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Green Lantern, Vol. 2: The Revenge of Black Hand (Green Lantern Vol. V #2)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  1,111 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Comics hottest writer Geoff Johns (JUSTICE LEAGUE, AQUAMAN, BLACKEST NIGHT, GREEN LANTERN, THEFLASH) joins artist Doug Mahnke to on one of DC Comics The New 52's hottest titles, GREEN LANTERN!

After the events of WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS, the villainous Sinestro is suddenly a Green Lantern, whether hewants to be or not! Now teaming up with his former foe, Hal Jordan and S
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by DC Comics (first published 2012)
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Oh for shit's sake Johns, do you really believe in your heart of hearts that the best way to grab your audience on page one is to have some alien race babbling in non-subtitled made-up consonant-vowel boulieabaise? Geezus man, I keep trying to give you a welcoming chance into my heart, and you keep taking an ex-lax dump on my front doorstep.

Carol Ferris in that godawful Star Sapphire tattered excuse for a costume. Great if you're a porn star attending the Adult Video Awards in Vegas to pick up t
3.5 stars

It's an enjoyable read if you're a fan of the Lanterns, and you could definitely do a lot worse if you're looking to continue with DC's New 52. I'm personally not getting my hopes up anymore.

Anyway, Black Hand is back, the Indigo Corps are after Sinestro, and the Guardian have gone batshit crazy.
The 'secret' of the Indigo corps is also revealed, but I doubt there is anyone out there who has been reading these books who hadn't already figured that one out.
The origin of that corps, howev
Sam Quixote
It’s been so long since I read a decent Geoff Johns book that I began to doubt whether he’d ever written anything worthwhile. But after a terrible year of 2 awful second volumes for Justice League and Aquaman, and the worse-than-brain-cancer New 52 Justice League of America, he actually wrote something worth reading with Green Lantern Vol 2.

Hal and Sinestro are kidnapped by the Indigo Tribe with Hal being sent to a cell where he meets William Hand aka Black Hand, last seen causing all kinds of
There are eight organizations based on the colors of the emotional electromagnetic spectrum, one of which is the Green Lantern Corps. The most mysterious of the eight is the Indigo Tribe, a nonsense-speaking group of various aliens that wields the cuddly power of compassion and whose motives are unclear. At the end of the Blackest Night event, the Indigo Tribe took possession of Black Hand, the leader of the death-mongering Black Lanterns, and placed him under their control. The Tribe's handle o ...more
Ricky Ganci
While the first volume of GREEN LANTERN's New 52 story left me a bit disconnected from Hal Jordan's adventures in Space Sector 2814 as they continued rather uninterrupted from the pre-FLASHPOINT storyline, VOLUME 2: REVENGE OF THE BLACK HAND measured new and old into a cool, threat-level-midnight story about the impending collapse of the Green Lantern Corps and How Hal (Is Going to) [Got] His Ring Back. That, I assume, is all coming in Volume 3, but for now, I'm far more satisfied with John's se ...more
William Thomas
He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me? He loves me not?
Geoff Johns, it's as if you're flipping a coin to see which books you will write with loving care and which you will make a completely confusing waste of time. In all honesty, pre-Nu52, I was never all that impressed with your work (not counting the Hawkman revamp which was awesome), and pretty much hated everything you did involving the GL series. But this? This?! You must really, really love us.

