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DC Comics Review: Green Lantern #1 – New 52!

Well it looks as if the Green Lantern comics will be occurring in the same continuity it left off from during War of the Green Lanterns. (Just like Red Lanterns) When we last left the Green Lantern Corps, things were not going so great. Hal Jordan was relieved of duty and his ring by the Guardians and Sinestro was chosen by a green power ring. After the War and the on the verge of an uprising over Sinestro having a ring, all Lanterns have returned to their respective sectors and Sinestro is still under the jurisdiction of the Guardians.

The issue starts with those events still lingering. With Sinestro the Guardians had Sinestro say the oath of the green and then releasing him and ordering him to go and protect his home planet of Korugar. They hope for redemption for this scumbag Sinestro, something I’m not very keen on. To me, Sinestro has done a little too much damage and caused the countless deaths of others all in his so called quest to bring order. Good job doing that with a corps made up of baby snatchers (Kryb) and overgrown psychos. (Arkillo) Will Sinestro have proved me wrong at the end of this issue? Is he truly a green lantern again?

Hal is most definitely doing a lot worse. He’s broke, with bad credit and no car. THE GREEN LANTERN HAS NO CAR!!!! This is just humiliating. And to top it off, Carol Ferris won’t even hire him back as a pilot. But don’t count him out yet, because by the end of this issue it seems that most unexpected person may be able to get him back into the superhero game somehow.

I give this issue a 4 out 5 power rings.

Mahnke’s art is great as always and Johns has basically picked up right where he left off with the Lantern storyline. Readers of the new 52 who are long time readers of DC material will more than likely be most comfortable with the Green Lantern titles since there are no questions of which timeline or continuity these stories are coming from. Readers who are just jumping on? They’re going to not have such as easy time. Stay tuned for the Green Lantern: New Guardians #1 and Green Lantern Corps #1! Also check out my Red Lanterns #1 review!

DC Nu: 52 Brand New #1’s – Green Lantern

In our first, and most recent round up of the soon to be rebooted 52 DC titles, my colleague Supascoot went over 12 of them (including Batman Inc. which had no cover yet), and now it is my pleasure to cover the next four, which sadly…. have no covers.

Starting in September there will be four new Green Lantern titles smashing into our collective faces, and they include the already talked about Red Lantern ongoing series that Geoff Johns teased us with a couple months back. Check out the creative teams and descriptions below thanks to Comic Alliance:


Geoff Johns has been charting the adventures of Hal Jordan and the GREEN LANTERN Corps since GREEN LANTERN: Rebirth, collaborating with such major artists as Ethan Van Sciver, Darwyn Cooke, Prentis Rollins, Marlo Alquiza and Mick Gray.

This fall, Johns reunites with artists Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, as the series begins anew with GREEN LANTERN #1 with cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Together they will continue to thrill readers and expand the Green Lantern mythos.

Change is coming. But set aside your fear. It’ll be worth the wait.


When deadly conflicts emerge across the universe, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and an elite Green Lantern strike force to keep the peace.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 will be written by Peter J. Tomasi with art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna. The cover to #1 is by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy.


Who are The New Guardians?

The power of Rage, Avarice, Fear, Will, Hope, Compassion and Love combine to be the most powerful (and colorful) team in the corps under the leadership of Kyle Rayner. Beware their power . . . and their volatility!

GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1 will be written by Tony Bedard and illustrated with cover by Tyler Kirkham and Batt.

Hopefully it isn’t these creeps


Going solo. Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps return in their own series, battling against injustice in the most bloody ways imaginable. This Lantern Corps takes no prisoners, they are judge, jury and executioners!

RED LANTERNS #1 will be written by Peter Milligan with art and cover by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter.

Obviously after Flashpoint and War of the Green Lanterns, there is going to be some major changes to the Green Lantern titles. And until the War of the Green Lanterns is finished and the reboot happens we won’t exactly know the status of all of our favorite lanterns, or what has changed with some of them, but these descriptions give us a little insight. Fans of all of the other emotional spectrum Corps rejoice and haters groan accordingly, because with a Red Lantern title the other Corps are here to stay.

It’s a given that Hal Jordan will be a Green Lantern still (right?), and it would appear that it’s business as usual for Guy and John Stewart. But Kyle Rayner will be leading a multi-colored ring team in the New Guardians title, so does that mean he will be a bearer of the green light or will he remain as a bearer of the blue light as he currently is in War of the Green Lanterns? Perhaps all of the entities that power the different Corps will inhabit Kyle and his new team of ‘Guardians’.

Of course we’ll know a little more once the covers for these new titles are released, and you can rest assured we will have them for you as soon as they hit the net!