Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #39

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 14
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"ZOD'S WILL" part three! The only thing standing in the way of the Green Lantern Corps taking down General Zod and rescuing Hal Jordan from behind enemy lines turns out to be the leaders of the Corps itself-the Guardians of the Universe. Can the Corps change the Guardians' minds, or will they revolt to save their captured comrade?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 24, 2018

    This is the calm before the storm as the Corps races to battle Zod to rescue Hal. Solid dialogue, moments that revel in heroics, and visuals that make the actions awesome. Very enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Mar 14, 2018

    Robert Venditti does a terrific job on this title. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps has certainly been the most reliable comic in terms of quality of writing, story, and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Feb 28, 2018

    HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 finally begins the Zod & Green Lantern feud proper, as the Corp arrives to rescue Jordan. There are intriguing side plots with Zod and the Guardians, as we move to an epic battle between Lanterns and Kryptonians. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 1, 2018

    This current arc, pitting the Lanterns against General Zod and his family for the fate of "New Krypton," may be Venditti's best of the series, and would have easily been tops if it wasn't for some odd backsliding when it came to some of the supporting characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 28, 2018

    This issue was the big buildup before the massive fight and Venditti set the stage for a major confrontation next issue. That means theres not a lot of weight here, but it an enjoyable read. This book remains one of the reliable options of DC Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 28, 2018

    Don't go away now! The final showdown between the Corps and Zod awaits. More or less since the birth of the DC Universe and the destruction of Krypton back in Action Comics #1, this story has been building. (well, sort of implicitly) This issue slows things down a bit and resets things with a little humor and angst. Be back for next month's showdown! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Feb 28, 2018

    Even though the actual battle hasn't started yet I still deeply enjoyed it. Outside of seeing John argue with the Guardians like the old times (despite John reminiscing about the old days), this was another knock out issue of Hal Jordan… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 28, 2018

    If you're hoping for some of those classic Green Lantern poses, you're in luck. This issue is absolutely full of dramatic poses. I think Kyle probably got the highest number of them, but considering he's juiced up on Hal's ring that one sort of makes sense. John also got a few dramatic poses in, which is always appreciated. Though I'll admit seeing a guy's chest and butt in the same pose just makes me wince in pain (I would not be happy if my back was contorted like that), but hey, they're superheroes, so I guess they can take it? There weren't too many constructs in this issue, which is sad; but there was a lot of emotion being shown on our character's faces, which I was happy about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 4, 2018

    In terms of the larger picture, issue #39 is mostly set-up as it is primarily focused on laying the foundation for what is likely to be a far more-action oriented issue with Zod squaring off against the Laterns as this one comes to a close. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Mar 5, 2018

    I seriously can't wait for next issue, if nothing else than to see if I'm right! Man, I love this book, this is a fantastic arc it's gonna be a big one I have a feeling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 2, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #39 is a fast-moving issue which moves the narrative forward just enough to leave on the edge of the start of a showdown between the Zod and the Green Lanterns. While you could skip this issue and not miss much from a story perspective this is another solid installment of one of DC's most consistent books and worth picking up for the entertainment value alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2018

    This is a good issue that is fun to read and looks great. It's a slight annoyance that the Lanterns keep flying in without a plan, especially since that's what caused this mess in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Cameron McFarland Mar 1, 2018

    I'm being a bit harsh, but after all this buildup I've become very hopeful that issue #40 pays off in a big way. Zod and his family have demonstrated power, but there is just so much exposition and claim to his strength that I'm really just hungry for actual conflict. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 2, 2018

    Bottom Line: Although I wish Venditti would have been able to dig a little deeper into some of the stranger aspects of Kyle's predicament, this was still a decent, gorgeous issue of a solid series. Good Green Lantern mythos at play here. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 1, 2018

    Ethan Van Sciver's art is solid, if not as spectacular as it usually is. But if there was ever an issue that simply treaded water for twenty pages, this is it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 28, 2018

    I'm ready for this story arc to wrap up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Feb 28, 2018

    Although Sandoval's figure drawing is a bit disproportionate at times, his artwork at least makes the issue feel a bit more exciting. Otherwise, this issue is mainly setup for a big climax, as the Green Lanterns and Zod look to FINALLY come to blows. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 2, 2018

    This installment isnt a complete self-destruction. There is some entertaining dialogue, we get a little action from the Green Lantern Corps, and the cast is all-around solid. Sandoval, Tarragona, and Morey bring another gorgeous issue to life. However, this is not what I would call a good jumping-on point unless youre dedicated to this series and its characters. I can recommend it to a Green Lantern fan, but, if you fall outside this category, theres no reason to grab it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 28, 2018

    There's a break in the action, while the Green Lantern Corps acts all blustery and gives Zod time to prepare for their arrival. That will be next issue, which you just as well may wait for, unless you don't want to miss another amazing installment of Sandoval, Tarragona and Morey. I know I wouldn't. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GL Mike Mar 1, 2018

    Overall, I liked this issue. And compared to "Green LanternS" right now - this is a 10. The best part was the interaction between Hal & Zod. So, I've been thinking about Zod's side of the argument. Do the Green Lanterns have the right to invade the planet Zod had settled on? Do the inhabitants of the planet have the right to worship Zod if the choose to? They clearly are not slaves nor are they worshipping him through force or coersion. Now, I think it's clear that Zod's intentions are evil, but what if they weren't? What if he was sincerely just trying to build a society like that of Krypton? Does he have the right to do so? This issue brings up some interesting points of political discussion and food for thought. :)

    + LikeComments (2)
  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Feb 28, 2018

    So, this seemed like a lot of extra fluff to basically say.. Kyle left... got help... came back to fight with about 8 lanterns.

    That said: I still liked it!

    We get some background on John trying to set back up the guardians and a chain of command, like the good old days.

    The "Hal will power" being uber powerful was a bit over done to me. But, what I took from it was he is not only the best green lantern, but he has the strongest will power, and is probably the most powerful green lantern.... which I feel like we already knew anyway.

    I was confused on the Zod-Kryptonian stuff. What exactly is he looking for? Krypton? Knowledge of survivors? Knowledge of any technology from Krypton? I'm just unsure more

    + LikeComments (1)
  • 8.5
    Gizmo Nov 3, 2018

    Nothing like space cops playing by their own rules. I like the talk with Zod too.

  • 10
    Jon Comics Mar 18, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 28, 2018

  • 8.5
    GL Fan 2814 Mar 1, 2018

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Mar 1, 2018

  • 8.5
    Nicetrylaoche Feb 12, 2020

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Feb 28, 2018

  • 8.0
    Tizze Mar 4, 2018

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Mar 4, 2018

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 19, 2019

  • 7.0
    nycSnowman Mar 1, 2018

  • 6.0
    batman_forever Oct 5, 2019

Reviews for the Week of...