Green Lantern: New Guardians #18

Event\Storyline: Wrath of the First Lantern Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
5.9Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

After having ripped apart Guy Gardner, the First Lantern now directs his singular and horrific power at John Stewart, forcing the Corps to see the light and darkness of their lives in a frightening new way!

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 26, 2013

    Green Lantern: New Guardians #18 is one of the better chapters of the Wrath of the First Lantern so far, delving into alternate lives for three of the regulars.  While Larfleeze gets the short end of the stick the issue has a lot going for it while possibly tipping the hand ever so slightly at the nature of the First Lantern.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Mar 24, 2013

    Green Lantern: New Guardians gives us the strongest chapter of Wrath of the First Lantern so far, but it's a shame that it stars the side characters rather than the main players of the franchise. For the first time, I'm not looking down on Carol Ferris. Larfleeze isn't played primarily for comedy for once. And we get to see Saint Walker as a Green Lantern, though with a disappointing effort from the art. Sure, Wrath of the First Lantern is being exposed as far more of a gimmick than a real story, but at least that gimmick gives us some good character beats in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 20, 2013

    Even though there are three artists -- each drawing a different character's story -- their styles go hand-in-hand with one another and all look good. This is due in no small part to Wil Quintana's consistent color work that melds the different styles together. It's pretty neat to see Green Lantern Saint Walker and Blue Lantern Larfleeze, if only purely for fan service, because that will be one of the sparse things tiding you over until this event decides to get a move on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2013

    Speaking of which, why don't we have Joy Lanterns or Despair Lanterns? I think those are two emotions that could be added to the spectrum. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 23, 2013

    Just pass. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Ket's Comics - Michael Bowie Mar 21, 2013

    While there isn't anything particularly wrong with this issue, and I can't fault anyone for enjoying it or Wrath of the First Lantern as a whole, it just isn't working for me, I'm ready to move on to the next story. Unfortunately, it looks like we have at least another month before Volthoom has been dealt with. Read Full Review

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