Green Lanterns #44

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

"GHOSTS OF THE PAST" part one! Jessica Cruz's ring has a mind of its own, and it's lashing out at her! Jess needs to find a way to defend herself against a ring that is making constructs against her will!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 4, 2018

    With the recent announcements regarding the Justice League books, there may well be an impact on this book. Don't get me wrong, I am looking forward to seeing a Stjepan Sejic drawn Jess as much as the next person, but I am a tad concerned what her inclusion in Justice League Odyssey will have on this book. Still, that is a worry for another day, especially with Seeley and Cliquet delivering a book worthy of the Emerald light. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Apr 4, 2018

    Writer Tim Seeley puts Cruz back in the spotlight for this latest story but makes it clear this isn't just a retread of her well-known struggles with anxiety and fear. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 4, 2018

    One of the things I love about Seeley's run is how he embraces the bizarre nature of DCU space. This techno-organic planet populated entirely by mechanical beings reminds me a lot of things we've seen in Jeff Lemire's Descender, and it's a very different planet than any we've seen in Green Lanterns before. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Apr 19, 2018

    The art is Back! The Green Lanterns book has again the consistency that I have missed on the last arc, and we are back with the regular artist Ronan Cliquet. The story is a bit more layered because it builds from a previous art ( That I disliked, but at least there is continuity). A good direction and some good character work. Hooray for a Jessica centric storyline! Jessica Cruz is the best reason to read Green lanterns. Start your reading here this month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Apr 4, 2018

    GREEN LANTERNS #44 begins "Ghosts of the Past" as Jessica gets an offer from Singularity Jane. Tim Seeley and Co. mix psychological drama and black holes as this new storyline kicks off. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Apr 4, 2018

    Green Lanterns #44 kicks off a story that is shaping up to be a defining arc for Jessica Cruz with a character driven issue that places emphasis on the effects of unchecked trauma executed wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 8, 2018

    Tim Seeley adopts a more character-driven approach to tell a story that's deeply personal for Jessica Cruz, putting a spotlight on her in a way that really fleshes her out whilst showing plenty of promise for more character development to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Apr 4, 2018

    The art for this issue was bright, like I've come to expect with the Green Lanterns series. I love the way they drew the cyborgs and the Free Machine System (which in itself is a cool concept). I was surprised by the somewhat sudden change in style and color for the black hole on the last panel, but that just make its appearance even more shocking (which was appropriate). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 3, 2018

    Straight-forward story with some interesting elements, especially for Jessica Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Apr 4, 2018

    Several issues back, Simon and Jessica encountered interstellar lawyer scumbag Singularity Jain. Now shes back, and preying on Jessicas weaknesses like any attorney would, Meanwhile, Simon is trying to free Jains latest would-be client from her clutches. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 2, 2018

    A quiet beginning to a new story is fine, but not thrilling. I have a feeling the thrills will kick in with the next installment. The art is also just fine, because there's really not that much action, just a lot of conversation…I hope things get a little more exciting with the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Apr 4, 2018

    Green Lanterns #44 definitely opened up the door for something that can be really compelling. It'll be interesting to see what Seeley has in store for Jessica's personal psyche as this arc goes forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 3, 2018

    Green Lanterns #44 has its flaws, but it does deliver an interesting and personal tale for Jess and Simon. Its also significantly better than most of ‘Superhuman Trafficking', so my fears that this book might be on a downwards spiral are put to rest. Plus, Cliquet and Hi-Fi put in some great work on the art section. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Apr 4, 2018

    This issue goes a long way towards furthering the development of Jessica Cruz the person, not just the Green Lantern. Unfortunately, Simon Baz is not given the same amount of shine to develop as a character on his own. I enjoyed Seely digging into Jessica's background and "Deal with the Devil" she is faced with in this issue. Maybe the issue would have been better off as a solo Jessica adventure instead of throwing Simon into a silly subplot. Hopefully this arc integrates Simon more while continuing to shed light on Jessica's past. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Apr 7, 2018

    The opening to the issue has a great plot but gets tripped up by an unnecessary second one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Apr 4, 2018

    This is a great start to the arc. It looks like we will finally get to see what happened to Jess in the woods all those years ago, and Jess could get the closure she so desperately needs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 4, 2018

    While I like the direction that this issue is taking us, I wish it that it was paced out a little bit better because the basis for this story is beat into our heads over and over again this issue, while we spend a good deal of it not pursuing that angle, while Simon beats on a robot.  The art here was decent, I just hope that the following issues aren't as padded as this one felt. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Apr 8, 2018

    Green Lanterns #44 looks to fill in the necessary background on Jessica's traumatic past which is definitely a step in the right direction after the nosedive in quality the book took in its last arc. While this issue seemed stuffed with some unnecessary fluff that serves as an unneeded distraction, the core of the plot shows some real promise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Apr 4, 2018

    Green Lanterns #44 is a fun yet fleeting issue that offers everything a comic should. Action, comedy, tragedy. Complimented by great art, this is an entertaining issue no Lantern fan should miss, but new readers should be wary of its brevity. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alan Buxbaum Apr 9, 2018

    While you won't necessarily be wasting your time reading this, there are plenty of other comics you should check out before "Green Lanterns" 44. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    axdn Apr 9, 2018

    This issue really got me intrigued! I want to read more!

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Sep 30, 2018

    I love the artwork and the inclusion of a single father transformer with PTSD, but since when can Green Lanterns phase through matter?

  • 7.5
    daddyT Apr 4, 2018

    so the start of a new arc... I gave it a chance. it wasn't GREAT but it was soooooo much better than the drek we just went through. and the art was amazing again.

  • 7.0
    GL Mike Apr 5, 2018

    Not a great issue, but much better than the past few! I like the artwork and the overall plot, just not the execution of the plot. Jessica making a deal with "Singularity Jain" to fight her internal demons - like it. Having it played out on a "robot planet" with a robot dad and baby - not so much. I think Seeley is trying too hard to make this series light-hearted and humorous. At times it borders on ridiculous and silly.

  • 6.5
    Dispatchdcu Apr 4, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    We open with Jess talking to her friend/ psychiatrist, which if I’m right is just not allowed and weird. But anyway, we find out that she has blocked out memories that have happened to her family and friends. Obviously, she doesn’t want to address her issues and probably makes things awkward with her friend-psychiatrist.

    An alert happens telling her to meet Simon and track down Singularity Jain who appears to be on some robot planet helping some robot dad hide from the law while keeping his robot son.

    Jess tracks down Jain while Si more

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