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This volume collects GREEN LANTERN from the early 1970s, featuring classic team-ups written by Dennis O'Neil with art by Neal Adams!

In these stories, Green Lantern Hal Jordan continued his usual cosmic-spanning adventures, as he used his amazing Power Ring to police Sector 2814 against universe-threatening menaces. Meanwhile, on Earth, Oliver Queen, the archer known as Gre
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 15th 2012 by DC Comics (first published January 1st 2001)
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Kemper
You gotta think that way back in 1970 that DC decided to put Green Arrow into the Green Lantern comics simply because they both shared the word green in their names.

They certainly didn’t have much in common other than their favorite color. Green Lantern/Hal Jordan was essentially an intergalactic cop with a ring that gave him enormous power while Green Arrow/Oliver Queen was just a guy with a talent for archery. However, writer Dennis O’Neil and artist Neal Adams turned that thin odd couple con
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Adam Bender
Huh?? Comics with a social conscience?!

The real bad guys in Green Lantern / Green Arrow are racists, drug dealers, exploiters of the poor and destroyers of the environment. That sometimes people in charge aren't in the right shakes the law-abiding Green Lantern to the core--not to mention the comic reading audience who has gotten all too used to villains in elaborate costumes trying to take over the world.

Neal Adams' artwork shines, but this is as much a showcase of the fine writing work of Denn
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Federiken Masters
Feb 09, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Zurdos y fachoides.
Recommended to Federiken by: Bucletina al regalármelo.
Este libro incluye más de 14 historias de una dupla de personajes que despierta sentimientos encontrados en mí: a uno lo adoro (al menos en la mayoría de sus interpretaciones), al otro le tengo cierto resquemor (al menos en la mayoría de sus interpretaciones). En cuanto a los artistas, de ambos no he leído demasiado, pero me parecen muy talentosos y afilados (al menos en la mayoría de sus trabajos). Y en cuanto a la historias que incluyen este tomo: en su mayoría están muy buenas, pero no son pe ...more
Miles Darcey
Though very innovative at the time it was written, it does not hold up as well today. It became popular for being one of the first comic book series to deal with issues such as race, class, drugs, and other social issues, and changed comic book writing forever. One of the problems with the series though is that it deals with these issues in a very campy and sometimes shallow way. A lot of this is because it was written in the early 70's and comic book writing was much more campy during the time ...more
Charles
A seminal work of comics history. It truly is an epic read; "So why only three stars, kiddo?" Well, let's start with the good, ok? This is a great work that captures the zeitgeist (crap, did I just say that?) of the 70s and the tensions boiling just below the surface. It serves as an interesting way to discuss topics of race relations, class struggle, pollution, over population, narcotics, and even eco-terrorism. I hope that using this medium attracted new audiences to these topics and hopefully ...more
Paul
Comics and graphic novels have sure evolved over the past 20 years+
However some creative runs are classics for a reason o'neill and o'neal made these heroes heroic and great, sure there is some cheese but in the context of the era this was published a little cheese doesn't hurt
Jdetrick
I understand how groundbreaking these were in the 70's and the artwork is still gorgeous but he stories don't hold up. The heroes have two dimensional personalities and the stories beat the reader over the head with their morals. There's also no gray areas in these stories; things are either right or wrong with no subtleties. An interesting artifact of an important time, but not good stories in their own right.
Eric Mikols
These are dated and ridiculously on the head with their politics, but it's still fun. Whether it's the enjoyable superheroics or the over the topness of the message, I was never not entertained.
Dominick
Context is all, I guess. These comics were innovative and cutting-edge (for mainstream comics, anyway) when they were first published. Today, they stand up very poorly. Credit to O'Neil for trying to inject contemporary relevance into comics by making corrupt politicians and companies the predominant sort of villains (though the occasional super-villain still turns up) and by addressing concerns like racism, drugs, and the environment. But it just reads as trite and ham-handed today; intractible ...more
Erik
There aren’t two better characters for this story than the intergalactic beat cop Green Lantern and the Robin Hood-inspired Green Arrow. Some of the writing is a bit heavy handed, but it works through some big issues in a mature way and still provides plenty of the action fans expect.

