The climactic conclusion of the first arc of Green Lantern: War Journal! John Stewart’s team has faced heavy losses, and he alone comes face-to-face with the Revenant Queen! His only hope to save Earth is to unlock his potential as the mythical “Guardian and the Builder,” but a shocking twist ending sets John on a quest of discovery across time and space…one that will reveal the hidden origins behind both the Green Lantern Corps and the Darkstars. One story ends, another begins in this can’t-miss issue!
Lyles Movie FilesThe Revenant Queen is a welcome fresh new villain that doesn’t feel like an echo of other characters making for a legit horrific threat to John and his allies. If you’ve ever been a fan of John Stewart, you need to be reading this book.
Geek DadThe previous GL run was definitely controversial, but it did do one thing very right—it started the process of turning John into less of a single Green Lantern and more of a powerhouse cosmic hero who could redefine the role of these heroes in the DCU, and Johnson seems to be building on that in a huge way. With eerie cosmic art, compelling characters, and a fast-brewing mystery in what exactly Ellie is now and what she’s capable, this first arc has delivered in every way—and paired with Jeremy Adams’ Hal Jordan run, we’re probably in the best era for the GL line since Johns’ days. The only question is—if this arc was this big already, what does Johnson have planned next?
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Phillip Kennedy Johnson continues to craft an engaging and thrilling story for John Stewart in this issue. The story takes some great twists and turns throughout as well as a fantastic moment for John. I love the awesome contrast in the story with John’s story and the one with his mother. I love the lore being built for this series and how the story is compelling to fans of the character. The Art: Montos delivers some fantastic art in the issue. I continue to love the visual style of this series and how immersive the imagery is.
AIPTWe won’t have to wait long for the new arc to begin, and that one promises a “shocking twist [that] has sent John to the far reaches of space and time” for a mystery with the “Dark Star of Fenn.” But I’m glad to have at least a few weeks before issue #7 to further reflect on this arc’s ending. Sure, arcs wrap up all the time, but this one felt truly special — a finale that gave us massive visual wonders, heaps of emotion, and a story with layers galore. It was a proper “first season” for John Stewart, as he grew and extended in massive ways even as his new story clearly isn’t done being told. It’s a singular glowing instance of what happens when great creators usher in something new for equally great characters.
The Blog of OaGreen Lantern: War Journal #6 doesn't quite end the first arc of the series so much and serves as a pause before taking it to the next level. Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Montos continue to shine as a bright creative duo on the series, and this issue is another great example of their creativity unleashed. 8 out of ten lanterns.
ComicBook.comAs I've stated in past reviews for War Journal, the series excels when it focuses primarily on John Stewart and what he can do both with and without the ring. While John doesn't have the opportunity to spend much time with his mother in this latest issue, Johnson and Motos are able to keep their grasp on what makes Stewart unique in a sea of Lanterns. The Revenant Queen, as a threat, is an interesting one, though it doesn't feel unique in terms of a personality to match the danger level. There are more than a few interesting angles in John Stewart's solo series, I just wish that the comic would focus far more on those angles specifically moving forward.