Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #49

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 12
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Allied with evil! With all hope failing, the desperate Green Lantern Corps must ally itself with the monstrous Hector Hammond against the unstoppable might of the Darkstars. It's a suicide mission straight to the homeworld of the Controllers', the puppet masters pulling the Darkstars' strings. Who will survive? Get your rings charged to 100 percent for the penultimate chapter of "Darkstars Rising"!

  • 10
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 25, 2018

    What really made me enjoy this epic clash of armies was that as the issue progressed, the scale started to become smaller, until it became only about Hal and Tomar-Tu. Grab your readers with flash battle sequences, then make them invested. I'm going to miss what Venditti brought to the Green Lantern mythos, and I can't wait to see the explosive finale. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - John Jack Aug 5, 2018

    Also, did you guys catch the connecting variants for this one and the one before? Cooool! Read Full Review

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

    No only should you buy this book, you should comb the conventions and comic book stores for the previous 48 issues. The remarkable thing about this series is that it is able to drawn in larger themes such as this current arc's examination of capital punishment. But, it also has upped the ante in each successive arc. It didn't seem possible way back when Hal “died” fighting Sinestro. What could be bigger than that? Next issue's finale should take the proverbial cake! Read Full Review

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

    Venditti knows how to satisfyingly wrap an arc with some great callbacks from earlier in the series and big time blockbuster moments. As much as Im not looking forward to the end of the series, I cant wait to see how he wraps one of DC Rebirths best titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Jul 25, 2018

    The Green Lantern Corps have turned the tide on the Darkstars. The Darkstars, however are not going down without a fight. The final battle in this war is at hand, and every Lantern is accounted for to put the Darkstars down for good. Will willpower rule the galaxy? Or will capital punishment be the force that runs the universe from her on out? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 25, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #49 turns the fight between the Darkstars and the Green Lanterns up to eleven with a great script elevated even more by some fantastic art. It's really a shame that there's only one more issue left of this series as it has been one of DC's most consistently entertaining series. This is one that you shouldn't miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 19, 2018

    Solid payoff as the Lanterns and the Darkstars hammer one another. The dialogue is terrific as characters battle and the visuals, though mixed, make this an epic struggle. I'm already sad that the next issue is the last issue, but I cannot wait to read it! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jul 25, 2018

    This is easily one of the most enjoyable slugfests I've ever read in a Green Lantern book. When it comes to action, Venditti and Sandoval are in perfect sync, playing up to all of their collective strengths. Amazing offering this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Jul 27, 2018

    The Penultimate chapter of the Darkstar saga continues to heat up and entertain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Tanveer Kalo Jul 25, 2018

    A strong issue that focuses on epic space action and John Stewarts' tactical plan. Besides these two aspects the issue doesn't offer much. However, this is the setup and first part of the ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 28, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #49 did exactly what it needed to do build excitement for how Robert Venditti will close out his run on this series. Everything that happened between the Green Lantern Corps and Darkstars had a strong sense of urgency as both sides tried to get the upper hand in the final battle. Now that fight reaching its peak there are plenty of ways this all can end. All that potential adds to the hype around Venditti's final issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 25, 2018

    This is ultimately a story about the meaning of justice, and I think it might be a little too action-packed and widescreen to really get that across. There's no question it's an entertaining visual feast, and as the whole Green Lantern line gets ready to close up shop for a big revamp, I expect this series will finish strong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 24, 2018

    Sandoval and Davila bring some great visual moments to the story. The art is visceral at moments and there are some great moments where the follow through to a punch looks brilliantly beautiful. This is a great issue that really made me excited to see how this story ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 28, 2018

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #49 is a kick-ass continuation to the GL/Darkstars war for the role of top cop. We get to see the tactical intelligence of John Stewart, and Hector Hammond is really becoming an intriguing character. Sandoval, Davila, Tarragona, and Morey put together some brilliant artwork, and this one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 25, 2018

    It is my hope this current story arc has only another issue or two left in it. As Isaid, its dragged in a few places, and Other than a great deal of punching and being punched, I dont know that it has much steam left. I would hate for its conclusion to be too long coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jul 25, 2018

    I know the series is ending, but this felt like a wasted issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 2, 2018

    Given the number of wild cards on their side, there could be some unexpected surprises in the next issue from Hammond, Zod, or any number of other characters, but here things go according to John Stewart's plan which gives the Corps a fighting shot (which is all they can ask for). Those on the front lines get a bit short changed in this issue, but I'm guessing the larger Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #50 will find a way to allow each character to shine. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 25, 2018

    All of the stuff set up four issues ago comes to bear here, highlighting the pointlessness of the last three issues. Gorgeous artwork and brash epithets do not an interesting story make. This is a tale hobbled by superfluous moments and completely bereft of any palpable consequences. The series will go out with a whimper. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 25, 2018

    I’ve said what I have to say about the story. I’m not going to go so far as to call it a ripoff, but it’s pretty damn close. This issue is beautiful however, and I hope that this art team goes on to do incredible things in the future. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 25, 2018

    At this point, I'm just glad that this arc (and the series) is coming to an end soon. Read Full Review

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