Neal Adams is at the top of his game. His characters look great, the action has a nice flow, and he uses some page layouts that were pretty inventive and interesting for super hero comics of the era.
Samuel Reynisson
My favorite DC hero is Green Lantern and my friend's favorite DC hero is Green Arrow. So when we saw this collection we were like "Oh my god, this is Awesome!". Which it turned out to be. The first Appearance of John Stewart is included in this (Green Lantern #87), which is a must-have for me because John Stewart is my favorite Green Lantern.
Ed Wyrd
Green Lantern and Green Arrow was a watershed series in comics, ushering in a whole new era of gritty realism where comics dealt with mature themes, like poverty, racism, environmentalism, and drug abuse. Today, some of these stories might seem a little heavy-handed or cheesy, but at the time it was serious social commentary. The high point being the two-part story, "Snowbirds Don't Fly" where Green Arrow's ward Speedy is caught mainlining heroin, which won a Shazam Award for Best Individual Sto ...more
Chad Cox
This collection of comics has aged gracefully, and the cultural themes are surprising relevant in current day. The banter between Green Lantern and Green Arrow is top shelf. Black Canary is a welcome addition throughout, and Speedy shows up for the best comic in the collection. My only complaint is the "Old Man." He adds little more than a side tale about the inner workings of the OA Guardians, and is quickly forgotten whenever GL and GA are in the frame. Nevertheless, this is a minor annoyance. ...more
Dan
Cartoonish by today's standards, but no doubt topical of the era, the only thing GA and GL seem to have in common is a color affinity. Racism, drugs, environmentalism, religious fanaticism, and a deep inspiration from Easy Rider abound. This is a passable read and perhaps better as a window into the cultural consciousness of the past.
Dony Grayman
Edición absolute en tapa dura y formato grande. Incluye todos los capítulos de GL/GA de DO y NA.
Chris
They really don't make them like this anymore. I never read any GL/GA as a kid, but saw a couple of these stories referenced in a documentary on PBS about the history of comics and coincidence had me see the collect on display the next day at the library.

Big issues, right & wrong, few super villians just everyday problems being tackled by these two friends.
Sean Kennedy
Some classics from the days when Green Arrow and Green Lantern teamed up like the Littlest Hobo, roaming from town to town and just solving shit. It's quite amusing in its little antiquities, but I like the social consciousness of the stories even though they are as subtle as a sledgehammer. At least in their way, they were bringing issues to an audience that other media might not have been doing, and you have to admire them for that.
Vanessa
The Green Lantern/Green Arrow series is amongst some of the most memorable from the Bronze Age. While it was short lived, it was critically acclaimed and very influential. This collects all of the issues from that series, including the iconic "Snowbirds Don't Fly" storyline. It's a great bargain for anyone interested in comic book history and a must-read.
Lindsey.parks
This is what comics should be. This is the new standard I will hold comics to now. I knew this was prettying groundbreaking when it came out back in the day, but the issues brought up in this series are still applicable to today. Great everything. No stone unturned.
Liam Jennings
Part social commentary, part road trip, Green Arrow/ Green Lantern is an extraordinary achievement in the medium. This was when comics grew up.
David
My pride and joy. I dearly love this book. One of the greatest comic book runs, ever. In the best slip-cased edition ever. Love it.
Myke
A Socially conscious comic that for the most part is still relevant in the 21st century. Some great artwork from Neal Adams.
Kenny
Nov 17, 2012 Kenny added it
The groundbreaker in terms of injecting social relevance to costumed heroes. The art and story are top notched too.
Crystal Brown
A bot cheesey as it was written in the 70's but i liked reading the creativity...
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Dennis O'Neil is a comic book writer and editor best known for his work on Batman, Green Arrow/Green Lantern, and The Question.

He also wrote a novel with Jim Berry under the pen name "Jim Dennis".
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