The Green Lantern, Vol. 1
Legendary writer Grant Morrison is taking Green Lantern back to his roots, exploring the popular hero's role as the universe's best space cop. It's Law and Order in space as Hal Jordan encounters a mysterious alien hiding in plain sight, setting off a chain of events that will bring the Green Lantern Corps to its knees!When Green Lantern Hal Jordan encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations. There's an intergalactic conspiracy afoot, and a traitor within the Corps might be pulling the strings... Then, the Earth itself has vanished and been put up for auction to a buyer whose claim may be impossible to break without Hal violating the Lanterns' most cherished rule!With vivid new takes on the Controllers, the Darkstars, the Guardians of the Universe and many more Green Lantern enemies and allies drawn from decades of DC Comics, Morrison and Sharp spin an epic tale that ranges from Earth to the farthest reaches of space, starting in The Green Lantern: Intergalactic Lawman, collecting issues #1-6 of the new hit series!Collects The Green Lantern #1-6.

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TitleThe Green Lantern, Vol. 1
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ReleaseJul 16th, 2019
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401291396
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Graphic Novels

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The Green Lantern, Vol. 1 Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Grant Morrison writing Green Lantern is, on paper, a perfect match. His enormously inventive storytelling coupled with an unlimited array of alien characters and a protagonist with a magic ring that can do anything? It should be a home run. Except it’s not, unfortunately. Green Lanterns are basically space cops and Morrison plumps for a cliched cop story for his opening arc: there’s a rat in the Corps and it’s up to Hal Jordan to find out who it is. All that means is he arrests some punkass alie Grant Morrison writing Green Lantern is, on paper, a perfect match. His enormously inventive storytelling coupled with an unlimited array of alien characters and a protagonist with a magic ring that can do anything? It should be a home run. Except it’s not, unfortunately. Green Lanterns are basically space cops and Morrison plumps for a cliched cop story for his opening arc: there’s a rat in the Corps and it’s up to Hal Jordan to find out who it is. All that means is he arrests some punkass aliens, does the good cop/bad cop interrogation thing, and gets accepted into a gang of criminals – none of which is interesting. Hal fighting a giant hamster and spider, Earth being auctioned off by aliens and an Old Testament God-like evil alien are all surprisingly boring and irritatingly stupid. The story moves sluggishly thanks to a lot of overwriting and an unnecessarily complicated structure (an Anti-Matter Lantern?). Morrison does include some amusingly wacky Lanterns like the Lantern with a constantly exploding volcano head and a cyclops with a forest for hair! I also liked the microscopic virus Lantern and the indescribable Lanterns who police the farthest reaches of the universe – there’s the imagination I expected Morrison to bring. The Adam Strange episode where Hal has to kill Adam to gain acceptance into the cosmic vampire gang was kinda fun though it plays out in a predictably cop-out way. The only really great aspect of the book is Liam Sharp’s artwork. Oa looked amazing, as did the Church of Blood – really that whole vampire sequence was fantastic - and I loved the creative character designs for the ridonkulously varied cast. It’s a shame that the book is such a bore to read, not least as it’s by such an experienced and talented writer as Grant Morrison. It’s pretty but I doubt that’ll sway many to check out The Green Lantern, Volume 1: Intergalactic Lawman – I wouldn’t.
