Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #45

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Brandon Peterson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 13
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"DARKSTARS RISING" part four! The Green Lantern Corps must fight to hold on to a universe that is quickly being seized by the Darkstars' rule - but does the universe still want the Corps' protection?!

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 23, 2018

    In what is shaping up to be one of Robert Venditti's best story-lies, Darkstars Rising excites relentlessly and leaves readers eager to continue reading. Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #45 somehow manages to raise the stakes and increase this story's momentum. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 23, 2018

    The plot doesn't move forward much, but this issue does provide a lot of interesting and challenging character moments as well as asking some deep questions about morality. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps has been a top-notch book for a while and this issue continues to prove that. It's never too late to start reading this book if you haven't already. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 23, 2018

    I'm really enjoying this arc as it's shaping up to be the best in Hal Jordan yet. And with the unexpected twist midway through, Venditti is ensuring this is not going to be a predictable story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell May 23, 2018

    I will be honest: it has been a while since I picked up a Green Lantern book, but I'm glad I picked this one up. Not only are the stakes high but the adventure is fun. The characters are well written and I love it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 12, 2018

    This is the lead in to the lanterns confronting the Darkstars and it's delicious! Each lantern has an angle in getting assistance from some of their most powerful adversaries and it's incredible reading. There's more dialogue than action, but this is a must-read for Lantern fans. Assisting this strong story are incredible visuals. This is Lantern gold! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman May 23, 2018

    Darkstars Rising continues its explosive art where the Darkstars strike a blow against the Green Lantern Corps. Hal, John, and Guy's recruiting efforts continue to be explored with varying results. The Darkstars have drawn the line in the sand, when and how will the Green Lanterns respond? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey May 28, 2018

    This is another entertaining adventure in a book that seems underappreciated by the comic buying public. This is straightforward superheroic action of the highest order and well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jun 2, 2018

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

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 23, 2018

    Ethan Van Sciver returns to the drawing board for this issue. I 3enjoy his work, and hiscontributions to the GL franchise. But I grow weary of his on again/off again status. Sure, the load may be more than any one artists can handle, but I'd rather DC assign him an entire story to be published when its finished. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt May 23, 2018

    HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45 continues "Darkstars Rising" with the Lanterns finding new, criminal allies. The setup is good, but it's hampered by odd story choices and some false advertising. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt May 23, 2018

    This has been a fantastic plot. Every time it looks like they've hit the top, they manage to find a way to up the ante again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy May 23, 2018

    While this chapter of The Darkstars was more a slow burn, it was a good slow burn. Stoking the fire before the inevitable conflict. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 26, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #45 is another outstanding installment for the series. There are plenty of great character moments and solid action beats, and the art of Sciver and Wright looks great. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally May 22, 2018

    I really enjoy where this story is going. Venditti has written some interesting and well played out character conflicts. I would have liked to see the Tomar/Guy moment last a little longer, but that moment adds a new dynamic to this conflict. One that will be cool to see play out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alan Buxbaum May 28, 2018

    As far as Green Lantern stories go, there's nothing offensively wrong or off-putting about this issue. At the same time, it probably won't be remembered much after the week is over. The best we can hope for is that it is helping to build a larger and more interesting story in the Darkstars saga. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 23, 2018

    A decent issue, although it's clunky at times in its plotting and art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer May 23, 2018

    This issue continues a "hurry up and wait" trend in the comic, in which an arc quickly establishes a threat and a pending showdown, but then plods along for several issues to get to the big fight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 23, 2018

    Some nice interactions and a smattering of intrigue save this issue from being a complete wash, as this story continues to move at a glacial pace. The mandatory six-issue story arc is killing comic book enthusiasm. It's impossible to build momentum in a story that happens in such small increments. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez May 23, 2018

    While the pencil work of EVS left much to be desired, Vendittis character interactions and complete understanding of the Corps Members are what truly sell this series. With only a few issues left until the grand finale on this arch and run as a whole, events will come to a head as all out war will be waged. Read Full Review

  • 3.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 29, 2018

    Awkward dialogue and overwrought situations make for a less-than-successful issue and the stiff, awkward art doesn't help. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Dispatchdcu May 24, 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.

    Last issue, we left Hal fighting Atomic Skull, John asking Zod for help, and Guy talking to Arkillo about the yellows joining the greens to stop the Darkstars. Now, we pick up with Hal and Hector “big head” Hammond easily taking down Atomic Skull, John suckering Zod into helping and Guy making a surprising choice.

    Hal eventually helps Hector Hammond escape and in the process tries to explain to him why he shouldn’t just kill Atomic Skull. Hector eventually listens to Hal’s plea and they take off into space back to Mogo. John is able to pla more

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Nov 13, 2018

    Any question as to whether or not the Darkstars are the bad guys was put to bet on pages 2 and 3 when they unleashed their "justice" on someone who didn't deserve it. I love the cover of this issue. The plot is great, always fun to make unlikely allies. The pacing around Guy's decision could have been better, make him consider it for at least one breath, lol.

  • 8.0
    Simon DelMonte May 23, 2018

    The usual solid if slow storytelling. Didn't see what was coming with Guy, but should have.

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    Tizze May 23, 2018

  • 8.0
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