Green Lantern Corps #31

Writer: Van Jensen Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

UPRISING part 2! As the Corps reels from the Battle for Mogo, John Stewart leads a team of Green Lanterns into the heart of enemy territory on a desperate rescue mission to save the Lanterns abducted by the Durlans and the Khund. This prison break is like nothing youve ever seen before! And as the Durlans train their sights on the next battlefield in the war, a long-lost member of the Corps returns! Continued from this months GREEN LANTERN #31!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 14, 2014

    A great issue if youre into the Uprising crossover and a great issue if youre just reading Corps. John Stewart may not take center stage until later, but the underlying focus on the Corps as a whole is most definitely intact and does a great job of spotlighting some of the more obscure Lanterns across all of the Corps. The action scarcely lets up, breath can scarcely be caught, and the ending warms the cockles of my fanboy heart. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 25, 2014

    Heroics in space have never been better. This is perfection. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 20, 2014

    Out of all the Lantern titles out there I have always felt that Corps was one of the weakest.  But after reading this issue I'm eating my words, because it was terrific.  Great action, suspense, and a big reveal for Lantern fans in the end.  This issue has everything you want when reading a comic.  So make sure you jump on this Uprising adventure and join the fun, because this story is going someplace I want to see.  Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 14, 2014

    Bernard Chang continues to prove himself as one of the more capable artists working in the GL franchise. His work is smoother and more refined than the scratchy pencils and inks seen in Green Lantern #31, and his characters far more expressive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Alex Jaffe May 15, 2014

    GREEN LANTERN #31 promised you the action would continue over here, and boy, did it ever. But GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31 delivers more than a promise: it raises the stakes in a credible, terrifying way. For a series that's been around since 1960, that's a pretty tall order. But it's one that must be met if you're going to tell an original story people will remember, and carve your name into DC history. And if UPRISING keeps taking advantage of the rich universe DC has to offer beyond the confines of the Lantern color spectrum, it might just be a story you'll still be talking about years down the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy May 15, 2014

    Green Lantern Corps continued and picked the pace from last weeks Green Lantern. The reintroduction of Sodom Yat is the biggest game changer yet and it leaves this reviewer salivating for what else the GL crew has coming up next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey May 15, 2014

    Green Lantern Corps #31 is a great read as a single issue, but as a part of the larger story of Uprising it feels a little disjointed. The Khund/Durlan menace comes off looking more like minor annoyances and almost as a subplot to the issues major objective - to reveal the Durlans' true goal and to return a character that hasn't been seen in quite a while.  In those areas the book excels.  I have high hopes that part three will be the issue where things take a bad turn and Uprising begins to really live up to it's potential.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Adam Barndt May 23, 2014

    Green Lantern Corps #31 is a high energy trip getting back to the roots of the Green Lantern Corps and a nice break from the politics that have earmarked the most recent issues in both Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps. Where it suffers is from lack of depth, and often times hectic pacing with few (if any) plot points to mention until the last pages of the issue. However, these themes fit the purpose of the book in a transition issue as part of a larger story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Zack Roberts May 16, 2014

    Ending on a positive note, the reveal of this character also reveals the Durlans grand plan to destroy the Greens; and it is a brilliant plan. Comic villains often come up with ridiculous plans that have no hope of succeeding in taking out the hero, not this plan. This plan is, as long as they can pull it off before the Greens stop them, absolute genius. Being cryptic as to not spoil the reveal for you I found the book disappointing until those final few pages but put it down with a sense of contentment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gabe Carrasco May 20, 2014

    This issue may not warrant the highest score for the clich prison break scenes, but oh those killer last few pages! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Jun 6, 2014

    This was an awesome and a welcome entry into the Uprising event. I will say though, for advanced manipulators of DNA, it is a good thing no one told the Durlans that their special prisoner has all the DNA they need to fulfill their monstrous plans and there was no need to delay in interrogating him... Just saying :P

  • 4.0
    Criminology. Jun 5, 2021

    Kind of disappointing follow-up to the amazing first issue of the uprising arc. This issue really showed me why I prefer the other series so much more.

    I think that we needed more time with the Lanterns in the prison to really understand their struggle and this way the moment of the liberation would have been far more powerful. It was weird, because last few issues were really slow and there was build-up and foreshadowing for some things, like how some lanterns acted weird suggesting something was wrong, the origin of the Durlans, the races that are fooled by the Durlans to oppose the lanterns ecc. But in the end, all those thing turned out to be of less importance. It's like the attention was not focused on the right place. The more

  • 8.5
    havok1977 May 28, 2014

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