Green Lanterns #54

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Marco Santucci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
7.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

The Cyborg Superman, Hank Henshaw, found a way to override the Green Lanterns' Power Rings, and he's using that ability to gaslight Simon Baz in part five of the "Evil's Might" storyline. Communicating with Baz through his ring, Henshaw convinces Simon to trespass in Superman's Fortress of Solitude, where Henshaw will have access to all the cosmic weaponry that would make him unstoppable. Can Simon throw off the mental shackles ensnaring him? Or will he unwittingly help Hank Henshaw become an omega-level threat once again?

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 5, 2018

    An epic issue coupling one seriously super slugfest against the backdrop of many a shocking reveal! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Sep 5, 2018

    GREEN LANTERNS #54 continues "Evil's Might" as the mastermind is finally revealed. Dan Jurgens gives Simon Baz some needed attention, and some great fights are added in too! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Sep 6, 2018

    We are at the final few issues of the Green Lanterns series, and it is looking like Jurgens is taking it out with a bang. While I have not been shy about my love/hate relationship with Simon, I do hope that there is something that redeems him for what he has done up to this point. Jess is also a big concern. She has quickly become one of my favorite Lanterns, and I am hoping to see her exit as more than just part of a Lantern duo that couldn't hack it long without Hal taking the reins back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 12, 2019

    While some of this storyline is a little more drawn out than it should be, and Henshaw is not a favorite of mine after all the history of the character, there's a lot to like here. Getting Baz to realize how he's been taken advantage of is a lot of fun and getting him into angry mode after a good beatdown is going to make him fun to watch when everyone else catches up to. Henshaw's plan is standard villain stuff in the end, at least so far, so it's not exactly thrilling as he goes through all the standard reveals of how he's achieved everything. Even if the story isn't clicking fully it's got a great look about it and is a lot of fun to go through thanks to what Santucci, Hanna, and Hi-Fi bring to it here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 5, 2018

    Scott Hannasteps in to finish the issue; perhaps Marco Santucci fell behind or had anotherobligation. I have no issue with this, as the art flows with hardly a visualhiccup to be heard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 5, 2018

    Green Lanterns #54 answers some questions about the antagonist of "Evil's Might" and how Cyborg Superman was able to pull the wool over the eyes of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Writer Dan Jurgens layers some social commentary underneath his story of revenge and does a great job of pushing Simon Baz to an interesting place that builds upon what has come before in this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Sep 5, 2018

    The unknown mastermind manipulating the Green Lantern Corps finally reveals himself as the Cyborg Superman this issue. While the rest of the Corps debate whether Simon Baz is a traitor, Simon has his hands full with Cyborg Superman. Cyborg Superman has the power to control not just the Green Lantern Corps, but also the whole emotional spectrum. Simon was beaten nearly to death trying to stop Cyborg Superman, will the Green Lantern Corps be able to stop whatever Cyborg Superman has planned next? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 5, 2018

    The end of the issue may be a bit controversial, as it brings back an element of Simon's character that people were very split on. It could be read as a symbol of his determination to fix the mess he helped cause, or it could be seen as unfortunate implications. Either way, hoping for a strong finish to what might be Jurgens' final say on his most iconic villain. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Sep 5, 2018

    Despite a few flaws in the story, the wrath of Cyborg Superman gives us an epic issue of this Green Lanterns arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 10, 2018

    Green Lanterns #54 is a solid read. It didnt excite me as much I had hoped given the premise, but the book still delivers a solid read that brings a Green Lantern to blows with the villainous Cyborg Superman. The book is worth a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Sep 7, 2018

    Green Lanterns has better dialogue and presentation than previous issues alongside some interesting reveals, but it's ultimately a forgettable issue with not much going for that also makes a fool out of one of its best characters- for no good reason. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Sep 5, 2018

    I'm not a fan of what is happening in Green Lanterns. This isn't the book that I loved anymore, it's not even the dramatic tone shift that bothers much. It's the lack of cohesion that disturbs me, I don't feel connected to the characters nor do I the plot. I feel like I'm just going through the motions with these final issues, biding my time until Grant Morrison takes over. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Sep 6, 2018

    Green Lanterns #54 has it's heart in the right place but not all of the story elements are in order. Overall it's a fun read setting up the ending to this series! Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 5, 2018

    While the cliffhanger in this issue continues to impress, it's the rest of the issue that comes off boring and then odd halfway through in the way it depicts our main villain.  The plot just comes off forced, but hopefully, that doesn't continue now that it's out and about and we can just move on.  I really enjoyed the art here, but this arc isn't grabbing me the way I hoped it would. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Matthew Mueller Sep 5, 2018

    Hank Henshaw is one of the more compelling villains on DC's roster, but he isn't the Green Lanterns biggest problem here. That would be regression. Read Full Review

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