Green Lantern Corps #23

Green Lantern Corps #23

Writer: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

John Stewart is the new training officer for the Green Lantern Corps, but hell have to put his new job on hold when the Durlans attack! Meanwhile, Fatalitys on a mission of her ownone that could make Johns life even more difficult! And what is going wrong with the Corps rings?

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 19, 2013

    The best Lantern book out today! Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 14, 2013

    Best of all, the revelations of the closing pages are enough to send any longtime Green Lantern fan into a tizzy. Last time I said Jensen was ballsy, and these pages show that I was not wrong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Aug 15, 2013

    Overall, this issue isn't groundbreaking but it definitely adds new depth and detail to an already compelling, intense story arc. The new enemy is devious, intelligent and incredibly powerful all while we get a closer look at why the power rings are failing. The intensity and sharpness of the illustrations add to the compelling nature of the story as a whole. While the story is interesting, the illustrations add the emotion and pressure that is hard to convey in simple dialogue. I can definitely see that Jensen, Venditti, Chang and team are leading up to a very big event. Being in the wake of "Wrath of the First Lantern" certainly means they have some majorly big shoes to fill but I have no doubt that they will pull it off with flying colors. If the "Relic" and "Lights Out" story arcs are anything like the issues leading to them, we haven nothing to worry about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Aug 18, 2013

    There's a lot to this issue and the whole issue is executed to near perfection with all the right notes being hit with the script.  Bernard Chang does a wonderful job overall, although I do hope he gets a better grip on Kilowog soon.  Not only is he too short in stature, his face really needs a lot more work to get it closer to model for the much loved Green Lantern.  All in all though this is a superb issue with a great little cliffhanger.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 14, 2013

    The times are (a) changing for the Green Lantern Corps. Van Jensen and Robert Venditti are paving the way for a new direction for the Corps. With the Guardians out of the picture, there is a lot up in the air and seeing how the old and new members handle it all is making this a fascinating read. Bernard Chang's art captures the feel of the 'universe' and he keeps up with all the aliens and locales with ease. The only problem is having so many different 'main characters' kind of makes the book feel a little bogged down. John Stewart's situation quickly changes and we get sprinkles of the other characters mixed in. I've always enjoyed this title but things have definitely amped up. This new direction is making a good series even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Aug 14, 2013

    Overall this issue was fun and fast and just continued the overall excellence of this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Aug 15, 2013

    Overall, Green Lantern Corps #23 had a lot going on. If this title can get more focused it could be the best Green lantern title going forward. The creative team seems to building toward something quite interesting. The end of this issue will have a lot of readers really excited for October to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 14, 2013

    A decent space adventure story that leaves us on a cliffhanger which may or may not get picked up next month, Green Lantern Corps #23 is clearly putting John Stewart in some well-deserved limelight, but perhaps not showing off all of his best features and potential. Hes not the agent of his own rescue nor more than a vessel through which his erstwhile girlfriend can move at will. Heres hoping for a more active Lantern in the months to come, as new recruits (in-story and in real life) can use a little more to look up to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 25, 2013

    I was pleasantly surprised with this book and it was nice to read a Lantern story that isn't part of a line-wide crossover like the Third Army and Wrath of the First Lantern that have come before. I hope this creative team continues their work on this title together as they're starting to tell a compelling story, while adding some depth to some lesser known characters in the Lantern mythos. Read Full Review

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