Green Lantern: New Guardians #40
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Green Lantern: New Guardians #40

Event\Storyline: Godhead Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Marc Deering, Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Once and for all, Kyle will come to terms with his destiny as the White Lantern, filler of the Reservoir behind the Source Wall that keeps our universe from destructing. But how can he ever accept the fact that this role will soon kill him? The fate of the White Lantern will be revealed in this extra-sized final issue!FINAL ISSUE

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 18, 2015

    Justin Jordan has certainly brought it for this finale to New Guardians and by "it" I mean awesomeness.  It's got callbacks, callforwards and even manages to open up the entire White Lantern status quo while delivering a satisfying ending.  While I'm disappointed to see this series go, I'm happy with the way it went and I'm happy that I was able to take this New Guardians ride.  Check it out and get your last White Lantern adventure because who knows when we'll get another. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 18, 2015

    Despite this being a finale issue, Jordan's script is more focused on what lays ahead. There are new developments that beg to be followed up, and a general open-ended sense of excitement about it all. Maybe New Guardians doesn't immediately have a successor lined up, but this issue certainly proves the need for such a book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 19, 2015

    Going into this issue and the lack of Kyle mentions in future Green Lantern issues, it's not hard to believe that this was going to be the end of Kyle. Thankfully Jordan doesn't kill of Kyle and instead gives us a happy ending. It's almost a breathe of fresh air since most superhero comics do everything in their power to make their heroes appear more flawed than they actually are. So to see Kyle and Carol fly off to wherever their next adventure is (with bright smiles I might add) was an beautiful way to end the series. Hopefully we'll see Kyle and Carol together again one day. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 18, 2015

    Green Lantern: New Guardians #40 ends its run on a triumphant but very predictable note in a tale where Kyle Rayner's personal journey heavily trumps the plot.  What is essentially the end of a chapter in the White Lantern's life is also the start of another, but a new beginning which has no future in DC's publishing plans.  Three out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 23, 2015

    Justin Jordan's farewell issue is full of everything you'd expect from a farewell issue, but none of it is really unforgettable save for Antonio's art. Jordan definitely leaves the future open for his hero, but it's a future you'd anticipate or assume. The solicits for The Omega Men tell us that Kyle is murdered post-"Convergence" so how the end of this series ties in with that one is the biggest mystery yet to be revealed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 19, 2015

    With "Convergence" on the horizon and a host of titles set to end, DC is sure to have some stories that underwhelm just as surely as it will have some tales that surprise readers. Unfortunately, "Green Lantern: New Guardians" #40 just hits enough notes to do the job of finishing the series without bringing anything spectacular or memorable. Jordan, Neves, Antonio, Quintana and Sharpe give readers a complete tale that has some nice moments, but it simply burns out too early. Read Full Review

  • 10
    MyNameIsNotJohn Mar 11, 2018

    I thought it was a fantastic ending, I really did. Justin Jordan put so much care into this title, with very few missteps in my opinion. This issue is evidence of that. He not only provides a satisfying ending to this status quo, but takes it upon himself to make a thoughtful contribution to the mythos of the White Lantern and the Green Lantern universe as a whole, and does so in a way that isn't contrived. It seems perfect for the story told in these final issues, and is very in tune with how he has characterized Kyle throughout his run.

    The dialogue was good, the final battle was satisfying in a way that so many aren't - too often, villains are defeated through a deus ex machina, through oversimplification, or in a way that is more

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Mar 21, 2015

    Fairly predictable with a new White Corps being created. Not terrible, just underwhelming.

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Mar 22, 2015

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