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  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars. This is lots of fun, and very different from a lot of the Green Lantern content from the past several years. First of all, Morrison's run is very bronze age. He also uses a lot of bronze age corp members that haven't been around for a while, like Volk and Rot Lop Fan. We also get a lot of major Hal/Guardian butting of heads that was so common in the bronze age books. Hal's power level also seems way boosted here. He was always really strong (he does, after all, wield the most powerful 4.5 stars. This is lots of fun, and very different from a lot of the Green Lantern content from the past several years. First of all, Morrison's run is very bronze age. He also uses a lot of bronze age corp members that haven't been around for a while, like Volk and Rot Lop Fan. We also get a lot of major Hal/Guardian butting of heads that was so common in the bronze age books. Hal's power level also seems way boosted here. He was always really strong (he does, after all, wield the most powerful weapon in the universe), but here he pretty much crushes any adversary with no problem and even challenges gods. This version of Hal Jordan would probably give Marvel's Galactus a run for his money. I actually really liked this, because Morrison then has to find problems for Hal to solve that can't simply be punched. The biggest change here, though, is the whole focus of the book. This is less a superhero comic and more of a "space police procedural". The corp are commonly referred to as police here and they spend a lot of time gathering clues, questioning suspects, going undercover, and performing arrests rather than just punching Sinestro into jelly. Finally, Morrison introduces a new villain-a vampire-and the last issue or two really focuses on horror, which I thought was pretty cool. Overall, a great start to the new GL run and I am really excited to see where it goes.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    For a Green Lantern book written by Grant Morrison, this was kind of... not good. I was insanely excited when the book was first announced, I loved the first issue to bits, but every other issue that came out after just got worse and worse. The plot is convoluted and not very interesting, Morrison's writing is unusually verbose (perhaps because he has to tap into a lot of boring DC cosmic mythology) and Hal Jordan is still a dick of a protagonist. Liam Sharp's artwork is the only saving grace, h For a Green Lantern book written by Grant Morrison, this was kind of... not good. I was insanely excited when the book was first announced, I loved the first issue to bits, but every other issue that came out after just got worse and worse. The plot is convoluted and not very interesting, Morrison's writing is unusually verbose (perhaps because he has to tap into a lot of boring DC cosmic mythology) and Hal Jordan is still a dick of a protagonist. Liam Sharp's artwork is the only saving grace, his realisation of Morrison's cosmic weirdness is absolutely jaw-dropping. Still, the overall result is incredibly underwhelming, especially coming from Grant Morrison. The whole book just doesn't feel like he cares about it very much.
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  • Tiago
    January 1, 1970
    One of the wackiest, trippiest superhero books I've ever read, everything is just so alien. Morrison makes you feel like you're actually out there in space, experiencing the vast unknown. There's a lot of creativity going on here, unfortunely the plot suffers from it, its convoluted and that planet Earth being abducted plot doesn't really make much sense if you think about it, but hey... I thought Morrison did it for kicks and it was definitely fun to read, it had that whole Hitchhiker's Guide t One of the wackiest, trippiest superhero books I've ever read, everything is just so alien. Morrison makes you feel like you're actually out there in space, experiencing the vast unknown. There's a lot of creativity going on here, unfortunely the plot suffers from it, its convoluted and that planet Earth being abducted plot doesn't really make much sense if you think about it, but hey... I thought Morrison did it for kicks and it was definitely fun to read, it had that whole Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy vibe to it and that's always a good thing.So yeah, this is not your usual superhero book, and if that's not really your thing, there's always Liam Sharp, his art alone makes this book worthwhile, along with the coloring team. You know its that good when you spend minutes staring at the illustrations.Totally recommended!
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  • Tim
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review.THE GREEN LANTERN, VOL. 1: INTERGALACTIC LAWMAN written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Liam Sharp is about Hal Jordan, and brings the former Green Lantern back into action facing several foes along the way.Action is good for the most part, a few parts failed to keep my interest, while others were very good at doing so.Illustrations were very good in my opinion, and I really liked the all green pages, ver I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review.THE GREEN LANTERN, VOL. 1: INTERGALACTIC LAWMAN written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Liam Sharp is about Hal Jordan, and brings the former Green Lantern back into action facing several foes along the way.Action is good for the most part, a few parts failed to keep my interest, while others were very good at doing so.Illustrations were very good in my opinion, and I really liked the all green pages, very well done!Rating this as a mixed bag of sorts, it ends up getting average marks.3 stars.
