Green Lanterns #2

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Jay Leisten, Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 6, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 41
7.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

RAGE PLANET Chapter Two: In issue #2, the world descends into rage! Crowds are rioting while Simon and Jessica find themselves powerless to stop the carnage. With their backs against the wall and no other options available, Earths rookie Green Lanterns take the fight to the Red Lanterns Bleez!

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 6, 2016

    This series reminds us in most cases two is better than one. The Green Lantern duo offers a compelling character back and forth combination that anyone interested in psychological thrillers should dig. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - C.W. Lyons Jul 6, 2016

    Green Lanterns #2 is a well-written, fast-paced read. The artwork and coloring is visually beautiful and adds to the overall enjoyment of the book. Watch out for a quick, single-panel cameo by Wonder Woman! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 6, 2016

    Simon Humphries and Robson Rocha have hit upon the appeal of Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz's on-the-job training scheme with Green Lanterns #2. Higher stakes and an increased focus on character propel this title from a solid contender to a must-have. Although Robson Rocha's pencils can be distractingly cheesecake-y, his Red Lanterns are delightfully disgusting and his talent for staging action-packed panels makes for an eye-catching read. All in all, Green Lanterns #2 is a thrilling issue of a series that is quickly gaining momentum. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 9, 2016

    A great book, even though one hero is not acting very heroically. I'm expecting the focus to switch to Baz soon; hopefully quickly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jul 8, 2016

    The majority of the issue was set in the store from the previous issue, and was mainly conflict based. And this isn't such a bad thing, but we didn't get huge amounts of plot pointers apart from Atrocitus right at the start. Although the end panel of Green Lanterns #2 really detailed just what the two partners are up against. It's actually quite intimidating to see how alone they are and how much they've got to defend as rookies. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 6, 2016

    Green Lanterns is fun science fiction and building into a fun series that's basically a buddy cop comedy. It keeps things simple, but it also works due to that. By going back to basics in many ways, Humphries has leaped ahead to where this series has been for some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 6, 2016

    While Green Lanterns seemed a bit bumpy right out of the gate, with this issue it feels like we hit a turning point, where everything we wanted from this series is just on the horizon...... including an awesome dynamic between our two Lantern heroes.  Continuing to be great here is the art team, who makes everything in this book look great and for the first time since this series started, I have to say that I can't wait to see what goes down in Red Dawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Danny Benavides Jul 6, 2016

    This Green Lantern series is gradually gaining momentum like a train constructed from Will Power.The concept of two heads are better than one, in this case has yet to be proven but certainly worth entertaining. This issue contains both series aspects as well as some comedic value between the duo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 6, 2016

    Green Lanterns #2 was more of the same from the previous issue, and while I wish Baz would get equal character time I appreciate what Jessica brings to this book, both Sam Humphries and Robson Rocha are off to a very good start early on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Brandon Davenport Jul 7, 2016

    While not perfect, this was a strong issue that builds up towards the future just as much as the last issue. I am still eagerly waiting issue #3 just to see how the rest of the plot threads get built up later in this story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 13, 2016

    Although we have yet to see a direct confrontation between the two groups, Green Lanterns #2 does include appearances by Red Lanterns Atrocitus, Bleez, and (the most awesome Red Lantern of them all) Dex-Starr. With the Red Lanterns unleashing hell on Earth I'm guessing we won't have to wait too long before a showdown (and more Dex-Starr!!!). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Jul 5, 2016

    Overall, a great issue! Fun, good start to character development, buddy cop nostalgia, and representation of mental illness. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 7, 2016

    The book overall, much like the art, mostly works and is promising enough to forgive its few wonky spots. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jul 7, 2016

    This really needs to be a solo Jessica Cruz book because Simon Baz wouldn't be interesting if the Rock played him shirtless while handing out Hamilton tickets. It's like his Green Lantern oath is "Because the plot demands it." The sooner they rid the more interesting Lantern of this ball and chain, the better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 6, 2016

    Overall,Green Lanterns #2 is a bit of an oddity. The best way to visualize it is to imagine Wario jumping into a swimming pool – stay with me here, please. You get the run up (the Rebirth issue), the leap into the air (the #1 issue), and then Wario hits the water and flounders about, realizing that he can't support his own weight. In this case, Wario's weight is the over-written pieces of dialogue and much of the inner monologue, in case that wasn't clear. Even the art is uneven, but at the end of the day, there's just enough here that I feel comfortable calling this issue a good comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 8, 2016

    Although the story given was pretty good and got to the core of the characters, it didn't further the plot along as much as I'd hoped. I guess we will just have to see what those rascally Red Lanterns are up to in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Jul 8, 2016

    Green Lanterns #2 is yet another fantastic entry to the new series, with Jessica and Simon growing in their roles. Not only did the creative team move the chaotic plan of the Red Lanterns forward effectively, but they also gave us some emotional twists, with the duo growing into the team they were meant to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Jul 7, 2016

    The issue builds up the ongoing threat of the red rage effectively. Though Simon Baz doesn't get much attention, Jessica Cruz is developed significantly, to the point that the reader understands her character better. There is still a long way to go for these two rookie Green Lanterns, and the Red Lanterns will be the best test for them to prove their worth to the Corps. It'll be interesting to see when or if Cruz and Baz get on the same page. They're going to need to get together fast with more rage on the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Jul 10, 2016

    Green Lanterns as a Rebirth series continues to impress, with Sam Humphries bringing humour and warmth, alongside character, to some very epic and overblown stories regarding good and evil, and the very duality of the Lanterns which is playing out theatrically in the background. This issue is chock full of colour and incident, while meaning something along the way, and as the Red Lanterns continue to tighten their grip on Earth, it'll be thrilling to see Jessica & Simon continue growing into their roles as they strive to overcome them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jul 11, 2016

    Green Lanterns #2 was an upgrade from #1 mostly because of the uniqueness of Cruz but the book is still lagging behind the GL revolution-era of Geoff Johns. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 6, 2016

    Green Lanterns isn't there yet. By the conclusion of Rage Planet the problems might not all be addressed, but there's something here that makes me think Green Lanterns is going to be a special title in the Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Jul 6, 2016

    Green Lantern two is twisting that odd space cop pairing and giving so much action in its pages that are definitely worth the price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Jul 6, 2016

    While it isn't the strongest of DC's Rebirth offerings, the book continues to be a great introduction to the Lantern Corps. I'm enjoying the buddy cop setup so far, but I hope Cruz isn't stuck in complete rookie mode for much longer. As for Baz, hopefully, his backstory and history get more screentime in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 6, 2016

    In the end I find Green Lanterns #2 as much of a test of my willpower to get through as making a construct is for Jessica Cruz.  The issue is weighed down by poorly written superfluous inner monologues and cliched characterizations of the lead characters.  Two out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

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