Green Lantern Corps #17

Event\Storyline: Wrath of the First Lantern Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN continues! Its the Green Lanterns vs. the Guardians of Oa and the Third Armybut which side will the First Lantern take?

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 24, 2013

    The story didn't grab, but the art, colors, and letters did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 5, 2013

    Green Lantern Corps #17 continues to build up the threat of the First Lantern and allowing readers to see more of the emotional baggage that Guy has been hauling around for years.  What results is a very personal story that allows the Wrath of the First Lantern to built at a steady if casual pace.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 24, 2013

    Not really a step forward for the Wrath of the First Lantern arc, but a valuable look into the life of Guy Gardner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 21, 2013

    Considering this book has been considered to be one of the more inaccessible books in the Green Lantern franchise, I have to say... this is a compelling read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Feb 20, 2013

    It feels strange for Geoff Johns to introduce the first ever Muslim Green Lantern in Simon Baz, only for Peter J. Tomasi to reveal here that Guy Gardner's career shattering altercation was with a suicide bomber who could very well be Middle Eastern. One step forward, two steps back? But that scene is nothing compared to the one that follows, as it oversteps the boundary of good taste into gratuitous violence territory. It's tough to judge everything shown here without knowing the entire Wrath of the First Lantern story, so even though everything here seems a bit much, it'll take time to merit its true weight. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Feb 24, 2013

    The second part of Wrath of the First Lantern is a solid character study of Guy Gardner, revealing a key part of his new history and packing some emotional weight. It does unfortunately start to fall apart as the issue goes on due to Tomasi going more and more over the top when he would have been better off keeping things restrained and personal. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Ryan May 11, 2020

    Great issue. Tomasi takes advantage of Volthoom and uses him to explore what makes Guy who he is. Phenomenal character study

  • 9.0
    GL Mike Mar 25, 2018

    Guy Gardner takes center stage as Volthoom's wrath is directed toward him in this issue. Volthoom takes Guy on a journey into his past and alters events to make them tragic endings. The emotional sadness and grief Guy feels energizes Volthoom via the emotional spectrum, making him stronger.

    This is a fun issue with beautiful artwork. Tomasi is great writing GL characterizations, so this plays directly to that strength!

  • 9.5
    JuliusMc Jun 25, 2017

  • 8.0
    Nicetrylaoche Sep 15, 2019

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