Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #13

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 19
7.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

"HEROES"! See the majesty and heroism of the Green Lantern Corps from the point of view of a planet in desperate need of their power. Set far in the future, this issue is packed with clues about what's around the corner for Hal Jordan and the rest of the Corps!

  • 9.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Jan 25, 2017

    As DC Comics has returned to the idea of standalone stories and no longer worries about the over arching multi-issue graphic novel fodder, Hal Jordan Green Lantern Corps #13 sets the standard in telling a touching story without losing the essence of their characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 25, 2017

    Often, it's the slightly off-beat or stories from a different perspective that offer insight into our favorite characters. This is one of those stories and it works extremely well. Through this Xudarian grandmother, we get to see how the Green Lantern Corps positively impacts the universe, one individual at a time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jan 25, 2017

    While Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #13 may not seem to further the series it does allow the reader to see the heroics through a different lense and be reminded that while we may not wear a functioning power ring we each have the capacity to be a hero to ourselves and those that matter most to us.  Nine out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 28, 2017

    A moving one-shot that reaffirms why Green Lanterns exist. This will convert readers into fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jan 25, 2017

    Venditti and company have struck a more hopeful mindset with this title and that's more than welcome right now given what the next arc will be focused on and the state of the country. We'll need heroes by the dozen with a guiding light to face what's ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Jan 26, 2017

    In HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13, a Xudarian grandmother recounts her experience with the Green Lantern Corps to her grandchildren. She reminisces about being saved by the Green Lanterns through an intriguing story with great artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jan 25, 2017

    Many times stand alone issues can be viewed as throwaway stories that have no effect on the larger picture, but that could not be further from the truth for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #13. Not only does it set up future adventures and villains the Corp will face, but it also ends on a feeling of hope that no matter how terrible things may seem in the moment the long run will prove it all to be worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jan 26, 2017

    Even with little to no action involved, Venditti knows how to wrap up a quality story arc with style while still giving us a small look at what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 25, 2017

    This was a cool down issue in every regard. You can safely skip it and not miss anything of consequence. But for the hardcore readers, it's another enjoyable installment of one of DC's finest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Jan 25, 2017

    This story went SO FAST, but that is mostly because we got nothing but recap in this issue. The best part is I actually didn't mind how this issue was, because it is the kind of story I would tell my six-year old son as a bedtime story, something to show him that no matter how bad the world can be you have the power inside of yourself to overcome your fears and defeat the evil that is out there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 25, 2017

    This issue is certainly a good done in one issue that shows how the Green Lantern Corps are very important in the universe. The story is a nice way to reflect on what the Lanterns did, though it recaps what just occurred, which makes its purpose questionable. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 26, 2017

    The newest issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps is part standalone story and part trailer for things to come. It's an interesting idea, even if the execution isn't entirely there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jan 25, 2017

    Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #13 is a skippable issue, it's a well done comic but nothing about is something I would call essential reading. I love the framing of the story but having half of the comic serve as a recap of events that most readers just finished just feels wasteful. Hopefully Venditti will continue with this concept of exploring Green Lanterns from various times and alien races. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jan 25, 2017

    Overall, this was a fine book. It was a momentum killer, unfortunately, so I can’t recommend it. This story would have made more sense having been edited down and put as a backup story in an annual. It would have worked perfectly in that situation. As a breather between major stories, it didn’t have enough behind it to be fulfilling. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 25, 2017

    We take a break in the action for some unearned teasing and boredom. Nice visuals, irritating tale. This story should have been moved to the title Meandering Tales About the Green Lantern Corps. Hopefully due out never. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 27, 2017

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #13 halted all the positive momentum created by the first two arcs of the series for a one-shot story that added absolutely nothing to the series. It's something that is very hard to say because I've been such a big fan of what Robert Venditti has been doing with the Green Lantern franchise up until this issue. Unfortunately the recap and marketing nature of this issue only left me with a feeling that I had money taken from right under my nose. Hopefully this was only a minor slip up for this series and Venditti returns to moving forward with all the wonderful things he has done with his work on Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Read Full Review

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