Green Lantern Corps #33

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 11, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Featuring an "Origins and Omens" backup story! It's the prelude to "The Blackest Night" as the "War of Light" continues to intensify! Mongul attempts to establish his hold on the Sinestro Corps by enslaving the planet Daxam and making it the home world of his Corps. What does Sinestro's right hand man, Arkillo, think of all this? And will Sodam Yat, the Green Lantern known as Ion, fight to save his homeworld, which he's vowed to never return to?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 11, 2009

    This looks like the beginnings of another Ranx vs Mogolike epic, this time with the battle over Daxam. Couldn't believe how much content was packed into this one issue. Great stuff all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Feb 16, 2009

    I'd like to take a moment to publicly congratulate Adam Schlagman. He recently got upgraded from assistant editor to 'Editor' on this title, and before all that, he got his start at DC Comics as an intern. It's really nice to see a publisher provide that kind of growth and continuity among its staff. Congratulations sir. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 11, 2009

    Patrick Gleason's art is a bit of a mixed bag, unfortunately. There are a few breathtaking scenes to behold, especially when the page opens and Gleason can focus on wide, epic shots. However, his figure work suffers a fair bit, particularly with a series of flat, disjointed faces. But problems aside, this series is unquestionably required reading for Lantern fans. This franchise is now too wide in its scope for one series to have a hope of covering it all. Now bring on issue #34, DC. I needs me some Mongul vs. Arkillo action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Apr 1, 2009

    GL Corps might not be as flat out awesome as GL is, but it is a consistently well written comic book, and that's really all I ask for as a comic book fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 15, 2009

    With a strong story by Peter Tomasi and excellent art by Patrick Gleason and Rebecca Buchman, this is definitely a series to watch - especially as "Darkest Night" continues to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 15, 2009

    Completely serendipitously, this issue hit the stands during Valentine's week. The feelings and emotions in the book struck me as quite cleverly placed in relationship to Hallmark's calendar and almost inspired me enough to draw up multi-colored Valentines for those around me. Unfortunately, I'm not sure which color is supposed to represent patience, as that's the Valentine I'd send to my esteemed editor here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Feb 11, 2009

    Much like the book of OA and the book of Parallax the scarred Guardian has begun to keep record in the book of Black. As she begins oozing black liquid from her eyes, nose and fingers it forms images in the book. She claims her purpose is to feed his children to be. Next we see Guy and Kyle begin to prime a building to be painted. Kyle refuses to use his ring to do the job as he wants to put his own blood and sweat in the job. Slowly other Lanterns want to join in the job and soon Kyle and Guy are supervising teams of painters. The issue ends with a collage of prophetic images in the book of Black. As Guy is knocked backwards by a Green Lantern symbol Saarek meets up with Ash. Kyle embraces Natu while his dead girlfriend Jade returns. Sodam and Arisia face great challenges while Kilowog argues with a Guardian. Finally in the middle of the collage are children dressed in Sinestro Corps uniforms. Could it be the children Kryb kidnapped have return? Read Full Review

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