Green Lanterns #38

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
6.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

"A WORLD OF OUR OWN" part two! Hunting the trail of the man behind the string of murders on the planet Ungara, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz find the alien world thrown into utter chaos. Lines are drawn amongst the Ungaran people, and if the Green Lanterns can't bring the villain to justice, Ungara may explode into violence!

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 8, 2018

    Green Lanterns #38 is another very strong entry in what is still one of DCs greatest titles of the moment. The story is visceral, the emotions are strong, and the art has improved. I definitely recommend this issue. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Jan 3, 2018

    GREEN LANTERNS #38 continues "A World Of Our Own" as Simon and Jessica battle civil war on Ungarra. Tim Seeley weaves a tale of war and culture shock, with the Lanterns finding disturbing similarities to Earth's conflicts on this alien world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 4, 2018

    Unfortunately, it seems like nuance goes out of the window a little bit when dealing with the Red Tide. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Jan 19, 2018

    This story is a continuation of the consequences that interfering with an Alien Culture can bring. From saving Liseth's Life on the Brinkmanship, and then to getting too close, by getting involved romantically with her. Simon is learning some big lessons. Lessons that we saw John Stewart and Hal Jordan learn many years ago. Jessica is learning about the politics of other worlds, and what it takes to see the big picture in the long run. Regent Vok is an excellent teacher, though Jessica may not be ready for the lesson. The story is getting good, especially after the mess with Bolphunga a few issues back. This book is right where it should be. Putting relatively obscure and unknown characters in difficult situations, and showing how the either mess it up or grow from the circumstances. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jan 4, 2018

    I absolutely loved the artwork for this issue; both Jess and Simon have such iconic looks to them, so when you add in the Green Lantern colors/uniforms and superhero poses, and you have two fantastic looking characters. Plus the way energy is interpreted/shown here was very striking (no pun intended) and I really enjoyed the detail and choices made for the pods shown at the end. There were some silly expressions made, but one could argue that they were intention, so I'm going to mostly overlook those. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Jan 3, 2018

    Despite some issues with the pacing, this is a fine middle issue for this arc. It features some stunning visuals and excellent characterization to make a story that is highly entertaining, if mildly confusing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 14, 2018

    An excellent story gets better, though the art stumbles at times. It's also enjoyable to see some believable friction between the heroes; it's natural and it's going to come to a head eventually. The cliffhanger is terrific, with the mention of other alien races terrific to encounter. If only the visuals had been more detailed and more consistent. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - w-west Jan 3, 2018

    I'd also say that popping up at the shore is a little lame when you're building tension with every page previous. It feels less like Dunkirk and more like Transformers. Explosions now, suspense later. A story like this needs to feel more grounded, like the Sword to the leg scene. I say that while fully understanding that this is a Green Lantern comic and both Simon and Jessica are superheroes and whatever Jess may say, throwing a giant green fist at things is pretty much standard practices here. I get it. But a balance can be made, it just wasn't here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 3, 2018

    The artwork in this issue does not have the cosmic scale one sees in a sister title like Hal Jordan, but thats okay. That is afar more ambitious book. This is the same concept on a smaller scale that hassuccessfully carved out its own segment of the comic book audience. It worksfor Green Lanterns very well, and thats no small thing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Jan 5, 2018

    Not the best issue Seeley has put out since taking over Green Lanterns, but still worth a read for sure. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 3, 2018

    While the action on Ungara picks up in this issue, the overall story felt lacking in its execution.  Thankfully, the art we get here is amazing, but that can only help so much in an issue that felt forced as hell. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Jan 3, 2018

    I really don't care what happens next because I feel like this title is more about selling a political viewpoint rather than telling a story. And again, that's gross. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 4, 2018

    Green Lanterns #38 has the components to create an intriguing story, but needs stronger character work to get there. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 4, 2018

    Green Lanterns #38 hits the reader on the head with political posturing rather than trying to tell a compelling story that leads to an intellectual exploration of a timely topic. That said there's nothing about this issue that would encourage me to recommend it to anyone. Four out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

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