Green Lanterns #23

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
8.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

"LOST IN SPACE" part two! The Green Lantern Corps make a pact to work with the reformed, and searching for redemption, Sinestro Corps to protect the universe, one Green and one Yellow per sector. So what does this mean for Sector 2814-and Simon and Jessica's partnership?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 21, 2017

    Training and a villain's discovery of new things make this issue a winner. The training sequences are fun and Volthoom's reading could fill an entire issue. Also of merit are the book's excellent visuals. This is a Green Lanterns issue worth getting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally May 17, 2017

    This is a great overall story for the Green Lantern corps and touches on all of the issues readers have had with the characters while setting up a new arc that looks interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs May 17, 2017

    Green Lanterns #23 feels like ‘S.W.A.T' meets ‘Starship Troopers'. In a good way. We see these rookies get built from the ground up as they begin to make bold choices to prove their worth. And whilst the cliffhanger didn't feel too dramatic, it'll certainly change the dynamic between the Lanterns and their teachers. The Volthoom part of the story slowed the issue down a little. And whilst it was interesting to see some of his plan, it was weak compared to the rest of it. One of the most enjoyable parts of the story was Kilowog explaining a little more about the mythology of the Corps and willpower. Overall, it's an enjoyable issue that gives the audience a wider look at life in the Green Lantern Corps. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 17, 2017

    This is a pretty simple, but entertaining read full of some necessary character building moments for Baz and Cruz. They have learned much, but Humphries questions if they are fully Lanterns yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 17, 2017

    While a lot of fun, Volthoom's plans stopped the issue from reaching full greatness. Seeing Guy and Kyle train the rookies was very fun, and I wouldn't mind having either of them show up in this book down the line since they were such a fun presence here. Pansica's art was missed and looked great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab May 17, 2017

    Fantasticstory from start to finish, and sets up what should be a fantastic next issue.You get the feeling that the Volthoom story is setting up to eitherconclude this story arc or to be the beginning of the next one, but either way, I'm not all that interested in this character. But who knows, he may yet grow on me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy May 17, 2017

    Green Lanterns #23 was a lot of fun, seeing both Baz and Jessica each receiving their own personal boot camp was pure genius. Thankfully Pansica's art helped enhance the story once again. If this book didn't have any of the Rami/Volthoom subplot I would have given this issue a perfect score. However that is not the case, still a real fun issue though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 21, 2017

    Anyone who has been on the fence about this series should be brought around by the first two issues of this arc. Sam Humphries and co. have found a way to break down both of his lanterns and show them that they dont know as much as they think they do. You cant say enough about the art in this issue. Everyone involved brought their A-game and it shows on the page. Were getting spoiled with the quality of the Green Lanterns books during Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - JJ Travers May 17, 2017

    With the release of Green Lantern: Rebirth, a new mythos for the Green Lantern character was created. Lately it's felt a bit like everything Rebirth created has been heavily flushed out and explored. So it's really refreshing to see Humphries step in over ten years later and provide us with a new and exciting piece of lore to dig into. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 17, 2017

    The pace of the Lost in Space arc slows to a crawl, and while Green Lanterns #23 is gorgeous to look at, reading it doesn't do much. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey May 17, 2017

    It's one on one, as Simon and Jessica have to prove to their trainers that they are worth the rings they wear. I'm excited to get back on track with the main plot, and I think we are finally going to get some real down to the core, character development. Either way, after this issue, I'm back on board with the Green Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey May 19, 2017

    Green Lanterns #23 inserts a new chapter into the fabled Book of Oa which changes what we thought we knew about the origins of the Green Lantern Corps.  Sam Humphries puts Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz through basic training, however those moments seem torn from the pages of the script of every military movie ever made.  Seven out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 17, 2017

    We jump right into Simon and Jessica's training in this issue and while that's fun, the continuation of our current story kinds of takes a backseat to it and we're left with Guy Gardner screaming at Jessica throughout most of this issue.  Hopefully, as this series progresses we'll get more of Volthoom and the new continuity that Sam Humphries as set up is made clear because for now, I'm scratching my head a bit at it.  Thankfully though, the art in this issue was great and the colors were vibrant as hell. Read Full Review

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