Green Lantern Corps #18

Event\Storyline: Wrath of the First Lantern Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Scott Hanna, Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
5.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN continues! After having ripped apart Guy Gardner, the First Lantern now directs his singular and horrific power at John Stewart, forcing the Corps to see the light and darkness of their lives in a frightening new way!

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 15, 2013

     Other than that and some of the questionable art on the faces of John and Fatality the artwork was pretty good.  The visual of their blood forming a heart around their dead bodies was macbre but very fitting. Uncharteristically, this issue is a bit of let down if only for the repetetive nature of the story and the lack of overall forward momentum for this arc.  While it was interesting to see how John's life might have been different it lacked in originality.  Tomasi is a great writer and I guess I expected him to tell this story differently than he did last month to prevent the cookie cutter comparisons.  That combined with some art issues result in me giving this issue three lanterns.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 13, 2013

    The "Wrath of the First Lantern" storyline hasn't been the best, but I enjoyed the deep look into the mind and new origins of John Stewart in Green Lantern Corps #18. I'm hoping he'll remain somewhat relevant in the outcome of it all, but it's looking as though All Things Defer To Hal Jordan's Infallible Greatness will be how this all plays out. Yawn. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 13, 2013

    These ancillary titles used to march to their own beat, but now they seem to be shuffling their feet while the cool stuff happens elsewhere. It's nice to have some reflection on each main character's life now that we are reaching the end of a creative era, but not when it comes at the expense of feeling like you're getting your money's worth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 15, 2013

    Green Lantern Crops 18 isn't the most exciting or thrilling comic, but it's got some great character stuff going on with John Stewart. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 13, 2013

    While this is technically Part 6 of the event, it doesn't really come off as mandatory reading. If you're a big fan of John Stewart or a completionist with Geoff Johns' final GL story, then yes, this one's worth a purchase. But if you're not a die-hard fan of the character or just want to know the basics of what goes down in Wrath of the First Lantern, then I'd say this one falls somewhere in the middle. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 15, 2013

    The law of averages can be a pain, huh? Tomasi very quickly erodes much of the street cred he earned on his other ongoing with one of the most pointless issues of GLC yet. Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Mar 17, 2013

    And as I said, that sums up this issue of Green Lantern Corps perfectly. There's just no real effort being made to do John Stewart justice. It's not like he's lacking in the history department. Xanshi, Mosaic, being wheelchair bound, going Darkstar, killing Mogo, etc. Tomasi barely uses any of this material, and rather than give any fully developed scenes, he presents everything in stilted bulletpoints. This issue has the emotional and dramatic weight of styrofoam, and that's especially frustrating when dealing with a character who rarely gets this kind of spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 18, 2013

    The big weakness of this comic, of course, is not only has this been done in another comic " and will continue to be done in at least one other comic later this week " but that we've already seen this done better. There's nothing in Green Lantern Corps that compels us to care about John, that gives these parallel lives any meaning. It's a one-dimensional light show, a continuity exercise, a $2.99 class in self-indulgence. If you choose to witness the "Wrath of the First Lantern," just know you have no one to be wrathful at afterwards but yourself. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 19, 2013

    The more I think about the money I paid for this book, and the previous Lantern titles that just had more of the same, the angrier I get. This was an utter waste. Pretty to look at, but empty as a story. Do not buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GL Mike Mar 25, 2018

    John Stewart & Fatality take center stage as Volthoom's wrath is directed toward them in this issue. Volthoom takes them on a journey into their past and alters events to make tragic endings. The emotional sadness and grief they feel 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!

  • 7.5
    Ryan May 11, 2020

    Ah man the art is so weird

  • 7.5
    JuliusMc Jun 26, 2017

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