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  • Cristian
    January 1, 1970
    Has its moments, but is kind of underwhelming overall. Can't quite pinpoint it, but I feel that it's just not flowing right. The art by Sharp is fantastic and his page layouts very impressive, almost like tableaus. Unfortunately the inventiveness and the skill leads to information overload and breaks any panel-to-panel narration. Morrison's scripts are something between very clever and very silly, his protagonist hasn't shown any depth, yet, there's nothing at its core, which keeps you wanting Has its moments, but is kind of underwhelming overall. Can't quite pinpoint it, but I feel that it's just not flowing right. The art by Sharp is fantastic and his page layouts very impressive, almost like tableaus. Unfortunately the inventiveness and the skill leads to information overload and breaks any panel-to-panel narration. Morrison's scripts are something between very clever and very silly, his protagonist hasn't shown any depth, yet, there's nothing at its core, which keeps you wanting more. And still, it's Morrison, so it's still interesting enough and I don#t want to give it up, just yet. Let's see what the next volume brings.
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  • Drown Hollum
    January 1, 1970
    Grant is my god now. Holy gosh, what a fucking good Green lantern comic. Such a left turn from everything Johns and co had been doing, but equally valid in its reverence for the silver age. Morrison writing aliens is an obvious fit, but he doesn't cop out with mere human analogues, oh no, dude's imagination is running at one hundred and Liam Sharp is every bit as hallucinogenic in his art work. The fact that this is still big big ol police procedural on top of the wildest DC alien shit yet, is j Grant is my god now. Holy gosh, what a fucking good Green lantern comic. Such a left turn from everything Johns and co had been doing, but equally valid in its reverence for the silver age. Morrison writing aliens is an obvious fit, but he doesn't cop out with mere human analogues, oh no, dude's imagination is running at one hundred and Liam Sharp is every bit as hallucinogenic in his art work. The fact that this is still big big ol police procedural on top of the wildest DC alien shit yet, is just the icing on the cake. It's a wholly unique vision, and IMO everything fits together, working smoothly. I am full of space-love and proud to be a Lantern fan again. I can only wonder what Morrison might do with the rest of the spectrum...
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  • Christopher (Donut)
    January 1, 1970
    THE Green Lantern by THE Grant Morrison.Real emphasis on Hal as a space cop.The art and the story both want to comprise all SF and fantasy from Flash Gordon through Wally Wood's Weird Science, Frazetta's Vampirella, down to Ethan Van Sciver and XO Manowar.For example, here's a splash page which looks like it's from 1929:As for the GM touch, who ELSE writes like this?Ends on a cliffhanger, with Hal trapped inside his ring, with a leprechaun who may or may not be a fifth dimensional imp.. All righ THE Green Lantern by THE Grant Morrison.Real emphasis on Hal as a space cop.The art and the story both want to comprise all SF and fantasy from Flash Gordon through Wally Wood's Weird Science, Frazetta's Vampirella, down to Ethan Van Sciver and XO Manowar.For example, here's a splash page which looks like it's from 1929:As for the GM touch, who ELSE writes like this?Ends on a cliffhanger, with Hal trapped inside his ring, with a leprechaun who may or may not be a fifth dimensional imp.. All right, let's face it, he totally is a fifth dimensional imp.
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  • Ryan Stewart
    January 1, 1970
    Not bad, but, to be honest, I expected more.
  • Blindzider
    January 1, 1970
    Not sure what to think about this. It's definitely a departure from other GL stories I've read. It contains a lot of Morrison's vivid imagination with creating new aliens and names. Jordan is also not in it all the time. Sharpe's artwork is also imaginative with detail, and at times dark with a lot of ink. Sometimes the storytelling could be a little better.It's Morrison, so I know I'll have to read more before I can see the big picture. A trepidatious 2 stars.
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  • Ramon
    January 1, 1970
    Gardner Fox's work on GL was one of the runs that inspired Morrison as a child so it's exciting to see him take the reins of the character. Getting Steve Oliff on colors and Tom Orzechowski on letters were inspired choices, giving it that retro-ish '90s feel (though of course everyone's experience shows), and Sharp's detailed art and interesting experimental layouts seem up to the task of Morrison's wild ideas. Even the loglines on the individual issues' covers feel like a nice throwback.
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  • Craig Pearson
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. For a 'Vol. One' this book relied on much prior knowledge of the reader about the universe of the Green Lantern. This was definitely colorful but most annoyingly too busy. It was not possible to keep straight the situations or characters, they are just too many and strange. In old fashioned comic books I do not remember the silly attempts at humor.
