Green Lantern Corps #5

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Guy Gardner must assemble a strike force to invade the genocidal Keeper's dimension and rescue his imprisoned teammates, John Stewart and Vandor! And Guy's recruits are the nastiest Green Lanterns to ever put on a ring! Don't miss the spectacular art by rising star Fernando Pasarin!

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 20, 2012

    Tomasi's writing was fantastic through out the book and was topped off by a chilling statement from J'onn as he addressed the Corps saying "You failed Krypton, you failed my home world of Mars, DON'T fail Earth". There is so much more that unfolds in this book but I'm not going to spoil it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 19, 2012

    Even when there's little action going on, Tomasi manages to deliver an exciting, enjoyable read, thanks in no small part to Pasarin's excellent artistic support. A more than solid effort all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 20, 2012

    In one stroke, Tomasi has not only given the Green Lanterns a formidable foe without resorting to a crisis-level villain, but also provided another great piece of the Guardian's history of fucking everything up. I've read (and thought myself) that blaming the Guardians for everything has become a crutch for writers over the past five years. To many, it seems as if the Guardians apparently acted more like the CIA, killing, cheating and lying to claw they way to the top, rather that behave like the benevolent beings presented over nearly seven decades of comic continuity. But that's the beauty of a race that's as old as time itself; they've had a lot of time to screw things up, and a lot of universe in which to do it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 18, 2012

    The book keeps up its solid quality art. Despite any misgivings about the members of the Mean Machine, Fernando Pasarin does a great job of establishing their dark tone with a full-page introductory shot. Also impressive is the leader of the Keepers, who looks like a cross between Emperor Palpatine and Skeletor. As far as villains go, that is a big compliment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 23, 2012

    Considering art is the most important part of a comic, I felt won over in spite of myself for the fifth issue of Green Lantern Corps " while the storyline sometimes choked on its own long tail, I felt like I was witnessing something special on the visuals. Peter Tomasi has a strong foundation of character, but it's Fernando Pasarin that's the real shining star of this book. When the Green Lanterns can look this epic, I'm willing to forgive some clunky storytelling " with a giant firefight promised in the next issue, here's hoping this book is about to play to its strengths. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 22, 2012

    Issue five had a great potential to be a great build-up for the conclusion of the first story arc for the Green Lantern Corps title, but it falls short with the heavy handed way that it compares this story to war and action  films of American cinema rather than letting the reader do that themselves.  What I'm sure was planned to be a great penultimate chapter in an outstanding story instead reads like a bit of a lazy effort depending on  how much leeway the reader is willing to give the creative team.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GL Mike Mar 10, 2018

    I loved this issue. It had a nice balance of action and character development. Tomasi does a great job giving us the backstory of the "Keepers" through the Martian Manhunter. AND this issue has one of my favorite lanterns - Hannu! The "mean machine" lanterns look cool and I look forward to seeing them in action against the "keepers." The artwork is beautiful!

  • 8.5
    Ryan May 7, 2020

  • 6.5
    JuliusMc Apr 7, 2017

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