Green Lanterns #49

Writer: Aaron Gillespie Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 20, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 8
6.8Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

"REBEL RUN" part two! Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz hide from Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps on the planet Hellhole. While the two butt heads over what to do next, they find an ancient threat that has been slumbering within the core of this crime-infested world. It has been feeding, and it is ready to wake and strike!

  • 9.1
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Jun 20, 2018

    GREEN LANTERNS #49 continues "Rebel Run" as Cruz works to prove her innocence. Writer Aaron Gillespie settles into his new role as he solidifies the cracks of the previous issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell Jun 20, 2018

    I had so much fun reading this book and I am looking forward to seeing where this story goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 20, 2018

    This is a really odd turn of events in Green Lanterns #49, as it seems like this current storyline involving the impurity in Jessica Cruz's ring will play out over not two but three writers' runs. Tim Seeley set it up, Aaron Gillespie took over, and it'll continue into Dan Jurgens' run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Jun 20, 2018

    Rebel Run ended up being a nice fun pallet cleanser between the heavier Ghosts of the Past and the next arc (by Dan Jurgens!) which is sure to be a little on the heavier side. The artwork, the colors, and the fun banter between Jessica and Simon (as well as the more honest moments) really made this a very fun arc that I would tell anyone to go out and get asap, even if they don't read or know much about Green Lanterns. It also leaves me excited and extremely curious as to what's going to happen with Jess and the Gaurdians, when Dan Jurgens takes over in Green Lanterns #50. July 4th can't get here fast enough (for multiple reasons). Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Jun 20, 2018

    In this week's Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz proves that she can make even the most negative aspects of a book much brighter. Aaron Gillespie shows such an ease when writing these two that you'd assume he'd been doing it far longer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Aug 7, 2018

    Even though this is a fill-in writer, it seems like finally, we have a writer that gets the character's voices. Jessica is an amazingly resilient character, and so resourceful. We get to see her in action without the ring. She is level-headed and so clever. I am glad to see a writer with Aaron Gillespie that seems to actually take care of the interactions between Simon and Jessica, let alone the Green Lantern Corps. That said this was one of the more enjoyable story arcs in a while. They didn't really re-invent the wheel, but it was not a tired old re-tread of an old DC story, and it was interesting to see what Jessica would do to stay one step ahead of Hal and the other Lanterns. Simon as well had his moments and shined as the True Blue partner. I'm excited to see how it all worked out, and as I have heard the creative staff is changing, this can be the starting point to send this book back on top of my list! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 11, 2019

    This storyline was pretty short overall, going into a 50th issue that means it's no surprise, and I like what they do here in establishing Simon and Jessica's dynamic and giving her a chance to stand firm against Hal in the right way. Gillespie keeps things moving just right while Roge Antonio has a pretty standard book to work with, just with aliens, as it's very light on ring usage. I'm looking forward to reading more of this book on the service. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 22, 2018

    Green Lanterns #49 is a comic with a rushed pacing and a letdown of a climax, but the characters and story around these problems are enjoyable enough so that the book is still a net positive reading experience. Plus, the art of Antonio and Hi-Fi helps significantly. I can recommend this one. Feel free to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 20, 2018

    Id alwaysthought the person of launching this title was to feature Green Lanterns onEarth, but it seems Simon and Jessica have been zipping around the starsdealing with extraterrestrial matters. I thought that was Hal Jordan and the GLCorps. Id rather see Simon and Jess back on Earth. I like the pancakes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Jun 22, 2018

    Green Lanterns #49 is a fun issue with some powerful moments for Cruz and Baz. Any fans of Jessica Cruz must get this issue to continue watching her grow. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jun 23, 2018

    This Green Lanterns story arc comes to a lackluster conclusion, with the exception of a few stand out parts. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 19, 2018

    The end of this issue is a little too abrupt. Nothing really gets resolved and Jessica's outburst doesn't seem genuine. The story starts to fall apart in the third act and doesn't really stick the landing as far as closing out this particular arc in a satisfying way. It felt like everything Jessica went through was a waste. The art was great, but the story didn't go anywhere relevant and was ultimately forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jun 20, 2018

    Green Lanterns #49 was a interesting journey. It was a bit weird to not see Tim Seeley write the second part of a new arc, but both Aaron Gillespe and Roge Antonio did a great job of holding the fort down. While this issue lacked the tension that was built up from the start of this arc, I still overall had a enjoyable experience with it. I'll be interested to see if Seeley returns next issue or was this the start of a new creative team. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jun 20, 2018

    This was an okay conclusion to the plot. It's nice that they acknowledged that Hal had been going after Jess for longer than this plot, though there are still many questions to be answered. Having Simon back Jess without hesitation was wonderful to see, even if parts of the plot got a bit clunky at times. It'll be interesting to see if the next issue, titled What is Corrupting the Central Power Battery, is related to what has happened to Jess' ring or not. It seems like a big coincidence, doesn't it? Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 20, 2018

    While I was all in on Jessica Cruz mystery set up in the previous issue, the revelation of that mystery here left me kind of wanting more because it really just turned the issue into a boring read that just seemed to end without really resolving all the issues at hand.  I loved the art in this but felt that the overall story was pretty weak, even though we had some decent character interactions within it. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Jun 22, 2018

    After an explosive first issue to this arc teasing a major confrontation between members of the Green Lantern Corps, the second issue in the arc ends the excitement with a whimper. Characters we don't care about take some of the spotlight, and plot threads are unraveled way too easily. The art in this issue is enjoyable, but it is not enough to make this issue salvageable. The inconsistency in this book continues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Jun 20, 2018

    With the exception of the mistreatment of Hal Jordan, nothing about Green Lanterns #49 is particularly bad nor particularly good. It's simply an average comic. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jun 25, 2018

    There's not a lot of positives in Green Lanterns #49 and I would rank it as quite possible the worst book of the series. From poor characterization to bad dialog and rushed artwork there are just too many things wrong with the issue to give it a good score. Read Full Review

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