REVIEW: Green Lantern #1


“Green Lantern #1” by Jeremy Adams introduces readers to an electrifying narrative set in the expansive universe of the Green Lantern Corps. Adams crafts a compelling storyline filled with action, intrigue, and the exploration of newfound responsibilities. The issue gives us true beginnings of a classic down and out hero’s journey as the protagonist confronts both old problems and inner demons, ensuring a thrilling ride for readers.


The writing in “Green Lantern #1” is exemplary, with Adams developing each persona with depth and authenticity. The interactions between characters feel dynamic, adding layers to the narrative and keeping readers engaged throughout. As the protagonist grapples with the weight of their new role, readers are drawn into their personal journey of growth and self-discovery.


Xermanico’s artwork brings the world of the Green Lantern Corps to vibrant life with dynamic panels and stunning visuals. The attention to detail and dynamic layouts perfectly complement Adams’ storytelling, immersing readers in the cosmic landscapes and high-stakes action. Each page is a visual feast, showcasing the power and majesty of the Lanterns as they battle against formidable foes. Xermanico and colorist Romulo Fajardo Jr. are dynamic together. Fajardo Jr. provides some of the best coloring I’ve seen in superhero comics, ever.


“Green Lantern #1” delivers plenty of pulse-pounding action that is sure to thrill fans. From intense space battles to heart-pounding confrontations with cosmic villains, the issue is packed with excitement from start to finish. Adams’ skillful pacing keeps the story moving at a brisk pace, ensuring that readers are always on the edge of their seats.


Overall, “Green Lantern #1” is a triumphant return for the beloved franchise, offering a fresh take on familiar themes and setting the stage for an epic new chapter in the Green Lantern mythos. With its compelling storytelling, stunning artwork, and thrilling action, this issue is a must-read for any fan of superhero comics. Whether you’re a longtime aficionado or a newcomer to the series, “Green Lantern #1” is sure to leave you eagerly anticipating what comes next.


Meanwhile, “Rise of the Revenant Queen” by writer Philip Kennedy Johnson and artist Montos offer all the sci-fi that you may found lacking in Adams’ Hal story. Montos gives the most chilling depiction of Green Lanterns (and their revived enemy too) since Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s wild run. It’s short and sweet but should offer exactly what the main story did with a thrilling intensity instead of comedy. Definitely not as introspective as Adam’s story, but given the page count, that’s a non issue.


Green Lantern #1 Rating: 4.5/5

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