Green Lantern: New Guardians #22

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Witness the beginnings of the next major Green Lantern villain in this issue! Something terrible has emerged from the Anomaly at the edge of the universe-and it's going to tear Kyle Rayner apart!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 23, 2013

    This book exceeds my expectations. I predict things are going to get very bad for every lantern. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 31, 2013

    I'm really enjoying Justin Jordan's run onGL: New Guardians because he's finally given the title a direction that makes sense and a voice that feels more organic than the first 20 issues combined. I don't want to discount Tony Bedard's work, but his concept of teaming up the various colored Lanterns was a novelty that wore off rather quickly. Jordan, on the other hand, is using the title to explore less specific ideas. Instead, we get to see Kyle back at his prime helping the literal New Guardians understand the universe they've inherited. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Jul 21, 2013

    I don't wish to spoil anything, so I won't say where I think things are going, but I do feel like Jordan and his creative team are bringing us to a new story arc that will make waves in series other than its own. Green Lantern: New Guardians has the ability to tie all of the Light Corps together and with our well known Lanterns in their own respective series now, it's about time they meet up for something big! I look forward to the next issue, especially the continuation of the Relic story. I want to know what Relic's abilities are and what Relic's true intentions will be on a universal scale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 19, 2013

    Once Kyle makes his escape it's time for Relic to move on, but not before Kyle makes a few prophetic gloom and doom comments about the nature of this being who now has a much better understanding of the universe he's now inhabiting. Relic means to extinguish the lights of the emotional spectrum and we already know that pretty soon it will indeed be "Lights Out" for the Green Lantern family of books. Issue twenty two has some great art and wonderfully establishes Relic for the reader, making it a must read for Green Lantern fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 17, 2013

    Despite a lot of repeated ideas, this series still drips with a lot of originality and great new ideas, and Im especially intrigued in seeing where Relic is going and what he wants. Theres a lack of the actual New Guardians, but theyve been replaced by a DIFFERENT set of New Guardians, so the books title is still technically accurate, but I do hope to see the return of the rest of the team soon. In the meantime, Kyle Rayners hands are kept full in an entertaining, engaging way that practically demands to be read. The character dynamics mixed with the action and new, strange beings are reason enough to ignore the very minor shortcomings and see where this is all going and what its all building to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Jul 17, 2013

    If youre looking to branch out from the main Green Lantern series or youre just looking for a fun, action packed read then you may want to consider Green Lantern: New Guardians. The past two issues have been solid and the future looks of this series looks brighter than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 17, 2013

    Overall Green Lantern New Guardians does a great job of introducing Relic. The reader knows what he can do, what he wants do now all that's left is how he will achieve his goal. While this reviewer does question the further push of Carol and Kyle being together, it does make the reader interested on how events will fold out and of course what will Hal Jordan do if Carol and Kyle actually become a couple. Especially after Carol kicked Kyle to the curb. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 24, 2013

    In this issue Jordan has introduced to the New 52 Relic, along with all his mystery and power, making this great unknown and teased threat to the Lantern Corps someone you are eager to discover more about. Who is he? Why does he hate 'lighsmiths'? What will he do next? I have no idea, but this issue has definitely made me excited for "Lights Out", along with Relic's issue in September during Villains Month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jul 17, 2013

    I am still somewhat upset at what has become of Hal Jordan and Carol Ferris’ relationship. It seems like it was left in one place at the end of Johns’ run and then careened in a completely different direction with the beginning of Venditti’s run on the core title. I don’t know if this is Venditti’s decision, so other writers have to have their characters play into the situation or if this is DC’s famously over-reaching editors finally getting their fingers into the pot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 17, 2013

    Green Lantern: New Guardians #22 is a solid issue, but it seems to be setting us up for a story the GLU has examined to death – the power of the ring. Instead lets focus on the minds of the people, the fall from grace of the Corps. Try making the GL titles human again, instead of just another gigantic space adventure. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jul 19, 2013

    It doesn't right the ship, but it proves that this series still has legs. If the creative team can build on the best of this issue, the series may yet have a chance at glory, but , on its own, New Guardians #23 is unremarkable, no better and no worse. Read Full Review

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