Green Lantern Corps #40

Green Lantern Corps #40

Event\Storyline: Godhead Writer: Van Jensen Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
7.0Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

John Stewart comes face to face with the failure that has haunted and defined him for years - the destruction of the planet Xanshi. Will he find salvation as history threatens to repeat itself? Plus, a moment that will forever alter the course of the Corps in a final issue that had to be extra-sized!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - JaDarrell Belser Mar 17, 2015

    One difference between this new retelling of the incident and the original is that John initially arrives at Xanshi with Katma Tui instead of the Martian Manhunter. Also a treat is the artwork from Bernard Chang (The forthcoming Batman Beyond) and Mirko Colak (Deadpool) and their vivid recreation of the Xanshis explosion in the beginning. Now, for the important question: Where does the GLC go from here? I suppose well let Convergence decide that now, wont we. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 11, 2015

    All good things must come to an end. We've witnessed a great run on this series. We've been able to see John Stewart and others shine. This final battle has a really great feel to it with some stellar visuals by the artists and colorists. We may have a tiny idea of what's coming next for some of the characters after Convergence. It would have been nice to see some sort of set up, if even a tiny one. That's not really a fault of this issue though. Jensen does John Stewart and the Green Lantern Corps proud in this issue. Bravo to all involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 12, 2015

    Speaking of execution, I have wailed on how giving John Stewart a Star Sapphire ring and not using it all during Godhead was a wasted opportunity. Well today I eat my words, and it appears that Van Jensen had the right moment planned all along, in fact shying away from it as long as he did made the moment of John using the power of love to save everyone even more awe inspiring. Finally it gives John the closure that he so desperately needs, after years of Xanshi constantly being brought up. It really feels like one chapter of John's life has finally ended and he can move onto what's next. Not a bad way to end the run of this comic, if I might say so myself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 10, 2015

    Green Lantern Corps #40 serves as a fitting conclusion to Van Jensen's run on the title from a character perspective.  John Stewart and the cast that Jensen introduced during his time are each given moments which are emotionally rewarding.  However, despite the extra page count given to the finale there is a sense that an opportunity was missed to expound upon recent events in the Green Lantern universe that should have been explored here even if only as an epilogue.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 16, 2015

    Green Lantern Corps #40 is the end of an era, and a fitting one for these characters. The creative team says goodbye with this issue and they do it in a very strong way by telling a good story. This is John Stewart at his best with some really interesting Corps members that we've seen come all the way, Van Jensen and Bernard Chang have done quite a job with Green Lantern Corps. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 12, 2015

    Bernard Chang and Mirko Colak work together once again and just like last issue the results are mixed. Chang's panels are laid out in such a way to evoke all of the action happening on the page with thoroughly satisfying results, but Colak's pencils are once again rushed and in need of a bit more attention to detail. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 12, 2015

    It may not be the best story line to end on but Van Jensen did his best to fill it with enough action and callbacks to satisfy every John Stewart fan out there.  A bit rushed, a bit confusing but this over sized issue doesn't disappoint in the entertainment factor and it's bright awesome colors really save the day here and make it look bigger than it really is.  Go get your last issue of Green Lantern Corps and rejoice over it because who knows when we'll get another. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Mar 12, 2015

    The issue is pre-Convergence filler and testament to why this series needs a serious revamping. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Slayer666 Mar 12, 2015

    Good art can't save the lame story

  • 7.0
    Supes' soups Mar 12, 2015

    Chang's panels were great but this title series doesn't end too well. Too many things left unresolved, (maybe they'll be resolved post-Convergence?) like what happened with Fatality? Chang's pencils are excellent but beyond that this issue felt more like an end to a forgettable story-arc rather than an entire series. To be honest, GLC started losing steam when they shifted Guy Gardner to Red Lanterns. And ironically that's also when I started caring less and less about Red Lantern as well. So by moving arguably the most interesting human Green Lantern to another book, they stabbed both in the leg so the books barely feel like they're progressing. Up next we'll see how they conclude Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner's storylines.

  • 7.0
    havok1977 Apr 3, 2015

    Weakest issue of an otherwise consistently good run. Sad to see it endive this.

  • 6.0
    JBL Reviews Mar 15, 2015

    What a meh ending to the series.

  • 6.5
    Redeadhood Mar 20, 2015

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