Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1

Event\Storyline: Rebirth Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Ethan Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 32 User Reviews: 42
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver returns to the world of Green Lantern! In the absence of the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro and his fear-inducing Yellow Lantern Corps patrol the universe as its sole protectors-but deep in space, a green light still burns. Harnessing the remainder of his will, Hal Jordan must become a one-man GL Corps to defeat his greatest foe and restore freedom to the cosmos.

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 13, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1 does a fantastic job of introducing both new and returning readers to the new series.  Writer Robert Venditti sets the stage for a new kind of Sinestro Corps War, one in which the roles are reversed and the stakes are at an all time high.  There's an enthusiasm from the creative team which is palpable in this issue and I for one am excited for what's to come from my new favorite book from DC Comics.  Five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 17, 2016

    A successful summary and rebooting of Hal Jordan. Past stories are preserved in the timeline, while new ones can now be told. It's ring-slinging time. Let's go! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jul 14, 2016

    It's been hard to follow up Geoff John's epic run of Green Lantern but Venditti and Van Sciver seem to have a good plan for making an attempt to make a great Green Lantern story fans will enjoy. Hal is going to have to form a team which will be able to fight Sinestro who is control of a planet. As long as the level of quality is kept at this level, the team will definitely have success in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 13, 2016

    Count the Green Lantern franchise as one more DC property that's been given a huge boost thanks to Rebirth. This one-shot helps wrap up loose ends while also allowing Robert Venditti a fresh start with the series and the chance to build a bigger, better status quo for Hal Jordan. With Van Sciver providing some dependably excellent Lantern imagery, this issue serves as a strong debut for the new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - C.W. Lyons Jul 13, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 is a good re-set to the Green Lantern universe. It sets the stage well for Hal Jordan's struggle to return to the Corps, his personal mission to locate the remaining members of the Corps, and his inevitable showdown with Sinestro. Throw in the quick history lesson and cameos by many of the key players of the Green Lantern universe, and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 makes for a good starting point for Green Lantern veterans and newbies alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 14, 2016

    So there's a lot of potential for future stories and (hopefully) a return for Hal to his position as one of DC's greatest heroes - and maybe (stay calm now, gentle reader) a return to my pull list! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jul 14, 2016

    So it looks like Hal will be reigniting the Green Lantern Corps back to life, as they seem all but scattered across the universe right now. And he makes a promise to find out what happened and “cause some trouble”. Hal Jordan is well and truly back folks. But it seems like he'll definitely be coming up against Sinestro and Paralax very soon. Will Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz join the fight? Probably. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jul 13, 2016

    Like most of the other Rebirth titles that DC has put out, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps is not trying to break the mold of its predecessors but rather is designed to pay homage to the past while also building towards a better future. No matter what you may have thought of DC’s offering over the past few years, anyway who reads this issue will be hard pressed not to believe that the brightest days for Green Lantern are still yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 13, 2016

    Though unable to break out of the "Rebirth" mold, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 starts off huge and promises to only get bigger once the title kicks off properly. Robert Venditti, employing momentum and blockbuster-scale storytelling, promises space-faring fun and big threats for the wayward Hal Jordan, along with hints toward who else is going to be standing alongside Jordan or in his way. Bolstered by the fan-favorite artist Ethan Van Sciver and colorist Jason Wright, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps may not bust up the format, but it certainly presents it as something bigger than it has been before now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 18, 2016

    With Green Lanterns setting up the Red Lanterns as major adversaries and this issue doing the same for the Sinestro Corps, I'm a little afraid we're going to get stuck in rainbow ring-slinging loop again. Hopefully Hal's space adventures will offer plenty of new stories as well. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Jul 14, 2016

    This book does what it needed to do: It gave us a look at the past, present and future while letting Hal explain himself.It might be a rehash for the diehards, but it's an enjoyable one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Cody Archbold Jul 7, 2017

    A very quick read that introduces everything you need to move forward without going so in-depth that it feels like a massive info dump that's confusing to new readers, or anyone who needs caught up, while also being a nice refresher for longtime fans. And for Hal Jordan fan's, his confidence in the face of what seems like a hopeless situation is the perfect example of what makes him a Green Lantern. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 13, 2016

    While Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps isn't the best comic I've ever read, it is a damn good start and an even better introduction to new readers. Yes using Sinestro could be seen as going back to the well, but with Sinestro entering a new phase it could provide for a new take on this classic battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 15, 2016

    Although we've yet to see what this book is truly capable of, I sense this will be one to watch. In two weeks, maybe we'll have a better idea which is the best book featuring ringslingers in Sector 2814. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kevin Gunn Jul 13, 2016

    On the whole, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 does a great job setting up the series for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jul 15, 2016

    Hal Jordan is back in the green and Venditti promises much with this gorgeous teaser of an issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 13, 2016

