Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #1

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #1

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 40
7.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"SINESTRO'S LAW" Chapter One
With no backup and only his ring and battery to keep him alive, Hal Jordan streaks toward battle with the Sinestro Corps, while his greatest foe prepares to wipe the last Green Lantern of them all out of existence!

  • 9.1
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 2, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps#1 reminded us just how well equipped the classic character really is, and how far he's come. What's more exciting is the anticipation of Hal and the rest of the corps reuniting to fight against Sinestro. But it also sets up some intriguing questions to carry us on further throughout the series. Who made the corps vanish? Where did they end up? How did they get back? We've no doubt that we'll uncover those mysteries eventually. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jul 27, 2016

    With multiple comics featuring Green Lanterns being published by DC it's important to have each have a specific focus. This issue launches by showing how its main attention will be on the cosmic side of the universe and showing how the Hal and his friends have a lot of work ahead of them. They will have to get their home back and become the rightful peacekeepers of the universe once more. It sounds like a fantastic journey and fans are going to love it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 27, 2016

    For those DC fans seeking a more familiar extension of the Green Lantern vs Sinestro conflict, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps is 'your Green Lantern book.' If the first issue and its final page are any indication, this will be one of the consistently entertaining post Rebirth titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 27, 2016

    The Green Lantern franchise had fallen on hard times, particularly over the course of the past year. Thankfully, this new series quickly and gracefully wipes the slate clean. This issue manages to shine a light on Hal Jordan as he begins his quest to restore the Green Lanterns, and it succeeds equally well in exploring the rise of the Sinestro Corps. Any fans who might have drifted away from Green Lantern lately would do well to give this series a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 31, 2016

    I'd still like to see Hal back on Earth for at least a while, and give him a chance to show why he's a beloved hero. There's more to him that just a power ring. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 27, 2016

    This first issue sets a lot up in what feels like will be an epic galactic battle over who'll protect the galaxy. There's something about it that really works that makes you feel the grand scale of it all but a story we've seen before, a despot being taken on by rebel insurgents. It's a solid start that has me excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jul 27, 2016

    Bolstered by stunning artwork and snappy dialogue, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 is definitely one issue you will not regret picking. While paying homage to the great legacy of Green Lantern, it is clear that Venditti is building towards something new that has the potential to reshape this colorful corner of the DC universe. The moment you put down this issue you will be filled with a deep sense of longing that will not leave you until you can pick up issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kevin Gunn Jul 27, 2016

    The art is slightly different fromEthan Van Sciver's work that was present inHal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1, but not in a bad way. JordiTarragonaandRafa Sandoval seem to hold their own. I would be curious to see how they decide who draws what. Maybe one does aliens and landscapes, the other humanoids. Either way, this book is a fun romp through different sectors. I'm excited to see Part 2 of “Sinestro's Law”. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 27, 2016

    Overall, the first official issue of this series is a solid start. The Lantern books haven't been on the same page for quite some time, so it's nice to see Venditti and company bring everything back together. There is easily enough of a hook here to keep readers coming back, and it's leading to some interesting places. Plus, the Green Lantern Corps is finally back. Everything feels right again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 1, 2016

    Hal Jordan's battle with the Sinestro Corps won't be waged alone for much longer. The final few panels reveal the return of his friends (through their own actions, not Hal's search). Given the title of the series, I'll be curious to see how long it takes for Hal and company to reunite and turn their combined will on their old foes. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 27, 2016

    Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps's first issue was a great mix of Green Lantern action, and a character moment for the main villain Sinestro. Now that the Green Lantern Corps finally make their way back to the DCU, it'll be interesting to see how Venditti balances all these elements together. For now this was a very solid start for the second Green Lantern series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jul 28, 2016

