Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #17

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 16
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERNS" finale! As both the torchbearer of the Green Lantern Corps and the White Lantern of life, Kyle Rayner's proved he can wield the entire emotional spectrum. But when forced to choose, which ring will he don - and which Corps will he join for the oncoming threats facing all of time and space?

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Mar 28, 2017

    It's a little muddled in places, a big plot point isn't really explained very well but other than that this might be what I go digital for the first time for. 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Mar 29, 2017

    Ethan Van Sciver's art is typically marvelous here, as it has been on every Green Lantern title he's tackled since bringing Hal back from the dead in 2004's Rebirth. He's got every character nailed, his world-building lives and breathes, he's equally as comfortable with the two things that a GL title needs, epic widescreen space action and multiple character interplay. Van Sciver is down with all of it and makes reading this book a real joy, with his art brilliantly enhanced by Jason Wright's vivid colours. Let's hope this is a team that, along with Venditti, are on board with this title for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 22, 2017

    With a big shift in the status quo, Venditti seems to have set up the next great adventure that could run through multiple arcs. There's no telling what's in store, but with this creative team, the results could be anything but disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 23, 2017

    This issue has the heart and the look of what a Green Lantern outing should be. Heart, drama, and spectacular imagery make this a must read DC book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 28, 2017

    A big return marks big things for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps and suddenly the dream of the 90's is alive in the DCU. Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver, and Jason Wright have taken their slice of the universe and steadily expanded it while never forgetting what makes these characters heroes to start with. And now, the "Torchbearer" has returned, and maybe now, hope won't be far behind. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 22, 2017

    The Green Lantern Corps has always been at the center of multiversal shaking events, and it appears that another one is around the corner. With Mr. Oz making an appearance, the Rebirth Universe is about to come front and center to not just the GLC, but the rest of the DCU. And the rest of the issue was great as well, as it showed us even more of Guy Gardner's character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 23, 2017

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 ends with a failed mission and a major change in the status quo for Kyle Rayner which will please many fans.  Robert Venditti fills the conclusion to "Quest for Hope" with some nice character beats and enough intrigue and foreshadowing to whet our appetites for what's to come.  Coupled with the always amazing Ethan Van Sciver art this issue is a real winner.  Nine out of then lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Mar 22, 2017

    Robert Venditti and Ethan Van Sciver craft the best issue of the series so far, which is unsurprising given it spends most of its time focusing on the characters, their relationships, and the bigger Rebirth implications presented here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Mar 22, 2017

    I only have one thing to say About the art in this book: Ethan Van Sciver, please stay on this book… I loved the art in last issue, but Van Sciver on art duties gives this book as special feel and a very unique look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 22, 2017

    This issue serves as a bit of a break in the action, which may have been needed. It's a pretty good place for new readers to hop on, if they're so inclined. The big development, revealed on the cover, is a bit of fan-service to a certain segment of readers, but I don't mind. I'm a fan, and sometimes I like a little service. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 28, 2017

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 did a lot in the way of bringing the franchise into the bigger picture of what has been going on in the DC Universe. Add in all the personal relationships that Robert Venditti developed over the course of the 'Quest For Hope' arc and you have the recipe for a successful issue. Now I'm even more excited to see where things go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Mar 22, 2017

    The torchbearer is back, and it's pretty darn exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 22, 2017

    Ethan Van Sciver is known for his double splash pages, but the facial expressions from all the main cast of characters is what readers should be focusing on. It gives these already emotional moments even more impact when the human mind sees something that seems familiar. It might be easy to write how a character is feeling but the ability to do what with sequential storytelling is a gift that is extremely vital in today's ever evolving comic market. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 23, 2017

    It should surprise absolutely nobody that this issue has great artwork by Ethan Van Sciver. We've come to expect that from Van Sciver, and he almost always delivers. He was one of the architects of the Green Lantern revival over a decade ago, and he's extremely well-suited for this book. Whether the story lives up to the art is a little harder to pin down. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 22, 2017

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 brings with it a drastic change in pace as well as the end of the "Quest for the Blue Lanterns" arc. Not a must-buy per se, but a worthwhile read nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 22, 2017

    After a really good story arc with Guy Gardner and the merging of the two corps, this story seems like filler that doesn't really move anything along or capture much interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 27, 2017

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 is a strange issue. After taking time to check-in on the recovering Guy Gardner, the issue focuses on building him up as something special, while admitting he's no Hal Jordan when it comes to being a Green Lantern, and then immediately having the character fail spectacularly, lose the power of the White Lantern, and (in celebrating his failure) return to his awful 90s costume as another Green Lantern. Kyle screws up again, and isn't smart enough to realize it. Classic. For fans. Read Full Review

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