Friday, January 12, 2024

Green Lantern #7 Review

Written by: Jeremy Adams
Art by: Amancay Nahuelpan
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Cover art by: Edwin Galmon (cover A)
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: January 9, 2024

Green Lantern #7 listens to Hal Jordan's tale about the death of one of his best friends, Kilowog, during a diplomatic mission to Sinestro's homeworld.
Is Green Lantern #7 Good?

Hey! Hey, You! Do you want to know how Kilowog died? Well, in Green Lantern #7, Jeremy Adams presents the whole story. However, dead is never really dead, so you never know what the future holds.

When last we left Hal Jordan, aka Green Lantern, his fight on Earth against Sinestro ended in a stalemate when Sinestro suddenly acquired Rage powers due to the imbalance in the Emotional Spectrum. Sinestro used his newfound powers to escape Earth's gravity and head home. Meanwhile, Hal went back to his trailer to find a depowered Razer waiting for him.

Now, Hal tells Razer the sad tale of the United Planets' proclamation to quarantine Sector 2814 (Earth's sector), reassign the Earth-based Lanterns to other duties, and begin recruiting more worlds to join their Federation. Hal has strong doubts but he goes along on a protection mission with Kilowog to safeguard Lord Premier Thaaros on a diplomatic visit to Korugar to meet with Sinestro. During the visit, Lord Premier Thaaros is attacked by a trio of supposedly "rogue" Yellow Lanterns. Hal protects the Premier, but Kilowog is killed during the attack when the planet's Yellow Power Battery briefly flares up.

And that's it. Yes, technically, the question about Kilowog's death has been thoroughly answered. The lovable Poozer died doing his duty. But if you're looking for some grand act of sacrifice or a death in the face of impossible odds, Kilowog's death feels... lacking. C'est la vie.

What's great about Green Lantern #7? If you've been wondering how the Earth-based Lanterns took the news of Sector 2814's quarantine and the events surrounding Kilowog's death, you get everything you want in this issue.

What's not so great about Green Lantern #7? Frankly, the buildup didn't match the payoff. Adams painted Hal's reaction to Kilowog's death as a devastating blow, and it is, but the death is no more meaningful than if Kilowog had been shot in the middle of a bank robbery. It feels like a pointless, needless death.

Admittedly, the way Kilowog dies suggests all is not as it seems, but for now, Kilowog simply dies during a routine mission.

How's the art? Amancay Nahuelpan makes the Green Lantern's look good. Except for the brief fight during the Yellow Lantern attack, most of this issue is taken up with dramatic conversations. The implications of the dialog and eventual arguments are meaningful, so kudos to Amancay Nahuelpan for making the characters act with passion.

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 #7 is an issue-long flashback answering the question of Kilowog's death. For his part, Adams gives readers a thorough depiction of events, showing how Kilowog gave his life doing his duty, even if his death feels meaningless. Whether or not Kilowog is truly dead remains to be seen.


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