Witness the beginning of the career of the greatest Green Lantern of all as the secret origin of Hal Jordan is revealed in this title, available for the first time in trade paperback featuring GREEN LANTERN #29-35. Discover how and why Hal received the power ring that changed his life forever. Uncover the mystery of the death of his predecessor, Abin Sur, and find out why Jordan’s mentor, Sinestro, became obsessed with the prophecy of the apocalyptic end of the universe known as “The Blackest Night.”

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert
Cover by Ivan Reis

Price: $14.99
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  1. I thought this was a FANTASTIC arc…when I read it two years ago. The fact that DC couldn’t get this in softcover trade sooner is effing RIDICULOUS.


    Still waiting on All Star Superman Vol. 2 paperback though… 

  3. @Slockhart – Next week I believe, the wait will be over.  But yeah, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: DC’s policy for wait-time between HC and TPB SUCKS proverbial ass.

  4. @GCPO

    I remember that it was originally scheduled for last August.  And it’s not like they had to wait on the issues to come out.  So this wait has kind of been ridiculous.

  5. @Slockheart
    I recall seeing the solicit for AS Superman vol 2 in PB (too many initials!) a really long time ago, which is why I gave in and got the HC.

  6. *solicit for All Star Superman pb coming in Feb, that is.

  7. @Captbastrd

    I was going to do that, but the Vol. 1 hardcover was already out of print by that point.  I’m really anal when it comes to format.

  8. I love my trade paperbacks, as I find HCs too difficult to read in bed sometimes (I like that paperbacks bend and don’t feel like collector’s items).  I don’t know why DC waits a year when Marvel waits maybe 4 months, maybe.  Maybe it’s their deal with Random House for distributing, I don’t know.  The one good thing of that deal is that DC trades are out in bookstores and online a week after they hit comic stores, whereas comics put out by Diamond, like Marvel, take a month.  The only other thing I can think of is that Didio has said he wants the comics to be so good you can’t wait for a trade, be it HC or paperback.  This is probably why the HC takes so long to come out in the first place and then we have to wait another year for the paperback.  I admit I’ll buy monthlies for stuff I can’t wait 2 years for, like Blackest Night or Batman & Robin, but everything else I wait patiently, or just don’t buy because by the time it comes out I’ve lost interest.  The DC trades I do buy mostly are those that hit shelves in only paperback, like Jonah Hex and R.E.B.E.L.S.

  9. Do you guys think there will ever be a day when DC finally gets on point about when their trades come out?  Shit, they should at least somewhat rush a little to get the hardcovers out on the shelves.

  10. Who knows, with the new WB involvement, maybe.  But really we don’t know what’s causing the delay in the first place.  It’s obviously some kind of policy, but who is enacting it?  Is it someone within DC, such as either Didio himself or whomever is in charge of trades?  Is it Random House, who DC has a publishing agreement with?  Until that question is answered, we won’t really know.  If it’s someone in DC itself, then I would guess if that person ever left or was forced to leave, you’d see a change.  It just seems silly when all their competition is pumping out trades as much as they can.  I think at this point in the game, having the trade come out a few months after the last issue isn’t going to detract people from buying monthlies.  People like their formats and will stick with them.  The trades can bring in new readers, whether people who either don’t go or have comic shops in their area or people who use them to catch-up on a series and then switch to monthlies.  I’d really like to know their thought process behind their current policy besides Didio’s "our comics should be so good people can’t wait for the trade" excuse he always seems to give.

  11. Ya I’ve been waiting to get this, so now I am.  I don’t like Green Lantern, but I like origin stories.  So I figure maybe I’ll like the character after this.

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