Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #40

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Jordi Tarragona, Rafael Sandoval Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
7.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"ZOD'S WILL" part four! The Green Lantern Corps launch their assault on Zod and his world in order to free Hal Jordan. Kyle Rayner tries to control Hal's ring, but the power within the ring is overwhelming him. Will Kyle be able to stop Zod before the ring destroys him?

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 14, 2018

    Zod and his family definitely make for different opponents for the Corps and they make for a tough out even for the Corps' best. This has been a really fun storyline as it's more of a simple throwback to good guys fighting bad guys. Maybe it's not as brainy as some of the other reads on the market, but I'm really enjoying it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 14, 2018

    I love the fact that Zod is becoming something of a major villain in the DC Universe, after stints in Suicide Squad and the Superman books. Venditti has clearly understood how a super-powered zealot would feel if his home was destroyed, and the high and mighty Lantern Corps did nothing to save it. For a book that I don't read, featuring characters that I am not fond of, I was completely taken by surprise with how much I actually enjoyed this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 16, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #40 is another adrenaline-fueled sci-fi action extravaganza from writer Robert Venditti. The story is endless fun, and the artistic team kills it as always. This one comes recommended, check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 14, 2018

    Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #40 is just plain and simple a fun superhero comic book. The story is not groundbreaking or anything super special, but it does not always have to be. Sometimes I just want my heroes to do superhero stuff and that is exactly what this story arc is delivering. It is letting the Green Lanterns looseon some Kryptonianfoes and it is just fun! The art really shines in Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #40. It is wonderfully detailed and fills the issue with tons of excitement and energy. No, it is not the greatestthing I have ever read or seen, but man it was a joy and a delight to read! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Mar 14, 2018

    The cover for this issue is probably one of my favorites, at least for now. Both Hal and Kyle are beautifully rendered, while also being clearly shown as being connected to each other via the ring. It's actually pretty clever " somebody not reading the series wouldn't know that, and thus wouldn't get a spoiler. That's the perfect combination for a cover if you ask me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 14, 2018

    This comic was fantastic, while I do believe the actual fight against Zod has been drawn out one issue to long, However that complaint is mitigated by the fight sequences within this issue, plus the tease of a second confrontation between Hal and Zod. Sandoval's art remains some of the best art in superhero comics, Now if only I didn't have to wait two weeks before I found out the conclusion of this story! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Mar 15, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #40 showcases the bitter battle between General Zod and the Green Lantern Corps. Things don't go too well for the good guys in this one, but the stage is set for the final showdown in the battle for Jekuul next issue. The plot may not advance too far but that doesn't present this from being entertaining and the artwork alone is worth picking this one up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 15, 2018

    Overall, it's a good arc that's maybe gone on an issue too long. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Mar 14, 2018

    HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 brings the fight to Zod, as the Lanterns arrive to save Hal. Unfortunately, this issue isn't much more than a fight, which only serves as a warm-up for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 15, 2018

    While an exciting issue with some really nice character moments, this is mostly a prolonged battle between the GLC and the House of Zod. However, the set up for a showdown between Hal and Zod is in place for next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 13, 2018

    A good story that should have moved forward, but repeats the plot points and fights from the previous issues and gives nothing new. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Mar 14, 2018

    The fight doesn't reach the epic levels of past Green Lantern arcs, but most fans of the series should enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Mar 14, 2018

    As you can tell, there just isn't much going on here. This issue is an entire action scene and is despicably the fourth part of an arc which I assume will go on for another two issues. As is the case with this book, the art is incredibly strong and the action looks simply gorgeous. Venditti's plotting just sours me on the whole experience, though. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Mar 14, 2018

    Kudos to DCfor pitting the Lanterns against Zod and Family, but for anyone who has readrecent issues of Action Comics, wehave a pretty firm idea of how all this turns out. Id appreciate it if nextissue we get considerably closer to the end of the current story arc. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 14, 2018

    Here's an issue that exists so that there could be six chapters to this story, justifying a neat trade collection. As such, it's a total rip-off. Visuals are absolutely gorgeous, but if you could use three bucks for better things than a staged conflict that leaves things more or less as we found them at the end of the previous issue, then I suggest you do so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GL Fan 2814 Mar 14, 2018

    Not much going on in the narrative storytelling department, but this was a fun issue anyways. Great action sequences and fantastic art throughout.

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Mar 14, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    If you like fighting, action, adventure, and Guy getting beat up by a kid, this issue is for you! This has great art, great fight scenes, great action, fun constructs, but no real story or plot movement. If you skipped this issue, everything could just be summarized in about two or three panels in this next issue.

    That said; it sounds like I didn’t like. That’s far from the truth. Sometimes you just need some action and fighting in a comic, especially when it’s drawn well.

    Basically, the corp went back to fight Zod and fam in order to get Hal back. They started off pretty well but realized pretty quick that they didn’t stand a chance against three pure blooded Kryptonians with two yellow suns.

    But Kyle had a trick up his sleeve and sent Hal’s willpower right back to him in a last ditch effort. So now we end the story with a fully charged, willpower infused Hal Jordan ready to rock this place. And yes, Guy was destroyed by Lor Zod, which in his defense, a Kryptonian boy should still wreck shop on practically anyone; ring or not.

    So, how does Hal get out of this one? My guess; Superman! I seriously hope the last Action arc ties in, which was the future of this planet. I hope Superman comes to lay some smack down on Gen Zod if you know what I’m sayin’! Tag team match with Superman and Hal vs the Zods. I’m in!

    My other guess is that Jon is asked to step down as head of the corp and replaced with someone else. But who? Someone the guardians think they can control. Who? Who dang it! .......Beats me.? Feel free to send me your thoughts.

    If you like what you heard, love talking all types of comics, and are interested in joining a comic chat group, hit me up at dispatchdcu@gmail.com or @dispatchdcu on twitter. Catch you all later! Peace

  • 7.5
    GL Mike Mar 15, 2018

    This is clearly a "filler" issue to extend the story arc. Nothing really happens to move the story along. It's a slugfest issue. The only saving grace is the artwork. Venditti is better than this.

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    Tizze Mar 17, 2018

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    Troy Mar 16, 2018

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 16, 2018

  • 7.0
    Cktopshot Mar 14, 2018

  • 3.5
    nycSnowman Mar 14, 2018

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