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  • Bill Williams
    January 1, 1970
    With an emphasis on the 'Lawman' aspects of the character, Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp bring the weirdness of space to what was a very human-centric project. There is high adventure, epic weirdness and a few close calls.Good work!
  • Jake
    January 1, 1970
    I am forever a Grant Morrison fan, and when I have the chance to read this at the first chance I just had to take it. It's nice to see a Green Lantern story where the whole "Space Cop" concept can flourish. I love Geoff John's work, but with every big event and grand adventure after another, it's great that there's a chance for fun. Not to mention, Hal feels more mature and mellow unlike his usual hot head persona. He's really grown from all of his experiences.The other characters feel equally a I am forever a Grant Morrison fan, and when I have the chance to read this at the first chance I just had to take it. It's nice to see a Green Lantern story where the whole "Space Cop" concept can flourish. I love Geoff John's work, but with every big event and grand adventure after another, it's great that there's a chance for fun. Not to mention, Hal feels more mature and mellow unlike his usual hot head persona. He's really grown from all of his experiences.The other characters feel equally as engaging and fun to work with. The guardians themselves aren't the usual stiffs they used to be (continuity aside) and they can work that persona to their advantage. Not to mention there's the inherit weirdness you come to expect from Morrison. A guy with a volcano for a head, a sentient virus, and a surprise interpretation on what people interpret as God. It's also great to see Adam Strange for a while, he's such an underutilized character. The ending of this just has me want this series more.
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    Green Lantern: Volume 1: Intergalactic LawmanAuthor: Grant Morrison (Author), Liam Sharp (Illustrator)Publisher: DC ComicsPublishing Date: 2019Pgs: 176Disposition: Hoopla e-book_________________________________________________REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSSummary:A conspiracy is afoot. The Corps is under attack. A traitor is in the ranks. The Controllers are making moves. A new faction is emerging among the Darkstars. And Earth may be on the auction block and that guy bidding may look like the arti Green Lantern: Volume 1: Intergalactic LawmanAuthor: Grant Morrison (Author), Liam Sharp (Illustrator)Publisher: DC ComicsPublishing Date: 2019Pgs: 176Disposition: Hoopla e-book_________________________________________________REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSSummary:A conspiracy is afoot. The Corps is under attack. A traitor is in the ranks. The Controllers are making moves. A new faction is emerging among the Darkstars. And Earth may be on the auction block and that guy bidding may look like the artistic representations of the God of Moses, but...I’m pretty sure xe didn’t have tentacles. Hal is off the reservation. He’s on his own. This is either the return of Parallax or something else is lurking. Oan Internal Affairs is watching._________________________________________________Genre:MysteryScience FictionDC ComicsGraphic NovelsSuperheroSpace OperaLaw EnforcementWhy this book:Love GL and Morrison. Had to give this a look._________________________________________________The Feel:The visuals are incredible. The art is very well done.Favorite Character:Erupting volcano head GL, Volk, is freaking awesome. Plot Holes/Out of Character:Hal is OOC all over this. The aimless out of uniform guy, the capital punishment guy. In our current environment having him gun the Dhorian like that is horrifying. Favorite Scene / Quote/Concept:The visceral reaction conversation with Hal and the Spider Guild heir is great. Especially when the “bad cop” steps in.Wow! The is a helluva rogues gallery that that showed up for the Dhorian auction. That’s a big slice of DC history. Awesome. (https://sites.google.com/a/deepspacet...) Has annotations of the issue with a complete-ish list of all those bidders in attendance. It’s an impressive list.Hal taking down a Terravore masquerading as a God. I’ve missed Morrison being Morisson. Hmm Moments:So the Darkstars are all bad again. Though if the Controllers are back and evolving, then that makes sense.Love the call back to Starbreaker. So, he wasn’t just a cosmic vampire.WTF Moments:Damn...the Anti-Matter Lantern...woof...that is horrible. Was