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Green Lantern: War Journal #8

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Questioning his loyalty to the Green Lantern Corps and stranded on a terrifying new world, John finds a lost crew desperately in need of a hero, even as he senses an ominous growing presence within the Dark Star of the Fenn.

Meanwhile, on Earth, John’s newly resurrected sister, Ellie, learns that she shares John’s powers… and she’ll need them to protect their family from the cosmic abomination that was Varron!

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24 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    This title keeps delivering proving that this creative team is locked in. Johnson can weave complex long-form arcs in an engaging manner while the art squad provides gorgeous visuals.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    The strength of this series has always been in the quieter moments, and Johnson manages to make time for some fascinating subplots. The eerie tale of “Ellie” and John’s mother continues to evolve, with the living creation trying to preserve the illusion and protect her “mother” from an attack by one of the Radiant Dead lanterns. But the house itself seems to be haunted, with Shirley being haunted by a face from her past. And then there’s Lantern Shepherd, a visitor from another world, who is now trying to find where John has been taken. And that leads him to Guy Gardner – who is off-world right now but has left a voice-mail of sorts for people to find. It turns out that while Guy has been trying to avoid the prying eyes of the United Planets, he’s much more involved than he’s letting on, and the big cliffhanger indicates that some unwelcome visitors may be arriving soon.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Kennedy Johnson creates a wonderfully tense and engaging story. All three parts of the issue have a wonderful build up with each creating a different set of emotions that all fit together. The Shepherd story has some fun moments with Guy Gardner, but the interlude with John’s mother is the story that utilizes the tension the best.

    The Art: Montos delivers beautiful art throughout the issue. The visuals are darkly detailed and perfectly capture the tension of the story.

  • 80


    Green Lantern War Journal #8 is another chapter in the story of John Stewart as he battles his heroic responsibility with that of his family. The inclusion of Guy Gardner makes for great continuity and reminds us of the Lanterns’ connectivity with each other even with the change of the status quo. Though the villain leaves more to be desired, John’s dementia-ridden mother makes this a story worth telling and I can’t wait to see how that plot thread gets resolved.

  • 80

    John Stewart’s solo series continues by blending space-fairing action with some interesting moral quandaries surrounding the Green Lantern’s family. Johnson and Montos have something special here, giving us one of the best stories focusing on Stewart on two fronts. The only complaint I really have is that I almost feel like the story would have benefitted from having two artist tackle the different stories, as they work on far different emotional levels. War Journal remains my favorite Green Lantern comic book on the market today and here’s hoping that John continues to fly high far into the future.

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