Green Lantern

Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 is a transitionary comic to move the character of Hal Jordan from roaming nomad with a glove back to the DCU’s most prominent Green Lantern. Finishing up Hal’s storyline using Krona‘s glove, the comic features Jordan far from the remains of Oa where Sinestro and his Corps now rule. On a dead world in Space Sector 563, Jordan performs a Herculean task by using Krona’s glove to forge the impossible: a new ring.

By the end of the issue Hal Jordan is out of the trench coat and back to basics in the trademark Green Lantern costume. And he’s got plenty on his plate with searching for an entire Corps which has gone missing. Far from Earth, it looks like this Green Lantern title will let its hero explore all there is to see in the cosmos.

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Green Lanterns #2

by Alan Rapp on July 13, 2016

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Green Lanterns #2The mismatched pair of green rookie (pardon the pun) Lanterns continues as Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz struggle to work together to deal with the rage epidemic created crowds of rage-fueled rioters (including Jessica’s sister Sara).

Keeping Jessica Cruz front and center, necessary because she’s the newer of the two characters (not to mention the far more interesting of the pair), the issue continues to focus on her inexperience as a Lantern including qualities which seem to make her a quizzical choice for a ring-bearer. The contradictions of the character certainly make Jessica one of the more intriguing GLs we’ve gotten in recent years and a character I continually find myself rooting for to unlock her full potential.

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Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1

by Alan Rapp on June 6, 2016

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Not to be confused with the mini-series that brought Hal Jordan back to the Green Lantern Corps, Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1 resets the role of Green Lantern to Earth taking the upcoming series in a new direction. Rather than a single Green Lantern guarding the world it appears there will be two.

Personally, I’ve never been sold on a gun-wielding Green Lantern so I had planned to completely ignore this title. Along with Simon Baz the comic also gives us the even more green (so to speak) rookie Jessica Cruz. Pairing two relatively inexperienced Green Lanterns admittedly offers something new to explore. Even if I’m still on the fence about Baz, writers Geoff Johns and Sam Humphries quickly sell me on Cruz and the concept of the unlikely pair working together. Factor in Ed Benes art and there are certainly good reasons to pick up this issue.

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Green Lantern #52

by Alan Rapp on May 10, 2016

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Green Lantern #52Hal Jordan‘s New 52 adventures come to a close with a battle between the last remaining Green Lantern and the Gray Agents attempting to make a name for themselves by taking the space cop down. Robert Venditti and his team write and end for the version of Hal Jordan that wraps up some, but certainly not all, of the loose strings surrounding the renegade Green Lantern’s recent adventures. The Corps is still gone and we are no closer to understanding just what Hal Jordan is becoming.

As we’ve seen in recent months, the final issue of the series continues to tease Hal loosing himself to the power of the gauntlet and becoming less human. With Jordan apparently returning to costume and ring in the new series Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps as part of DC Comics’ Rebirth reboot, you have to wonder what (if any) of this storyline will be kept.

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Justice League: Cosmic Clash

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 2016

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  • Title: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Cosmic Clash
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Justice League: Cosmic ClashThe weakest of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes straight-to-video movies to date, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash nevertheless provides its share of fun when Brainiac (Phil LaMarr) arrives on Earth with plans to shrink the planet and add it to his collection. When the ensuing battle gets Superman (Nolan North), Wonder Woman (Grey Griffin), and Green Lantern (Josh Keaton) all trapped in the past, Batman (Troy Baker) will journey back to three different time periods, with the help of the Flash (James Arnold Taylor) and his Cosmic Treadmill, and remind his friends why they need to return to the present and help save their planet.

Batman’s entire time-jumping adventures are an inside joke to the events of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne mini-series which saw the Caped Crusader reborn in various forms such as a caveman and pirate.

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