beginning to consider this standard superhero fare, until Morrison and Sharp kicked my tender bits across the room right there.So...is Hal the renegade? We’ve barely got the space cop premise rolling and this is where the story is going. Meh / PFFT Moments:Evil Star is loose. Hopefully Morrison will rehab him into a mainline villain who… … ...nevermind. ...though that probably didn’t kill him. Grist for the mill, goodbye Evil Star. Classic villain, lame-o, no new beginning for you until the next reboot. Or another rehabilitation. Maybe it’ll grow back.And the people of Earth acting like the head in the sand ostriches that they are.The Sigh:I don’t like out of the Air Force Hal. Hal as a drifter is one thing. Hal as a dick without a job is another. I miss the guy who became Ollie and Barry’s best friend.Wisdom:Man...I know members of the Corps are going to die in this one, but man...not that one...or that one...or that one. I know. I know. Shut up and read.Juxtaposition:Duality. As great as the art is, the parts on Ventura the Casino Planet are too busy. Though, I guess, that is a good representation of the sensory overload that most casinos try and throw at you.The Unexpected:A Xax of Xaos appearance. Nice.The sentient snot GL, a living cold virus. Woof. Gross, but cool.Missed Opportunity:Seems to set aside the lawman aspect pretty quickly._________________________________________________Last Page Sound:Myrwhyden...beware Myrwhyden.Good story.Questions I’m Left With:Mass population transformations, trans dimensional, trans galactic incursions, planetary theft...can you imagine the PTSD on DC Earth?We still don’t know who is slipping their own writing into the Book of Oa.Conclusions I’ve Drawn:Jordan OOC in his everyday life on Earth. But good soldier, good cop in his life as a GL. Is Hal the only GL who tries to lead a double life at home on his planet. Or is he the only one who is so focused on his homeworld. Seems like a space sector would be an awful lot of territory to be responsible for. But with the idea that sectors have multiple GLs, I guess it would free them up to have more patrols and more of a presence throughout their sectors. Though, it does seem wrong that all the GLs in Sector 2814 are humans from Earth._________________________________________________
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  • Cass Winters
    January 1, 1970
    *I received this copy in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I share are my own and honest to a default*I can't claim to be a Green Lantern fan. I have enjoyed some of his titles in the past, but he isn't a character that would have me run to get his collected works either. I decided to read this because it was available to request on Edelweiss.The artwork felt as close to a Heavy Metal style that DC would allow Morrison and Sharpe to push to. For me, it was distracting. It didn't lend i *I received this copy in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I share are my own and honest to a default*I can't claim to be a Green Lantern fan. I have enjoyed some of his titles in the past, but he isn't a character that would have me run to get his collected works either. I decided to read this because it was available to request on Edelweiss.The artwork felt as close to a Heavy Metal style that DC would allow Morrison and Sharpe to push to. For me, it was distracting. It didn't lend itself to helping the overall narrative of the story. To be honest, it wasn't until I finished the story and read the extra content that explained why certain choices were made that I liked the story at all. To have to have things explained or spelled out to you, as a reader, is never fun. An author, comic writer, and artist should never be so far gone into left that they have to explain themselves. Simple, heroic stories are what comics should be about. There are elements that are enjoyable. This is why I can rate it a 3 and not a 2. When the main character, Hal, interacts with the vampire characters the story starts to become more enjoyable. There is some revealed underlying moments that feel like past Green Lantern stories I have read and enjoyed, so that made me like it slightly. Overall I think I was disappointed on a disjointed narrative and focus that is what I often feel whenever I read something Morrison has written. Maybe for my tastes he is someone I simply should avoid. Sharpe though, I will still look for his work as I think he is an artist that knows how to do multiple styles and create different feels to the titles he is involved with.
