Green Lantern Corps #21

Writer: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Its nonstop action as the Green Lantern Corps faces attacks on Oa and Earthand Guy Gardner is presented with a choice that could change the balance of power between the different Lantern Corps forever!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 12, 2013

    Van Jensen has introduced four all-new characters from four COMPLETELY different backgrounds and races, and I honestly cannot wait for the next issue to see what comes of them. Additionally, Green Lantern Corps seems to be getting back to the heart of what the Green Lanterns are: space cops! As much as I loved Johns run, there were so many times when a sweeping, epic space opera obfuscated, or forgot, that the Green Lanterns arent a standing army, theyre galactic police and though Johns didn't write all the Green Lantern books, the events that he wrote permeated all of them. There are so many unturned rocks for that context and that idea, that I am absolutely thrilled to see someone tackling them. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 22, 2013

    This was a great read and had great art. The only thing missing from this corps is you reading it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 12, 2013

    I had high hopes for Green Lantern Corps #21 and the creative team blew them away. Jensen, Venditti and Chang appear to be on the outset of what will hopefully be a stellar run to rival that of their predecessors. Anyone doubting the Green Lantern line post Johns/Tomasi, look no further than Green Lantern Corps #21 to cast aside your doubts. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jun 14, 2013

    This issue grounds firmly the emotional stance of longtime Corps members, and teases conflict to be had with the new recruits. While the tone of the book feels a little uneven at times, and its position among the Green Lantern lineup is still unclear, Green Lantern Corps #21 is a strong character-driven story that pushes the characters to find an identity in a new era. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jun 14, 2013

    Now that “Green Lantern Corps” is out of the immense shadow of Johns' “Green Lantern,” it appears to finally have room to grow. In fact, it surpasses the quality of Venditti's “Green Lantern.” Perhaps this is a sign that, for the first time in ages, all Green Lantern titles will stand on equal ground. With a strong cast, engaging conflict, and fantastic art, “Green Lantern Corps” is the current Lantern book to beat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Eric Thompson Jun 14, 2013

    This was a great debut for our new creative team. We have new villains, new characters, and a new take on several characters weve known for quite some time. This team has so much potential (both the creative team and our current Green Lantern Corps) that I cant wait for #22. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 14, 2013

    As of now, it looks like Green Lantern Corps is the book you'll want to check out if you want to read about actual Green Lantern business rather than all the internal bickering and spectrum slapfights. It's not bad. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jun 13, 2013

    Overall, Green Lantern Corps is an excellent issue for long time readers and especially great for new readers, add in some fantastic art by Bernard Chang and the reader is given a nice starting point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jun 12, 2013

    Venditti, Van Jensen and Chang are off to a great start with their first issue which has a little bit of everything to offer.  The balance of treating the past with reverence while still striking off in their own direction is evident and I continue to have a great feeling about the future of the Green Lantern universe in the hands of the new creative teams.  Striking a great balance between moving our established cast into a post Johns reality and introducing new elements, Green Lantern Corps #21 is a great freshman issue and earns four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Jun 12, 2013

    Overall, I think this is a solid first issue for Venditti and his creative team. It will be difficult to hit the level we found ourselves at during the climaxes found in the "Wrath of the First Lantern" story but I don't think they have to. Venditti is left with a wide open Green Lantern universe and I think he and his team will have fun taking us to new places within it. I will say that this issue isn't quite as compelling as Green Lantern #21 but it isn't far behind. I'm definitely excited to see where things go and what the future of the Green Lantern Corps holds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jun 12, 2013

    Jensen's GLC already seems to be more heartfelt and thoughtful than what came before it in the New 52, which was a whole lot of action and severed limbs. The book has a sense of wonder and imagination to it that we haven't seen in a while, and even though there are some areas where it will need to improve to earn devoted readership, it certainly is on the path to making a lasting impression. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 13, 2013

    Chang's artwork goes a long way towards selling this book, as his sleek designs and subtle expressions - like Fatality biting her lip as she helps save the day - make this a stylish read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 18, 2013

    A slightly better outing than its companion series, but still dampened by an uninspired plot and some questionable storytelling choices. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jun 12, 2013

    It was interesting to see things again on Oa in the aftermath of the first lantern, and I do like how these books will be connected but not mandatory reading. We see Hal send the message in Green Lantern and here we see the Corps receiving it, very cool. The art i enjoyed felt it was better then what I saw in Green Lantern #21 but still not as beautiful as the art in Green Lantern #20. The final few pages did pay off as we got to see these sort of "random" characters have the ring summon them to the Green Lantern corps. I will be interested to see these new character and how John will fair on his own for a bit. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jun 12, 2013

    Chang’s art is solid, if not a little on the bland side. One of the most important abilities a Green Lantern artist needs to master is the ability to draw alien species. Some artists have this, and some don’t. I see promise in Chang’s work and look forward to seeing how he grows in issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 14, 2013

    "Green Lantern Corps" #21 looks great, but so far the writing hasn't quite caught up to the art. Hopefully in time that'll change; with so many characters available, "Green Lantern Corps" is a title that has a ton of potential. For now, though, it could use a burst of urgency. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    blkson Jun 13, 2013

    This is a nice start by VAN JENSEN. The lantern Corps are in the midst of rebuilding and JOHN STEWART becomes the titular Earth Lantern of the book. This is a team book, so the spotlight wasn't/isn't going to be specifically on STEWART every single issue, and that's OK. However, fans of JOHN STEWART will definitely enjoy this issue. BERNARD CHANG's designs of the new recruits looked really sci-fi, which is something that I haven't been able to say about other alien designs in the Green Lantern comics. On the downside, the new recruits were extremely stereotypical; there's the strong guy/tank, the woman, the smart guy, and the wise one. All of whom, were nothing that comic readers haven't seen before. They seemed to be rehashed character arc more

  • 7.5
    GL Mike Apr 2, 2018

    Meh. It's just an "ok" issue - nothing great, nothing bad. It's very forgettable.

  • 5.5
    Hatmasta Jun 13, 2013

    I was not a fan of this book. Van Jensen had a tough time of it, coming in after a brilliant run by Peter Tomasi. But this issue just feels so "bleh." It felt like he tried too hard to drive home several points throughout the issue, especially John & Fatality's love issues. I'll stick around for awhile, but I'm not impressed thus far.

  • 9.0
    Clucaran Jun 14, 2013

  • 7.0
    JuliusMc Jun 28, 2017

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