Thursday, December 14, 2023

Green Lantern #6 Review


Written by: Jeremy Adams
Art by: Xermanico, Scott Godlewski
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Cover art by: Xermanico (cover A)
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: December 12, 2023

Green Lantern #6 brings the ring slingin' action when Sinestro suddenly manifests Red Lantern power and threatens to rip the Earth in half. Can Hal's new ring give him the boost he needs to stop Sinestro?
Is Green Lantern #6 Good?

Well, if you wanted ring slingin' action in Kaiju-sized proportions, you got it in Green Lantern #6. Jeremy Adams wastes no time putting Sinestro's mysteriously acquired Red Lantern power through its paces when Sinestro's rage pushes him to destroy everything. Does it make sense? Not yet, but I want to hear the explanation.

When last we left Hal Jordan, aka Green Lantern, Sinestro's plan to steal Jordan's ring fell flat when the villain learned the ring only works for Jordan. Overcome with the hopelessness and rage that comes from being powerlessly trapped on Earth, Sinestro's rage inexplicably manifested as Red Lantern power.

Now, Hal tries to contain Sinestro as the latter's fit of rage manifests bigger and more destructive constructs that threaten to break the Earth. Hal feels his ring drawing power to match Sinestro's, and the two fight to a stalemate, but Sinestro now has the power he needs and escapes into space where Hal can't follow.

If you're wondering if we get answers about Kilowog, how Hal got his powers, and how Sinestro became a Red Lantern, you're going to have to wait. For better or worse, this issue is all about mano-a-mano Lantern action.

What's great about Green Lantern #6? If you're a fan of ring slingin', you can't ask for more than this issue. Adams's imaginative use of powers and constructs is pure fun, and the explosive moments pack a wallop.

What's not so great about Green Lantern #6? Although we get some teasing hints, there are too many mysteries in play and not enough clues to keep readers invested. Mysteries only work when the writer drops clues to let the audience play along in solving the puzzle. After six issues, we don't know much more than we did in issue #1, and that's too long.

How's the art? Xermanico and Godlewski knock Green Lantern #6 out of the park with visual pop, cool action, and colorful excitement.

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces:

Green Lantern #6 is an action fans dream with big constructs fighting big battles with big stakes. That said, Adams doesn't give enough attention to the mysteries or further the story through the action, so this issue is a lot of eye candy with little substance.


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