelling at all, and every issue feels padded. It looks like DC is going to let Thorne finish this first arc, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a creative change after issue 12. Four out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    maljoss Dec 17, 2021

    I'm really enjoying this series. Thorne and Co. have done a great job balancing the action and intrigue. The split format, with half taking place with John and the lanterns in the lost sector, and half following Jo and the lanterns on Oa keeps the story moving. The art is really working for me, particularly Tom Raney's art on the lost sector storyline.

  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 6, 2022

    Just more of the same.

  • 3.0
    DiegoLDUganda Dec 7, 2021

    Isn't suposse that this is a John Stewart's Stewart? Until now we haved great concepts but the execution is horrible. Also, I'm sorry, but the art is terrible, I just can stand to that faces.
    Idk, what a dissapointment, this book really hyped me at the start, but now I just hope it ends soon at the #12

  • 2.0
    Zazikarion Dec 16, 2021

    What a waste of paper. Thorne’s run has been consistently awful, and this issue is no different.

  • 2.0
    Sollywoods Dec 8, 2021

    I haven't read green lantern since Grant Morrison took over. I stopped then because Grant Morrisons cynicism is something I grew tired of many years ago. But I love green lantern characters, I may be one of the few who have Kyle Rayner as my favourite, followed by Guy Gardner.

    So this comic... I've kept some tabs on the series since I stopped reading and couldn't help myself. I bought this issue. I think I hated it. I don't say that about many things. I feel bad giving it a one but I can't give it more than a 2.

    I'm giving it back to my comic shop. This is not staying in my collection. From this new writer seemingly killing off all my favourite green lanterns in the few previous issue, to this idiot new character, wh more

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  • 1.5
    mangafan Dec 9, 2021

    This might be the issue where I jump off. I think this series would have been better served by being two different titles at 22 pages each rather than shoved together. The pacing has been really slow and neither of the stories has been very compelling. You'd think that someone on Oa would be wondering where Hal Jordan is at this point considering his history. The John Stewart stuff reads like bad fan fiction.

    Neither artist is really doing it for me, either. Marco Santucci's half of the book doesn't look too bad, but the John Stewart half has not been good at all.

  • 1.0
    RKS Dec 7, 2021

    At this point, kill off all the GL's I don't care. This series used to be fun to read now it's just bad.

  • 1.0
    GL Fan 2814 Dec 7, 2021

    Another issue that dragged from cover to cover. A Guardian gone many times do we need the same tired plot recycled? Only being a GL completionist has me buying this book - and now I wish I'd just waited for them to end up in the dollar bins.

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  • 1.0
    Maud Benjamin Dec 7, 2021

    Just dull. Boring characters. Boring stories.

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