Green Lantern Corps #52

Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 22, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
6.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

BRIGHTEST DAY continues as the final part of the "Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns" features a confrontation between Cyborg Superman and Ganthet! Will the villain finally get the eternal sleep he so desperately seeks? Meanwhile, the Weaponers of Qward attempt to tap into the White Energy from the construct left behind by Deadman's battle with the Anti-Monitor.

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Mason Moyer Sep 23, 2010

    Overall, the story in this issue was great, while the art was far from spectacular. The Alpha's were actually used in a non-typical way and character moments were plentiful, but lack of detail on the art side takes away from the overall experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 22, 2010

    At the end of the day, I think Bedard's proven that he was the right choice for "Green Lantern Corps." Outer space superhero stories seem to be his forte (especially with books like "Negation" and "R.E.B.E.L.S."), and he's bringing enough imagination and fun into the book here that I'll be back next month to see what else he's got in store for us. Peter J. Tomasi's run was a strong one, but Bedard definitely has the talent to follow him. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Sep 22, 2010

    This ending felt right and satisfying. My plot and art quibbles do not change my recommendation for you to go out and buy the issue if you love the Green Lantern mythos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 18, 2010

    Anyway, this comic was all right, although I was a bit bummed by Cyborg Superman's defeat. It seemed a bit too easy for my tastes. So far as I know, he can effortlessly dominate any form of robotic life, so I was a bit perplexed as to how Boodikka was able to fight him off when he attempted to enslave her body. Besides Cyborg Superman's loss though, this comic was a prime example of a perfectly acceptable comic book. It wasn't great, but it wasn't awful either. It was a fine way to kill a few minutes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 24, 2010

    This is a good issue and a nice arc. It's not Blackest Night and it isn't pretending to be. The biggest development out of this arc is the new status quo for the Alpha Lanterns. The characters are played to their strengths and are put into positions where they get used in ways you would expect. It's a good issue and if you have no prior exposure to the Alpha Lanterns then you probably won't care that the concept seems to have run its course and been re-imaged in this issue. I liked the issue as it goes back to good, old-fashioned super hero storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 22, 2010

    As for Kyle, Soranik Natu, and the other Lanterns, few really seem directly impacted by the events of this arc. The one character who does come out the other side stronger and more interesting is Hannu. Adrian Syaf's art isn't very impressive in this issue either. Syaf's style is too traditionally superhero-oriented for a GL book in general, but this issue in particular is further plagued by anatomical inconsistencies and boring layouts. Like the Heroic Age-era Avengers book at Marvel, the Green Lantern books have needed to find their new voices and identities alongside the Brightest Day push. Whereas Geoff Johns' Green Lantern and Pete Tomasi's Emerald Warriors have done reasonably well in this regard, Green Lantern Corps is still searching. Hopefully Bedard can rekindle the series' fire as he moves into his second arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Sep 23, 2010

    My biggest concern now is that three Lantern books may prove to be too much. You know the main title is rock solid with Geoff Johns at the helm. The newly launched Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors by Peter J. Tomasi has been a nice addition to the stable in its own right. This leaves the Corps as the odd man out at the moment. Lets factor Emerald out of the equation for a moment, however, since it is still in its infancy. In doing so you see the blatantly apparent contrast in quality between Green Lantern and the Green Lantern Corps. Hopefully the creative team will rebound in the next arc because this was a just average experience and with all the titles out there that just doesnt cut it. Read Full Review

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