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Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1 (of 2)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

Back in space to face his greatest fear! Something is wrong in Sector 2814, and Hal Jordan, Kilowog, and a few other Lanterns must find the mysterious disturbance, despite a ban on any of Earth’s Green Lanterns leaving their world. What they discover is a planet controlled by a familiar face-the face of Hal’s greatest fear! And in a backup story, Sinestro finds himself thrust into a new reality that drags him into the darkest corners of his past…and perhaps his future.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
34 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 92

    Comic Watch

    Overall, Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1 is a solid read that stays true to both the characters of Hal and Sinestro as they face their nightmare scenarios. Both Adams and Segura have strong grasps on their characters and their histories allowing them to exploit those events that would trigger and allow Insominia to bend them to his will.

    It will be interesting to see where both of these stories go as the limited series wraps next issue and if it somehow connects to the story being told.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    What does a fear demon do to a man without fear? Hal Jordan’s ability to resist fear has always been a key part of the character, but Insomnia has been able to get under just about everyone’s skin—and Hal is one of them, given his early-life trauma. Adams, continuing his new run on the character, kicks things off with Hal crashing his plane and waking up as a child, about to attend his father’s funeral. I liked the subtle Jewish representation in this scene, and I’d also note that this story seems to paint a more positive portrayal of Hal’s mother than the Geoff Johns run often did. This first segment of the story is emotional, but a little predictable—zombies everywhere, as is typical for a nightmare funeral.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1 puts up a fight against fear. A comic that actually sits comfortably within the existing story being told, it shows how Insomnia works his power against two Lanterns that have a history with that emotion and being manipulated. It’s not as unnerving or downright terrifying as some of the other tie-ins have been, but Adams and Segura have both made it work within the world of its characters well, with some tremendous art in addition. You can come into this issue with no knowledge of the ongoing series and have no trouble settling in.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1, despite being nightmare themed, is a Green Lantern enthusiast’s dream. Long-time fans will enjoy the slighter off-kilter version of “This is Your Life”. And those new to the character can get a basic idea of his origin story. Hal goes through a lot in this issue. And we have a new leader in the clubhouse for most disturbing panel. No spoilers, but you’ll know it when you see it. All this and he hasn’t even faced his greatest fear yet!

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 85


    Jeremy Adams uses Hal Jordan’s father’s death as a potential terror for the character, but doesn’t play it with the classic jet explosion scene we often see. The next scene takes us to an alternate, darker take on Jordan’s origins as a Lantern; here, it is a wild twist on why Abin Sur wanted Hal. The third act gives us a small clue as to why Jordan is on Earth, which is a nice tease for the ongoing series, but then halted by Parallax. I can’t wait to see what Adams does in the next issue.

    We get a bonus Sinestro tale by Alex Segura, Mario Foccillo, and Prasad Rao – a fantastic dessert to this beautiful feast of stories. The nightmare they give Sinestro is perfect for the character. Sinestro is having a hard time on Earth, and it is very welcome to see that explored, but as he gets caught up in the event, his nightmare can only feature one major force, himself. He is his hero and inner fear, so that was quite the trip, and this will be a great Sinestro story to elevate the character’s legend.

  • 80

    The Blog of Oa

    Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1 met my expectations about how things would play out for Hal Jordan when he’s facing a being focused on preying on someone’s fears. Despite the predictable scabs for Insomnia and Jeremy Adams to pull off of Hal, the story is still strong and provides some clues about the events preceding the new series while showing that it will take something extraordinary to break Hal’s will. Eduardo Pansica’s art shines brightly here, and the creative team of Alex Segura and Mario Foccillo do a good job of showcasing a Sinestro we haven’t really seen before. Eight out of ten lanterns.

  • 80


    With larger crossover events such as this, it is easy for tie-ins to overpower character development and ongoing story arcs. I’m glad that Jeremy and the team go to plan for this particular plot pivot, and I have confidence that Hal’s inner journey will tie back into his ongoing adventures. For a crossover comic, Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1 manages to tell quite a story while fitting into the larger special event narrative.

  • 75

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1 is a well-written and well-drawn comic that didn’t need to exist. It has nothing to do with the main Knight Terrors conflict and nothing to do with the main Green Lantern series already in progress. Overall, Adams does a great job with what he was given.

  • 70

    Hal Jordan recently began a new era in the pages of DC’s recent Green Lantern series, and the series has excelled at exploring and showcasing his most relatable qualities. That’s also the case in Knight Terrors: Green Lantern, but not just for Hal, as Sinestro receives some similar treatment. Writer Jeremy Adams brings us a rare glimpse at Hal’s relationship with his family, and while it’s obviously a fear distorted view, there’s still a raw vulnerability that just hasn’t been present enough throughout Hal’s history. The work of artist Eduardo Pansica, inker Julio Ferreira, colorist Luis Guerrero, and letterer Dave Sharpe especially deserves acclaim, as Hal’s fear sequences all turn on a dime and deliver that shiver up the spine, especially at the funeral. While some areas feel a bit dull (hello Guardians), other areas keep things moving in creative and occassinsaly disturbing ways (looking at you Abin Sur). The same can be said of Sinestro’s time in the spotlight by writer Alex Segura, artist Mario ‘Fox’ Foccillo, colorist Prasad Rad (Pressy), and letterer Dave Sharpe. Seeing Sinestro this down and out is unusual territory, and Segura paints a vivid portrait of someone attempting to find their way without the power that has so often defined it. Again, the artwork finds a comfortable home in the slightly disturbing later on, and that final page is a solid hook. There are a few elements in the book that feel like they’ve been explored quite a bit in the past, but there’s enough that feels new to offset that, creating a worthwhile trip for those who dare.

  • 50

    DC Comics News

    Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1 is ok. It’s limited due to the scope of the event and that it’s not really clear what’s going on unless one is reading the entire event, or at least the introductory issue. The event may bring you to all the tie-ins, but this issue won’t get you excited about the event. Adams does his best to connect it to the main Green Lantern book, but it clearly veers off from Green Lantern #2. The lack of stakes doesn’t help, nor does “fear” being the plot point since that’s what Green Lanterns overcome easily and regularly. It’s Tuesday, right?

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