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Green Lantern #1

Writer: Jeremy Adams, Phillip K. Johnson Artist: Xermanico, Montos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 50
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Spinning out of the events of Dark Crisis, the Guardians of Oa at the heart of the Green Lantern Corps have quarantined Sector 2814, home of the planet Earth-and its champion along with it! A heartbreaking defeat has sent Hal reeling, returning home to rediscover his roots...and find the man responsible for ruining his life: Sinestro. From the visionary team of Jeremy Adams and Xermanico (who brought you the epic Flashpoint Beyond) comes a tale of redemption, loss, and finding out that maybe...just can go home again. At least if you're willing to hot-wire a power ring to do it. Also featuring part one of John Stewart: War Journal more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 23, 2023

    Both Adams and Johnson provide intriguing jumping on points for their Green Lantern stories which are bolstered by superb artwork from Xermanico and Montos, respectively. While the John Stewart backup is intriguing, my attention is primarily drawn to the main story. Jeremy Adams has worked true magic for Wally West. So, I am eagerly looking forward to see if he can do the same for Hal Jordan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 9, 2023

    After a way too long hiatus, Green Lantern is back with a creative team that hopefully should ensure it's going to be a lengthy run in the same vein of Geoff Johns or Robert Venditti's stints on the characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey May 9, 2023

    Green Lantern #1 nails it on all counts, from the engaging storytelling of Jeremy Adams and Phillip Kennedy Johnson to the perfectly conveyed imagery of Xermanico and Mantos. This issue is a gem and a brilliant way to kick on what I hope is an Emerald Resurgence of sorts, where the Green Lantern franchise can once again rise to the great heights it deserves. The series is off to a fantastic start and I'm eagerly awaiting to see where it goes. Ten out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 12, 2023

    Green Lantern #1 is a perfect reintroduction for two DC icons. If theres any problem with this book, its that John Stewart isnt getting his ongoing. The two teams serve up a steaming helping of awesome to readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo May 9, 2023

    All-in-all,Green Lantern#1 is an incredible adventure that brings a breath of fresh air to Dawn of DC. Hal and John alike both bring in an infectious energy that proves why they've both been so beloved through the decades. If the rest of the book keeps this up, this run will be an instant classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 9, 2023

    Yet as exciting as Green Lantern #1 was to see Hal back on Earth and regaining his footing, Xermnico, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Dave Sharpe provide a sensational pop to this story that makes it incredibly easy on the eyes. Altogether, Green Lantern #1 is a home run out of the gate that everyone needs to take notice of right now. Just snag the issue, add it to your pull list, and thank me later. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz May 9, 2023

    Jeremy Adams and Xermanico have brought Hal back to earth, and back as a test pilot, but are taking us to a modern touch. Hal feels like Hal, and were getting a run that feels like classic Hal. Were getting a new status quo for the Corps thats under new leadership under the United Planets instead of the Guardians. Meanwhile Xermanico is knocking it out of the park visually. These two are coming in strong, but we also have Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Montos building a strong foundation for John Stewart, and how his new status will affect the greater DC universe. This is an exciting time to be a Green Lantern fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 8, 2023

    Green Lantern #1 does exactly what it needs to do - re-establish Hal Jordan as the greatest Green Lantern and get back to basics. Xermnico's art is excellent, and Adams's script is a perfect jumping on point with action, motivations, and a smile-inducing final page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2023

    The first thing that stands out to me about this issue is how it doesn't feel inspired by any of the other recent GL runs. Instead, its DNA feels fully rooted in one of the biggest pop culture hits of the 2020sTop Gun: Maverick. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer May 9, 2023

    Overall, writer Jeremy Adams delivers a promising first issue that peels back the complex layers that have been added to Hal Jordan over the years and lays down the groundwork for what is sure to be an exciting story of exploration brought to life by the dynamic art team of artist Xermanico and colorist Romulo Fajardo Jr who bring the joy and excitement of the story to life visually. A great jumping on point for new readers that also celebrates long time readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Matthew Aguilar May 10, 2023

    Hal Jordan is back on Earth in Green Lantern #1, and it seems like the change of pace has done wonders for him, as the series captures his charisma and fearlessness while showcasing how those can be some of his biggest weaknesses in the ever-changing world around him. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 9, 2023

    Xermanico delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The action is blisteringly gorgeous and filled with great visual thrills. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 10, 2023

    Green Lantern #1 is a great start creating a debut that's easy to dive into. It hints and teases the rich history of the characters while not relying on it to tell its stories. All of that adds to the stories that Adams and Johnson are telling. Combined with great art, this is another top notch release as part of DC's “Dawn of DC” initiative. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 10, 2023

    Jordan has been through many different convolutions over the decades...arguably more than any major mainstream superhero this side of Wonder Woman. Its nice to see a creative team willing to take him back to a traditionally balanced superhero format. Adams and company arent completely reinventing the character, but seeing him return to his roots feels very much like seeing Hal Jordan come back to Earth one more time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones May 10, 2023

    As I said earlier in the review this felt like a foundation layer but it also felt like it was integral to the series and perfectly built the story up for what is to come, would fully recommend this series as I feel we are at the beginning of another big event Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 13, 2023

    This first issue is a very strong start in character and art, but doesn't have any strong hooks for the story or plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 9, 2023

    Green Lantern #1 is a great way of starting again. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant May 11, 2023

    An engaging start to the latest "Green Lantern" story, bringing Hal Jordan back to his roots for better or worse, and supported by great artwork and colors. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 16, 2023

    Overall, it's a very fun issue. Even with its flaws, it's more than worth checking out, and I hope it maintains it throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 9, 2023

    Green Lantern #1 gets the job done with bringing a much-needed back-to-basics direction for Hal Jordan's character. Jeremy Adams lays the groundwork for a refreshing take on Hal as we see where he fits in a world that has seemingly passed him by. Xermanico solid artwork solidified this as a good start to the new Green Lantern ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte May 13, 2023

    Green Lantern #1 succeeds in taking one of the cockiest and jerk-ish characters in the DC Universe and putting him in a situation that forces him to be humble and makes it feel natural. Unfortunately this situation is very similar to the one Pete "Maverick Mitchell found himself in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 16, 2023

    Although the shift back and forth from one month ago to present gets annoying, the issue succeeds in setting the stage and tone of the new series. I would like to see a little less mopey Hal in future issues, but the story serves a purpose in these early issues. Read Full Review

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