Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #1
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Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #1

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Adam Schlagman Artist: Ben Oliver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 29, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
4.9Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

All Hal Jordan ever wanted to do was fly. When the world goes to war with Atlanteans and Amazons alike, he gets more than he bargained for. Hal "Highball" Jordan takes off into the spotlight in this FLASHPOINT tie-in limited series.

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 30, 2011

    I liked this issue, but I didnt love it. Im looking forward to the next two issues to see where it all goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 29, 2011

    Flashpoint: Hal Jordan is capable of contending with the better tie-ins, but only if the remaining issues can fix the readability issues that hindered its debut. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 30, 2011

    "Flashpoint: Hal Jordan" is just an all-right opening in terms of script (although hopefully, like so many of the "Flashpoint" mini-series, now that the set-up is over with we'll see a bit more pep in the remaining issues) but those pages from Oliver are top-notch. Come if you like the character, perhaps, but stay for the way in which he's drawn. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 3, 2011

    So of the Flashpoint tie-ins I've read so far, this one's the weakest. The film has to be better than this. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 29, 2011

    Ben Oliver's art is really inconsistent here. Some pages are beautiful, while some look like he had no time to finish them. The tennis match between quality and matchbook-art-school-average continues throughout the issue. Hopefully, Oliver will get his act together by the second book. Thus far the individual issues of Flashpointless have been better than the main series. As of right now Flashpoint Hal Jordan is the first misstep. That may change by the end of the third book. Let's hope it does. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 8, 2011

    Hal Jordan has some obvious changes to the origin, but it's more in the set dressing overall than in the real meat of the character. The shift of the war being what keeps him flying while being a cocky and annoying bastard is something fits in terms of updating it for this timeline, but it doesn't actually make it enjoyable. In fact, because there are realistically so little changes made to the origin, it's too much of a retread and not all that interesting. While other books with familiar characters haven't exhibited much in the way of deja vu, it's all we get here and it reminds us heavily of just how the tweaking of Hal's origins of the years have made him more and more of an ass in an attempt to portray him as reckless. Hopefully the next two issues will provide some real alterations to things and actually have fun with the ground in which it can play, but so far this one is leaving me thoroughly disenchanted. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 10, 2011

    Ben Oliver is clearly an ambitious artist when it comes to the craft of comics. He plays with inventive layouts here, just as he did on Alpha Flight #0. Unfortunately, the diagonal, page-overlapping panels make it difficult to determine at times how the action is unfolding. Do I follow this panel into the next page to the one that shares its slanted gutter, or do I continue down the page? The characters aren't terribly emotive either. I think Oliver has the potential to be a great comics artist, but he definitely has some development to do. It's like he's trying to emulate J.H. (Batwoman Williams III in terms of unconventional page construction, but he just doesn't have the experience to pull it off yet. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 29, 2011

    Let me put it this way: if you read/own Green Lantern: Secret Origins, you don't need to read/own this issue. Unless you really care for shark-men. Read Full Review

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