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  • Beelzefuzz
    January 1, 1970
    Overly camp and throwback. There are some funny allegories for current world issues, but then when you think he is going to talk about issues around policing, he falls back to a couple of typical cop show cliches that build to nothing interesting.The best thing here is the art (except what is up with that panel of 'roided out Martian Manhunter and top heavy Superman?).I think the biggest issue here is that Morrison limits himself to telling a story about a non-god character (everyone calls him " Overly camp and throwback. There are some funny allegories for current world issues, but then when you think he is going to talk about issues around policing, he falls back to a couple of typical cop show cliches that build to nothing interesting.The best thing here is the art (except what is up with that panel of 'roided out Martian Manhunter and top heavy Superman?).I think the biggest issue here is that Morrison limits himself to telling a story about a non-god character (everyone calls him "spacecop" over and over to remind you of Jordan's function) in the vastness of the cosmos, surrounded by mystery and creativity that far outweighs the focal point of this story. I do not see yet what interested Morrison about this. He put more creative energy into background characters appearing for a single panel, than into any element of the plot.In the interview he does say he would adjust the story based on what Liam drew, so perhaps all the creative pieces here are from Liam.Easily passable, except it is so pretty to look at in places, you at least owe your eyes the favor of a flip through.
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  • Shawn
    January 1, 1970
    Half Jordan was done being a Green Lantern, but with the appearance of the Blackstars, he has to come back.This story spans "The Green Lantern 1-6" and is a story of betrayal and of how far a lawman would/ should go to save lives. Artist Liam Sharp brings a sharp and distinctive style with his artwork and Grant Morrison tells a story of a universe in peril. Hal Jordan investigates this threat with increasing autonomy and violence.One especially interesting aspect is an exploration of the reach a Half Jordan was done being a Green Lantern, but with the appearance of the Blackstars, he has to come back.This story spans "The Green Lantern 1-6" and is a story of betrayal and of how far a lawman would/ should go to save lives. Artist Liam Sharp brings a sharp and distinctive style with his artwork and Grant Morrison tells a story of a universe in peril. Hal Jordan investigates this threat with increasing autonomy and violence.One especially interesting aspect is an exploration of the reach and scope of the Green Lantern Corps. Planet and sun-sized lanterns down to microscopic and even antimatter lanterns are shown, in my opinion, greatly increasing the variety of sources of willpower that is the heart of the Corps.Those who enjoy Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) stories and eye catching illustration will enjoy this graphic novel.Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to read a prerelease of this graphic novel.
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  • Chris Robertson
    January 1, 1970
    Morrison is definitely a mixed bag for me: clever and innovative titles find themselves shelved next to “what the hell did I just read?”. This one falls somewhere in the middle. I liked playing up the space cop angle, and Jordan’s characterization was close to the mark. I was nervous about that last aspect being pushed too far over the edge, but it turned out to be part of the plot twist. The main issue I had was the ridiculous group of sleazy planet stealers....yeah, PLANET stealers. This is te Morrison is definitely a mixed bag for me: clever and innovative titles find themselves shelved next to “what the hell did I just read?”. This one falls somewhere in the middle. I liked playing up the space cop angle, and Jordan’s characterization was close to the mark. I was nervous about that last aspect being pushed too far over the edge, but it turned out to be part of the plot twist. The main issue I had was the ridiculous group of sleazy planet stealers....yeah, PLANET stealers. This is tech Krypton, Apokalypse, Brainiac, Mongol.....none of these DC heavies have this ability, but these awkward, big eyed Dobby lookalikes do? I appreciate taking chances, but sometimes you fall flat. Oh well, maybe you can’t be one of the greats without doing that.
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  • Jessica Woods
    January 1, 1970
    The Green Lantern Vol.1: Intergalactic Lawman thrusts Hal Jordan back into the role he does best, playing space cop.On the new OA, the Guardians put Hal on the job of finding a traitor from a new prophecy. His investigations take him across the galaxy, saving planets and stopping villains.. Interesting and a little all over the place, the story takes the reader on a wild ride and still manages to keep your eyes riveted to the page. The art work takes a little old school flair and teams it up wit The Green Lantern Vol.1: Intergalactic Lawman thrusts Hal Jordan back into the role he does best, playing space cop.On the new OA, the Guardians put Hal on the job of finding a traitor from a new prophecy. His investigations take him across the galaxy, saving planets and stopping villains.. Interesting and a little all over the place, the story takes the reader on a wild ride and still manages to keep your eyes riveted to the page. The art work takes a little old school flair and teams it up with some impressive color and drawings for a masterpiece for the eyes. This volume provides a gripping story line and some impressive art for an engrossing read. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
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  • James
    January 1, 1970
    Grant Morrison's latest take on Green Lantern is full of his trademark creativity, but the final result falls flat. The tone changes from epic reboot to campy melodrama (moments reminded me of Flash Gordon and not in the good way) to generic law and order story. Weird with some good moments, but disappointing.[I received an advanced e-galley through Netgalley. The book is due to be released July 16, 2019.]
