Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #47

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 12
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"DARKSTARS RISING" part six! As Hal Jordan and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps scramble to save Guy Gardner from the Darkstar army, John Stewart's plan to save the GLC hinges on Kyle Rayner and a last-ditch effort to maintain their foothold!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 27, 2018

    This was easily one of my favorite reads this week as Hal J continues to shine as one of DCs brightest and reliably entertaining books on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jul 4, 2018

    Hal and Pals, as its affectionately been dubbed by fans, yet again adds another beautiful issue to the library of the Green Lantern mythos. One chapter draws one step towards its end, but the next chapter has yet to even begin. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 27, 2018

    While Hal and Guy have some important moments as they learn a little bit about themselves, the obstacles they overcome don't last long enough to be as meaningful as they should be. After this issue, things are back on track a little too quickly. However, Hal and Guy's character moments are very strong and important to understanding something deeper about themselves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jun 30, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #47 is another rock solid issue of this very consistent series. The Darkstars have turned out to be a terrific foil for the Green Lantern Corps and is just the kind of adversary that the Green Lantern franchise needed. This issue delivers on some of the subplots that have taken center stage over the past few issues while moving the overarching narrative forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Jun 27, 2018

    All-in-all this was a great issue. Venditti doesn't let us forget the strength of willpower, the driving force behind the Green Lanterns. There was not too much action in this issue, but you can tell big things are about to happen. The artwork is detailed, bright, and colorful. I highly recommend including this issue in your pull for the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 16, 2018

    Hal has an introspective moment that stalls his getting to the Darkstars, but this is still a solid read. The other characters also have their concluding moments before blasting off to fight the deadly force, but Hal's scenes go on for a long time. The visuals are outstanding and I hope to see all return to another title, hopefully a monthly, as soon as possible. The book ends with the beginning of the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jun 27, 2018

    The character development that Venditti has lovingly crafted over the past few issues should have readers salivating for the final battle between the GLC and the Darkstars. Another great display of sci-fi superheroing done right. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 29, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #47 throws some nice twists and emotional moments to wrap up this recruitment drive before the Darkstars showdown. Theres a lot to enjoy in this issue, not the least of which is the work of the art team. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 26, 2018

    There is some great writing in this issue and the ending is exactly what I was expecting given the trajectory of this arc, but it will be interesting to see how it is resolved when everything converges. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 27, 2018

    These versions of the New Gods still feel rather flat compared to what Tom King is doing in Mister Miracle, but it's still entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jun 27, 2018

    This Darkstar plot has been absolutely fascinating. They've done a good job of creating an enemy that both threatens and reflects the Lanterns. They're what the Lanterns could have become, if they chose to let go of their ideals and sense of justice. That's what makes them so terrifying, in their own way. The conclusion to this plot should be interesting, though it'd be nice of the Darkstars become a lingering and repeating threat to the corps. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 2, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #47 was a great character study for Hal and Guy Gardner. Robert Venditti's understanding of both characters came through extremely well as he gave Hal and Guy personal arcs that made them stronger than when "Darkstars Rising" started. Given how the Darkstars are now ready to launch a full strike it is going to be exciting to see how Venditti pays off all the recruiting the Green Lanterns did to gather allies for the upcoming battle on Mogo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Jeremy Carr Jun 29, 2018

    I will not speak too much of the last part of the issue as it gives away too much and honestly, if you love this series, please go read it for yourself. This was a great issue and really builds things up to be an epic conclusion. I love what Venditti and his art team has done with this story as the two just work so well together. With a great story and amazing art this issue earns 4 stars. The end of this story arc is coming and it could end up being one of my favorites stories from Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Jun 27, 2018

    The predicaments the Green Lantern Corps found themselves in in previous issues seem to have been resolved and hopefully they can now get back into the fight. Hal and Guy found themselves in situations that I found fascinating initially, but the way Venditti decided to resolve their plights left a lot more to be desired for me. I continue to not really care about anything involving Kyle, but I was disappointed to not see any John Stewart in this issue. Luckily (or maybe unluckily) for the Green Lantern Corps, the Darkstars are on the attack and this can provide an opportunity for the Lanterns and their recruits to retaliate. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Sequential Planet - Quinn Morris Jul 2, 2018

    In potentially the weakest entry in an otherwise very good arc, Venditti turns Gardner into even more of a mad-machine than usual. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Green Lantern Corps - Jun 27, 2018

    Overall the issue, and the arc in general, both swims and sinks due to Venditti's atypical storytelling. And as usual he ends the issue with just the right oomph to make me want the next one. Out of all the serialized superhero books (and its biweekly!) on the stands Hal & the GL has been the most enjoyable and I'm legit bummed that it's ending. Get it while it's hot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jun 27, 2018

    Every aspect of the art was outstanding. But, I think you could skip this issue and not miss a beat. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jun 27, 2018

    Threads dangled over the last couple of issues are resolved, leaving the story precisely where it should have been in the first place. Perhaps someday, we'll actually see conflict between the Green Lantern Corps and the Darkstars. Not in this issue, though. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 27, 2018

    Statusreport, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz: its like theyre not even GLs any more, asfar as the Corps is concerned. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jun 27, 2018

    While the look into Gardner's head was interesting, most fans should be excited as the fight between the GLC and the Darkstars will finally start in earnest next issue. Read Full Review

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