Green Lanterns #12

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Jay Leisten Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 17
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

"THE PHANTOM LANTERN" part four! The Phantom Lantern teams with a villain from Jessica's past to destroy the rookie Green Lantern and her partner, but a bigger danger to the entire Corps might be using this new threat as a distraction for an attack on a far greater scale!

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 7, 2016

    Thrilling character work can be had in this emotionally charged story that can only add complexity to the Green Lantern universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Dec 7, 2016

    In conclusion, this arc is actually really going strong and as I have said before I’m interested to see how it finishes, and the role Volthoom will play in this story. One thing I am wondering as well is what will happen to Frank Leminski, whether he will keep the ring or how he will progress as a character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Dec 7, 2016

    It is hard to do anything but heap praise on Humphries. I am so impressed at the quality of this book because it comes out twice a month. That is a lot of ideas and a lot of panels and a lot of work. I love where this book is headed. I foresee a clash of wills between Jessica and Simon. That should be a great show. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Dec 22, 2016

    Volthoom as a villain is somewhat like a puppetmaster. Slowly manipulating Laminski from the wings – pushing him further towards implosion. Whilst this seems like an almost stereotypical plot device in superhero stories, it's written in a great way. The artwork truly makes the villain look superbly creepy, which helps bring this story to life. Overall,Green Lanterns #12 is another brilliant entry in the series. We're loving where the story is going – and can't wait to get our hands on the next issue. We've no doubt that having to fight ‘fear' versions of themselves will prove hugely difficult for our new favourite Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Dec 7, 2016

    GREEN LANTERNS #12 gives us more on Frank Laminski as the Phantom Lantern. Though we do not get a long and intense fight between Frank and the Green Lanterns, this is still a solid issue for Frank's character. The issue shows that Frank may have an Achilles heel when it comes to controlling his emotions and therefore controlling the Phantom Ring. This is something I look forward to as the story continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Dec 7, 2019

    Frank is finally standing up to the Green Lanterns instead of running away, and it looks like he's pretty good at using Fear. This issue gives you more of a reason to both love and hate Frank, the argument between the two Lanterns is actually a relevant one, and then there was the revelation that they both secretly want the Power Ring for themselves. Also, Volthoom is one creepy bastard. The art isn't as good as the last issue, and that's not an insult because the art here is still good. Overall, yet another solid issue ofPhantom Lantern. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 10, 2016

    The story feels repetitious and the art is passing. This is an average Green Lantern installment. I'm waiting for better. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 8, 2016

    While issue #12 reads as a bit of a rehash in regards to the Phantom Lantern's psyche, there's enough new insight gained to make up for any perceived stalling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 7, 2016

    Not a lot of new things are given to us with this issue besides for our heroes continuing to fight the Phantom Lantern, Frank Laminski.  There's enough here to like though and a lot of that is from the stellar art and colors in this book.  I love all the transformations of Frank Laminski, but this story just seems to be spinning its wheels right now and not really moving. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Dec 7, 2016

    Even when the narrative's spinning in circles, Green Lanterns is always a gorgeous book to look at. This isn't a bad issue, per se, but it felt like too much of a repetition of the last issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Dec 7, 2016

    Green Lanterns #12 is an issue with its gears stuck in neutral as nothing happens to propel the story along and in fact seems like a retread of issue 11.  While this issue isn't bad it certainly feels like a filler issue.  This installment is nice to look at, but there's very little meat on these bones.  Six out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Dec 7, 2016

    Eduardo Pansica returns and is honestly the best part of the issue, personal favorite sequence is two six panels of Simon and Jessica accepting that they need the Phantom Ring to help their true cause. I love Pansica's art during action sequences as they are dynamic and thrilling from page to page. It's his facial expressions of Simon, Jessica and Frank are amazing examples of storytelling in comics. Pansica needs to be a mainstay for this series, he's to good to just be a fill in artist. Read Full Review

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