Green Lantern: Rebirth #1

Green Lantern: Rebirth #1

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 5
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Green Lantern Hal Jordan was one of the greatest heroes in the DC Universe until tragedy turned him into one of its greatest villains. Today, his soul searches for redemption as the Spectre. But redemption may not be what Jordan himself needs...or wants. The fates of Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and the rest of the Green Lantern mythology unfold in this colossal tale of heroism involving the entire DCU!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - James Redington Oct 31, 2004

    Overall, this is a good solid issue where things are put in place and set in motion. I bought the issue to see whats going on with some old friends I havent really looked in on for a while, and I found myself caught up in the story. I will be buying the rest of the series, if the quality and story remain at this level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Kingman Oct 31, 2004

    Finally, as a longtime Hal Jordan fan who did not like the way the character was abused and misused over the last ten years (although looking back as I did in the first paragraph, its a heck of a story; did I mention he also brought Green Arrow back to life?), I could have easily given this issue five silver bullets. Green Lantern: Rebirth is a solid first step in the right direction for getting the Silver Age Green Lantern back on track. However, in initially touching on so much GL history it will probably leave new readers out in the cold. Past issue references, explanatory footnotes or an additional text page of GL history would have enhanced this first chapter greatly (and probably this review, come to think of it). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Oct 31, 2004

    This season weve been presented with too many must-read story arcs by both Marvel and DC Comics (Identity Crisis, Avengers Disassembled, Amazing Spider-Man: Sins of the Past), but with its first issue, Green Lantern: Rebirth lives up to its hype. The best compliment I can pay to any comic book is that I cant wait to read the next issue, and Rebirth #2 cant be published soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Oct 31, 2004

    In short, this is a very good comic. I highly recommend buying this series, if not the trade book. I like Kyle. And Guy too. I knew someone in real life who was like Guy: an asshole on the surface, but decent deep down. I hope he pulls through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 31, 2004

    Ethan Van Sciver is a wonderful artist, and while the considerable level of detail that he puts on the page always leaves me concerned about his ability to meet the deadlines, its also worth noting that hes never really attached himself to a monthly title after he left Impulse, so perhaps hes fully aware that hes a better fit for mini-series and one-shots. I certainly welcome his presence on this mini-series, as he brings a highly polished style, and he does a wonderful job capturing the sheer visual impact of several moments in this issue, from the splashy opening arrival of Kyle Rayner, to the horrific sequence where we see Guys body begin to reject its alien elements. Whats even more impressive is that he manages to make the goofy visual that is Hector Hammond into something decidedly sinister, and the art also does a great job on the scene where John tells Batman that enough is enough. The scene where Hals attempt to enjoy the baseball game is disrupted also made for a Read Full Review

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