Green Lanterns #21

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Jay Leisten Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
7.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

"THE GREEN IMPURITY" finale! Pushed to the brink by Polaris, one of the two Earth Green Lanterns will have no choice but to use lethal force for the first time and take down their enemy...permanently!

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 19, 2017

    A visual feast of an issue as our heroes come together and show off some impressive skills. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 19, 2017

    In the matter of mere moments, the seemingly stable situation that writer Sam Humphries left us with in the previous issue of Green Lanterns has escalated and now, in Issue #21, has spiraled out of control. And thanks to this rapid escalation, this terrible set of moments Humphries has produced an awesome, worthwhile reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 21, 2017

    A familiar story told with strong visuals. The drama with Polaris starts well, but goes into frequently trod super hero territory. Next issue should provide a story to match the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Apr 19, 2017

    This was a great ending to an emotional story arc. Whether you like or disliked Doctor Polaris's origin story, you can't dispute with his reasoning. He's simply trying to save his brother. That being said, however, it's interesting to note that Doctor Polaris might not even existif Emerson just took his medication. Looking ahead, the next story arc promises to be very interesting, and I, for one, can't wait! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 19, 2017

    The story concluded this particular arc rather predictably. The art was really good, but the narrative didn't really let the artist shine. The set up for the next arc actually seems more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey Apr 19, 2017

    Humphries knows how to tell a story, even if he does take the scenic route in ending it. Do yourself a favor and go back to the very beginning of DC Universe Rebirth on this one though. There's a lot of back story and it definitely deserves to be read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Apr 19, 2017

    Green Lanterns #21 doesn't serve as a strong finish to the "Polarity" story arc which may leave readers underwhelmed.  Despite good character work the narrative seems incomplete and rushes to the next story headlong, contradicting a subplot started in the last issue.  Robson Rocha's looks great but the art alone isn't enough to save the issue.  Six out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 19, 2017

    While the second half of this issue really made things interesting, the rest was just more of the same stuff that we've gotten throughout this arc and ultimately, it went nowhere.  The art was half decent, but even that seemed to be lacking in the color department and I'm seriously just left wondering if we had all of this to just simply establish a vendetta for the villain of this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Apr 19, 2017

    While my emotional investment in the story was stunted as a result of the rushed ending, I still somewhat enjoyed the read. The art is fantastic and it's clear that while Humphries didn't know what to do with the story, he still poured as much heart as he could into the character of Simon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Apr 20, 2017

    If I look at this arc as the secret origin of Doctor Polaris, then I really enjoyed the pathos that Humphries gave to this classic character, a villain who I knew very little of. As a Green Lantern arc though? I thought it was serviceable at best and I've already stated my problems with how his past was handled in not only this arc but this series. Read Full Review

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