Green Lanterns Vol. 4
Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz both earned their power rings, but are they ready to face the deadly legacy that accompanies them? The very first Lantern—the mad Volthoom—has returned, and his plan to regain the powers he lost billions of years ago leads straight to Earth’s emerald warriors!Before Jessica and Simon can return to Sector 2814 and the comforts of Earth upon completing their Green Lantern training, they must escort a Guardian of the Universe to the ancient Vault of Shadows. But when the Guardian is revealed to be a disguised Volthoom, the ensuing battle thrusts the Green Lanterns into an unexpected journey through time and space! Denied their rings’ full powers, how will they return home in time to defeat Volthoom?Writer Sam Humphries (John Carter, Warlord of Mars) is joined by top-flight artists Ronan Cliquet (ACTION COMICS, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL), Ulises Arreola (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS) and others in GREEN LANTERNS VOL. 4: THE FIRST RING, collecting GREEN LANTERNS #22-26.

Green Lanterns Vol. 4 Details

TitleGreen Lanterns Vol. 4
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 26th, 2017
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401275051
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics

Green Lanterns Vol. 4 Review

  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    Fun and amazing world building. World: The art swings from fantastic to amazing and it's because of the constant artist changes. They all bring something cool to the world but it's all over the place, I wish it were not the case. The world building here is fantastic. I love lore and this is exactly what we are getting. We are getting some retconning again with the Guardians and the origin of the rings but I'm okay with it. The piece about the Third World was awesome and all the firsr seven rings Fun and amazing world building. World: The art swings from fantastic to amazing and it's because of the constant artist changes. They all bring something cool to the world but it's all over the place, I wish it were not the case. The world building here is fantastic. I love lore and this is exactly what we are getting. We are getting some retconning again with the Guardians and the origin of the rings but I'm okay with it. The piece about the Third World was awesome and all the firsr seven rings stuff was fantastic. I can't wait to see it pay off next arc. Story: This is exactly what this book needs, training! I have said that these two need training before and the first 3 issues were fantastic and fun and exactly what's great about Rebirth. Guy and Kyle are perfect for Jessica and Simon. They are good characters for training and the training was so fun. The chemistry is starting to be there and the sense of wonder great. The other two issues were great also because they are world building and moving to the next big arc which started after Red Dawn. I like it. Characters: Jessica and Simon are great. They are getting more and more fleshed out and their chemistry is starting to feel real. Have the GL Corps train them was brilliant and the characterization of Kyle and Guy was spot on (I love Lyle). The lore stuff with Volthoom and Rami the rings and the past. So good. A very good arc for this series. I can't wait to see what happens next. Onward to the next book! *read individual issues*
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]Simon and Jessica have muddled along enough; it's time for basic training, Green Lantern style! And then, Volthoom's master plan finally begins, and it all leads back to the original Green Lantern rings. Who were the First Green Lanterns?I think Sam Humphries made a good choice at this point in the story; he's mined a lot of the relationship between Simon and Jessica for all it's worth, so bringing the original four Earth Lanterns into the mix seems like a great call. The [Read as single issues]Simon and Jessica have muddled along enough; it's time for basic training, Green Lantern style! And then, Volthoom's master plan finally begins, and it all leads back to the original Green Lantern rings. Who were the First Green Lanterns?I think Sam Humphries made a good choice at this point in the story; he's mined a lot of the relationship between Simon and Jessica for all it's worth, so bringing the original four Earth Lanterns into the mix seems like a great call. The way that Kyle and Guy interact especially leads to some brand new situations that push the characters out of their comfort zones.The Volthoom story has been bubbling for a while now, and it's all starting to come to a head. Humphries introduces the first Green Lanterns in dribs and drabs, which gives this creeping sense of dread, and Volthoom's madness just tips it all over the edge. The final story arc in the next volume really is the culmination of everything that's gone before it.The art is split between the usual suspects at this point, with Ronan Cliquet taking most of the issues, and Robson Rocha returning for issue 25, which looks just as beautiful as the last full issue he did thanks to the great inker/colourist team involved. I wish they'd followed Rocha over to Supergirl, but I digress. This is a very solid looking book, and everyone on the art team performs very well together.We're entering the last phase of Sam Humphries' story, but that doesn't mean the foot is off of the accelerator.
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  • Emmanuel Nevers
    January 1, 1970
    I think its really cool how the two newest Green Lanterns are given stories that showcase the history of the Corps more so than previous Hal Jordan comics. This story arc is fantastic and I'm really glad that Simon and Jessica are so fleshed out now as characters they feel like your best friends that you grew up with.
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  • Kim Dyer
    January 1, 1970
    I felt that this trade was one of the most solid so far. There is a lot of character development in this one, particularly for Jessica as she's put through basic training with Guy Gardner. It also does a lot to advance the overall plot, as it features Jessica and Simon's first real fight against Volthoom, as well as another flashback issue which further illustrate why the First Lantern has such a grudge against the Guardians.The art is consistently good and the action all flowed very nicely. Rea I felt that this trade was one of the most solid so far. There is a lot of character development in this one, particularly for Jessica as she's put through basic training with Guy Gardner. It also does a lot to advance the overall plot, as it features Jessica and Simon's first real fight against Volthoom, as well as another flashback issue which further illustrate why the First Lantern has such a grudge against the Guardians.The art is consistently good and the action all flowed very nicely. Really looking forward to seeing how this arc concludes in the next volume.
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  • Dhrutika
    January 1, 1970
    the first lantern storyline is interesting but slow, cant complain though bc the first half with jess and simon training with guy and kyle was awesome. really good character and world building
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