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Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League - Green Lantern #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

The Justice League is dead-long live the Justice League! When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…until now. To power his weapons of war, Pariah has captured each member of the Justice League and trapped them on worlds suited to their every dream and desire…while the planets themselves slowly eat away at their respective inhabitants. John Stewart takes to the sky to defend his planet as the Emerald Knight of Justice alongside allies Red Hood and the blind prophet Kyle Raynor! Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of DCU’s biggest event of 2022!

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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Geek Dad

    Phillip Kennedy Johnson has been busy telling one of the best in-continuity Superman stories in years over in the Warworld Saga, so you’d think he’d take a break. Nope, he’s instead ready to tell one of the best John Stewart stories in decades in an event tie-in. Just like the Superman one-shot last month, this tie-in is treating this issue like an evergreen alternate universe and delivering in every way. It focuses on a world where the Green Lanterns have been restored to full strength, protect the universe with a new corps of warriors, and all view John Stewart as the Guardian, their leader—while John lives a quiet life on a farm with his elderly mother and his restored-to-life younger sister.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Dark Crisis: Worlds without a Justice League – Green Lantern #1 has two amazing character stories. What makes the Green Lantern and the Hawkgirl story stand out is both of them are succinctly focused on their main figures, whereas the previous one-shot was happy to explore the supporting cast too. The other Green Lanterns and John’s family are pivotal to his motivation, but both are such forces of nature that they can’t help but be the centrepiece. What is annoying, however, is the concept of the first story being the title of the book completely, burying the second to the back. It means that fans of Aquaman or Hawkgirl may not be aware of the tales in the second half of these issues.

  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I continue to be ambivalent about the Dark Crisis series as a whole, but this individual adventure is interesting in its depiction of John Stewart and how interesting and engaging he is as a character. The story does a great job of showcasing what makes John Stewart unique as a Green Lantern and how his individual story can be compelling without the addition of other characters.

    The Art: Blanco delivers some beautifully detailed and thrilling art with a classic style and emphasis on character. There’s some great action in the issue as well as great emotion brought out in the visuals.

  • 80


    I don’t think anyone’s got the resolution for DC’s movie crisis (of course, if they needed a fix in the first place). Luckily, the comics are either a path forward for writers/directors or just a clear sign that when you’re talking superheroes, there’s a damn good reason why the best such titles often can’t make the leap onto the big screen. But try not to think about all that too much, and instead focus on the fact that this is a great comic, with heroic actions, a cinematic bent, and lots of dynamic humanity. In short, it’s a thing DC does well enough — even if it’s not every single time.

  • 80

    Lyles Movie Files

    Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Fernando Blanco craft the Green Lantern story. John has retired after years as Earth’s Guardian. In his stead, the Lantern Corps now known as Watchtower does its part to keep the universe safe. Some of the members of the Watchtower are interesting choices and it probably would have been fun to get more insight on how John recruited them.

    Blanco’s art is solid as the Watchtower takes on a massive threat from the Multiverse and Jordie Bellaire’s colors make great use of the Lantern light effects and powers. Still, the story felt a little empty largely due to the abbreviated page count.

    Jeremy Adams and artist Jack Herbert take the back half story focusing on Hawkgirl. This is a more streamlined story with Hawkgirl over the idea of being immortal and tracking down a potion in a temple that will only give her one life to live. Herbert’s art is packed with a lively energy and stellar detail. Colorist Alex Guimaraes brings out the richness of an ancient temple with bold colors.

    The Hawkgirl story benefits from Adams’ impressive ability to condense Hawkgirl’s backstory into a quick synopsis with a quick turnaround quest. Johnson will deliver a great story and likely even a one-shot if given a full issue to tell the story. This is recommended for fans of the characters who want to see how they’re being affected during Dark Crisis.

  • 60

  • 55

    Weird Science DC Comics

  • 50

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

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