Green Lantern

Green Lantern

Rebirth

Graphic Novel - 2010
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The sold out 6-issue miniseries event of 2004-2005 -- written by Geoff Johns (BLACKEST NIGHT, TEEN TITANS) with art by Ethan Van Sciver and Prentis Rollins -- is available in this new edition, complete with the preview story from Wizard Magazine as well as a number of extras previously only available in ABSOLUTE GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH!

Hal Jordan was considered the greatest Green Lantern of them all. But Jordan lost control, allowed himself to be corrupted and transformed into the villainous Parallax. Later, Jordan reappeared and made the ultimate sacrifice -- a sacrifice that allowed him to become the Spectre, the Wrath of God.

After several years of activity on Earth, The Spectre became restless and sought a way to prove himself worthy of that noble reputation. See how a man born without fear and seeking to rebuild his life, puts cosmic forces into motion that will have repercussions not only on Earth but across the universe. This volume sets up the events of BLACKEST NIGHT and revitalized Green Lantern as one of the most important heroes of the DCU!
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2010
ISBN: 9781401227555
1401227554
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Rollins, Prentis
Van Sciver, Ethan

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mexicanadiense
Sep 06, 2015

Geoff John's well-received rehabilitation of Hal Jordan, "Greatest of the Lanterns", begins here, and it's definitely readable, with some crisp, colourful art (love how Batman is always standing in shadows, even with 4 dudes glowing green standard around him) but on the whole, as it is pre-New 52 reboot, I felt it was bogged down by a lot of backstory and unappealing secondary characters.

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rjrw92
Jul 12, 2013

Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern, down a path of self-destruction and then eventual redemption and death, this story tells the resurrection of our fallen hero. It’s worth a read if you like this character. Its followed up by the Blackest Night and Brightest Day series

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cartoon_goblin
Oct 19, 2010

In 1994, DC Comics caused a big stir among superhero comics fans when they turned the popular, beloved hero Green Lantern into an insane, mass-murdering villain. It was an interesting turn to take, having a great hero feel betrayed and fall from grace, but many were upset with the development and felt it went against what made the character of Hal “Green Lantern” Jordan so great. Ten years ago, Hal Jordan was brought back as the new Spectre, the superheroic spirit of vengeance. But fans still weren’t happy.

Then came the mini-series Green Lantern: Rebirth. Writer Geoff Johns crafts a fantastic but plausible explanation for Hal Jordan’s descent into madness and evil, at the same time giving the character redemption and a second chance at being a hero. Johns writes a really good superhero story, with great characterization, good timing and a brilliant understanding of what makes superhero stories fun and engaging. I haven’t always liked Ethan Van Sciver’s art in the past, but it’s particularly good here.

Green Lantern: Rebirth isn’t particularly profound, and it probably won’t mean much to readers who aren’t big superhero fans with a good knowledge of Green Lantern’s history, but for Green Lantern fans, this is a thoroughly entertaining story (which starts laying the groundwork for the current Blackest Night crossover series).

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Anarchy_Bunny
Nov 02, 2009

I have a soft spot for this character for no good reason. His overly complicated history is treated well and refined to a comfortable degree for anyone familiar with his history. Those not so familiar? Maybe not so much.

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