Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1

Event\Storyline: Darkseid War Writer: Tom King Artist: Evan Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 22
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

With the Green Lantern Corps threatened by a strange extinction-level event on Oa, only Hal Jordan and John Stewart remain to save the Corps--and themselves-from joining Darkseid's army forever!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 11, 2015

    This comic is damn good. Justice League: The Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1 is a mouthful of a title but what you'll find inside is an entertaining comic that is well written and looks great. King, Shaner and Sotomayor work well together and this comic is one of the gems of the week, for sure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Nov 11, 2015

    Tom King and Doc Shaner completely nail Justice League: The Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1 with a tale wonderfully crafted and perfectly executed. Hal Jordan is portrayed better than he has been for some quite some time in a powerfully written script. Hail to the King, baby! Five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Nov 13, 2015

    If you wanted a classic Green Lantern story that is a one and done, then go an buy this issue. You will understand Hal Jordan at a base level, and also what makes Green Lantern different from say Batman or The Flash. Even if you aren't reading The main Darkseid War story one can pick up this single issue and get a complete story from start to finish. Not to also mention Even “Doc” Shaner interiors will remind readers of a bygone era. Tom King and Doc Shaner tore the Lantern Safe house down. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 11, 2015

    Given how the other Darkseid War tie-ins have been inconsistent at best, it's absolutely shocking how air-tight Justice League: The Darkseid War - Green Lantern #1 is. And in many ways, I think this is the signal of a new comic book superstar in the making - beyond the strong work he's done on Grayson with Tim Seeley, we're now seeing that Tom King has the skill with characterization and high concepts that could put him on the same level as a Scott Snyder or even a Geoff Johns. By tackling the craziness of the New Gods and the Justice League and turning the story of Green Lantern into a heartfelt and truly wonderful look at something deeper, this comic doesn't just upend our expectations of what a tie-in looks like, but ultimately challenges the rest of its Big Two counterparts to step up. And that's the kind of book that might just be the answer to all our prayers. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2015

    This issue might not be the most essential of the Darkseid War tie-ins in terms of its impact on the larger plot, but it's a must-read for any GL fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 14, 2015

    King delivers an amazingly touching story that sincerely caught me by surprise. It's a great balance of plot and character, all while driving home it's core theme. If you're not a fan of Green Lantern, or you've just never been interested enough to pick up the book, this issue will make you want to! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 11, 2015

    By the end of this issue, I want to see King and Shaner on a Green Lantern series. They've shown they can do heart, action, and make it all look good. This is not just the best “Darkseid War” tie-in so far, but this is just a great comic period. It's full of heart in many ways, and also gets you to think and debate the role of a god. One of the best I've read this week, and one of the best I've read in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 16, 2015

    A stunning achievement, even if the title is unbelievably unruly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Nov 12, 2015

    Justice League: The Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1 is rich and impactful from start to finish. What it lacks in depth of lines, it makes up for in the details of the story. The inclusion of the tie-in to the rest of the series is a gripping segue as well be back into the main Justice League storyline in no time. The best read of the Darkseid War series by far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Nov 16, 2015

    More than almost any of DC's other marquee franchises, Green Lantern has been in a strange position over the last year, with Hal on the outs with the Corps and becoming a criminal in order to take on the galaxy's greatest threats. The Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1 shows that Hal is stronger and braver than the position he's in right now and is a nice testament to those longtime fans who've stuck with the character through his many dubious incarnations. Even if it's shackled to a less than dubious premise, it's an issue well worth buying for long time Green Lantern fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 16, 2015

    Hal Jordan often gets a bum rap from some fans when it comes to comparative Lantern lore, with successor Kyle Rayner unquestionably less of an insufferable jerk than Hal could often be. (There's also the small matter of Hal slaughtering all of his comrades once upon a time, but we'll just quietly put that to one side for the moment). Yet this is one of those rare pieces that gets to the heart of a character by defining who he is by those actions he chooses not to take, a decision that will certainly have ramifications before this event is through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Nov 16, 2015

    If you just have to complete the entire "The Darkseid War" story them by all means go for it, but if you have to choose between which story to get because of budgetary reasons you'll have a clear conscious if you pass. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 14, 2015

    Hal Jordan gets an offer he can't refuse and uses it for personal atonement, which is sort of a common theme with all of these Darkseid War tie-ins. Jordan gets to use his stubborn impetuousness for good, to dubious effect, but in the end everything is fairly well reset which is all that matters in this series. The art is really good and the action is clear, even in panels that contain a dozen or more characters moving around. Story's a little clunky but it ends strong and that's more that can be said for LOST. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 16, 2015

    Longtime "Green Lantern" readers will probably be the most amused by "Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern" due to the distinct difference between the conclusion of this book and the infamous "Emerald Twilight" storyline in the early '90s that cast Hal Jordan into the realm of megalomaniacal villain for years. It certainly can't be a coincidence to have the two stories veer incredibly close together and then diverge so forcefully. It's a deliberate, careful drawing of a line in the sand between then and now. If nothing else, it's a nice note to end "Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern" on, and King and Shaner set up future events in "Justice League" well enough here. I just wish the duo had been given a better framework with which to create the story; the overall constraint keeps it from achieving greater heights. Read Full Review

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