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

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Comics hottest writer Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman, Blackest Night, The Flash) 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 Lantern, the villainous Sinestro is suddenly a Green Lantern, whether he wants to be or not! Now teaming up with his former foe, Hal Jordan and Sinestro find th
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by DC Comics
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Stephen
Mar 17, 2017 Stephen rated it it was amazing
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In volume 1 Sinestro needed Hal Jordans help to liberate his homeworld of Korugar. But now he needs Hal's help again because the universe is in danger.

The two get into a short fight because Hal doesn't want to help Sinestro, after a short scuffle The Indigo and takes them both to their Indigo planet. On the Planet Sinestro is surrounded by the Tribe, as they tell of their plans to make him one of their own so he can redeem himself.

Also The Black Hand is back but he seems harmless because he is u
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Anne
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
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Mike
Aug 26, 2013 Mike rated it liked it
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
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Sam Quixote
Aug 09, 2013 Sam Quixote rated it liked it
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
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Bookwraiths
Jun 07, 2015 Bookwraiths rated it really liked it
Great collection here. The story was amazingly easy to get into, even for non-GLC fans, and the art was great. My interest in Green Lantern has been renewed!
Martin
May 01, 2016 Martin rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This book has quite a few reveals and expands the lore of the Green Lantern universe, especially regarding the Indigo lanterns. It includes two story arcs, the four-part 'The Secret Of The Indigo Tribe' and the two-part 'The Revenge Of Black Hand', the first of these two arcs being - by far - the superior one. I really liked what Geoff Johns did with this volume, and I'm curious (yes, maybe even excited) to see how he's going to end his landmark run on the Green Lantern series in the next volume ...more
Joseph
May 30, 2015 Joseph rated it really liked it
Black Hand returns, and the Guardians of the Universe have gone rogue! Sinestro is making an interesting partner to Hal Jordan, and their camaraderie is fun to see. Johns is setting up for the rise of the Third Army, and has me eager to catch the next volume of his GL work.
Ricky Ganci
Jun 07, 2014 Ricky Ganci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-52
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
Mar 28, 2013 William Thomas rated it it was amazing
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
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Aaron
Jan 23, 2015 Aaron rated it really liked it
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
David
Jan 15, 2013 David rated it really liked it
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
Jbainnz
Apr 15, 2014 Jbainnz rated it it was amazing
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.
Charles
Feb 01, 2014 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jesse A
Jun 08, 2015 Jesse A rated it really liked it
Well that was a pretty damn solid entry!
Gavin
Jul 12, 2013 Gavin rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
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
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Joseph R.
Feb 09, 2013 Joseph R. rated it it was amazing
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
Arlomisty
Mar 30, 2014 Arlomisty rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
Angie
Nov 09, 2012 Angie rated it really liked it
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.
Koen
Feb 04, 2017 Koen rated it really liked it
And yet again.. it keeps on coming.. the great stories...

Soooo grrrreat to have Black Hand back.... right? ;)

Ok, I'm gonna stop talking and just keep on reading.. GL kicks ass is all you need to know now!

TJ Shelby
Feb 20, 2013 TJ Shelby rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc
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.
Jonathan Roberts
Sep 12, 2015 Jonathan Roberts rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Okay you got me I will keep reading. Enjoyable and I am interested to see if this crossover that is next will be any good.
sixthreezy
Feb 26, 2013 sixthreezy rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 02, 2013 Peter Schott rated it liked it
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
Tony Laplume
Jul 02, 2015 Tony Laplume rated it it was amazing
DC Comics underwent a complete revival in the late summer of 2011, rebooting every character with new starting points, with a few exceptions. One was Green Lantern. That's because the writer of those stories at the time was Geoff Johns, one of the major creative voices at DC who had been busily writing Green Lantern epics since the tail end of 2004, and wasn't yet ready to move on.

Curiously, even though he had been writing Green Lantern for so long already, and had in fact told a number of big i
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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
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Rick Hunter
Jun 09, 2014 Rick Hunter rated it really liked it  ·  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
Nick
May 26, 2014 Nick rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
Ashley
Oct 15, 2014 Ashley rated it really liked it
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
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Wing Kee
May 18, 2016 Wing Kee rated it really liked it
Awesome premise and heartwarming end... Followed but extreme creepiness.

The Indigo tribe has been a mystery since they arrived in 'Blackest Night' now it's time for their story and it's pretty great.

World: Wonderful art once again, the shadows the framing, the colors are all wonderful in displaying the Lantern Universe for readers. Nok looked unique and it was indeed a journey to experience it. The world building was also absolutely wonderful, pulling from the past and building in it is Johns'
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คุกกี้
Jul 18, 2013 คุกกี้ rated it really liked it
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
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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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