    There are still gaps here as far as story and new readers won't totally be caught up, but for long time readers, this issue has that feel of something epic brewing and it has me excited for what's to come. Mission accomplished. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 13, 2016

    Despite the main characters shtick being based in will, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps Rebirth left me hopeful for this next chapter in the GL universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Casey Walsh Jul 13, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 is all history lesson and set up but it succeeds in what a comic is suppose todo and that's make you want more. Vendetti and Sciver get to literally rebuild the Green Lantern's from the ground up and I can't wait to see were the duo takes them. New readers will find this issue an enlightening journey of light, death and rebirth, while long time fans can get excited by whats to come and the amazingly beautiful universe Van Sciver continues to construct. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jul 13, 2016

    Overall, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 may have the worst title in comics history, but is a solid step in the right direction for the franchise. Lessons have been learned from the previous run, and while I don't want the book to keep looking back to the point of stagnation, there feels like definite room for the book to grow. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 15, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 is a solid start for this new series, catching up on Hal's history, whilst setting the premise of this book. It also gives us some wonderful mystery and once you factor in Sinestro's role in all of this, we're left with a series that should be interesting to follow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 13, 2016

    If you need a refresher on what's been happening with Hal Jordan and the world of the many colored Lanterns, then this is the issue for you. If you feel knowledgable enough to pass a pop quiz, then you can probably skip it. No real problems with this issue, aside from it treading familiar ground. The art is phenomenal and there are a couple of story developments, but nothing so relevant that you couldn't figure it out later on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Jul 13, 2016

    What I enjoyed most about this comic was the way that Venditti did finally lead me to a moment of awesomeness. No battles, no destruction just renewal. So, when Hal said the oath I got goosebumps. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Jul 13, 2016

    All of that said, while there's a lot of good stuff in this comic, it's somewhat limited by the fact that it's a preface and a bridge. It explains previous stories and promises new stories, but it's not an especially interesting story in and of itself. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth is well-executed, but ultimately inessential. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Jul 14, 2016

    The art by Ethan Van Sciver is impressive in HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS: REBIRTH #1. The detail on the character is incredibly well done. Even though the decision to make Sinestro old is up for debate, the signs of his aging in the art are perfect. Also, Sciver generates a great feel for the vastness of the settings. There is a panel of only War World that then leads to panels with Sinestro looking out onto the landscape and they create a wondrous visual. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Jul 15, 2016

    He does find a solution to that problem by issue's end and while it probably seems like a disappointing cop-out to those who followed the character pre-Rebirth, it does do exactly what this whole reboot of the DCU meant to do: put the character in a familiar, easily understandable place so that new readers can jump on. It may not be as exciting a start as some of the other Rebirth titles, but there's potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jul 15, 2016

    Jason Wright's colors complement the intricate line art extremely well; between this issue and the DCU Rebirth one-shot, this is the best Van Sciver's art has looked in a long time. DC has now done their Rebirth-best in returning Hal Jordan to an extremely recognizable status quo (with the same artist drawing him, natch); now perhaps the following series can truly make a start of something interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Jul 16, 2016

    Truth be told, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps isn't the best of the Rebirth trigger issues so far but it could evolve into one of the most entertaining series, and one of the most defiantly different given it takes place far away from Earth in the distant realms of space. It does characterise Hal well, introducing him as a character and giving his backstory with the gauntlet consuming him some necessary context for newcomers, but there are so many dangling elements hinted at and touched upon it sometimes feels more like a primer for the show to come, rather than a solid, well told one issue story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Jul 13, 2016

    The only real drawback this book has is the lack of an actual Corps, minus Hal's flashback reference to their disappearance. Future issues are going to have to explain why a book calledHal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps is only about one guy so far. But for now, this title is off to a cromulent start and may be worth a look for both diehard Green Lantern fans and for the Hal-curious. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jul 18, 2016

    The threats presented are not surprising as the issues plot is a bit paint by numbers, but after all the unneeded and unwanted changes in the Green Lantern universe these past few years, maybe a little classic is just what the Guardians ordered. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 13, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 is the first real misfire of the Rebirth issues, that I have read at least. It's pretty much the equivalent of a free preview that would you get for an upcoming book in stores, but it lacks any action, character drama, or big suspense/excitement. It's just incredibly lackluster and feels like its missing something that could really make it shine. More than any other book, this is the first Rebirth issue you could easily skip and not miss a single thing. Hopefully, the main book coming later this month is much better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Jul 13, 2016

    Having not read the seemingly convoluted awful last few years of Green Lantern stories, my ignorance should have been a boon to storytellers wanting to take my shekels with a fresh take and nothing to prove. Instead, all they did was remind me that it was probably for the best that I already wasn't a reader. Read Full Review

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