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• “The Revenge of Black Hand” starts now!

• This arc promises the most shocking conclusion of any of GEOFF JOHNS’S entire GREEN LANTERN run!

• This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy

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  1. I got a feeling that this story-line could be the end of one of our main protagonists, or I could be completely wrong?
    Either way I hope it’s gonna kick-ass!

  2. Hmmmm, Blackest Night part 2?

  3. Thats weird. This was out on comixology last week.

  4. I got to read this last week when comixology released it (on accident i’m sure)… I enjoyed it…

  5. My LCS is closed this week and of all the books I was supposed to pick up this week this is the one I’ll be bitter about.

  6. they’re still making green ink, so i’m still reading and loving this.
    titles like this, Aquaman and JL is the reason Johns is the best writer in comics.
    the fact that he works with top talents like Lee, Reis and Mahnke doesn’t hurt.

  7. Never having read a single issue of green lantern in my entire life, decided to give this series a shot. It’s pretty badass, there were certain things that i’m not familiar with (blackest night and mentioning of various green lanterns, black hand etc.) but definitely loving it. Hopefully I’ll go back and fill in any holes for me.

    • Welcome!

    • Blackest Night was an event from a few years ago when all the Green Lanterns fought the Black Lanterns, made up of zombies of all the superheros who had ever died in DC comics, including, most prominently, Superman of Earth-Two.

      Black Hand was one of the leaders of the Blank Lantern Corps. He had originally been a boring bank robber/gangster character from the 60s, back when that was the typical kind of comic book villain. The DC editors choose to bring him back and make him the leader of this army of space zombies basically just because his name had the word “Black” in it already.

    • @willupsbrighton Thanks for the info man!

    • @livinglegend629: No offense to Willups, but his explanation of Black Hand was pretty horrendous. You may wanna reference the wiki on Blackest Night (or at least Black Hand), as I’m sure at least some of that will be essential in getting the full picture during this next arc.

  8. Pretty entertaining issue to setup the new arc.

  9. i have to say pick of the week. this issue ramped the story to 11, wow

  10. *** SPOILER ALERT *** I really enjoyed Black Hand eating Chinese food with his zombified family. It was one of the week’s highlights for me. Who else thought that scene was seriously messed up, kind of funny and yet really touching at the same time? The scene, I felt, connected Black Hand with the younger version of himself seen in ‘Green Lantern: Secret Origin’, it was nice to see that there’s a part of this super powered sadist that is still an awkward boy from a slightly dysfunctional family.

    Geoff Johns does a great line in villains that are relatable, as opposed to simply crazy people who find themselves oddly fixated on the weather, household objects or certain animals and can find no higher calling than bank robbery or world domination. Just look at Black Manta in Aquaman.

    …And, rumbling away in the distance is The Third Army…The next massive GL epic. I can’t wait.

  11. Not quite as good as last week’s stellar issue but still maintains a high standard.

    The Jordan – Sinestro dynamic is at its best when they strip away the comedy and sarcastic insults and really get down to their hatred / lack of trust for each other. Even with Hal saving Sinestro from the Indigo tribe, there’s still no love.

    I thought it was initially a mistake confining the current arc to just Hal / Sinestro, however it has definitely improved over the last few weeks and is still the key Lantern read. In terms of how Black Hand fits into the Guardian storyline, or whether it is a separate strand, we shall see.

    Twitter: MArtel_79

  12. After an okay but nor brilliant start Green Lantern is getting better and better Black Hand is just brilliantly demented.

  13. The first part of “The Revenge of Black Hand” was very well written; from his never ending creepy actions, to Sinestro’s batcave, to the quick peek at what’s to come, it was a very enjoyable issue. The ink work made the art somewhat weird, though; especially the Black Hand scenes.

    Please check my mini-review of Green Lantern #11 here:

    Comments and feedback are always welcome!

  14. I had dropped this title after #5. I felt I was OD’ing, following Blackest Night, Brightest Day & War of the Green Lanterns. The new 52 launch felt like a dip in form.

    I’m glad I gave this issue & this burgeoning plot a go.
    The energy & enthusiasm are back. Feels like they really have a story to tell.

    Looking forward to the next issue.

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