Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #2

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Rafael Sandoval Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 40
7.6Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

"Sinestro's Law" part two! As Sinestro's grip around the universe grows tighter, Guy Gardner takes on the mission to bring the Green Lantern Corps back from the edge of oblivion to reclaim their role as protectors of the cosmos.

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Aug 10, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 is another great installment that is well balanced between the character work, plot progression and action/adventure.  Hal Jordan is about to find out how far the scales have been tipped against him with only his lost and wounded allies to hopefully arrive and save the day.  Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval are on point this issue much to the delight of this Green Lantern fan.  Five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Aug 11, 2016

    Bottom Line: Rebirth has turned out to be the perfect opportunity for this franchise's redemption. Traditional lantern smackdowns, a great villain returning to sinister glory, and some of the best artwork on DC's shelves right now? This is a book that old-school Green Lantern fans have needed for a while now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 10, 2016

    While some Rebirth titles are nearing their fifth issue, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps has quickly distinguished itself from the pack. This is one of the top titles in DC and a must for every DC fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 16, 2016

    The art is strong and the story fast-moving. Hopefully they'll eventually find time to give us a bit more character development along the way - but at least the trip there won't be a boring one. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 11, 2016

    Robert Venditti remaining on a Green Lantern book remains one of the better decisions made by the powers-that-be at DC with regards to Rebirth. With Hal back in uniform and the Lost Army back... somewhere... Venditti crafts a story with several compelling threads. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 15, 2016

    Venditti is masterfully giving us an entertaining, slow build, where things are being paced in a way so that there's an emotional impact for everything. You know the Green Lantern Corps are going to show up at some perfect time in grand fashion to be reunited with Hal, and the way things are going, I can't wait to see that moment pay off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 12, 2016

    This comic right now remains undecided about its direction, but the familiarity, action and striking artwork make Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 infectiously fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Aug 11, 2016

    This book continues to be one of the best titlesto come out of DCs Rebirth event. The way things are going, it should be easy for the team to maintain this incredible work. At least until the end of the first story of the new run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 14, 2016

    An okay issue, but there's nothing special about it. The story and visuals are fine, but it seems as though this issue could be skipped entirely and nothing in the larger saga of the Green Lantern Corps be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 17, 2016

    It will be interesting to see how long the existence of the other Green Lanterns remains a secret. Not exactly known for stealth, Gardner is likely to draw some attention in his own search for answers. But whose attention will be drawn to him first, Hal's or Sinestro's. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 10, 2016

    A few plot developments and some daddy-daughter time that results in the traditional Korugarian Slapping of the Father, and you've got a pretty good issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps that promises some fun times in the future. Let's hope it's the near future, rather than some far-flung time beyond the next title change. Also: yes to more Guy Gardner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Aug 10, 2016

    Overall though, this is a stellar second issue that has made me care about these characters again. It really goes to show that when Green Lantern comics are good, they're really good. Hopefully the story will continue to improve in leaps and bounds and avoid the all-too-frequent situation where a new book appears to hold such unlimited promise only to go off like a wet firework.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed, that's for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Aug 10, 2016

    Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #2 read more like #1.5 but it still an enjoyable read from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kevin Gunn Aug 11, 2016

    Better than the first issue of the series. The ride is still “pedal to the floor” as far as action, but you still get a peak into everyone's struggles. I can't wait to see if Soranak will change uniforms (and rings) or oppose her father to take command of the Yellow Lanterns. Again, we'll have to wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 11, 2016

    Overall, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps#2 felt a little like a filler issue, setting up further plot points for the future. But the insight into Sinestro was an interesting portion of the comic. Hopefully we get to see what Guy Gardner gets up to in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 10, 2016

    I totally expect to be in the minority when I say this, but, as with Green Lanterns, I'm enjoying HJGLC. Venditti captures the cast really well. Yeah, the writing has its flaws, and I'm not going to sit here and try to excuse them, or say you shouldn't take them into account when deciding whether or not to purchase this issue. But I think the most important thing I can give you is my honest reaction to the book; which is to say that I do quite like it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Aug 11, 2016

    Robert Venditti hits his stride in this issue with dialogue that is not only captivating but also true to the characters that speak it. Bolstered by the as always excellent art and colors by Rafa Sandoval and Tomeu Morey respectively, this issue cements this teams place as the right one to tell great Green Lantern stories. Anyone who is a fan of drama, intrigue, and colorful space adventures who be foolish to not pick up Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps today. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Aug 10, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 is a lovely-looking comic without much to say. This book has all the potential in the world to become a great space epic, but for now potential is all it has. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Aug 10, 2016

    Oh sure! Throw THAT phrase back at me after I told you the same thing! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 16, 2016

    Hopefully these strong narrative elements will come together soon, as Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps still hasn't managed to completely find its sea legs as an addictive part of the Rebirth series. It's blend of space opera with human, grounded characters and stylistics hasn't yet paid off into anything with particular depth or meaning, and from a narrative perspective it continues to circle around the houses. Venditti writes decently and Sandoval infuses the piece with colour, but it's neither the strongest written nor most attractive Rebirth comic out there. There is still potential to improve but right now it's Earth-based sister series Green Lanterns is putting it in the shade. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Aug 16, 2016

    OK let me put it to you like this. It's taken me three-day to write this much review that I opened with my love of X-Force with, and closed it with to. Read Full Review

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