Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps 1: Sinestro’s Law

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7.0 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Art: 8/10

Green Lantern is a more rounded character than some DC offerings

Hard to follow if you are a new reader

Comic Info

Comic Name:  Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns Corps: Rebirth/Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps

Publisher:  DC Comics

Writer:  Robert Venditti

Artist:  Rafa Sandoval/Ethan Van Sciver

# of Issues:  8

Release Date:  2017

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2

Reprints Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1-7 (September 2016-December 2016).  The Green Lantern Corps are gone, and the Sinestro Corps have taken charge of the universe.  As Hal Jordan tries reclaim his identity as a Green Lantern, the Green Lantern Corps also are making their move to establish themselves as the guardians of the universe.  Unfortunately, Sinestro has a plan, and darkness and fear are brewing!

Written by Robert Venditti, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Volume 1:  Sinestro’s Law is part of DC Comics’ Rebirth line and follows the events of the New 52 title Green Lantern Volume 8:  Reflections.  This series and Green Lanterns are tied together and feature art by Rafa Sandoval and Ethan Van Sciver.

The Green Lantern titles have been firing on a solid storyline for a long time now.  Geoff Johns made the character relevant again and gave the story a load of supporting characters and events to build on.  Venditti has taken that basis and run with it.

Unlike a lot of DC’s other titles, Green Lantern (and its spinoff titles) don’t feel as affected by the changes to the universe in events like New 52 and Rebirth.  It feels more like a nice solid continuing storyline that is needed in the constantly shuffling world of comics.  As a result however, the title isn’t the easiest series to jump into and the events of this collection are a bit hard to follow without some background.

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #6 Variant

I don’t really like what is being done with Hal Jordan in this volume (becoming pure will), and I hope that storyline ends soon.  It feels like unnecessary added angst.  I do like the Green Lanterns acting as one and I look forward to a more unified Green Lantern Corps in future issues.

I also like Sinestro enough, but I do wish that the series would expand upon some other villains occasionally.  It feels like the obvious take to have Sinestro be the first villain of the Rebirth, but I almost wish that DC had been a bit more daring in their decision on who the Green Lanterns would be fighting first.

I’ve never been a big fan of space fantasy, but I oddly enough find that many space comic book titles (if done right) are some of my favorite titles.  Green Lantern (mostly Hal Jordan) has always been one of my favorite DC characters and it is nice to see him helming his own title in the Rebirth world.  I just hope it lives up to the title and it really becomes Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps instead of just the Green Lantern Corps featuring Hal JordanHal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps 1:  Sinestro’s Law is followed by Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps 2:  Bottled Lightning.

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