Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps

I just binge-read this entire series over the course of two weeks.

  • Vol 1 – Sinestro’s Law (2017)
  • Vol 2 – Bottled Light (2017)
  • Vol 3 – Quest for the Blue Lanterns (2017)
  • Vol 4 – Fracture (2018)
  • Vol 5 – Twilight of the Guardians (2018)
  • Vol 6 – Zod’s Will (2018)
  • Vol 7 – Darkstars Rising (2019)

I’ve been working my way through the Green Lantern series for some time now. This series picks up right where the last one left off with the Green Lantern Corps completely absent. Sinestro’s Yellow Lanterns have picked up the slack and now rule over the universe. All seems helpless until Hal somehow manages to forge a new ring from his own will. He is the sole Green Lantern but nor for long.

When the Green Lantern Corps returns, John Stewart commanding them is Hal is happy to let him take the lead. After they defeat Sinestro, they are left with a Yellow Lantern Corps that wants to do good. So they form an alliance and both corps live on Mogo, following the Green Lantern ways. The partnership is not meant to be, however.

It’s interesting to see how the Green Lantern Crops, often seen as space police, are portrayed in this series. Each of the main lantern characters are unique and have different ways of getting the job done. But people are questioning the need of the corps and whether or not they might be better off without them. It echoes what is going on with law enforcement in the real world these days and is brilliantly written.

I liked how this series didn’t have a cliffhanger ending like the last two did. I can take a bit of a break before diving into the next title, The Green Lantern, which, of course I will read. Soon.

My 2021 Reading Log – coming soon!