Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Green Lantern #10 Review


Written by: Jeremy Adams
Art by: Xermánico, Amancay Nahuelpan
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Cover art by: Xermánico
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: April 9, 2024

Green Lantern #10 introduces Hal Jordan to the ragtag resistance of former Lanterns hiding out on OA, who opens Hal's eyes to the conspiracy starting at the very top of United Planets leadership.
Is Green Lantern #10 Good?

Well, well, well. If you were wondering where all the Earth lanterns have been this entire time, fret not. Jeremy Adams presents a cameo-laden issue that explains the whereabouts of every Earth-based Lantern (even one you didn't expect) and sets the stage for an uprising in Green Lantern #10.

When last we left Hal Jordan, aka the greatest Green Lantern, he learned the Guardians placed a "backup" battery on Earth under the protection of the Green as a failsafe should anything happen to OA. Now, Hal is effectively the keeper of a new Green Lantern Corps located on Earth, complete with a central battery and the tools to make more rings. Hal left for OA to warn the United Planets (UP) that something was wrong with the emotional spectrum and that rogue Lanterns can shift colors. Hal is "captured" by overwhelming forces, but he's rescued by Jo, who spirits him away for a debrief.

Now, we learn Jo and the remaining Earth Lanterns have formed a resistance to stop the UP after discovering that the head of the UP, Lord Premier Thaaros. Jo realizes Hal needs convincing, so they secretly sneak to the location of the Source Lantern where they witness Thaaros sacrificing a loyal Lantern in an experiment to get at the Source's power.

Later, Jo and Simon Bax head to the Sciencecells to free any Lanterns that could aid their fight and to search for intel. There, Hal sees Thaaros scientists experimenting on Keli Quintela. Unable to let Keli remain, Hal flies into action. However, he can't get to Keli in time before she's carted away. As Simon, Jo, and Hal flee the Sciencecells, they manage to release Razer and one of the enemy Lanterns who visited Hal on Earth. The issue ends with Jessica Cruz, working for Thaaros but secretly acting as a double agent for the resistance, contacting The Unseen by Thaaros's order to use magic to locate the resistance.

Backup Story

Guy Gardner makes good on his mission to find and arrest Lobo, who happens to be participating in an intergalactic, illegal wrestling match against Omega-Bam-Man. Guy nabs his bounty, but capturing Lobo and getting Lobo back to the UP are two different things.

What's great about Green Lantern #10? With each successive issue, Jeremy Adams successfully brings long-absent Lanterns back to the forefront, explains where they've been, and ties them into an expanding conflict that makes sense out of the mush from the previous two or more writers. Admittedly, I have no desire to see the return of Teen Lantern, but if Adams can make her work, he'll get a thumbs up and a gold star.

What's not so great about Green Lantern #10? To pull it all together, Adams muddies the water on a few of the finer points. Why is Thaaros's personal guard wearing derivatives of Manhunter armor? How is the UP mixing Lantern power and magic? Why are so many Lanterns readily going along with Thaaros's obviously destructive edicts?

In fairness, Adams is laying a foundation to explain it all, and the muddies points are minor in the grand scheme, but not everything sits right so far.

How's the Art? Xermánico's art is immaculate and a perfect fit for Adams's sci-fi-heavy story. The Sciencecells look great, the ring-slinging looks amazing, and the character designs and acting are on point.

What about the backup? It's a silly bit of fun that keeps Guy in the mix, even if he isn't part of the main story. Does the backup justify the higher cover price? No, not really, but at least it's not a bad story.

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 #10 gives readers starving for more Lanterns, besides Hal Jordan, all they could want and more. The cameos fit within the larger UP conspiracy, the Resistance has a big problem on their hands, and anticipation is high for where the series could go.


1 comment:

  1. Am i the only one who didn't like the last issue and now this one and didn't think they were good? I feel like we were just getting a hang of Hal's character under Adam's run but then now we have to contend with way too many Earth lanterns that take away from the focus on Hal's character and I will be honest, the fact that earth has this many lanterns was never justified well nor do I think these new reboots' decision to keep these characters is wise, it works for the flash family cause honestly they have done a better job with introducing and establishing those characters but the extra lantern characters aren't as charismatic and besides one of the selling points of the green lantern stories is the different alien characters that we get introduced to that aren't just there for show and rather have arcs and time dedicated to them alongside our human lantern. This earth centric approach to the whole corps is not a good idea and is just taking space from the more alien and galactic side of the title( the four lanterns, John, Hal, Kyle and Guy work cause they have good teamwork and it's better than eight! But even then some characters like Kyle kept getting sidelined, now we have put aside John to get characters that are simply not as good as him to be frank. On that note did we just seriously sideline a character like Kilowag to get this cast????). Maybe if we first had two or three complete arcs with our main character then that would have not been as bad as this but we barely got anything on Hal himself before all this. As it stands I thought the first 6 or 7 issues had potential (that kind of was shaky and was disappearing sadly) only for it to nosedive drastically.