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Green Lantern: War Journal #4

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Still one of the most powerful beings in the universe, John Stewart is fast succumbing to the Radiant Dead, becoming something both more and less than human.

With John’s power corrupted, Earth is doomed to fall to the Revenant Queen… unless John finds a way to forge a new Green Lantern ring, more powerful (and unpredictable) than any we’ve seen.

John Stewart embraces his Marine Recon roots and goes on the hunt in this thrilling new issue!

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22 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 91

    Comic Watch

    Green Lantern: War Journal #4 takes a bit of departure from some aspects from the beginning of the series, setting this series off into a more explosive direction that embodies the more common Green Lantern action.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This issue doesn’t have some of the best parts of the series, like John’s mother (who was knocked unconscious in an attack last issue), but it does continue to build up Johnson’s vision of the character. Johnson’s been hinting he’s got something big coming, and I’m hoping it involves both John and Superman. JLA relaunch time?

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: The story takes some big narrative swings thanks to Phillip Kennedy Johnson. The plot continues to be compelling and personal for the character. The threats continue to grow and become more intriguing. Johnson delivers some great moments for John that show his resilience and determination.

    The Art: Montos delivers fantastic imagery throughout the issue. The art has beautiful detail and captures the dark, emotional tone of the story.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    Even with John Stewart trying to stay away, the life of a Green Lantern cannot escape him. This statement rings true with an excellent chapter that is sure to have fans talking. Johnson tests Stewart’s drive with great writing while Montos delivers on some memorable panels ushering the next phase of the iconic Green lantern’s journey.

  • 80

    The Blog of Oa

    Green Lantern: War Journal #4 is a good issue, with a bit of a stumble in the art department. John Stewart faces a threat from within and emerges triumphant, ready to go on the offensive against the threat of the Revenant Queen and her minions. Eight out of ten lanterns

  • 75


    It felt like the real world had more heft and magic, and John’s more minimalist inner life doesn’t really reflect the layers of his personality, especially at a time when he’s coming into his own and trying to be someone who believes in his path toward something new. It felt like a rare misstep for this book, and a way to take some of the spotlight off our hero in a wholly accidental fashion.

    Even without those generally minor (but still mostly important) issues/concerns, this issue was still a resounding success. Stewart is at a pivotal moment in his personal and “professional” development, and he’s about to take bigger, bolder steps into a strange corner of the universe. After this issue, it seems like he’s more poised than ever for his grand ascension as one of the DCU’s biggest and brightest heroes.

  • 70

    John Stewart continues to battle against the Revenant Queent and her ghastly forces. The writer of the series, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, has a fantasy handle on Stewart, though Montos on art does tend to stumble. There are a number of panels and pages that are lacking in definition and come across as a little too “muddy” to convey the battles and the emotions of the characters in them. Ultimately, it’s a slight stumble as the characterization takes the book a long way. Also, kudos for giving Stewart a new costume that retains the spirit of the Green Lantern but feels entirely like his own thing. War Journal makes for a solid entry in following a Green Lantern who doesn’t get the spotlight nearly as much as he should.

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