Green Lantern Corps #25

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 11, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The true origin of the Black Mercy plant is revealed! The Green Lantern Corps finds itself pitted not only against Mongul, but an entire planet made of Black Mercies that seem to be under the control of a quite possibly darker and more disturbing force.

  • 8.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 11, 2008

    Certain colors have played a huge role in the Green Lantern books recently, and it's worth noting that this issue is gorgeously dominated by greens, bloody reds and vibrant purples. This unique mix of horrific gore and strange beauty dominates each and every page, making the entire issue an immensely powerful visual experience. The confusing stage direction problems suffered in last issue are thankfully absent in this installment, and I'm glad to report that the chaos is now visually coherent. Credit is likewise due to new-coming inker Drew Geraci, who lends some much needed definition and clarity to these proceedings while employing a strong use of shadows and blacks. Let's hope this creative team gets the chance to stay together for an extended run, because I could certainly go for a few more issues like this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Jun 13, 2008

    Overall issue #25 is a stellar superhero book. I could have done without the Mother Mercy giving a three page monologue about her history, instead opting for Tomasi to creatively find a way to relay this information to readers through action, but oh well. That stuff happens in superhero books all the time. Villains and quasi-villains just love to monologue; its like their thing. But otherwise part 4 of Ring Quest displays some kick-ass super-heroics, continues to build to the final showdown next issue with Mongul, and gives readers some great eye candy from Patrick Gleason. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 13, 2008

    The story is quite fast-paced, despite the historical context placed in the narrative, and should be easily enjoyed by anyone even remotely intrigued by the Green Lantern mythos. That said, the issue does leave the reader clutching for more as there is a nice epic set-up ready to continue on in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 11, 2008

    I liked this issue, but it was one of the odder books I read this week. Not sure why they needed to create such an elaborate retcon for the Black Mercy plants instead of just having a big brawl with Mongul and the Sinestro Corps lackies he's recruited. Read Full Review

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