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Green Lantern: War Journal #9

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Lantern Shepherd and Kyle Rayner discover the shocking history of the ancient Dark Star of the Fenn! Meanwhile, John Stewart is trapped in its orbit, trying desperately to save his mysterious new allies from the undead First World armies searching for him! Can John prevent them from escaping the Dark Star and overrunning the universe? And can Shepherd find John in time to save his family from the mysterious new force now threatening the Earth, the shapeshifting STAR SHROUD?

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25 pages
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  • 90

    Geek Dad

    John is by nature a warrior and a soldier, and that element of his character isn’t explored in depth too much. That makes this issue particularly interesting as the intensity builds. One thing I really like here is that the story delves into some of the stranger periods of John’s life, including his time with the Darkstars and his evolution into a God in the previous run. There are only three issues left, but this is one of the best stories the character has had in a long time.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Phillip Kennedy Johnson continues to craft an entertaining story for John in this issue. The two stories complement each other beautifully and I continue to enjoy the tension with the Revenant Queen going after John’s mother. The story has some great action throughout and I love the lore it continues to unveil as John prepares to take on the power that threatens him.

    Montos crafts some beautiful art throughout the issue. The visuals are exciting and brilliantly capture the tension and suspense of the tory.

  • 85

    Lyles Movie Files

    War Journal is just a quality comic. It’s not upending the universe. All it does is allow Johnson, Montos and the rest of the creative team a viable platform to showcase John Stewart with some fresh and thrilling new threats.

  • 80

    You can’t talk about Green Lantern: War Journal #9 without first praising the stunning artwork of Montos and Adriano Lucas, with brilliant lettering from Dave Sharpe as well. From the book’s first page it’s difficult not to be swept away to another world, and Phillip Kennedy Johnson takes advantage and effectively establishes the lore and legend of the Dark Star of The Fenn before contrasting that with the brutality and never ending trauma of war. To put it mildly, the book hits you with a lot, and that’s before we move into the Book of Oa. Again, there’s a lot going on and a lot of information to process, and that does at times run the risk of losing you with the sheer magnitude of it all. The issue sticks the landing though, bringing everything to a place that you can get back on board if you perhaps got a bit lost, but those who dive into all the threads and details along the way will once again be rewarded, and I can’t wait to see what’s right around the corner.

  • 80

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