Green Lanterns Annual #1
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Green Lanterns Annual #1

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 11
7.4Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Every thousand years, a ceremony is held on a long-forgotten world to celebrate the life of an ancient Green Lantern hero. Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are chosen to represent Earth at this event, but they quickly learn not all is as it seems. A secret has been buried on this planet, and it's up to our heroes to find it and put the mystery to rest once and for all!

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - James L. Sarandis Jun 19, 2018

    The art is fantastic, and the story reminds me of a great episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I also really liked how nuanced the personalities of Jessica and Simon were. I have never really read much on them and now I really like them. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell May 30, 2018

    The art by Tomas Giorello is simple and beautiful and fits the story perfectly. The details on the characters are great and the backgrounds are fantastic. There aren't a lot of action sequences in this book but when they do happen they are breathtaking. Giorello's art is complimented by the colors by Andy Troy. They are bright and bold. The use of shadows is great and the constructs that are created by each Lantern are fantastic. I cannot say enough about the art and the colors. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 30, 2018

    This Annual was a fun read and well worth grabbing for fans of the new Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 30, 2018

    Its overall irrelevance doesn't matter, because this is actually one of my favorite issues of the Green Lanterns run, featuring pitch-perfect takes on the main characters amid a compelling plot with several surprising twists. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Jul 7, 2018

    For an Annual this book does its job very well. The story is outside of any current plots, and does a good job at pushing the characters forward, and establishes their voices nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Quinn Morris Jun 1, 2018

    Green Lanterns Annual #1 is a true return to form Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 30, 2018

    Green Lanterns Annual #1 is a character-focused and highly entertaining comic about heroes conquering the villain that is public speaking. The comic is a little slow at times, but most of the book is engaging enough to firmly hold the readers attention. Plus, Perkins and Troy are a hell of an artistic team. This comic earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt May 30, 2018

    GREEN LANTERNS ANNUAL #1 brings Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz to an outer space Lantern memorial that results in a unique discovery. Andy Diggle writes a solid story, though it somewhat takes the Lanterns at face value. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 16, 2018

    This was okay, but doesn't really add to the Lantern mythos, nor change the characters. If one is looking for a Lantern adventure, this will do, but it won't be one that's remembered in a few months. The visuals are slightly better than the story, but are not as good as those in the twice monthly series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt May 30, 2018

    The artwork for this issue was okay, on the whole. The constructs were spot on, which considering how big of a role they played here is a very good thing. However some of the expressions and faces were a bit off. For example Jess' face on page 7 is downright jarring (it's the eyes). That's just one example, and sadly every time that sort of thing happened it did interrupt the immersion of the plot. Otherwise the artwork was good and fit in with the typical Green Lanterns art style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller May 30, 2018

    Green Lanterns has shown a knack for telling compelling self-contained stories, and the 2018 annual keeps that streak alive. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Green Lantern Corps - w-west May 30, 2018

    All in all, this was a good smooth fast paced read. We really had a three act story that was well constructed and was climaxed with a Karaoke invitation. How could I not praise this issue with a moment like that? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Connor Christiansen May 30, 2018

    Despite its conflicting tones and otherwise forgettable story, this remains an entertaining, if not particularly memorable, read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 4, 2018

    The artworkis very dynamic and stylized, which I appreciate. My only complaint is thatJessica has never looked lovelier. By which I mean to say that Perkins artreinforces the pattern among comic book artists that they are unable to draw normalpeople. Everyone in the world of comics comes across like a CW cast member,unless theres a reason for them to appear doughy and unattractive. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Marcus Freeman May 30, 2018

    This annual issue seems unnecessary and a distraction until the next arc of Green Lanterns begins. The plot for the most part is dull with the exception of some action and backstory given towards the end of the issue. The art is rough for the majority of this issue. The next arc needs to begin immediately. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 30, 2018

    We're back to rings not needing to be charged with this issue and that's disappointing, but it's also disappointing that we're dealing with just the basic concepts of our main characters and little else to just convey a message of what the difference between willpower and willfulness is.  The art is interesting in this issue, but little else really is in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 30, 2018

    Diggle does his best to string it all together but it falls a bit flat. The art again is decent but the story doesn't allow for much excitement. The ending is a bit of a dull bummer. I hoped it would turn around the entire time but it never did. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jun 2, 2018

    Green Lanterns Annual #1 is a clear skip it issue for me. This story could easily have been told in one regular issue rather than this bloated $4.99 affair. Add in Andy Diggle's contradiction on how the Lantern universe functions and the lackluster art and I can't recommend anyone buying this one at all. Read Full Review

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