Green Lantern

Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #2

by Alan Rapp on August 17, 2016

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Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #2Hal Jordan‘s search for answers about the missing Green Lantern Corps leads him into contact with a pair of Yellow Lanterns. News that a Green Lantern has survived, and that that Lantern is his former pupil, doesn’t sit well with Sinestro. Despite his bravado, news that his arch-nemesis is still alive makes his absolute control of the universe suddenly appear not quite as secure.

Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #2 also begins to showcase the remaining Green Lantern Corps members. Small in number, and unable to recruit new ring-slingers, the Green Lanterns have returned. Unsure of the status quo, John Stewart sends a lone Green Lantern to investigate: Guy Gardner.

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Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #1

by Alan Rapp on August 1, 2016

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Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #1Hal Jordan‘s search for the missing Green Lantern Corps begins here. Following the Rebirth issue that returned our hero to his classic costume and ring-slinging ways, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #1 features Green Lantern beginning his search for answers to what happened to the Corps.

Meanwhile, in their absence, the Sinestro Corps has grown powerful. Taking over the duties of their enemies, Sinestro‘s minions scour the known universe to control by fear. Aboard Warworld, a weakened and weary Sinestro is also reborn as it looks like he may be the latest host for the Parallax entity.

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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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