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Green Lantern Vol. 1: No Fear (Green Lantern Vol IV #1)

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,213 Ratings  ·  99 Reviews
Green Lantern Hal Jordan has returned from the dead -- but not everyone is happy to see him back on the job as Earth's protector.

As he re-establishes his life as a test pilot for the Air Force and reconnects with his super-hero comrades-in-arms, Green Lantern faces renewed threats from his rogues gallery of foes, including Hector Hammond, the Shark, Black Hand and the Ma

Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by DC Comics (first published April 19th 2006)
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Oct 28, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comix
It’s a fairly difficult task to find a Green Lantern title at the local library that isn’t tied into one of those laborious events (“Blackest Night”, “Brightest Day”, yada yada yada) or has the New 52 stamped on its cover, but I did it. Somebody at the library obviously slipped up.

Hal Jordan’s back.


“Hey Hal, you’ve been gone a long time, like years. Where’ve you been?”

“Uh, Europe…”

So, he pals around with Kyle Rayner.

“Hey Kyle, can you grab us a couple of beers from the fridge?”

Long pau

Following the astonishing Green Lantern Rebirth, in which Hal Jordan is revived from death, Johns delivers another riveting chapter in Volume 1. Returning to Coast City, which was destroyed by Parallax and has now been rebuilt, Hal Jordan finds his return from death a difficult adjustment. While trying to earn back his wings and reenter the Air Force, strange supernatural events occur: manhunter androids start killing people, a prototype jet using alien technology nearly crashes, the Green Lante
Scott (GrilledCheeseSamurai)
I loved that this volume kicked off with Darwyn Cooke's art! I'm a big fan of his work and for me this was a definite treat.

All in all this was an okay start to the reboot. I didn't enjoy it as much as Rebirth - but it got the ball rolling well enough. It was a little 'jumpy' but I managed to stay on target and had some fun with it.

My favorite thing about Green Lantern has always been his corps. and the more spacey stuff. While there was a touch of that in here, most of it took place on earth. H

First of all let me say this I really enjoyed Green Lantern: Rebirth.And now its time for Hal to get on with his life like it was before his death.

The story starts off with Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner who are going for a ride in his beloved fighter jets.
And then we get to see his origins in issue one pretty intresting if you didn't know alot about Hal Jordan.

Hal Jordan is feeling lost after being dead for so long, you really get into his head and see what he's thinking and feeling. He gets a new
Jun 30, 2014 Colin rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The first issue was a Hal Jordan origin story of sorts. It was mostly flashbacks with a few scenes from the present to tie it all together. It was a nice little story and had simplistic, almost cartoonish, art that fit the story perfectly.

This volume had strong writing throughout. The writing is honestly what earned this volume the four stars. Why wasn't the writing good enough for five stars? It was, actually, however the stories weren't interesting or compelling enough for John's writing. Ther
2.5 to 3.0 stars. Flashes of excellent interspersed with a lot of okay is the best way I could describe this first Volume of the Green Lantern reboot. The excellent portions were enough to make me read the next volume, but I hope for a tighter story next go around.
Mar 20, 2016 Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Good stories by Geoff Johns, which lay the groundwork for future storylines, such as Blackest Night. With amazing art, especially the three issues by Carlos Pacheco, this book is one that is a quick read and very easy on the eyes. Best story of the bunch here has to be the one with the Manhunters.
No Man Escapes The Manhunters!
Jan 19, 2011 J.M. rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, superheroes
Disappointing. Geoff Johns' writing in GREEN LANTERN: NO FEAR (GL:NF) was all over the place, the pacing was choppy, the characters were merely brushed upon, the storyline in general was sometimes boring, often contrived, and just all over the place with no real depth like in GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH

