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Green Lantern #9

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

Unable to leave the atmosphere, the Green Lantern looks for help from a mystical source, which leads him to a mysterious gateway and surprising answers to the origin of Hal’s ring.

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31 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Jeremy Adams and Xermanico’s Green Lantern run has brought welcome growth and nuance to Hal Jordan, but it’s also expanding the Green Lantern mythology in some massive ways. Adams has been building to this reveal since the series began, and it not only opens up more creative opportunities for Jordan, but also frames the Lanterns of 2814 in a new way that longtime fans will appreciate. Those fans will also appreciate some truly stunning pages courtesy of Xermanico and colorist Romulo Fajardo Jr, and that’s even before we get to the chaos of the second half of the issue. That second half also tees up the next arc of the series in a huge way, and it’s one fans of the Corp will not want to miss. That also ties in directly to “The Trial of Jessica Cruz” from Sam Humphries, Yasmin Flores Montanez, Alex Guimaraes, and Dave Sharpe, who re-establish Jessica Cruz after the character seemed to drift a bit from a central idea. This is a welcome return to form, and it really seems that altogether, fans are witnessing the beginning of a new golden era of Green Lantern, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    Green Lantern #9 keeps the quality of one of DC’s best rolling with a sensational issue that sets the stage for a major storyline to play out.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    There are some fascinating reveals in this issue, as well as some great character-driven moments as Hal prepares to move on to the next step of his quest. But it’s not long before we see just how much the Corps have been corrupted in his absence—turned into an arm of a fascist regime that is hunting rogue Lanterns with extreme prejudice. The issue ends with a huge-scale battle in the atmosphere above Earth, but also with the return of a fan-favorite character who was just reintroduced last month, as the Earth lanterns begin their quest to take back the Corps from the new regime. Adams played it slow to start, but he’s being rewarded with an excellent ramp-up to the next arc.

    And that lead-up plays out in the backup as well, as the return of fan-favorite creators to focus on the various other Lanterns continues. This issue focuses on Jessica Cruz, with the return of Sam Humphries to the character. Jessica is on trial for suspected treason to the officious United Planets administrator, who seems to be the greater-scope villain of the series. But when an assassination attempt against him takes place, that lets Jessica take the initiative and gain his trust—for a bigger purpose, now that she’s in the inner circle. Great to see Jess back in Green and at the center of a story again.

  • 90


    Green Lantern #9 keeps building momentum with the reveals as Jeremy Adams and Xermanico team up to deepen Green Lantern’s mythology. Lots of changes are happening here. This is the start of a new era for GL, and it is not too late to jump on, charge up, and experience comics in a bold light! Pick this issue up, as this is a milestone moment in Hal Jordan’s life.

  • 90

    The Blog of Oa

    Green Lantern #9 checks a lot of boxes for me as a veteran Green Lantern reader, and I feel like the series so far has been like the beginning of a roller coaster ride where we are just about to hit the top of the lift hill before the ride really begins. Jeremy Adams has been laying the groundwork for a great adventure and I feel like, as good as this series has been, we are just getting started. Nine out of ten lanterns.

  • 88

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Adams delivers a story with great action and a wonderful sense of rising tension. The story puts Hal into some interesting situations both with his own journey and that of the corps. There is some thrilling action in the story as well as a great reveal for both Hal and the rest of the Lanterns of Earth. There is also a great reveal at the end that makes me excited to see what happens in the next issue.

    The Art: Xermanico delivers some fantastic art throughout the issue. The character designs are beautifully detailed and the art offers some great moments of action and thrills.

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    Adams’ Hal stresses on his humanity, giving us a man behind the mask, and lets us in to see behind his eyes. These two have really given us the most grounded Green Lantern I’ve read in quite sometime, and I’m loving them for it.

  • 88

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Green Lantern #9 answers a ton of nagging questions in a short amount of time making this installment incredibly informative. Moreover, the premise by Adams was quite clever in how he intertwined some minor history to hammer out the “why” and provide a solid foundation for Sector 2814. Overall, Green Lantern #9 extended the answers that we needed in this run. However, it did so a bit too quickly and left this reviewer scratching his head in a variety of early parts. Moreover, I think the backup is taking some serious page count away from the meat of this series. I get the process BUT I think we need to move past it and let Adams just do his thing.

  • 85

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Green Lantern #9 is the issue that pays off what’s been lacking in this series – meaningful answers. With a new status quo for all GLs and badly needed canon fixes, Adams is on the right track to get the Green Lanterns back to their place of prominence in the galaxy.

  • 80

    DC Comics News

    Green Lantern #9 brings a number of plot ideas together. It feels like the lynchpin to this series and everything will pivot off this issue going forward. The deep cuts are really exciting, as are the potentialities suggested in this issue with the Green Lantern Corps, Jessica Cruz and the United Planets.

  • 70


    While I’m happy to see both characters brought into the fold, I will admit I wanted to see Cruz get more time as a Yellow Lantern where I think DC had multiple opportunities to showcase the character in new ways.

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