Green Lanterns #8

Green Lanterns #8

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 16
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"TRICK OR TREAT!" Rookie Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz face their most daunting mission yet: a night of Halloween trick or treating with Simon's young nephew and a on-the-run Guardian of the Universe.

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 5, 2016

    This is a great issue that will get you into the Halloween spirit. More importantly the Guardian gets an important backstory and finally appears to trust the Green Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Oct 5, 2016

    This issue is one of the stronger comics in a series that is one of DC's best since Rebirth hit all those months ago (it may not be that long, I guess).If you're looking for a place to start reading this series, then look no further; this is going to be one of the most accessible points for at least an issue or two. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 5, 2016

    We even got to see a little more backstory behind the Exiled Guardian and the Phantom Ring. And whilst it's clearly just a macguffin for someone else to take over and cause havoc for the Lanterns. But, at least the writers are managing to keep the story moving in an interesting way. So whilst Green Lanterns #8 isn't the boldest in terms of it's scale, it allows the reader to get to know the duo a little better than we already did. We've been thoroughly impressed with the Green Lanterns run so far (apart from the occasional missed beat), and this issue is no exception. If you're a Green Lantern fan, don't miss this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 6, 2016

    Writer Sam Humphries has really hit his stride as of late, delivering quality character work alongside awesome Lantern action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 5, 2016

    Humphries has what seems like a fairly strong plot for this next story arc. With the messy introductions to Baz and Cruz out of the way, he's able to further establish their bonds while working Rami into the fold. I'm looking forward to seeing how this arc plays out as it could be the one that gets Green Lanterns to the next level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 13, 2016

    While the issue does give us a bit Rami's backstory and the history of the Phantom Ring, the main focus here is holiday shenanigans and the Lanterns tracking down the runaway Guardian. Now that they've found him, and taken the ring under their protection, Simon and Jessica have a new responsibility to live up to. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Oct 5, 2016

    Eight issues in and this book keeps getting stronger. We know the Red Lanterns are waiting in the weeds. The Dominators are working hard to catch Rami. Simon and Jessica are still figuring out how to be Green Lanterns with almost no guidance. The intrigue is built by the final panel. Good thing we only have to wait two weeks to find out who that guy is (Is it Kyle? Where the hell is Kyle? Don't let it be Kyle, but seriously, is it Kyle?). Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Oct 7, 2016

    GREEN LANTERNS #8 is a delight to read whether or not you still go trick-or-treating (I don't know why you wouldn't, it's free candy!). The issue offers a solid development forBaz and Cruz's relationship. The closer they become, the better the team will be, and so will the storylines since they will care about each other's lives much more than before. The current arcis getting better as well with the information we get about the Phantom Ring. Everyone will be after it and it should put Baz, Cruz, and their families in danger! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 5, 2016

    While this issue starts out a bit rough, it eventually finds its footing and becomes a decent read that finally unites the rogue Guardian and our heroes with a mutual respect for one another.  It also has fantastic art and a decent cliffhanger that leaves me excited to see what comes next.  Hopefully the dialog doesn't fall back to what it was at the beginning of this series and even the beginning of this issue because that feels like a hump we've already gone over and I hate backtracking.  Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Oct 5, 2016

    This is a fun transitional issue, but it's marred by persistent writing problems and inconsistent art that prevent it from rising to anything more than a trifle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Oct 5, 2016

    Green Lanterns #8 was something of a mixed bag for me, I did enjoy the homage to Scooby Doo (if that was the case) but once the renegade Guardian took priority it made this issue less enjoyable. Not even Simon and Jessica's dialog could get me over the hump in terms of fully enjoying this issue. Hopefully the Phantom Ring will provide some entertainment for me and you as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Oct 5, 2016

    Green Lanterns #8 is more of a trick than a treat with a few brief interesting moments revolving around the history of the Phantom Ring and an the foreshadowing of the Phantom Lantern.  The issue suffers from poor dialog and art inconsistencies that are hard to overlook.  Four out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

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