Monday, July 18, 2016

Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1

Hal 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.

With Green Lanterns setting up the Red Lanterns as major adversaries and this issue doing the same for the Sinestro Corps, I'm a little afraid we're going to get stuck in rainbow ring-slinging loop again. Hopefully Hal's space adventures will offer plenty of new stories as well. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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