Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #48

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 13
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The Green Lanterns fight alongside the Guardians of the Universe! The murderous Darkstars arrive en masse at Mogo to wipe out the Corps for good, so it's all hands on deck to save the GL headquarters. Meanwhile, Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner & Kyle Rayner make their respective battle plans, but time's running out for a miracle. Can we move Daylight Savings to July to get that extra hour? Our boys and girls in green are gonna need it.

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Jul 11, 2018

    The battle fully begins between the Darkstars and the Green Lantern Corps. Even with the help of Arkillo, General Zod, Orion, and Hector Hammond, the Lanterns seem to be outnumbered and outmaneuvered by the Darkstars. Hal Jordan and Hector Hammond have one last ace up their sleeves, but will be enough to end the threat of the Darkstars on the universe? Or is this the day that willpower was not enough to protect the stars? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 12, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #48 is perhaps the best issue of the Darkstars saga so far, with an exciting star spanning conflict underscored by personal conflict and high stakes. Both sides have come out swinging in a battle that is as much a philosophical conflict as a physical one. A great script and fantastic art make this one a must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jul 18, 2018

    As this run draws closer towards the final issue and as Venditti begins to embark on new ongoing titles, there is never a lack of love or care felt in these last chapters. The final showdown between the Green Lantern Corps and The Darkstars has begun, the countdown to the end has started. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 11, 2018

    The Darkstars War goes into full battle mode this issue resulting in one of the more exciting and fun installments of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 11, 2018

    Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval come out swinging and, in terms of excitement and readability, end up producing a comic, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #48, that stands out as one of the best chapters in the Darkstars saga. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jul 25, 2018

    Phenomenal end to a great series, these next two issues are going to be great I already know it, I can't wait to see what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jul 11, 2018

    Bottom Line: When it comes down to a good old-fashioned throwdown, it's hard to beat Venditti and Sandoval when they're in the zone. This issue features some sweet action beats you couldn't beat if you went to the movies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 19, 2018

    The climatic battle between the Darkstars and the Lanterns has begun! The dialogue is fantastic as characters spar and the visuals are engaging. The issue leaves one wanting more and that's exactly how one should feel after finishing a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Jul 11, 2018

    HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #48 begins "Last Charge" as the Lanterns and Darkstars go at it. The odds are against them, but Hal Jordan has a surprise plan... Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Jul 14, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #48 builds towards the conclusion of a solid run by Robert Venditti. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jul 11, 2018

    The steady buildup for this plot has been really impressive. The Darkstars threat has been consistently raised each issue, without bringing them into a realm of disbelief. They're also a perfect mirror for the darker side of the Lanterns, which was likely the intent. They're really the perfect antagonists for the Green Lanterns, so hopefully we see them again even after this conflict has been resolved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 11, 2018

    This title looks like it's heading for one hell of a final act. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Jul 11, 2018

    Its a great issue and a great introduction to the final arc of Venditti's run. I can't wait to see how this epic battle ends! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 11, 2018

    Given that issue's main focus is a giant battle between constructs and idelogies, it only make sense that Rafa Sandoval would pencil this issue. While Sandoval's doesn't lack any storytelling skills, it's clear that his best art shines in these bombastic splash pages. The amount of detail that he's poured into these pages is near insane, it makes the war between the Corps and the Darkstars feel that much more epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Jul 11, 2018

    All in all, this issue was action-packed! Tons of fighting, lots of pretty colors and explosions, incredible artwork, Guy driving a monster-truck-ring-construct" I mean geez, what more could you ask for? Hats off to Robert Venditti for always always always delivering a reliably fantastic read. Include this in your pull for the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jul 11, 2018

    Venditti had some odd dialogue pieces here and there, but as a whole, he moved the story towards its climax and gave us some epic Green Lantern battles. Sandoval and his art team were spot on throughout most of the issue and brought their "A" game. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 11, 2018

    After four or five issues of set-up, the Green Lantern Corps and the Darkstars finally face off. Perhaps in another dozen or so issues, there will be a resolution. That is, unless someone has to take a minute to deal with their elementary school bully or something. The merciful thing would be to finish this series and move on. Preferably with this exact art team, thank you very much. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 11, 2018

    It feels like this series is trying to end on an epic bang, but this fight has started off with a whimper. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 11, 2018

    I wish comicbook publishers would stop crafting stories geared toward the six-chapter TPBformat. I would expect it to be creatively restricting, and hinders the writerfrom telling a good story. For me as an end-user, I care less about the idealpacking to meet marketing needs and more about being entertained by acompelling narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Jul 12, 2018

    SPOILER WARNING!!! (The Darkstars are coming!)

    Writer: Robert Venditti

    Artist: Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona

    Whilst we are technically in a new arc, it is basically a continuation of the last one, which served to set up the conflict. Will the GLC hold off the Darkstars or will they die out?

    Now that the set-up is finally over and the threat has been established, the Darkstars finally start their war on the Green Lantern Corp, with a frontal attack on Mogo. Meanwhile we get reintroduced to our group and lay out a plan and catch up on what each was busy doing. The best part of this was Hammond changing the scenery and appearances of each of our heroes, going from a birthday party to a baseball more

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Jul 12, 2018

    At long long last, the fight with the Darkstars begins. If only any of the Darkstars besides Tomar Tu had names or faces. That weakens an otherwise solid issue.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Nov 23, 2018

    At long last, the battle begins. At this point the Darkstars are little more than murderers. It's not justice to murder a Green Lantern that has dedicated their lives to stopping crime. It's weird that this is billed as part one of an arc, it is clearly a continuation of the previous arc and not a jump-on point.

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    GL Fan 2814 Jul 11, 2018

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  • 8.0
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    Herushalaim Jul 13, 2018

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 19, 2019

  • 7.5
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