Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #38

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"ZOD'S WILL" part two! Mounting an escape from General Zod's prison camp, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner must face down the natives of the Kryptonian villain's new planet. As Hal and Kyle fight to survive the natives, Zod and his family, can even one of them make it out alive to warn the rest of the universe about the growing threat?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 19, 2018

    Kneel before the awesomeness that is “Zod's Will”! Hal Jordan hasn't been this cocky in a long time and it's incredible to rediscover this aspect of his character. The visuals are to die for. If you love comics books, you'll love this. Seriously. You're going to love this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 15, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps continues to chug along with great characterization, exciting action and intriguing situations. Hal's in trouble and there's no doubt he will be rescued, but it's more about the how. This story line seems linked to what's going on in Action Comics right now with the "Booster Shot" arc. Perhaps, there will be some grand unified action that links them! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 19, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps continues to be a strong and consistently engaging book. With its ever-endearing leads, a great villain, and a strong stable of artists, this book scores another recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Feb 15, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #38 takes a pause after the raucous start to "Zod's Will" to build tension between the Green Lanterns and the House of Zod. Along the way Robert Venditti showcases the heroism and grit of our main characters while reminding us why the Kryptonians might have a beef with the Green Lantern Corps. Ethan Van Sciver's art is as usual a visual spectacle. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 13, 2018

    A good issue and an improvement on the events that inspired it. Great dialogue and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Feb 14, 2018

    HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 continues the "Zod's Will" storyline by pulling back on the brutality of the last issue. Robert Venditti highlights the strategy of both Hal and Zod, all the while hinting towards a bigger plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 14, 2018

    This storyline has a ton of potential and I'm enjoying how Venditti immediately stacked the deck against the Corps. It's been a fun ride so far and I'm anxious to see where the story goes next to even the odds for Hal and company. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - John Jack Feb 20, 2018

    If anyone ever wants to contact me, look me up in my groupfor the love of comic books, I also have several comic pages dedicated to my various true loves,Batman,Spider-man,Marvel,Oldie GoldiesandHats! (Long story on that last one haha) or on Twitter@johnbatusijack Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Feb 14, 2018

    Venditti continues to bring the epicness to the world of The Green Lantern Corps. This issue was the calm before the storm and you can hear the thunder. Amazing issue once again from Robert Venditti and Ethan Van Sciver. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 14, 2018

    The artwork was great for this issue; I couldn't help but wince every time I saw Kyle's injuries. They did a good job of making them look terrible, but not graphic (a tough balance when dealing with superheroes). I particularly loved the last panel with Kyle. I won't lie, I absolutely scoured that image for any additional details I could get out of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 20, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #38 is purely a set-up issue. There is nothing wrong with that as there is a lot of quality character for Zod and the planet of Jekuul. Unfortunately the portrayal of Hal Jordan left a lot to be desired as his status as greatest Green Lantern of all time made for some questionable story decision. That said, the strength of Zod's character development and Ethan Van Sciver phenomenal artwork elevated what happened in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #38. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 15, 2018

    Robert Venditti didn't have to try too hard to make the Kryptonians and their worshipers seem like they can actually take on the whole Corps. That gave this story a lot of potential places to go in the next chapter, and it's worth sticking around for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 14, 2018

    Kyle and Hal remain battered on Zod's stolen planet, but Hal's got a little trick...down his sleeve. This issue moves at a good clip, but advances the story incrementally and has a lot of chit-chat. I could probably read transcripts of Zod's pompous orating all day, but I don't know that I'd pay three bucks for the opportunity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 14, 2018

    Despite my enjoyment of the issue, there isn't much to write home about. I think I'm excited to see where the story goes next, and the art was pretty great. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 14, 2018

    Overall, I am liking the story being told in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #38. Again, it is not a groundbreaking story or anything, but it is a solid superhero story. It is cool to see the Lanterns go up against unusual villains and how they are going to deal with them. The only major let down is the art stumbles a little with issue #38 when compared to issue #37. While still good comic book art it lacks the energy of issue #37. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 14, 2018

    It's nice to see Ethan Van Sciver back at the drawing board. While he's cemented his place within the Green Lantern lore, it's rare to see him draw more than an occasional issue here or there. Perhaps he needed a mortgage payment this month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Feb 14, 2018

    Vendetti does provide an interesting Kryptonian perspective on the Green Lantern Corps during this issue, but this comic largely suffers from a case of "too much talking, not enough showing." Read Full Review

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