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“War of the Green Lanterns” ignites with part 1 of the blockbuster event that’ll burn into the summer!

A malevolent force has usurped control over all the power batteries, leaving the Corps powerless except for a select few members. Now it’s up to Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart and Sinestro to regain control – but can these warriors overcome their differences in time to save the universe?

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM & BATT

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 6.7%


robbydzwonar03/23/11YesRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.1
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  1. Won’t lie… kinda excited for this.

  2. Cover… too much! Must… avert eyes!

  3. Have they finished the last 3 events?  I don’t want to like this.  Love Krona (I thought he’d show up in BN).  Last issue was gorgeous.

  4. Sinestro Corps. is my favorite event of all-time. I’m hoping Johns will deliver another classic. 

  5. One step closer to decompression…..maybe? Although there have been one after another of the “big events”, still excited about this….who will be the New Guardians?

  6. I’m not picking this up until my shop orders Green Lantern 63, for some reason it never arrived. Else it will be waiting for the trade 2 years from now.

  7. I think this is where I jump off GL.  I haven’t enjoyed this book in a long time.

  8. i realise something a while ago. I just can’t get over how silly the green lanterns are. to me, they don’t seem like a bad-ass space police force. they just seem like a just of silly power rangers or something.

    i can’t get into these “epci” cross overs

  9. I think Johns stretched out the material post-BN way too much. The story dragged and it was just one undertold outline about a new color entity after another. Hopefully this event moves things back into high gear and puts a solid exclamation point at the end of the whole recent Multi-colored Corps epic.

  10. I’ve never not enjoyed this book. I’m just taking this as another issue. No high expectations beyond, you know, a good story.

  11. Excited for this. But I am incapable of disliking a book with Hal Jordan in it. (I’m looking at you early 90s, non Giffen/deMatteris JLEurope.)

  12. I thought Krona had all the entities, not all the lanterns?  What the hell is this solicit talking about?

  13. STOKED!  That cover is badass too, I love when they cram all the lanterns on one page Perez style.

  14. I think if this doesn’t wow me I’m gonna drop this title

  15. @RoiVampire  I think I’m getting the same impression.

  16. @Robbydzwonar I think the evil for this X-over is the guy from Emerald Warriors.

  17. So yeah, the sheer lunacy of the current Green Lantern mythos had finally made my brain melt in issue #63, which is suprising since I loved the story up to that issue (especially the Brightest Day arc). Let’s not kid ourselves, this series has the potential to spin out of control, and I think it was showing slight signs of doing so in the last issue. I do trust that Johns can bring it back home and tell a tight story with this crossover though, since he hasn’t really failed me yet.

  18. Many people have said that after Blackest Night Green Lantern should have been Space Cop stories. I disagree. As exhausting and relentless as it has been, these stories needed to be told. There was way too much crap going on in the Blaxkest Night aftermath for it to be ignored. These things needed to explored. For better or worse.

    That’s my two cents and a nickel.

  19. @JNewcomb 

    I agree, and said the same thing a while back. While a lot of people weren’t fans of Hal taking a back seat and giving the other corps time to shine, it was necessary. Much like how SCW and BN helped develop Sinestro, the New Guardians story had some interesting developments happen to Larfleeze, Carol, the Indigos, and especially Atrocitus. Similar to Brightest Day it was by no means perfect but for me it suceeded with what it was trying to do and that’s making me want to read future stories about the characters involved( I’m really hoping for Firestorm and Aquaman ongoings).

  20. I know a lot of people are down on events, but I loved this and GLC.

    It’s like a big season finale. The plot has been building all year and this arc feels like the pay off. Krona’s plan is revealed, and implemented. The main characters is real danger (as much as they can be), the stakes are high and I loved it. If I could I’d co-nominate this and GLC as POTW as together they were great!

  21. Fatigue be damned. This issue rocked. The feeling I got when I realized what Krona had in mind is the reason I read comics. Zeppo hit the nail on the head when he said the stakes could not be higher. I was skeptical about this War of the GLs coming so hot on the heels of Blackest Night, but Johns really makes the transition from one to the other feel natural. The reason the Corps is divided (the restoration of the impurity) is truly a great idea. Not to mention evil.

    Krona is quite a few steps ahead of Hal and the others, which is when Hal really is at his greatest. Screw the villain-of-the-month space cop stories. Johns has been constructing a new GL status quo for the better part of a decade, and to see him playing with his sand castle is well worth a little patience. 

  22. And I’m back on the wagon. This was a spectacular issue. I was reading through it and realized halfway through that I’m gripping the pages, eyes wide with excitement.

    “Oh yeah,” I said to myself, “THAT’S why he’s Geoff Johns.”

    It feels like another Non-Event Event, just like Sinestro Corp War, and I can think of anything better. Count me in.

  23. holy! Mahnke had a blast in this issue

  24. And I’m adding this to my pull list.

  25. I think the cover needs a little bit more green to it.

  26. This was awesome. “Mr Hammond I think we’re back in business!”

  27. I am very stoked about reading this I am one issue behind. My stack was supposed to get smaller over the weekend however; after I went to C2E2 I got busy working around the house and got tired and went to bed early. I am so pissed I wanted to be caught up for this week so I can be a breast of things. Any way I will try real hard tonight to read this it looks awesome. I also have my band playing this weekend at Lilly’s in downtown Chicago so I will probably only have tonight to do so. (Shameless plug ) Sorry just sharing with my fellow comic book readers. Mr. Hammond seems to be more powerful then I remeber him in the last few issues so my guess is he is going to get more and more now that he has the orange lantern. Watch out ladies night…


  28. Man, wat an energy boost…another top notch book in a week marked with several top notch books.  In fact even as I write this I haven’t gotten a chance to read all the big name books that’ve come out (only picked up my subscription yesterday).    Seeing the Guardians infused with the various entities poses some interesting questions for the future after the War storyline is resolved.  Perhaps we’ll see one Guardian for each Corps afterwards?

  29. Another fun issue, but I thought the art was off at times.

  30. I dont know about blockbuster right now? I was super hyped about this until I read it last night and it really was just ok.


  31. This was really fun. Can’t wait to see how this turns out

  32. This was definitely an improvement over the prologue issue. There was still some bad dialog, esecially from Lyssa Drak and Krona. (Just phony villain-speak). Good art though, and overall I am interested to see what happens. 

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