Green Lantern Corps #38

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 1, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
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"Emerald Eclipse" hits its shocking conclusion leading directly into BLACKEST NIGHT. The sciencell riot causes a new law to be doctored into the Book of Oa as Kyle and Guy fight against it. What fate awaits the honor guards, and who will be left standing from the riot that shook Oa to its core?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 4, 2009

    While there's some disappointment with the sudden ends to several key plots from the past few months, it's hard to fault the book for it when the rest of it was so damn good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 10, 2009

    Don't get me wrong, this was a very good comic. Probably better than like 85% of the stuff I'll wind up reading all month. However this issue was a bit of a step back from the 10's I've been giving this series in recent months. With all that said though, I'd still recommend this issue highly. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 1, 2009

    It all makes for another immensely entertaining and momentous comic from this creative pair, with Patrick Gleason once again dialing up the energy to deliver a truly strange looking comic that's also extremely dynamic. For months many of Green Lantern Corps' fans have been proudly calling this book the best Green Lantern series on the stands. This issue is the perfect example why. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 21, 2009

    Green Lantern Corps, in the hands of Tomasi and Gleason has been great, and with the launch of Blackest Night, it remains a must read for Green Lantern fans, and for fans of comics in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 2, 2009

    . This issue features extremely solid art and an insanely epic scope that makes it the perfect leadin to Blackest Night. The poor conclusion to the Ion vs. Mongul subplot left a bad taste in my mouth, as did the usage of Kyle Rayner, but the rest of the issue was fantastic. Green Lantern Corps is amongst DC's strongest titles and this issue is yet another fine example of the quality you can come to expect from it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 2, 2009

    A solid book that works well as a denouementfor the last arc at the expense of leading into the next one. That said, I'm sure this menacing portrayal of the Guardians will pay dividends during Blackest Night. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 1, 2009

    "Green Lantern Corps" is poised to be integral in the summer event "Blackest Night," but this issue offers so much more than just a prelude into the madness set to besiege the DC Universe when the dead rise. This issue may be a little dense for a first time reader, but all of the pieces that define the Corps and their universe are here. This is definitely a place to start reading if you are planning to get involved in the "Blackest Night" event, but have avoided the "Green Lantern" titles until now. Once everything really gets rolling, you'll be able to come back to this issue and say, "See? Right here. . . " Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Jul 7, 2009

    Putting aside the conjecture, Gleason has blazed a heck of a trail since taking over this book after the Sinestro War. Each story arc has been as stepping stone to bring the Corps to this point. The ensemble of characters he has been balancing all appears in this issue reminding us that Oa is not figuratively the center of the Universe. Soranik and her partner Iolande mull over the revelation that Sinestro is Soranik’s father. The battle on Daxam proves to be too much for Mongul and his Sinestro Corps so the retreats to another planet that will serve his needs. So much is going on at the same time it is exciting to ponder where all the paths will cross. As always Gleason’s art is solid but one thing was really off. The opening page shows a group shot of the Corps and they don’t look any worse for wear. What happened to them barely winning the battle? They all look clean and rested. No torn uniforms, injuries or dirt appear on the Lanterns left standing. They do not ev Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 18, 2009

    Best viewed as an indictment of the Guardians and a lesson about absolute power. Read Full Review

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