Green Lantern Corps #42

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 11, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

BLACKEST NIGHT intensifies! The Green Lanterns' epic fight to preserve Oa and the Central Power Battery from being consumed by the Black Lanterns continues. While the Corps faces the most desperate moment in its entire history, a new threat materializes that will shake them to their very souls.

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Nov 21, 2009

    That comic was simply amazing. I'm going to start off by giving MAJOR props to Patrick Gleason and the entire art team, because this was one of the best art jobs I can recall seeing in a comic book in quite some time. The pencils, the inkwork and the colors were completely flawless. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 11, 2009

    But that doesn't imply Tomasi forgets to work in some key character moments as well. Tomasi continues some solid work with Kilowog, who shows a rarely-glimpsed vulnerable side. Tomasi also continues to make me both love and hate the Alpha Lanterns. Amid all the chaos, it's telling that the Guardians continue to be their own worst enemies. But the true highlight involves a much-loved character who takes charge and attempts to strike a mighty blow against the Black Lanterns. Whether they actually succeed you'll have to see for yourself. The important thing is that, by the end of this issue, Blackest Night will have become that much more engrossing and memorable. I'm sure many readers are already firing up their computers and venting various emotions across the Internet. But don't let the upset cries fool you. Green Lantern Corps #42 is easily one of the best chapters of Blackest Night yet, if not the best. And I'd like to think that things will only get bleaker and thereby more engrossin Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 12, 2009

    We've seen some pretty great moments and some strong issues over the course of the Blackest Night event thus far, but this issue is really the game changer. I say that not only because it features really the first death of any consequence (no offense to the links of Hawk, Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Nov 13, 2009

    Green Lantern Corps #42 was an absolutely fantastic read. This is hands down the best Blackest Night issue that we have gotten so far during this big event. Tomasi deserves so much praise for his incredibly strong and consistent work on this title. Tomasi has managed to show the reader the potential that Blackest Night possesses that is lacking on so many of the other Blackest Night issues. I definitely recommend picking up this issue. Green Lantern Crops #42 is a must have for Green Lantern fans and readers who are only reading Blackest Night itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 14, 2009

    It's hard to believe Kyle iss dead, but it capped off a truly special issue of Green Lantern Corps that you absolutely, unequivocally, need to read. Easily one of, if not the best single issue of the year and something you'll be kicking yourself over having not read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Nov 13, 2009

    The best issue of GLC in a while, but I can't help feeling a little soured by the missed opportunity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 15, 2009

    Well, THAT was surprising... More and more, I suspect that DC isn't going where we think they're going with all of this, as most of the deaths in previous issues of this book and the crossovers with Blackest Night have been (forgive me, Garth) relatively minor characters. Kyle's death, alongside some of the deaths in the last issue of B.N. lead me to believe that this story is going to have huge ramifications for the DC Universe. I occasionally have issues with Patrick Gleason's art, but in these battle sequences, against these foes, it's very appropriate, and nicely handled. His flyin' zombie babies are seriously disturbing,and the sight of BlackLanterns, some whose bodies are half destroyed, descending upon thecentral power batteryispretty amazing. Last issue's interlocking stories were kind of difficult to follow, but this issue clarifies much, giving us big moments for Soranik, for Kilowog, andmost of all for Guy Gardner, whose coming transformation to another color spectrum may be Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Nov 15, 2009

    So when a major player in the DCU dies in this issue, the effect is diminished. It's just another ant succumbing to the tortuous flames of the children. It's supposed to be meaningful, if the final splash page is any indication, but it doesn't feel that way. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Nov 20, 2009

    Wow, so this is what Ray Tate feels like. Read Full Review

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