There is a strange disparity between the
This book's a tick or two off top notch. Seems a bit odd to have Black Hand return as the villain again so soon after the previous huge Green Lantern event. The pacing is a bit manic, afraid to slow down for a moment. And I totally do not understand what's going on with the Guardians. I just can't see them turning on a dime and becoming evil overnight, each and every one of them, en masse. There's more coming to the story, so it's not all wrapped up in this book. I'll have to wait and see what h ...more
I have to hand it to DC... the Green Lantern saga of the Blackest Night is probably one of the best storylines I've read in comics... while the Blackest Night was written a couple years ago the follow up story lines have been great and this one is no exception. The Guardians (the creators of the Green Lantern Corps.)have decided to eliminate all the rings and decided to create a third army to accomplish their goals even aligning themselves with the dreaded Black Lanterns... and bringing the firs ...more
Great art, good story. Lots of setup in this book, but still enjoyable. The Black Hand inclusion seemed an odd choice, and almost unnecessary with the other things going on (Indigo Tribe/Sinistro conflict, Guardians going bad). Hopefully it's purposeful. Looking forward to more.
OK so this wasn't bad. Considering its Geoff Papa Johns...I think secretly he only wants to do GL, but ends up doing all the rest of it too.
Sinestro and Hal Jordan are still working together (reluctantly - does anyone in Johns' universe actually WANT to work cohesively? Or is in-fighting a mandatory part of all New 52 now?) to see what the hell is going on in the universe with the Guardians, but are kidnapped before they can do anything.
Turns out the Indigo Tribe has done this, to try and reform
Joseph R.
The uneasy alliance of Sinestro (former Yellow Lantern and sworn enemy of Green Lantern Hal Jordan) and Hal Jordan continues from the last book. Sinestro has discovered a plot by the Guardians of the Galaxy (who lead the Green Lantern Corps) to get rid of the Green Lanterns and control the universe with a mysterious "Third Army." Before Sinestro has a chance to drag Jordan back into the action, the mysterious Indigo Tribe (who wield the light of compassion) drags Sinestro back to their home worl ...more
Thomas Moudry
I'm calling this one a five-star affair. Picking up where the previous volume left off, The Revenge of the Black Hand has a lot of missions to accomplish: (1) deal with Sinestro's abduction by the Indigo Lanterns; (2) explain the origin of the Indigo Lanterns; (3) provide some background on Abin Sur, Hal Jordan's predecessor as the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814; (4) lay the groundwork for the next big arc (and writer Geoff Johns' swan song on the title), The Rise of the Third Army; and (4) ...more
Geoff Johns continues his run on the New 52 update for Green Lantern in this volume. Accidentally swept up by the Indigo Tribe's abduction of Sinestro, Hal Jordan uncovers the mysteries surrounding the most secretive of the various Lantern Corps. An investigation into the foundation of the Tribe reveals the preparations of Abin Sur, the truth behind the so-called compassionate rings of Indigo, and the whereabouts of Black Hand. Forced to battle the Tribe's true nature to rescue Sinestro, Hal mus ...more
Drown Hollum
This volume is a significant improvement over the previous, getting back to what Johns does well, world building. The Indigo Tribe has always been a favorite of mine, and half of this book is dedicated to exploring them and their origins. The other half is a less interesting retread of Blackest Night, all gearing us up for Johns' last hurrah, and it's effective. Similar to the last volume, some of the solutions feel a bit ex machina'd, but Johns built the world, so what he says goes I suppose. T ...more
The Revenge of Black Hand once again showcases what scribe Geoff Johns does better than any contemporary comic book writer: the ability to weave new ideas into existing canon, while still making it feel seamless (as if the idea has been part of the back story all along) and allowing the main narrative to continuously move forward. This is mainly apparent in the opening arc of this volume, The Secret of the Indigo Tribe, than the latter titular story, which reads as an epilogue to Blackest Night. ...more
I'll be honest and say that the only reason why I picked up this title is because I heard a new Green Lantern would replace Hal Jordan in this book. I've nothing against Hal Jordan, but I honestly can't say I'm a big fan. As it is, and given my admittedly limited knowledge of Green Lantern lore, and I enjoyed this volume a lot. Maybe Geoff Johns should just stay away from writing team books because while the Justice League is kind of terrible, this book and Aquaman are anything but.
This may have been one of the best volumes I've read in any title over the new 52!

Geoff Johns has done a great job with this series so far, but this volume really kicks ass. An interesting plot with great characters. Hal an Sinestro's team chemistry is amazing. I love there spiteful banter throughout this book. And I enjoyed the new artist as well. I preferred this much more than the previous volume.

Overall this was wicked. Read it. Enjoy it.
Oct 21, 2014 Ashley rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ashley by: Rick Hunter
If you enjoyed the writing and the art of vol. 1, then chances are, you'll like vol. 2.
I'll be honest... I know almost nothing of the Indigo tribe before reading this, so I am unsure if Johns' has taken things in a different direction than previously stated in pre-new52 or if this was some big reveal for them, perfectly in tone with the set-up in "Blackest Night".

Mahnke's artwork is nothing if not consistent. He gives us the same sights as seen in vol. 1, no better, no worse. I will give him app
Matt Raymond
Alright, this probably isn't five stars. Go ahead & acknowledge my bias right away, but I still loved it a lot & had a great deal of fun reading it. It's a lot of the same Hal/Sinestro banter that I loved so much in volume 1, but a lot more action this time around.

