Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #44

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Brandon Peterson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 16
8.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

"DARKSTARS RISING" part three! The Darkstars draw a line in the sand and tell the Green Lantern Corps not to cross it - but Hal Jordan never toes the line!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 9, 2018

    I remain a major fan of this book as it delivers quality Hal Jordan/Green Lanterns every other week. After Zod, the Sinestro Corps battle and even Starro, I thought I'd seen it all from this book, but Venditti keeps finding ways to surprise and outdo himself. That always leads to a tremendous read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 9, 2018

    There's no reason to think that Venditti hasn't saved his best for last. This arc has everything one could want- space drama, great characterization, relatable characters and an exploration of social mores in the guise of sci-fi adventure. Grab this issue while you can! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez May 16, 2018

    Over the years, with the vast number of Green Lantern issues Venditti has worked on, his characterization and dialogue have always been the high point for the series. Venditti can juggle numerous fan favorites in any given issue, giving each one with their very own different attitudes and traits making them distinct from one another but still remaining true to character is quintessential to the series. As everything comes closer together for the finale in the next months to come, Venditti and team are sure to make it absolutely epic and grandiose. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman May 9, 2018

    The Green Lantern Corps are trying to catch up in the arms race against the Darkstars. The potential recruits they have in mind however, could create more problems for the Lanterns then they will solve. Another problem the Lanterns face, what if the Darkstars are right? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 9, 2018

    Another solid installment in a series Venditti has been crushing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally May 8, 2018

    I'm not going to lie, the moment between John Stewart and General Zod is one of my favorite recent moments in comics because it was handled so well that you never saw it coming until the final moment. Well done story wise and visually. The whole issue is raising the stakes of this impending conflict and it looks like there are going to be some dark times coming for everyone involved. Something that could be incredibly fun to read if the creative team continues on this trajectory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey May 12, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #44 is another example of just how rock solid this series has been. It's easily the book I look forward to the most and deserves a much higher position in the sales charts than it's getting. That said, this one is highly entertaining, full of heart with just the right amount of humor and action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 9, 2018

    As for theDarkstar saga, I thought it had begun a few issues ago, and was well underway,so I dont understand how this is Darkstars Rising, Chapter 1. Unless thereare chapters within volumes. But it sounds like were in for a long haul for awhile. Given the powers that are being assembled in this issue, Im not sure Imind so much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 23, 2018

    I could rate it higher but I need to be able to rate the next ones higher somehow, as I have a feeling this arc is only going to get better! My one disclaimer is that this issue isn't very new reader friendly, but we're in the home stretch of the series, which ends with #50, so that's to be expected, this is the endgame! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt May 9, 2018

    HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #44 starts this chapter of "Darkstars Rising" with introspection and a surprising recruitment drive. Robert Venditti keeps building the stakes for the eventual battle of two different kinds of justice. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2018

    Venditti's been writing Green Lantern for over five years now, and this is his final act. Right now, it definitely looks like one to remember, as everything's on the table. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 12, 2018

    The Lanterns go looking for help, while one Darkstar gets his revenge. The story is outstanding, while the visuals are better than average. This is still an incredibly readable book and one that has me eager to check out the next installment. I just wish the visuals had been a little more consistent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 13, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #44 is a fantastic issue to kickstart the "Darkstar Rising" story arc. Seeing Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner recruit antagonists they have fought in the past showed how big of a threat the Darkstars are to the entire DC Universe. All of these potential allies gives Robert Venditti a lot of opportunities to work with different sub-plots as the "Darkstar Rising" arc progresses. If your a Green Lantern fan I highly recommend reading this issue as we are about to hit a big chapter in the life of this franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy May 9, 2018

    It was a bit weird that this issue seemed to be the start of the arc, but this issue did feel like the calm before the storm at least. This issue didn't need to have bombastic action pages for tension, the reader can feel that tension from the second Tomar-Tu kills Goldface. Another amazing issue of Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt May 9, 2018

    So I'm happy with this changeup. Here's hoping it proves to be as interesting as I think it'll be! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 10, 2018

    Venditti is great at writing a book that's high on energy even when it's low on action. A pretty good addition to the Darkstar saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 10, 2018

    This was a slow issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, but it is an enjoyable one nonetheless. Robert Venditti is quite adept at writing these characters at this point, and the art team of Peterson and Plascencia make for a gorgeous comic. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 9, 2018

    Our Core Four go on their bad guy recruitment drive, and you might be surprised by the folks they've picked for the team! Biggest star of this show is the artwork, which is spectacular. This series really does have some of the best rotating art squads in the business. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 9, 2018

    Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #44 isn't the best or most exciting issue in this arc, but it does what it has to in order to progress the plot forward; overall, the books is well written and illustrated, but I'm hoping that level of excitement returns to where it was in Issue #45. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 14, 2018

    Definitely a fun issue that should not be overlooked. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer May 9, 2018

    It feels like there's a disconnect between the conversation this book wants to have and the actual events of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Simon DelMonte May 9, 2018

    Really strong "gathering of the forces" issue that more firmly addresses Hal's doubts. Only the last couple of pages felt a bit off. The rest was just great, in script and in art.

    And the secondary Kirkham cover is incredible.

  • 9.5

    Man, this is like a Green Lantern fan's heaven right now. The Darkstars have actually been made cool, they always had such huge potential and Vendetti has donr it. He clearly has respect for the pre-Johns era GL and that makes me very happy.

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu May 13, 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.

    Let me start by saying that Brandon Peterson’s art was amazing! The story was good. I’m totally digging Venditti’s story now. But fantastic art takes an 8 and makes it 9. And Peterson’s art does just that. His art looks incredible and I need more of it. It has a reasonably real look that doesn’t come off like photo art.

    Now, the story was basically Hal, John, Kyle, and Guy trying to get as much help as possible to take down the Darkstars. We open with Tomar-tu teleporting into Iron Heights and basically incinerating Goldface for ki more

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  • 8.5
    GL Mike May 12, 2018

    A good start to the new arc. My only nit-pick complaint is that I'm not crazy about the art. That aside, this storyline has great potential. I'm expecting each issue to get better and better as the storyline progresses!

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Nov 13, 2018

    Catching up with some old friends.

  • 9.5
    GL Fan 2814 May 9, 2018

  • 9.0
    Busterhasviews May 10, 2018

  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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