Green Lanterns #17

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Eber Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
6.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"DARKEST KNIGHT" part two! The finale of the Dark Knight/Emerald Knights team up! Scarecrow's mastery over fear shakes Simon to his core. Can Jessica rally her own will to save her partner and stop the fear mongering maniac? Will Batman save the people of Gotham City from a new fear toxin more insidious than ever before?worked so hard to forge?

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Feb 15, 2017

    My biggest complaint with this issue was how much this felt like a Batman story over a Green Lantern story. This doesn't really detract from my enjoyment of the comic, if anything it just goes to show that you can plug Batman into about anything and find a way to make it work. Since Jessica's anxiety took up a majority of page time last year, it feels odd that the moment leading up to Baz getting rid of his clutch seems rushed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 15, 2017

    This is a good issue if you're a Batman fan, but a great one if you love Simon Baz. The gun he's holstered for years now comes to the forefront as Simon must tackle an inner demon. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 15, 2017

    For our first Green Lanterns and guest star team-up, I thought that this issue and the previous one did a pretty fine job at showing the strengths and weaknesses of our heroes here......... even though it just mainly focused on Simon and yeah, we had some weird science going on with our villain that doesn't make any sense to me, but even with that we had a decent story and some great art that keeps me excited for this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 15, 2017

    A good conclusion that sets up future events that might be a little more engaging. Satisfactory conclusion to the Batman part of the story with a change in Simon Baz's outlook that is refreshing. The artwork is very well done and serves the story well without drowning out the plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Feb 15, 2017

    As Jim Gordon says, "Good work Lanterns, get the hell out of Gotham." I totally agree. I liked this story. It wasa good development for Simon, but this story was just not what I want out of the this book. It is time to head back to Dearborn and deal with that whole Volthoom/Rami thing. I am all about that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 15, 2017

    This was a team-up that was fresh and had some potential, but undercutting Baz and Cruz just made this issue of Green Lanterns read like a lackluster Batman issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Feb 15, 2017

    While it may not be a great Batman story, it is a pretty good Simon Baz story. I love what Humphries has been doing on this title, and Brian said it best when he described this arc as a “snack” between the main course of the series' larger arcs. Even if it isn't a grand slam in terms of storytelling, there's enough good here to recommend it. The title characters are growing and gaining depth by the week, and Batman serves a purpose beyond just “hey look, it's Batman!” Pick it up if you're curious, and start from the beginning if you like what's here. Green Lanterns is a winner for sure. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Feb 18, 2017

    In the end Green Lanterns #17 is a prime example of what's wrong with a lot of Batman appearances.  A number of bad story telling decisions elevates the caped crusader and undermines the titular characters making this seem more like a Batman book co-starring two new sidekicks who can't hold their own.  This is a pass unless you're really a big Simon Baz fan.  Five out of ten lanterns.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Feb 15, 2017

    The only redeeming factor for this issue was the art, this art team is fantastic and I have nothing negative to say about their work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 15, 2017

    In conclusion this was really not a great issue, other than giving Baz a bit of character progression. Usually I don’t tend to talk about art as it’s usually alright or great in most books but in this the faces looked really bad, as if the faces were overeacting, especially any face Simon made. Read Full Review

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