Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #32

Event\Storyline: Dark Knights: Metal Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 22
7.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

A METAL tie-in! "BATS OUT OF HELL" part two! The Dawnbreaker descends on Coast City, ready to suck its light away before moving on to the rest of our world. Backed up by the power of the Justice League, Hal Jordan stands ready to stop the perverted Lantern-until the Batman Who Laughs steps out of the shadows.

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 8, 2017

    In Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #32, readers will find themselves smack-dab in the middle of an epic fight between Hal Jordan and his Dark Multiverse Bruce Wayne counterpart, the Dawnbreaker. Fans of Hal and the Green Lanterns will get pumped in reading Hal Jordan's inner-dialogue thanks to Venditti's solid script. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Nov 8, 2017

    A truly wonderful team working on an epic title. The Metal tie-in is also brilliant. With this huge event happening in the DC Universe right now, this issue contributed its piece to the puzzle. I have no complaints. Pick this issue up, especially if you are following the Metal story closely".and if you're not, you should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Nov 8, 2017

    A good third act to the Bats Out of Hell crossover with great art, Venditti writes a compelling Hal Jordan. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 8, 2017

    Bats Out of Hell hasnt been as satisfying a Metal tie-in as Gotham Resistance. This issue was fun to watch Hal battle a similar, but unique foe. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 9, 2017

    This was a good chapter, but it narrowly missed greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 11, 2017

    The visuals are outstanding, but this tie-in to the Metal saga is just an issue long fight. It looks good, but I had no emotional buy in to any part of the story. I wanted this to pass quickly so the interrupted exceptional Lantern saga written by Venditti could continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Nov 8, 2017

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #32 might be an issue that some readers will skip if they aren't on board the “Metal” bandwagon. But for those who do pick up the issue it is an entertaining battle of wills that adds another chapter to the ongoing DC event without feeling like a filler. Eight out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Nov 9, 2017

    It's not a book that will "change Green Lantern as we know him forever" but as far as event tie-in slugfests go, it could definitely be considered a LOT better than it has any right to be. Very entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 7, 2017

    A well done continuation of the overall story with some great insight into Jordan and his true power. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 9, 2017

    This issue is filler that does nothing to advance the plot of Dark Nights Metal but it is amusing in spite of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Nov 8, 2017

    Robert Venditti has proven his worth over and over to DC. His incredible success forValiant Comicsmade him the successor to Geoff Johns' incredible and lengthyGreen Lanternrun. Despite having to follow-up one of the most successful comic runs in the history of the medium Venditti has created memorable and exciting stories. He hasn't been afraid to shake-up the status quo or to alter some of the stories Johns told. He's helped to makeGreen Lanterna different world with the same tone. Despite the fact thatthis issue is just a tie-in, it's another success thanks to the team who brought it to vibrant life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 10, 2017

    This is still a fun issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps,even if it doesnt do much for the overall plot of Metal. Hal is still a badass, and the fight is cool. While the ending to the last entry of 'Bats Out of Hell' implied that Hal Jordan would do something of significance here, this issue is still a good action comic. I can recommend it to followers of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. However, followers of Metal hoping for something of interest to the story to happen would be severely disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 8, 2017

    A pretty entertaining issue that has very little impact on the Metal story on a whole. There's something to be said for that. The pencils and color are spectacular, even if much of the book takes place in darkness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Nov 8, 2017

    Without much advancement for the greater Metalstory, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #32narrows its focus on a classic battle of will versus fear, light versus darkness. Unnecessary bookends rob the story of some much-needed story time, so what could have and should have been great seems to end rather abruptly. The artwork is still as fabulous as you would expect from names like Ethan Van Sciver, Jason Wright, and Liam Sharp, and the portions of the showdown that we do get to see are legitimately inspiring; so even if it isn't a slam dunk, it's a book worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Nov 10, 2017

    Though lacking in some story consistency, the artwork of "Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps" #32 helps to keep it up to par with many of the other issues in the 'Dark Nights: Metal' event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 8, 2017

    If you've been following Metal and all it's tie ins, this is no doubt a book you will want to read. If you aren't that interested in Metal then you can skip this issue. Despite Venditti doing the best he can with the tie-in, it's really not necessary to read unless you are trying to read all the Metal tie-ins. It's more of a distraction from the great work that's been going on in the book. It feels disjointed from the rest of the series and would be best enjoyed by those all in on Metal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Nov 8, 2017

