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

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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...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by DC Comics (first published 2012)
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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...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...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
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
Sir Laguna
OK, no hay una verdadera "pelea" contra Black Hand en este tomo, pero todo lo que plantea para los siguientes números en espectacular. Por fin conocemos el secreto detras de la tribu Indigo y esa pareja de enemigos trabajando juntos , Hal y Sinestro, es una de las mejores "Good cop, bad cop" que he leído (Aunque sigue siendo difícil ignorar que Hal Jordan básicamente esta trabajando mano a mano con un asesino genocida).

Continúa con "Rise of The Third Army" y mi hype está al 100%.
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...more
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
Desmond Fox
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
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.
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...
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...more
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...more
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.
I had the pleasure of being able to read the last arc of GL (before New 52) back-to-back. That still took a while, but if you consider how many years that spanned (what, nearly 5 years?), this volume is a major payoff to the amazing emotional spectrum story arc that has played out since Blackest Night. Okay sure, there's the epilogue encounter with Black Hand which was a good story (and damn near (NO SPOILER) led to a resurrection that I was shocked they would decide to pull off), but at long la...more
There is much to enjoy in this volume for Green Lantern fans – strong writing, good artwork and a real sense of in-universe cosmic danger done in such a way that actually makes the attempted grand nature of the a cosmic science-fiction based threat work. I enjoyed exploring more about some of the other colours and their Corps, an idea that has at times had only middling success in other incarnations.

There is some knowledge assumed in this volume and those who want to fully (or even properly) un...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.
Shannon Appelcline
The Secret of the Indigo Tribe (7-10). This is Johns’ Green Lantern at its best. Rather than a simple rainbow of fruit-flavored rings, we get actual insight into what one of those rings means — here the Indigo Tribe. We also get deep characterization of both Hal and Sinestro, something that was notably missing during Johns’ GL epics [8/10].

The Revenge of Black Hand (11-12, A1). This story doesn't have as much heft to it mainly because it's a bridge piece between Blackest Night, "Secret of the In...more
There is a whole lot of plot building in this arc; setting up the backstory of the Indigo lanterns, fleshing out another major even in the Green Lantern side of the DC Universe, and all of that intermingled with a (thankfully) brief excursion back into the Blackest Night story with Black Hand. The book moves very quickly, deftly juggling all of the characters, and I don't think anyone these days writes Hal Jordan as well as Geoff Johns. Ethan Van SCiver's art is as lush as ever, and the interpla...more
Tian-Yun (TY)
Damn. After reading these, I feel like the movie didn't really do GL justice. Now I'm even more disappointed with the film.
Anything Geoff Johns writes always ends up with a great story line and well drawn. That's all I have to say about that.
I've never been a fan of Black Hand... and this book doesn't change that. What it did do was show me how much of a cool GL Sinestro makes. It was refreshing to FINALLY see why the Guardians should fear Sinestro.
I received this book as part of the Goodreads giveaways program. This volume of Green Lantern continues right where volume 1 left off and keeps the momentum going. Interesting bits about the origin of the Indigo tribe as well as some great Black Hand action (and a crazy ending).
The Good: The entire storyline with Black Hand coming back (with a vengeance!) and the shocker of an ending.
The Bad: nothing really stands out as bad
The Ugly: same as above
Notes: My interest in Green Lantern had started t...more
Hannah Givens
I've always loved the Green Lantern mythos, especially since the spectrum was introduced. This plot makes a lot of sense, with the Guardians deciding to wipe out the spectrum - and indeed free will itself. I always knew not to trust those guys.

Repetitiveness is a problem with a lot of the New 52, but there's also new stuff here that creates very interesting possibilities, and I loved Iroque. It just remains to be seen where the story will go and if it will be more satisfying than Blackest Night/...more
Will Robinson Jr.
Geoff Johns run on Green Lantern is quite simply epic. He continues to bring an incredible depth to this mythology. The relationship between Hal Jordon and Sinestro is perfectly written. Geoff never stops giving the comic fan or sci fi fan a great moral tale and allowing the reader to fall in love with his characters. I am bit sad to see he will be introducing a new Green Lantern when I am so invested in seeing if Sinestro becomes a hero and finding out if in fact Hal Jordon will be the greatest...more
I just won this book in a good reads giveaway and I was incredibly excited to receive it. it's the first green lantern story that I've read and I really enjoyed it. it opened the door to me wanting to read more green lantern. the art in this book is wonderful. and the story is intriguing. it kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. I really liked how many different elements were involved in this story. I really want to read the rest of this series now that I've read...more
I'm not sure why I find myself really liking these new 52 Green Lantern comics. Maybe it's the beautiful artwork, maybe the good storytelling. Hell, maybe it's just Sinestro being cool. Whatever it is, i loved this book.
Public library copy. I will buy the eventual TPB as Geoff Johns entire Green Lantern series is worthy of revisiting. The title is as good as ever, with a lot of unpredictable twists and turns, I've no idea why some readers online opined their pleaure of the authors exit, which won't happen until the next book or two especially when the writer's contribution made the character more popular than ever before.
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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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