Green Lantern: New Guardians #26

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
6.9Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

The planet of Exuro is a paradise - but at a terrible cost: They're literally stealing from their own futures! When the Exurans cross the line and bring the wrath of the cosmos down on themselves, it's up to Kyle Rayner to resolve the conflict... but what exactly do the New Guardians want him to see about the difficult choice he'll have to make?

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Dec 19, 2013

    Once again Jordan, Walker and the rest of the art team bring us another amazing issue of New Guardians. With the new story arc coming up and the ending leaving some interesting seeds in our heads, New Guardians should be your lantern book of choice. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 2, 2014

    Green Lantern: New Guardians #26 is a great example of how well the Green Lantern mythology plays with different genres whether it be traditional spandex clad superhero action or thought provoking science fiction. Justin Jordan and Brad Walker continue to make this title a great read - four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 18, 2013

    In what seems to be becoming a trend, this book, and this issue, continue to merge sci-fi sensibilities with superhero characters and settings, delivering a perfect mish-mash of content and displaying a beautiful and vast universe. One of my biggest problems with Green Lantern books was, often, they all focused on Earth, making them seem redundant (especially as it meant that, at any time, Earth had double the Lanterns as any other space sector), so to see Kyle branch out and really explore the strange corners of the DCU. I, of course, dont mind if he returns home every now and again, but its great to see Bedard taking him in some new, interesting directions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 23, 2013

    A disappointing conclusion from the story, but a visually interesting one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Dec 18, 2013

    Overall this issue was a thrill ride from start to finish,with the idea of Kyle using his position due to his power set in a interesting dynamic. Walker continues to get better and better each month, the sky is the limit for Brad Walker as Green Lantern: New Guardians heads into 2014 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Jan 14, 2014

    All things considered, this is a fairly decent issue of Green Lantern: New Guardians. This issue looks great, and has a strong ending which will be enough to keep even the most casual of reader interested. It's just a shame that the story missed so many interesting opportunities, and instead played it safe telling a fairly generic story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Jan 5, 2014

    In general this was a good read even though I think it missed its initial target. I don't think anyone will remember this story years from now, but if you like space adventures and Green Lantern give this book a try. I f you can get past the first 7 pages you'll be fine. The end makes it obvious that the Green Lantern creative team is getting ready for another event and they have to get Kyle Rayner prepared for it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Dec 18, 2013

    Overall, Green Lantern New Guardians needs to establish itself apart from the other Green Lantern titles until a time when Kyle and the Guardians are needed, otherwise this just seems like the white lantern going off and saving different areas of the universe. If there is a bigger overall picture and direction then this book could become very interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 18, 2013

    This was a decent issue that raised some new and interesting plot points. Jordan is really doing a great job of fleshing Kyle out, and Brad walker continues to turn in great pencils every month. This series is definitely a great addition to the Green Lantern mythos. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 19, 2013

    The actual story is as perplexing as the art. I read it twice and I still wasn't exactly sure what everyone's decisions were and why they made them. I did grasp that Kyle is struggling with what to do with his powers, and it is true that he's starting to sound like Hal Jordan with the way he tries to lay down the law, but I didn't truly feel his plight during the story. This issue amounts to a giant battle while the characters talk about the ethics of creating one paradise at the expense of infinite apocalypses. It's an interesting premise that just doesn't get explored fully enough to be truly compelling. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 29, 2013

    All I can say is that New Guardians has certainly taken a different direction.  It exudes the sci fi ideas, and concepts you'd expect from a intergalactic cop story, but doesn't convey them well enough for the reader to get behind what they're doing.  I spent almost the entire time when reading this story confused, and a lot of the other time angry that I wasn't getting everything they were selling.  Maybe it's just me, maybe it's not.  All in all if you undertake this story line in New Guardians be prepared to read it a couple of times. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Dec 21, 2013

    New Guardians #26 is a fine conclusion to an incredible premise, but it's not as well told as it probably should be. I recommend it largely based on the strength of its predecessor and hints that there will be a return to such glory for the title, but you'll need issue #25 to really appreciate it. Read Full Review

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