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Green Lantern #3

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 18 critic ratings.

Hal learns more about his mysterious Green Lantern ring while Sinestro makes a deal with the mysterious “Guild” to launch a full-scale attack on Ferris Air. The Green Lantern is now faced with the realization that his greatest enemy is back on Earth and undoubtedly up to no good.


Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
38 pages
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18 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Green Lantern #3 returns to its regular storytelling. After the Knight Terrors distraction, the book seamlessly transitions into Sinestro’s revenge and Hal’s attempt to figure out his new ring. Both tales detail the spectrum of what can appear in a Green Lantern comic. One is cosmic and huge whilst the other feels like a traditional superhero adventure. It has taken two of the most important figures with the Lantern mythos and grounded them.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    Adams does a great job of building the tension until Hal and Sinestro are finally standing face to face. Green Lantern has been in such rough waters for a while as a franchise that this feels refreshing.

  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    Adams works in some moments of Hal just enjoying his ring whether repelling cheetahs or during Little League games. This is a guy who embraces his abilities. Sinestro gets back into the fold and he’s actively seeking out his old arch-rival. And similar to his work on Flash, Adams looks for clever ways to expand the hero’s toolbox for new tricks Hal can put in action.

    Xermanico’s artwork is so clean and steady making Jordan look like Tom Cruise in Maverick with a constant smile on his face. He showcases the ring’s abilities nicely as well with tremendous emotion conveyed on character faces. Colorist Romulo Fajardo Jr. deftly handles the ring effect colors against equally bright backdrops while letterer Dave Sharpe gives a little extra emphasis for the alien characters in the book.

  • 90


    Green Lantern #3 showcases a hero who smiles and a villain who is more than just a power set. Adams and Xermanico bring a positive vibe to this series that reminds you Green Lantern is an Earth hero with a life, even though he is rebuilding it. It’s a fantastic setup for a showdown that will be interesting to see, plus more clues to what is accurate with the ring and some characters.

  • 90


    Adams and team deliver another stellar chapter in the Green Lantern saga. The opening pages were particularly impressive, with the visual FWOOOOOOSH sound-effect incorporated into the visuals to perfection. I went back to look at that panel several times since my first read through, and creative incorporation of the text with the imagery is just bad-ass. After the power ring test at the beginning of the issue, I am growing more and more concerned about the wellbeing of Kilowog. Is our favorite drill instructor actually on Earth, or are his appearances a manifestation of Hal having survivor’s guilt? The plot thickens and we will have to wait until next month to learn more about the mysterious circumstances that brought Hal back home…

  • 90

    In just two issues, writer Jeremy Adams has been able to extensively peel back the layers of both Hal Jordan and Sinestro and break through their extensive outer shells, and that work hits new highs in Green Lantern #3. Piercing through the charismatic armor of Hal seems to come naturally now, and the welcome relatability has in many ways reignited my affinity for the character. Sinestro has been the beneficiary of breakthroughs as well, but his arc is shifting in the opposite direction, and the upcoming collision is shaping up to be something special. Speaking of special, Xermanico and Romulo Fajardo Jr. are simply brilliant at creating a defining vision of a Green Lantern, as one should look no future than Hal playing a game of baseball in costume for proof. There’s not a construct in sight, and yet all of the grandeur and presence is there on full display. Meanwhile Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Montos, and Adriano Lucas create an altogether different vision of the Green Lanterns in “Rise of the Revenant Queen” part three, and yet the story at hand is no less compelling. Johnson pivots on a dime from an epic battle with the power of Gods to a conversation between two friends about what the future holds and the struggles of letting the promise of the stars leave your grasp. Green Lantern #3 offers a brilliant one-two punch for Lantern fans of all kinds, and it’s not something you should be missing.

  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    Adams, Xermanico, PJK, and Montos have a firm grasps on the franchise, and both teams are determined to get as much bang for your buck with every issue. The teams world building have the two characters couldn’t be more unalike than they are here, but it’s okay. My only complaint was the hiatus during the Knight Terror event, it really screwed with the teams momentum. DC should have taken the route Marvel did with this years Contest of Chaos crossover.