I was also bummed to find that Ethan Van Sciver only drew one issue of the six in this collection! I didn't mind Carlos Pacheco's art, but he's been better. His art seemed rather rushed and mor
Zack! Empire
Oct 28, 2014 Zack! Empire rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dc-comics
This feels like a bit of a bland collection. I think it has to do with the fact that I’m just not familiar with the Green Lantern villains. Some of these guys I have no idea who they are, or what kind of threat they represent. With superhero comics a large part of the drama comes from the history between the characters. So when Black Hand shows up in this book it might be a big moment to longtime fans, but to me it was just another case of “who is this guy”? Although Black Hand does seem to hav ...more
Having read the first three volumes of New 52 Green Lantern and Green Lantern: Rebirth before having any basic Green Lantern background, I can say that this is a much better place to start Green Lantern comics, and that these six issues are petty good. The quality of the issues varies, but I felt that there was a good mix of seriousness and comic book camp (hard to take a giant "evolved" man shark seriously). This first volume also provides background about Hal Jordan's past and family that make ...more
Inês Silveira
Feb 18, 2014 Inês Silveira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, dc-comics
This was the first green lantern book I read, and now I'm re-reading the whole series I liked it even more.
The first pages written by johns and illustrated by Cooke... Perfection, one of my favourite illustrators working with my favourite writer.
The corps is now very reduced and they have to face remaining manhunters (with a new master), super evolved creatures, goblins and, last but not least, black hand, and protect (the empty) coast city.
Just another reason for my love for mr johns to grow.
Dec 28, 2015 Jbainnz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a full man crush on Hal Jordan. Not in a sexual way, I just think he is the absolute bee freakin knees!

I have been meaning to read through Geoff John's GL run for a long time and my wife just happened to give to to me on Christmas!

I'll start by saying that this isn't a huge epic tale that will blow your dick/tits off, but it's building towards something huge! I had no idea that John's was building toward Blackest night event since the start of his run! That's so god damn epic!! And not o
Jimmy Briggs
Jun 27, 2015 Jimmy Briggs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok so here is my only problem with this here on goodreads. I collected comics monthly and it became a ritual I took part in every week. I don't know what these collected editions go to, so I could be reviewing something way later and not even in this one here, so I will try to be as vague as i can.
Geoff Jones is to Green Lantern as Chuck Dixon is to Batman, for me anyway. Those men are the best writers for the character and universe. Like I said, don't know what happens in this one but i can ass
John Yelverton
Feb 01, 2012 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing return of Hal Jordan to the mainstream of DC Comics!
Xavier Guillaume
Jun 29, 2014 Xavier Guillaume rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Green Lantern fans, comic book fans
Taking place after Green Lantern: Rebirth, Green Lantern: No Fear collects Green Lantern vol. 1-6. Hal Jordan is alive and back in action. No more being possessed by the evil incarnate, Parallax. Also, no more weakness to the color yellow! Hal can finally ride a yellow school bus! Overall, this is a fun book with a lot of interesting characters.

First, we meet the dreaded Manhunters, created 3 billion years ago by the Guardians of the Universe. Who are the Guardians? They are the evolved line of
May 02, 2013 Abhinav rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-read
You can read the full review over at The Founding Fields:

Rebirth, the six-issue mini-series that marked the start of Geoff Johns’ nearly 9-year run on the Green Lantern book, was a story that completely blew me. It was pretty much a perfect graphic novel as far as I was concerned. Despite the fact that it was a transitional book and marked the return of Hal Jordan as a Green Lantern after spending a considerable amount of time as Parallax, and so would nor
Feb 16, 2016 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good start to the series. We get a recap of Jordan's backstory via flashbacks (mainly at the beginning and end), there are a handful of cool villains and the story moves at a great pace. There are multiple artists, and while I enjoyed Cooke and Bianchi, the rest were pretty standard modern comic artists (but not bad).
Nov 16, 2015 Kaotic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
This was a really fun read so far. I've been going through all the thousands of comics I own and reading them in order. I'd like to note here that I own the individual comics and not the trade paperbacks, but seeing how the trade paperbacks are all they have on this site, that is how I'll list them.

As I said, this was really fun - there is so much you can do under the Green Lantern title and this one does not let down. It's got a cool story, great action, great art and wonderful humor.

The stor
Wing Kee
Sep 15, 2015 Wing Kee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing amazing start, with a choppy finish.

Man oh man is this ever a good way to restart a series! The first 3 issues, the last leap out of the plane in issue! Then we get the fragmented 3 issue mini arc. as I said, it's an amazing start followed by a choppy second arc.