    This is the book that should have always been the flagship Green Lantern book to kick off DC's Rebirth series. Venditti gets right down to the sort of action and intrigue we expect from the franchise. This one's a keeper. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jul 27, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 is typical for a first issue in terms of setting the tone and direction for the series' first arc.  With a nice blend of character moments, action and atmosphere Robert Venditti has set the stage for an epic struggle on a grand cosmic scale.  With arguably one of the best art teams DC comics has on board this series there's a lot to be excited for.  Four out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - John Newby Jul 27, 2016

    At first, I was pretty ho-hum about the whole issue, but I actually came around on Hal Jordan after about three reads. Most of the characters are solid, minus Lyssa, and Vendittis story is solid. The helpful part is that there are a few details that you only notice after reading the issue multiple times. Hal Jordan #1 is worth reading, especially after you see the ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Jul 27, 2016

    While I find the backslide in Sinestro's direction a bit disappointing, I did quite enjoy this book. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 showed plenty of promise going forward, and a delightful glimmer of optimism at the very end. I'm excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 27, 2016

    Things shift in the Sinestro Corps this issue, despite last issue's introduction of new concepts and and factors. Maybe things will change every issue? Like, in issue #2 Sinestro operates an ice cream truck and Arkillo has to wear a little paper hat? That would be hilarious. I can just picture him all crammed into a Good Humor truck, handing Astro Pops to the kiddies. This Sinestro-heavy issue has some great-looking scenes, but not a ton of action. But there is the promise of action, which is the next best thrill. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Jul 28, 2016

    After not being convinced by Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth, it now feels on the basis of this first issue that the serial could well find its mojo just as Hal himself did. Solid writing from Robert Venditti, if focused on operatic space bound drama much more than character, and some bright & expansive imagery from Jordi Tarragona, it's definitely a run that's worth exploring if you're into grand sci-fantasy, essentially, and could well be a slow burner into some fine storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 27, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 really should have been the Rebirth issue (or the two should have been combined), since it feels like a prologue and setup to the main series. It's not badly written at all and the artwork looks great here, but it just feels like it's lacking punch and excitement. Hopefully the next issue picks things up and really shows what this series can do. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jordan Claes Jul 27, 2016

    It's obvious that Venditti is building towards what will inevitably be an awesome showdown between Hal Jordan and Sinestro. I would have hoped for a little bit more plot progression since the issue so closely mirrors the Rebirth one-shot but that can be forgiven, it is only the first issue after all. A lot of questions were raised without answer: how will a now rejuvenated Sinestro conduct himself and the Yellow Lanterns? Will Hal Jordan be able to control and contain the sheer power of his newly forged ring? And perhaps most importantly, when he struck the hammer to the anvil, did anyone else in the universe hear it? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jul 29, 2016

    . While Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps isn't breaking any ground in its plots or themes, it's still a marginally entertaining comic, paired with stunning visuals. A comic I'd follow for the art, and probably not much else. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Jul 28, 2016

    Still, the whole point of reboots is to attract new readers and returning the book to this familiar setup will inevitably make it easier for people with a cursory knowledge of Green Lantern Lore to jump in now. However, for everyone else, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 just feels like a disappointing missed opportunity to do something surprising. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jul 31, 2016

    After a solid Rebirth issue, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps stumbles on its debut. It's not that there's so much wrong with this issue as there really isn't enough space or necessity in its telling to justify how little it does that's right. The art's Bronze Age style meets modern technique fusion is appealing and the attention to character beats bodes well, but come back next issue when the story will hopefully have caught up to the series' potential. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Aug 3, 2016

    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 follows a story direction I can get behind. It features the return of the classical Hal Jordan and Sinestro, actually finds a few pages to show a fight between Jordan and some Yellow Lanterns, and feels like it wants to be an old school Green Lantern tale. All thats very welcome, but the empty bombast and constant wasting of story pace for reveals that arent as bold and dramatic as the writer thinks makes it feel like my money could have been better invested in a comic that did not take three minutes to read. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 28, 2016

    The one positive here is that Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps are now in a position to tell better stories, but it's given up a lot of ground to get to this point. Read Full Review

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