Monday, June 6, 2016

Green Lantern: Rebirth #1

Not to be confused with the mini-series that brought Hal Jordan back to the Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: 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.

As all the Rebirth issues should do, Green Lantern: Rebirth #1 introduces us to our characters, even giving us a cameo by Hal Jordan, and teasing multiple threats to come including a mysterious artifact and the return of the Red Lanterns. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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