Review by: JohnnyDestructo

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Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

The War Of The Green Lanterns really had me spooked there for a second, but OH thank OA, Green Lantern is interesting again! Up is down, left is right! Sinestro is Green Lantern! When Sinestro got the ring at the end of the last series, it felt rushed and like a bit of a marketing ploy, but Johns does it again, dammit. He makes something that should feel cheap and silly pretty bad-ass and interesting. And I love how Hal is treating his old GL ring like an ex-girlfriend, trying to reconcile how he lost it, what he did wrong, how it could be with another man, so on and so forth. Just simple but brilliant stuff. Another approach that impressed me was that Hal has been away for months, essentially fighting a war. And what happens when a soldier comes back from war? He has to work at fitting in to normal life again, adjust to being able to have normal conversations with people. I love that he’s struggling with this. My one complaint is that the GL from Justice League just doesn’t feel anything like this Hal at all. This is the Hal we knew from a month ago, not the “NEW 52” Hal. But you know what? I liked our old Hal just fine anyway!

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. well, justice league does take place in the past, so hal is much younger and more inexperienced. most likely, we will seem him grow to become the old hal we know and love.

    • Yeah, I know, it’s just such a drastic change, character-wise…and it hurts my head to think that all this stuff happened in the last 5 years. Paralax, wiping out of the corps, Kyle, Rebirth, Blackest Night…etc..

      And I know that I should just let it go and enjoy, but there’s a little continuity tumor in the back of my head that keeps itching!

  2. Interesting review… but see, I’m scared to jump on board GL for that: too much anchorage to the past series and I think I’ll be lost. Did this feel like a newcomer friendly book to you or a continuation of the old volume?

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