    Overall this chapter of Hal Jordan and the GLC could honestly be skipped if you're not interested in Metal, but even if you're not interested in Metal, I still urge you to read this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 8, 2017

    My excitement for this crossover is officially dead, no matter how excellent the art we've been getting is. Seriously: Porter, Sharp, and Van Sciver have gotten the short shrift when it comes to the quality of writing here. This issue focused on the wrong things when it had this big sandbox to play in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Nov 8, 2017

    I'm a big fan of cleaner lines in the Green Lantern comics, so I love what Sciver and Sharp are doing with this issue. Everything they draw is clearly defined, even the impact lines. That combined with the bolder colors (compliments of Wright) known to the GL world and this is exactly what I would expect for artwork in this series. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Nov 12, 2017

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps issue #32 would better served using more battle scenes, more plot twists, or even a small submissive love story. Anything would have been better than this. If you read, Batman: Lost issue #1, though there was little fighting in that comic book, I loved the storyline of psyche of Bruce Wayne and his Kryptonite. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Steve C Nov 8, 2017

    Awesome! Simply Awesome! I've never been a huge fan of GL, but this issue ROCKED! There is a sequence in the middle that is illustrated just oh-so-beautifully by Ethan Van Sciver, and the words by Venditti are great. The pacing is quick, and the story is action-packed. Looking forward to the next Metal Tie-In.

  • 8.5
    SurvivedCloneSaga Nov 11, 2017

    Love Ethan's art so much (including the linking covers), and his work did not disappoint this issue. This was another Metal tie-in where one of the main Justice Leaguers faced off against their Dark Multiverse Bruce Wayne/Batman version, and I honestly really liked this one. Especially when Hal told Dawnbreaker to quit his "emo" bull ... since Dawnbreakers solo issue was the lone one I did not care for because that Bruce Wayne is SO much more "emo" than any of the other Dark Batmen.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Nov 9, 2017

    This was a solid read and tie-in to Metal. I really enjoyed the art and action. Overall, a good book if you are following along this far.

  • 8.0
    The bad who Nov 9, 2017

    Good read, nice art, interesting piece of the whole Metal puzzle. Just like Gotham Resistance, the story if enjoyable despite not being essential to the Metal storyline. I just hoped the next tie-in can end on a less bleaker note than the 3 first parts of the arc, because hope is in very short supply until now!

  • 7.5
    Br'er Lapin Nov 8, 2017

    The artist must have loved being able to skip whole panels and backgrounds for the majority of this issue, but that aside a very solid tie-in to the excellent Metal and a treat for fans of Green Lantern (did anyone see Shark?)

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Nov 9, 2017

    90 percent of this is great. Hal vs Dawnbreaker, with EVS art. And then suddenly Hal lost after all.

    Like most of Metal so far, the deck is stacked against the good guys. Badly. It's getting to be a bit of a drag. But at least Vendetti really gets Hal and EVS cannot draw a single bad page.

  • 7.5
    Godofspeed Nov 13, 2017

    Fell flat for me. Good book but just missing something

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Nov 22, 2017

    Same as the previous issue of these tie-ins, this lacked the overall excitement though the story was decent, even if it's mainly just a single fight with some flashbacks. The art was great here though and really suited the overall setting.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Oct 19, 2018

    I read the issues of the main Metal series, so I know who the bad guys are, but I haven't read part 1-2 of "Bats Out of Hell." Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps is in my pull file so I was concerned that this issue wouldn't make sense on its own. However, it actually works alright as its own issue so long as you know the basics of the Metal series. I don't actually feel any need to read the other Bat Out of Hell issues, and I probably won't because they honestly don't interest me. The artwork in this issue is excellent, but I really could have skipped it entirely without missing out on any plot. The entire issue seems like Hal is going to overcome this challenge and then... Surprise! It makes the entire issue feel like a waste of time.

  • 4.0
    Herushalaim Nov 8, 2017

    I'm not sure how to feel about this issue. The art was great. I wasn't really on board for the Bats Out of Hell Metal tie-in, especially after last week's Justice League tie-in that felt like filler because the plot didn't move forward. However, this issue has what is almost the opposite problem. It moves too fast. We see Dawnbreaker and Hal go at it for a little bit, after a rather useless flashback/narration on Coast City. But then the fight abruptly ends with Dawnbreaker the victor and the rest of the Justice League also defeated. I can't help but think this entire arc is ill-conceived because of overall pacing issues and bad story decisions. Maybe the finale can pull out a satisfying conclusion, but it'll be hard considering most of thi more

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