Green Lantern Corps #25

Green Lantern Corps #25

Event\Storyline: Batman: Zero Year Writer: Robert Venditti, Van Jensen Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

A BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in! When The Riddler throws Gotham City into total darkness, a young Marine named John Stewart is deployed as part of the peacekeeping measures. But he gets much more than he expected when he must deal with the costumed chaos known as ANARKY!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Nov 21, 2013

    You can keep your angst-ridden space cops and their rage buddies. This is now my favorite Lantern book out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Nov 13, 2013

    Overall, Green Lantern Corps #25 was an excellent Zero Year tie in that depicted the Riots int Detroit well and really did a good job showing us the type of hero John really is. It was about the true herds in the world doing what is right and by that it shows why he now wields a Green Lantern power ring. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 14, 2013

    Green Lantern Corps #25 is a pretty good issue and tie-in. The fans may not like the fact the title is getting roped into another event just so soon after Lights Out, but it did turn out to be an enjoyable book regardless. Give it a shot if you're interested. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 13, 2013

    What we have here is a great characterization issue for John Stewart, all set with the Zero Year story as a back drop. Is the issue necessary to those following the Zero Year storyline in Batman? No, but neither are any of the other tie-ins. The Zero Year setting is just a convenient setting to allow this team to essentially tell an origin story for John, that could have fit in with the #0 issues last year. The problem with the setting is, unlike characters such as James Gordon, Dick Grayson, or Barbara Gordon, it's hard to say if the Zero Year setting will draw any Gotham fans into this character, who outside of this issue, has nothing to do with Gotham. I do think the general audience knows who John Stewart is, and even if you don't read Green Lantern Corps regularly, even a slight knowledge of who John is will allow some enjoyment to be had in this issue.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 13, 2013

    I havent even mentioned the reintroduction of the villain Anarky and thats partially because I cant figure out how, or if, hell fit into Johns greater storyline and also partially because I dont feel I had room for him up there. But this is a great book, and frankly a book thats been LONG overdue (ever since, I dunno, the Zero Issues of the New 52, maybe?), so Im happy to see it. I think the story is a great one, it shows Stewarts mentality and his willingness to do things the RIGHT way, even if thats not the CORRECT way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 14, 2013

    It gets a little preachy, I wish that Anarky was more formidable, and the artwork is ranges from average to below-average, but this was a really, really good issue for John Stewart. If he's your favorite Green Lantern then this is a must-buy as it perfectly demonstrates his strength, intelligence, and courage. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 10, 2013

    Green Lantern Corps #25 is a good re-introduction to John Stewart for long time fans and a great primer on the character for those new to the mythology.  It delivers on its promise of giving us a modernized retelling of a part of his past but doesn't give us the full story that the character deserves.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 15, 2013

    Green Lantern Corps #25 is a good John Stewart book, but an unnecessary Zero Year tie-in.  Readers get to see what shaped John into the good man he is today, but beyond that the story is dull and uneventful.  This book is not a must read for anyone but true John Stewart fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Nov 14, 2013

    So, all in all, it was a decent issue. Average, if you will. The biggest complaint I have is not the black-washing of a favorite character of mine, just for the sake of diversity. Nor is it the unrealistic dialogue or the inconsistent storytelling of the various artists. Though those things play a role in the downfall of this issue, it was really the increased price tag and the utter lack of space for such a story. This could (and probably should) have been an entire storyline. Not just a one-shot issue. Not enough space. Not enough time. And really, when it comes down to it, a terrible jumping on point. Consider this book not re-added to my pull list. A noble effort, but when it comes down to it, they sort of dropped the ball. Better luck next time. I'm sure there will be another gimmick in the future that brings me back. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Nov 13, 2013

    Overall this issue sadly felt flat. As the reader doesn't really connect to Stewart other than a superficial level. The issue is a constant reminder that John thinks out of the box and everyone around him is irrational. It was fine for the first few pages but after a while it comes off as beating a dead horse. The art was average and at points actually hurt the story a bit with it's flaws in simple story telling. Read Full Review

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