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    So I really liked the vampire villain and. . . not really much else? I should give this volume a little more credit since it is the first in the series, but for some reason I'm not feeling as generous as I normally am about "volume 1"s. Green Lanterns are OK, that might be part of my problem also. I'm not as enthusiastic about them as I would be if this were an Aquaman or Wonder Woman title.Worth a try, especially if you like Hal Jordan.
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  • Jacob
    January 1, 1970
    Public library copy. As with most things written by G.M. there's unusual and fascinating aspects within the body of work, but for anyone expecting All-Star Superman level material here, you'll be disappointed. And if you're like me and hold Geoff John's seminal G.L. run in high regard this work fails, thus far, to surpass it.
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  • Bruce
    January 1, 1970
    If you are a Green Lantern fan, this will be right up your alley. Alien monsters, battles are all non stop. Not much in character development but hey, there's not a lot of time for that when so many things are at stake. Recommended.
  • Gene
    January 1, 1970
    Art fairly wonderful, but story strange.
  • John
    January 1, 1970
    A mixed bag.
  • Chad Brock
    January 1, 1970
    4.5
  • Jesse Carrasco
    January 1, 1970
    I have been a huge fan of Green Lantern for a long time but have stopped reading the comics when the New 52 first arrived so I was very excited to get back into the canon with this new volume. I was hugely disappointed with it. Nothing about this felt like the Green Lantern I grew up and loved. The story just made no sense. I felt like I was lost and confused for most of it. The writing felt clunky. There were hints of the Hal that I remembered and then were times where he was completely unrecog I have been a huge fan of Green Lantern for a long time but have stopped reading the comics when the New 52 first arrived so I was very excited to get back into the canon with this new volume. I was hugely disappointed with it. Nothing about this felt like the Green Lantern I grew up and loved. The story just made no sense. I felt like I was lost and confused for most of it. The writing felt clunky. There were hints of the Hal that I remembered and then were times where he was completely unrecognizable. I appreciated that we got a chance to see some of the lesser known green lanterns, but at the same time they just felt like they were put there so we can see them. There are no real reason why they specifically were the ones in the story. I don't know if it's the artist's fault or the colorist's, but I didn't like the artwork at all. Everything felt very muddled and it was hard to see what was actually happening in half of the panels. Everything was lost in shadow and blackness. Overall, a huge disappointment.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    **I received a copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**Full review hereGrant Morrison does a really great job showcasing the ins and outs of Hal Jordan: what makes him tick, what motivates him, what his goals are, and most importantly, his dedication to protecting Earth, and his loyalties to the Green Lantern Corps. That being said, I did find the actual story line to be a little...meh. I can't pinpoint exactly what didn't grab me, but I just wasn't super invested in it. May **I received a copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**Full review hereGrant Morrison does a really great job showcasing the ins and outs of Hal Jordan: what makes him tick, what motivates him, what his goals are, and most importantly, his dedication to protecting Earth, and his loyalties to the Green Lantern Corps. That being said, I did find the actual story line to be a little...meh. I can't pinpoint exactly what didn't grab me, but I just wasn't super invested in it. Maybe my expectations were a little too high, but it just fell short.While I enjoyed some aspects of the story, "Blackstar at Zenith" being my favorite, the artwork is really what stood out for me. Liam Sharp's artwork is superb, down to the very smallest detail. I found myself mesmerized by every single panel, so it really helped propelled the story to the next level and keep me interested. If you're a huge Green Lantern fan, I'd say give this a go, but if you're only a casual fan, you're not missing much.
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