Green Lanterns #18

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Robson Rocha, Jay Leisten Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 13
7.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"The Last Testament of the First Lantern"! Before the Green Lantern Corps, the Guardians of the Universe embedded a power battery inside a man, imbuing him with unimaginable power. Eventually fearing him, they stole that power back for their own control, but now Volthoom, the First Lantern, has returned with a plan to force Jessica and Simon to help him regain his lost godhood.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Mar 2, 2017

    For me in all honesty I am really wondering, how Volthoom will come into play with the Green Lanterns adventure and really what his plan and endgame are. The next issue is about Doctor Polaris, which is really cool as it seems like DC is spreading all the villains in JL vs SS around other books, which does show that element of DC really working together. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Mar 1, 2017

    Green Lanterns #18 is a great issue of a great comic. It's a well-told story that serves as an intriguing bridge to the next arc, and the art is some of the best I've seen in a good while. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 1, 2017

    Green Lanterns #18 is a fever dream that you'll never want to end. It tells a story that recounts billions of years, reveals key Green Lantern history, and is a fun story in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 1, 2017

    The story moves very well and does a really good job of making the villain three dimensional. The artwork is very well done and gives a classic, artistic feel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Mar 1, 2017

    For novice Green Lantern fans, it's the perfect book to get to know this story without knowing any Green Lantern history. It's a very well written book with incredible artwork, and sets up a unique battle to come for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 1, 2017

    Robson Rocha returns on pencils and I have to give credit where credit is due, Rocha's facial expressions for this issue was on point. Very solid artwork and great storytelling, and while it was a bit different I liked the creepier take on The Guardians. It doesn't match with has been previously established but given that it's from Volthoom's perspective it makes sense in that context. Overall I like the idea that Humphries wanted to shed some light on Volthoom as a character I'm just not overtly fond of the choices that he made. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 1, 2017

    Green Lanterns #18 attempts to expand on the lore behind the Green Lantern franchise by showing readers the "secret origin" of Volthoom.  While it does provide some new insight there are clear bumps in the road when it comes to contradicting what's come before which may put off long time fans.  Robson Rocha's pencil work is good as usual but the coloring of the issue knocks it down a peg or two for me.  Six out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 1, 2017

    This issue seems to just go about re-imagining the history of Volthoom however it sees fit and a lot of it didn't seem to jive with things we've been told previously in other books throughout the New 52 and while it doesn't say this is what actually happened instead of what everyone thought, it just rewrites things without a second thought and doesn't exactly make a lot of sense doing it.  With that, the art in this issue seems to be a step back from what we usually get and ultimately I found myself really disappointed with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Mar 1, 2017

    This issue was interesting, but not necessary. Yes, I thought it was amazing to learn that Volthoom was made into the monster he is today because of the Guardians. I also found it highly interesting to think that, without Volthoom the Lanterns of any spectrum wouldn't exist today. That's it, this issue gave me nothing to be excited about, which I am glad that it was such a good read… what makes me so upset is that I love this book, and lately we have been getting nothing for a good story, so please stop these pointless 1-3 story arcs that give us nothing and give us a good story… please I beg you Sam, right now the only thing going for you is the art in your comics and that's not enough, and while I love the villains I want more action. The art is fantastic as always, but again I am buying comics for a good story and good art… one of which is highly lacking in these books. Read Full Review

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