This starts with Sinestro being abducted by the Indigo Tribe in a "secret" lair on their planet Nok where they do "secret" things. Well I'm not sure about the secret part hence the quotes. I mean, they reveal it pretty quickly
TJ Shelby
Geoff Johns continues his masterpiece run on GL. The uneasy partnership between Hal Jordan and Sinestro continues. I won't give too many spoilers but go in with low expectations for the Black Hand part and you'll be fine.
So much better than the first volume, but that's not to say that it wasn't set up for this one.. Loved the Black Hand as the villain and the struggles Hal faces as a Lantern. Plus, hello! Zombies...
Chris Aylott
I've read the other half of the story already in The Green Lantern Corps, which helps sort out what would otherwise be a series of chaotic fight scenes. Knowing the story doesn't really help, though.

Most of the action centers on the various Lantern corps, as well as setting up the eventual appearance of the First Lantern at the end of the Third Army storyline. There's very little of the strange new worlds and characterization that keeps me interested in Green Lantern. Sinestro gets in some good
I really enjoyed what Johns has done with the different colored Lanterns, but I hated the Darkest Night storyline. It seemed like an easy excuse for DC Zombies. Totally lame. This storyline with the Black Hand and Black Lanterns is somewhat a continuation of that. However, the Guardians and First Lantern plot lines feel like the end game that Johns has been working towards for years. so while I can say that it's not all that interesting, it is impressive watching him tie it all together. As for ...more
Rick Hunter
Oct 19, 2014 Rick Hunter rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any Hal Jordan fan, people that like Geoff Johns' writing
This volume had the same creative team that the first volume did with the addition of a guest artist, Ethan Van Sciver, for the annual that was included. Feel pretty much the same about this volume as I did the last one. Doug Mahnke's work hasn't changed. It's neither the best nor worst DC has to offer, but somewhere in the lower end of the better half. I was impressed with Ethan Van Sciver's work on Green Lantern Annual #1 that is included in this volume though. His characters just look a littl ...more
Peter Schott
Green Lantern Volume 2: Revenge of the Black Hand by Geoff Johns is part of the “New 52” series of comics by DC. This actually picks up issues 7-12 of Green Lantern and Green Lantern Annual #1 from the “New 52” series. This series was DC’s reboot of their universe, starting some characters over, introducing new ones, changing existing characters, and trying to introduce new readers to the series without having to follow all of the back-stories and changes from the prior storylines. With that sai ...more
This is a good Green Lantern book.

The Art is good enough as expected from the creative teams but the real selling point of this one is how it's driven the lore of GL.

The reader would get to know about the indigo tribes, which is quite enigmatic to say the least, ever since it was introduced back in the 2007.

The action is a bit of a let down and dropped one star for me. There are fights and runs but not of a satisfactory scale.

This is the book that is mostly a setup of big events of the future vo
I'm a huge fan of the Green Lantern, so I'm picky about how the stories uphold the original intent of the hero: Mankind overcoming obstacles with willpower. It's this moral that has shapes my life sense a kid.
Geoff Johns is probably one the greatest writers that DC comics has ever had. Likewise, he has captured the original intent of the Green Lantern series and constantly pushes it to new heights! It is because of writing like this that I continually come back to comics.
Michael Church
At last! Green Lantern is my favorite superhero and the reason that I got into comics. It's been ages since his last volume came out in paperback and this one was actually worth the wait.

This is getting into all of the setup for the big events coming in their world, first lantern, third army, lights out, etc. It does everything pretty well. You also see along the way the origins of the indigo tribe. A lot you could guess at, but it's pretty great to see the details and fill in the gaps. It real
Mike Korth
Much better than Vol. 1!

They're still building to a larger story, but this one was a ton of fun to read. Hal Jordan is much more likable than he was in the previous volume and I really enjoy seeing him saving the day along side Sinestro.

Like Vol. 1, you may want to catch up on your lore before reading this one if you're a new reader since every lantern corps makes an appearance.

Definitely recommended.
The indigo tribe are after Sinestro, Hal wants to stop them. By doing so he discovers the secret behind the indigo, and accidentally lets loose Black Hand. This book brings a lot more depth to the GL universe. I preferred that story line to the Black Hand one. The ending seemed rushed a bit, and too easy for the heroes to accomplish considering all the problems they had in Blackest Night. A good read.
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Geoff Johns originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Film. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990’s in search of work within the film industry. Through perseverance, Geoff ended up as the assistant to Richard Donner, working on Conspiracy Theory and Lethal Weapon 4. During that time, he also began his comics career ...more
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