Green Lantern Corps #36

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 13, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT! The penultimate chapter of "Emerald Eclipse" arrives as the sciencell riot runs rampant. Oa burns as the War of Lights rages within. Many sectors away, Sodam Yat must make the ultimate sacrifice as he attempts to save the xenophobic people of his native world Daxam.

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 15, 2009

    Aside from some confusion over just what happened to Sodam and why/how he blew up in the star, I have absolutely no complaints with the issue and it's nearly a pitch perfect comic and a formula others should look to for success in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 13, 2009

    In the time since the Sinestro Corps War debuted, Green Lantern Corps has become so much more than a complementary book. Even more so than Johns' Green Lantern proper, this is the book that truly captures the epic scope of the Green Lantern franchise. It's gotten to the point where Tomasi and Gleason are no longer merely in the business of supporting Johns' series, but are actually in the habit of one-upping it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 15, 2009

    Green Lantern Corps #36 was another solid issue by Tomasi and Gleason. This title has become such a fun title that I recommend any who enjoys great space stories to give Green Lantern Corps a try as it has become more than just a supplementary title to Green Lantern and stands on its own as one of the best titles DC has. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Raymond Hilario May 16, 2009

    Although Green Lantern Corps #36 doesn't exactly read smoothly, it is probably the most entertaining chapter in the Emerald Eclipse arc. I'm glad that this title is able to hold its own. It has definitely become a book worth picking up, as it manages to keep the readers wanting more from its multiple storylines. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2009

    It's more effective than Hal's story, though that's partly due to the fact that it's got a wider canvas, and makes the impending War of Light seem more epic in scale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen May 15, 2009

    Tomasi and company continue to create a top notch comic that can still exist on its own while expanding on its overbearing mother-title (Green Lantern). Even though its in the middle of the story, you should definitely pick this one up, even to just flip through because something big is about to happen and you dont want to get lost. So hop on quick so you can be ready when things go crazy! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 17, 2009

    In general, "Green Lantern Corps" moves at a fast clip. It has to in order to tackle three different stories this issue. Even as everything hits the fan, I never feel like it's actually rushed. Tomasi's proving himself to have a strong understanding on how to write serialized comics, and he's rapidly becoming a name to watch out for. Good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl May 13, 2009

    It is amazing to see some of the events that happen in this book with the big Blackest Night event right around the corner. Even though she only has a single panel appearance in this issue Scar has thoroughly screwed over the Green Lantern Corps from the inside out. Her sabotage knows no bounds as the Green Lantern Corps may have lost their most powerful soldier right before they would need him the most. Tomasi also punches up the drama at the beginning of the issue with the father daughter interaction of Soranik and Sinestro. I cannot help but to admire Sinestro’s corrupted arrogance. Even as he shows concern, pride and a touch of love for Natu it pierces his every emotion and action. He is steadfast in preventing the prophecy and protecting the Universe. While I can understand the need to expand on the big reveal of last issue, dedicating nine pages to it seems a little excessive. The two double page splashes of the riot begged for more attention but with family ties story thre Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 15, 2009

    This has been a strong series up to now, and a great companion to Green Lantern, but this one never pulls it together long enough to matter. Hopefully the next issue will provide some resolution to one of the many stories running through the title. Read Full Review

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