Green Lanterns #39

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
7.4Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

"A WORLD OF OUR OWN" finale! Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz face down a Chimera monster as the conflict on Ungara comes to a head. With the power of a hundred alien races, this beast plans to wash Ungara and the Green Lanterns clean with a red tide of blood and violence.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 21, 2018

    A terrific conclusion with some fun surprises and excellent visuals. This is a fun comic that captures all the joy of classic Lantern outings. I'm looking forward to more from this team. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Jan 17, 2018

    GREEN LANTERNS #39 ends "A World of Our Own" with the climactic battle for Ungara's future. Tim Seeley weaves an action-packed story with a message that painfully echoes the real world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Jan 17, 2018

    This issue shows that, yes, all may look bleak at times, and it may look like hate has won, but at the end of the day you have to believe the good in people will shine brightest, and love will win. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 17, 2018

    Its good to have Ronan Cliquet back at the drawing board. Hes always welcome in the pages of any Green Lantern title " or anyother title, for that matter. His work is polished and professional, and has a refreshing individuality I don't often see these days. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 22, 2018

    Green Lanterns #38 brings a solid finale to this arc, and it puts out a lot of interesting ideas and a lot of heart. The titular Green Lanterns continue to be easily lovable protagonists, and Tim Seeley has definitely proven to be a good fit for the title. This book earns itself another recommendation, and you should check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Michael Adams Jan 22, 2018

    Overall, I was very pleased with this issue. Drawing from real-life issues that are happening today, Seeley wove an engaging story. One fraught with the ideology of immigration and what we should do about it. All the while, I am impressed with how far Cruz has grown. When I last saw her, she was still trying to figure out her powers, scared of her own shadow. Now she is ring-slinging with the best of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jan 17, 2018

    The artwork was pretty stellar for this issue as well. Not just in the dramatic moments (though those were fantastic), but in the more subtle points as well. What really struck me was the crazy smile Liseth had while giving her little speech " she looked so happy while talking about some pretty horrible things, it was jarring. It made me realize just how messed up she really was. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jan 19, 2018

    Overall I really enjoyed Seeley's first arc, he managed to dive deeper into the psyche of Simon Baz and still managed to make Jessica relevant to the story at hand. Bonus points for making this arc about Abin Sur's home world and not have him dominate any of the conversations. This issue in particular was a great action romp that prodded deeper into Baz's internal thoughts. I even enjoyed the real world allegory to our current day issues that we face. After all the best form of science fiction reflects upon current society, and this issue executed that in grand fashion. I'm eager to see where Seeley plans to take Jessica and Simon as he continues his run along the cosmic space ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jan 17, 2018

    In conclusion, this issue made me more excited for what Tim Seeley will do with the future of the Green Lanterns. Sam Humphries relied on the Green Lantern continuity for his series, but Seeley is really creating his own mythos and both work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Jan 17, 2018

    Overall, the art is more than worth checking out and the writing has some solid moments too. That said, it is just another example of the artistic expression that stems from current events and it doesn't do enough to stand out from that canon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 18, 2018

    The first major arc of Tim Seeley's run on Green Lanterns, set on Abin Sur's home planet of Ungara, comes to a close in Green Lanterns #39 with a story that delivers a lot of action and some great, quieter moments. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Jan 29, 2018

    This was an uneventful way to end the story. The conflict was very similar to the Bolphunga story where it has this huge build up that peters out with an abrupt ending. There are lessons learned, and loose threads picked up, so it's not a total loss, but I am not a fan of the trend this book is taking to resolve it's conflicts. Starting this story with The destruction of Planet Mol, it is great to see the resolution. So while I am glad that we got there eventually, I am not quite pleased how we got here. The story is a semi-memorable arc that I do not see being a huge character development point, as it was broken up into a few different stories. Overall I would say that Jessica comes out a bit better than Simon. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 16, 2018

    Our arc concludes with a big fight that doesn't do much to really flesh out our villain and by the end things just happen so that we can conveniently wrap up the story, whether they make sense or not.  The art is decent in this issue, but the story was just flat as hell. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 20, 2018

    Green Lanterns #39 is a lackluster ending to a story that has a rather shallow plot. Tim Seeley's attempt to make a social statement comes off heavy-handed, turning what could have been an interesting study of a complex issue into something rather pedestrian. Four out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 18, 2018

    Tim Seeley continues to struggle to find his voice on this series, and doesn't bring the personality that Green Lanterns had previously established with Sam Humphries' run. Read Full Review

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