Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Green Lantern #1

Relaunching the title with Hal Jordan as the only Green Lantern of Earth, the new volume of Green Lantern starts off in the aftermath of recent events with the Guardians of the Universe still missing and Earth declared unsafe and no longer under the Green Lantern Corps protection by the United Planets. Thumbing his nose at authority, not for the first time, Hal Jordan has come home to a world where fighter pilots have been phased out where Carol Ferris has moved on and his fellow Earth Lanterns have been assigned lightyears away. Except for John Stewart who appears to also be on Earth?

Although the shift back and forth from one month ago to present gets annoying, the issue succeeds in setting the stage and tone of the new series. I would like to see a little less mopey Hal in future issues, but the story serves a purpose in these early issues. I was far less interested in the B-story involving various other Lanterns and the Revenant Queen.

[DC, $4.99]

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