Green Lanterns #42

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: V Kenneth Marion Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 11
7.6Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

"INHUMAN TRAFFICKING" part three! Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz have tracked the criminal ring to a religious organization buried deep in the Horsehead Nebula. What does the Order of the Steed need with superheroes from Earth-and will Simon and Jess get stampeded in the process?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 21, 2018

    The heroes are in the belly of the beast and they might not be strong enough to survive. The story is very clever and the visuals a tremendous improvement over previous issues. This is the Green Lanterns tale I want! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Mar 7, 2018

    Until now, Ihave been unfamiliar with the work of artists V. Ken Marion and Sandu Floria. Ithink its among the best Ive seen in the GreenLanterns title " detailed, textured and expressive. DC could do a lotworse than make this art team regulars on the book of their choice. I doubtIll see that happen, at least until DC returns to a monthly publishingschedule. But I look forward to seeing more of their work, wherever it mayappear. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Mar 7, 2018

    GREEN LANTERNS #42 brings "Superhuman Trafficking" to its source, as the Lanterns confront the Order of the Steed. Tim Seely and the artistic team weave a bright, action-filled story while managing to get in some points about religion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 7, 2018

    Tim Seeley's run on Green Lanterns introduces one of the vilest villains of the entire title's run in Green Lanterns #42, an issue that's action-heavy but contains a few great moments and interesting character twists. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 6, 2018

    Great art and a continually engaging story Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Mar 7, 2018

    While there were a few clunky parts (at least to me) of this issue, I really enjoyed it. Normally I am not a fan of having a new artistic team come in midway through an arc, but the artwork stands out so much in this issue and added so much to the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Mar 7, 2018

    As per usual the artwork in Green Lanterns is fantastic. The fight scenes in this issue were particularly well done (with lots of light and clear indicators of the kidnapped heroes being controlled). Likewise the last panel showed was probably my favorite in the set, it's bright and dramatic and also has me very concerned about Night Pilot. In short, it's the perfect image. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Mar 7, 2018

    Motives aside, this has been an entertaining adventure so far, and we're kind of bummed it is about to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Mar 7, 2018

    Green Lanterns #42 is a fast paced, buddy cop drama. The pacing is great and the issue ends on a great cliff-hanger, which will take readers into the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 7, 2018

    Overall this was another entertaining chapter of Green Lanterns. As each chapter progresses I can feel Seeley become more comfortable with Jessica and Baz's dynamic and it pleased me that he only manages to tease their relationship without revisiting the app joke again. I'm deeply interested to see how Baz's passion for Night Pilot will collide with Jessica's new infatuation towards Simon. I guess I'll have to wait two weeks before I might get my answer. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose Mar 10, 2018

    While the plot is becoming a mess, the art and lead characters are able to shine bright enough for a decent time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Mar 21, 2018

    Another story with another inconsistent art style, and it is very distracting. Especially with the beautiful Cover Art that we see from Will Conrad & Ivan Nunes and the variant by Brandon Peterson. The story takes a turn and brings into question the commitment of Simon to his faith. Which is a convenient plot device at times, and certainly a goodway to show his commitment to the Corps? I like the direction that this story has taken. I feel they are facing a more modern-day relevant issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 7, 2018

    Even if you haven't been keeping up with the current arc, Green Lanterns #42 is an exciting book that offers as much eye candy as it does depth and stimulating dialogue. The story has gotten far more interesting in this issue, and, even though I am not entirely sold. Fans of the GLC and their tales will enjoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 8, 2018

    Green Lanterns #42 is an improvement over the dragging previous issue. The plot goes to some interesting places, the art is great, and the overall experience was interesting and fun. This is one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 11, 2018

    Green Lanterns #42 exemplifies the strengths and weaknesses of the series. While there's some good character work the issue falls victim to a weak plot. V Ken Marion's artwork makes it fun to look at but even that isn't enough to make this a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 7, 2018

    While the hunt for Night Pilot continues this issue, the story shifts to a more religious tone and how our characters deal with their own personal beliefs and if this was the main focus of the story it may have been alright, but instead we're given a long drawn out explanation about who are villain of the story is.  The art is amazing, but the story is a bit dull. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Mar 7, 2018

    Some nice character moments but they're not enough to save this issue, or the whole arc, from poorly constructed villains that drag the troubled plot further into the dirt. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 7, 2018

    Seeley wraps the issue with a cliffhanger that will likely have more meaning to Omega Men fans than Green Lanterns readers. That's a curious decision since it won't have the desired impact on readers unfamiliar with Omega Men lore. Green Lanterns is struggling a little bit right now. Hopefully, Seeley can find his way to get the title back on track soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Jon Comics Mar 17, 2018

    First rate. Seekey has really upped his game with this arc. The Church of the Steed is a great antagonist, and Seekey has brought back some of the character development to Simon and Jessica which made Humphries’ run so good. The art is a considerable improvement too. Hope Seeley keeps up the balance between cosmic lightheartedness and epic scope, as the book had been a little whimsical recently.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Sep 22, 2018

    The artwork in this issue is excellent. I love that Seeley brought religious exemptions into space laws, it reflects some real world loopholes.

  • 6.5
    Dispatchdcu Mar 7, 2018

    We went from a dating app somehow trafficking D list super heroes to the app being used by an alien church cult to somehow use their powers for their own gain.... I think....

    The church cult is bringing in a ton of people and growing their followers to their "steed". The Green Lanterns are told by Jon that they need more evidence in order to help. However, I can't feel like if it was Hal or Kyle, everyone would have jumped to help.

    The lanterns sneak in and Jessica was just about to confess that the dating app paired her up with Simon when they were interrupted.

    I'm sorry but this is just boring. It was much better than the last issue but can we just get the two of them fighting an old school villain on eart more

  • 4.5
    GL Mike Mar 7, 2018

    This book is just a trainwreck right now! I'm not even going to waste my time reviewing all its problems. Just read my review of the last issue and to this one, I say, "ditto." I can't believe this book is still coming out twice a month! Ugh! It's very painful for GL fans. Thank god "Hal Jordan & GLC" is decent and we can look forward to "GL: Earth One" coming out! phew!

  • 4.5
    SloboSOY Mar 8, 2018

    I don't know why I wasn't that involved in this story. Maybe it as a hole WHAT THE FUCK kind of feeling. And some part was too long & some part aren't even shown, or at less too quick. And the Omega damsel ... She kill like that in a GL title & suddenly it's ok. Yeah she is alone, but that isn't ok, period !
    The part between Simon & Jess talking about her doubt seem right, the part about religion seem very wrong.

    Cover - I take the variant. So no link but at least it's more beautiful than the regular. 1/2
    Writing - he lost me somewhere in there. 1.5/3
    Arts - The arts is ok. Not great, not bad. Just Ok. 2/3
    Feeling - How a arc I liked so far can have a aftertaste like that ? I wonder ! 0/2

  • 3.0
    GL Fan 2814 Mar 7, 2018

    What a boring issue

  • 9.0
    nycSnowman Mar 7, 2018

  • 8.0
    Siksiks Mar 19, 2018

  • 7.0
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 7, 2018

  • 5.0
    Herushalaim Mar 8, 2018

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 6, 2018

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