Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 13
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"DARKSTARS RISING" part two! A mysterious object breaks into the Sciencells and abducts former Green Lantern, Tomar-Tu. Hal Jordan flies into action to save his friend, but what he's confronted by may be too much for the greatest Green Lantern!

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Apr 26, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43 is a shining example of just how good this series has been. When a series has you anxiously awaiting the next chapter you know you have found a gem. Ten out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

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    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Apr 29, 2018

    While already off to a great start, the current arc continues running up until July and, with four issues remaining, gives the creative team ample opportunity to bring this story the conclusion it deserves. Perpetually increasing the tension, but making the stress feel natural and unpredictable, is paramount to the conclusion of this run. With the prospect of Grant Morrison on the horizon for the Green Lantern title, it's time for Venditti and team to go out with a bang! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 25, 2018

    You can't go wrong with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Month in and month out this title continues to entertain and challenge the reader with surprising story lines and philosophical insight into the human condition. Most importantly, character is always the first priority, and it's no different this issue as the emphasis on character create the conflict and plot direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 11, 2018

    The Darkstars make their move and the Lanterns can't stop them. This is a great story, with a great threat, and some terrific visuals. This is a comic book fan's dream come true. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 25, 2018

    This storyline is shaping up to be another very strong entry in the series. The title continues to deliver and Venditti keeps upping the threat level against the lanterns making for another terrific installment of one of DCs best reads. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Apr 25, 2018

    HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43 continues "Darkstar Rising" with a closer look at this new faction. Robert Venditti deepens the Darkstars and adds some nuance to the Lanterns' new foes. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Apr 25, 2018

    The war between the Green Lanterns and Darkstars is just beginning, and the Darkstars appear to have the upperhand. How will the Green Lanterns respond to the Darkstars lethal brand of law enforcement throughout the galaxy? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 25, 2018

    A lot of value with story development, character moments, and great art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Apr 25, 2018

    Whenever I read an issue of this title, I get pulled into like I am right there with Hal Jordan. The art is on point too, stunningly breathtaking. Include this in your pull for the week. After all, it is the best DC title out right now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 25, 2018

    Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #43 is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking; highly-detailed illustrations, kinetic color-work, and an engaging script all work in tangent to make this a near-perfect issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 29, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43 is another impressive issue from one of DCs best currently-running titles. The threat is interesting, the stakes are high, and the leads are as compelling as always. This one gets another recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 25, 2018

    We've got arguably the most compelling antagonist of the series as Venditti's run moves into its final act. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Apr 28, 2018

    A gorgeous offering that gets right down to business putting our heroes right in the thick of things as the bad guys waste no time getting their hands dirty. Venditti does high stakes blockbuster sci-fi action like nobody else. Well worth the four bucks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Apr 27, 2018

    This may beone of those epic storylines Green Lantern fans will be talking about for awhile. I feel it has that potential, so Ill be very disappointed if all thiseffort is wasted, and when its over its back to business as usual. Perhaps Imsetting myself up for disappointment, but somehow I dont believe so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Apr 25, 2018

    This has been a great plot so far. I love the introduction of the Darkstars " a darker and more brutal form of the law. They're an interesting counter point to the Green Lanterns and everything they stand for. I wonder how far the Green Lanterns will go to survive and win? Will they dip into gray scale characters? Or more? I can't wait to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Apr 25, 2018

    What really sells this issue is Rafa Sandoval's art. Forgive me while I go back to Tomar-Re again but I love Sandoval's rendition of him. If you've seen Tomar-Tu before, he's always appeared stoic, full of pride in regards of being a Green Lantern. This Tomar-Tu is a completely different character, his eyes are filled with anger.His body language signifies intensity his entire demeanor has changed along with his new post. I know that I constantly praise Sandoval's storytelling but there were some glorious splash pages that ooze with awesomeness. Hey DC, please make a poster out of the glorious splash page featuring the Green Lanterns charging into battle. Another home run for Rafa Sandoval. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Apr 30, 2018

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

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 3, 2018

    The size of the Darkstars army, their eagerness to kill, and their ability to phase across space at the drop of a hat are big takeaways in setting up the larger conflict between the two groups in the coming issues. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 25, 2018

    Tomar-Tu and Hal Jordan have a heart-to-heart that reiterates much of what we learned last issue. Then Hal Jordan tells John, Kyle and Guy about his conversation with Tomar-Tu. I expect the information will get passed along several more people, until someone's like, "Tomar-Tu wants a purple monkey dishwasher???" With artwork like what we see in this issue, I can overlook some redundancies. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Apr 25, 2018

    While Rafa Sandoval's art at least shows some energy (something that was lacking in the previous issue), his art felt a bit stiff on some pages and felt rushed on others, especially in the early pages. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Apr 25, 2018

    I had some serious problems with Venditti's methods of storytelling but I'm still intrigued by the hook of the story, and the art here has never been better. I can't wait to see what this art team does next if they leave the book with Venditti with #50. Read Full Review

  • 9.5

    This is the arc I have been waiting for since the series started.

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    GL Fan 2814 Apr 26, 2018

    Awesome issue!

  • 8.5
    Dispatchdcu Apr 27, 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.

    We open with Hal and Pals talking to the Guardians basically telling them that we need to act unlike the “Zod dilemma” and they agree. So, Salaak tracks down a bunch of the Darkstars to sector 1 and John rallies the crew to go take them on head first. The Corp arrives to find no one. Well, that’s because the Darkstars can literally teleport almost anywhere they want!

    Each of the Darkstars teleport all the lanterns back to Mogo except Hal. Tomar-Tu teleports Hal back to the Darkstar base for an offer he can’t refuse.... which was to join th more

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  • 8.0
    Gizmo Nov 12, 2018

    Former allies make the best adversaries. The teleporting thing is going to be difficult to deal with. The Green Lanterns shouldn't be surprised about the teleporting though, did Hal not brief anyone else after he witness Tomar-Tu phase jump in the previous issue?

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Apr 27, 2018

    Like too many Vendetti books, we cover the same ground we did before more than is good. But overall, this is quite entertaining, and even addresses the "what make the Darkstars different than the Sinestro and Red Lantern Corps" question. Great art, too.

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  • 8.0
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