Green Lanterns #16

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Neil Edwards Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 15
6.8Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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"DARKEST KNIGHT" part one! It's the Dark Knight/Emerald Knights team up you've been waiting for! Simon and Jessica travel to Gotham City to help Batman with a mystery even he can't solve! People all across the city have been gripped with fear. Is it Scarecrow? Is it the Sinestro Corps? Can these Justice League teammates work together to solve the mystery?

  • 8.9
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Feb 2, 2017

    What's definitely present in Green Lanterns #16 are the dingy, Gotham type themes across this issue laced with some light hearted Lantern humour. It does feel a little forced as a team-up issue. But nonetheless, seeing the pair interact and work with different heroes does read quite well. And the story isn't without its own surprises and twists either. It makes some interesting choices towards the end of the issue that are genuinely quite bold. And the blend of two villains from the respective heroes seems like an obvious choice once it's visually put together. Overall, it's an entertaining issue that shows that the Lanterns can flourish outside of their comfort zones, but they might not like it at first. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 1, 2017

    The villain behind all of the chaos made a lot of sense and played upon some older classic stories. Seeing how Batman and the Lanterns handle the situation should make for an entertaining conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 1, 2017

    A somewhat disjointed issue that starts a new arc with a threat that's an inspired combination of Batman and Green Lantern villains. Green Lanterns #16 does a good job connecting to real world issues with superhero flair. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Feb 1, 2017

    I will follow Sam Humphries anywhere he wants to take me on this Green Lantern journey. I just hope the next issues area bit more even. Maybe it is the use of Bruce that is throwing him off, but I trust. I believe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 1, 2017

    Tight story with good visuals that showcase the characters and their dynamics. Batman/Baz argument seemed forced and didn't really pay off well towards the end of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 1, 2017

    While I thought that this issue started off odd, it did eventually pick back up and get me really interested to see what this arc is all about.  I love seeing our Lantern heroes having an old fashioned team-up and it didn't hurt that the entire book looked incredible either. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Feb 1, 2017

    The perfect snack before both Batman and Green Lanterns get heavy, Green Lanterns #16 provides plenty of laughs as it plays Baz off of some familiar Gotham faces. There aren't many surprises here, and the artwork is pretty average, but the character dynamics are as excellent as we've come to expect from Humphries, and that turns out to be all we need. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 2, 2017

    Green Lanterns # 16 is a comic with really terrific artwork by Neil Edwards. Every page in the issue looks great, and that's down to Edwards and inkers Jay Leisten and Keith Champagne, as well as Blond the colorist. However, this is also an issue that may cause you to ask unintended questions about tight continuity in shared comic book universes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Feb 1, 2017

    The Green Lanterns have their spotlight stolen by Batman in a solid issue that sets up an intriguing new story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Feb 2, 2017

    Green Lanterns #16 ventured into familiar territory that most fans will recognize, the artwork was solid and the prospect of Simon Baz confronting his own personal issues with controlling things around him. That and Batman, lots of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Feb 4, 2017

    Green Lanterns #16 starts the Batman team-up on shaky ground with a paper thin plot and too much emphasis placed on forcing tension between the caped crusader and Simon Baz.  Visually the book is pretty to look at but there's not much else to make this interesting.  Five out of then lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Tyler J Brown Feb 6, 2017

    Although this issue presents some interesting ideas, it gets too mired down in other ideas that are seemingly not thought through all the way. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 1, 2017

    On the positives I would say that it does definitely give us an interesting take on Scarecrow, as it seems somehow he has gotten control of the yellow lantern light. I say light and not ring as it does not seem to look like he possesses a ring. This is particularly interesting since this idea has been entertained in both Green Lantern and in Blackest Night. So would be interesting to see how he fairs against the 2 new green lanterns. Read Full Review

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