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Adams has created an entertaining and consistently engaging story for Hal in this series. The story takes some interesting twists and I like seeing Hal dealing with the limitations of his ring while discovering more about his powers. I like how Sinestro is utilized in the issue and how brazen he is in his enacting his plan. I also like that there is a mystery to his plan that is being laid out in a way that has me invested in its outcome.

    The Art: Xermanico’s art is fantastic. I love the style of the art as well as character designs. Xermanico does a brilliant job of focusing scenes on the characters while also generating environments that are stunning visually.

  • 85

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Green Lantern #3 quickly dispenses with the nightmare of Knight Terrors to get Hal Jordan settled in with his new ring by learning what it can and can’t do while he has fun figuring it out. Adams is playing it smart by returning to a simple yet cool Lantern story, and the art by Xermánico is fantastic.

  • 83

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 82

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Green Lantern #3 is loads of fun and fits Adams usual storytelling dynamic. It’s super quick, incredibly easy to follow, comfortable, colorful, and is welcoming for all ages. However, there was very little substance this week, and it made the issue feel almost a bit lackluster. If this story was in a trade, it would read very well. Nevertheless, it’s not and may cause fans to feel like it’s not worth the price of admission. That said, I followed Adams through his entire Flash run. And I can verify from past practice that Green Lantern will take off soon. I have no doubt. Just hang in there for another issue or two for him to grow a foundation with the readers as well as the characters.

  • 80

    The Blog of Oa

    Green Lantern #3 is all about setting events up for big things to happen while providing some strong character building, sprinkled with just a pinch of superhero fun. Coupled with some great visual storytelling and this issue is another winner. Eight out of ten lanterns.

  • 70

    Derby Comics

    Hal’s interactions with Carol really kept me from loving the first two issues of this series but with that tempered down, I’m finally aligned with the praise this series has gotten so far. We’re on the precipice of a major confrontation between Hal and Sinestro and it’ll be very interesting to see how Hal’s optimism and newfound powers are put to the test with whatever Sinestro has planned. And Xermánico’s art alone continues to make this series a must-read.

  • 70

    DC Comics News

    Green Lantern #3 is a good issue that suffers from having to overcome the Knight Terrors event. It has to work a little harder to get the momentum going again after the great first two issues that this Green Lantern relaunch built. While there remains an awkwardness, the issue does reset the focus and bring Hal into contact with his greatest nemesis, Sinestro. The triangle of Hal, Carol and Sinestro isn’t a love triangle, but an interesting intersection of lives that is unique in comics.

  • 70

    The Fandom Post

    There’s plenty to like here in general with what it does and that’s in two ways; the time from Hal a month prior and some of his community service elements serve the character well while the time with Sinestro sets up something of a threat that may not be a threat. Where it falters is anything with Carol, though that’s mostly with Hal’s view toward winning her back – or stealing her away, more properly. Of course, there’s agency issues in that in it’ll be Carol making the choice, but Hal’s view and mindset on it is just pretty terrible and doesn’t make him the kind of character you want to hang out with. You mostly just want to smack him into getting his head on straight and focusing on other things. But comics do as comics do and Hal and Carol are in each others orbits forever.

  • 60

    Comic Book Revolution

    Green Lantern #3 is a bit of a reset after the series took a two-month hiatus. Jeremy Adams and Xermanico understanding of Hal Jordan’s character helps lifts up a comic that otherwise felt like a rehash of the first two issues of this series. The main story is saved by the presence of Sinestro and how he kicks off the first big story arc of this Green Lantern series.

  • 40

    Major Spoilers

    After a nearly 3-month hiatus, Green Lantern #3 jumps right back into the teases, hints, and allegations that made it so difficult for me to engage with the first two issues of the book, with the art that constitutes the best part of the book overwhelmed by coloring that distracts. The split book format has left both Lantern Jordan and Lantern Stewart underserved as characters, with barely and issue’s worth of story spread over three individual comics and six months of real time.

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