Green Lantern #1
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Green Lantern #1

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ethan Van Sciver, Carlos Pacheco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 25, 2005 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 9
7.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Strap in and hang on as one of DC's icons returns to the forefront in a series by red-hot writer Geoff Johns! Spinning out of the pages of GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH, Hal Jordan returns as the Emerald Warrior, ready to reclaim his life and the light of the Green Lantern.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Josh Green Jun 13, 2005

    Overall, this issue provides a perfect starting point for anyone interested in the new adventures of Hal Jordan as Green Lantern. It offers a story about the endless possibilities of the worlds most courageous man. Geoff Johns blends delightful characterization, wonderful action with dazzling art by Sciver and Pacheco. This series is not to be missed! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 10, 2007

    This issue has come under fire for the overly sexualized portrayal of Star Sapphire, not only as presented on Ivan Reis's cover image but in the main story illustrated by Daniel Acuna. The criticism is justified; there's no need of so much skin to convey the character's sexuality, especially given the skin-tight nature of her costume (and any other super-hero/villain costume). Still, Acuna's art is lovely, just as it was on Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters. He uses color to great effect here, and if ever there was a super-hero property that makes great use of and relies on color, it's Green Lantern. I like Johns's characterization of Star Sapphire as something of a cosmic parasite, employing sexuality with raw power in order to overwhelm her prey. The combination of the art and that take on the character (not to mention a more assertive and action-oriented Carol Ferris) was enough to get me to return for the next issue. Of course, the real star of this issue is the backup feature, th Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 7, 2005

    Carlos Pacheco and company deserve full marks for this issue's cover, as that's a lovely looking bit of work, and it's so impressive that I just assumed it was an Alex Ross piece, so I was truly surprised when I got to the cover credits inside and discovered this wasn't the case. As for the interior art Carlos Pacheco is a very good artist and I expect him to do great things on this title, though I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little concerned about his ability to meet the monthly deadlines, and the announcement that Ethan Van Sciver is the secondary artist did little to quash these concerns, as he also has a bit of a questionable track record. However, it's not fair to complain when it hasn't even become an issue, and as such I'll simply sit back and be impressed by the show that the art is putting on. Now truth be told I wish Carlos Pacheco had been given a little more to do in this opening issue, as there's next to no power ring action, and what little there was is pretty run- Read Full Review

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