World: Pacheco is wonderful, I like his art, in fact I like it more than Van Sciver for GL. It's a little bit more clean in terms of line work and the sense of motion and framing is strong. Van Sciver is his old self, his
Apr 18, 2014 Gregory rated it really liked it
No Fear is a solid entry in the Post-Rebirth saga. We get a lot of Hal Jordan reconnecting with his old life and finding where his place is in the universe. However, a new threat is ready to take that all away. No Fear starts off slow and hits a break-neck pace in the last third. We get multiple villains, some new and some familiar, flashing through really fast. No Fear does a good job setting up the return of the Green Lantern Corps and the next installment, but it doesn't feel as strong as a s ...more
Federiken Masters
Jan 24, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Fans acérrimos de Green Lantern y/o de Johns
Recommended to Federiken by: Que le tenía una injustificada fe-
Me salió muy barato y la edición no es fea, así que no me recontrarrepentí de habérmelo comprado. Sí de haberlo leído, ya que cada capítulo me parecía más aburrido que el anterior. Antes de meterme en toda la animalada de Blackest Night y sus mil y un vertientes seguro le dé una releída, pero por ahora seguirá en mi casa de LP esperando una tarde con mucha paciencia y tiempo libre.
Matt Anderson
Collects Green Lantern issues #1-6 and material from Green Lantern Secret Files and Origins 2005

Geoff Johns writes the story for this collection which official kicks off his long Green Lantern run. He is the reason that I'm started reading this, along with great word-of-mouth for this series. I'm excited of the things that Johns will eventually create and the stories he will eventually tell (things I've already heard about), but as for this specific collection, it was just OK.

This volume acts as
Kim Dyer
Jun 22, 2014 Kim Dyer rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-comics
Although the opening story is a little slow and weak, this trade rapidly gains momentum. I was not that enamored by Rebirth, this collection reintroduces and develops a selection of classing Green Lantern enemies, including Black Hand and Hector Hammond. In doing so, it neatly paves the way for the Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night events.

This trade is easily accessible and friendly enough to attract a Green Lantern newbie like myself. My only real point of contention was that the art varies
Even though this is vol. 1 I am writing this for this whole run, I believe this is pre new 52. So Green Lantern is just awesome and Geoff Johns writes him better than anyone. This whole run started you off like you didn't know who Hal Jordan was, so you get a kick start then right into some cool manhunter story all the way through to the Sinestro wars and into the Blackest Night at the end of it. I just think a space superhero is awesome then you give them power rings, If you don't like GL then ...more
Matt Raymond
Apr 23, 2014 Matt Raymond rated it it was ok
This is supposed to be Hal Jordan's big return. He's not possessed by like a million entities and he's a GL again! But instead of giving him a juicy plot, it's a like a messy greatest hits full of villains with vague connections to one another. Then we get to see him become a test pilot again...why? It's not like he needs a place to fly and he has plenty of danger as a GL. It's like Geoff Johns was like, "Wait, he needs a human side to. Let's make him a test pilot again for no reason." Even if t ...more
Joe Mahoney
Sep 17, 2012 Joe Mahoney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I've never really followed along with the Green Lantern. All I really knew was that head a magic ring but it didn't work on yellow things. Dumb.

My son is getting into superheroes and particularly enjoys the GL cartoon. Who am I kidding—I like it too. So when I saw this trade at the local library I picked it up for both of us to read.

This is a bit of a reboot of the GL mythos. Hal Jordan is back from the dead and fighting old-school enemies like Black Hand. He also has family issues and an hones
Jun 25, 2011 Nick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Re-reading No Fear, the opening volume of Geoff Johns's ongoing Green Lantern series, I was amazed to see the consistency presented in the mythos Johns has created for the Emerald Warrior. Having read through the latest issue of the series, I was floored to see seeds planted all the way back in these fledgling issues for Blackest Night. This opening collection also does a great job getting to the heart of Hal Jordan. Johns wisely doesn't make this book about Hal's past, which would weigh down th ...more
Mike Jozic
This is another book that I passed on when it debuted, mostly because I wasn't too terribly interested in seeing Hal Jordan reintegrated into the DC Continuity. Granted, Geoff Johns is a competent writer, and I've always loved the work of Carlos Pacheco, but it still wasn't enough of a draw until I could read it from a library copy with only an investment of time to lose.

The biggest disappointment to me here is the fact that Carlos Pacheco, an artist I absolutely love, is around to bring back th
Apr 24, 2016 The_Mad_Swede rated it really liked it
This volume collects issues #1–6 and Green Lantern Secret Files and Origins 2005 and has writer Geoff Johns pick up where he left off in his Green Lantern: Rebirth miniseries in which he redeemed and returned Silver Age Green Lantern Hal Jordan to the fold. Like last time, Johns gets help from Ethan van Sciver. However, this time the latter is not alone: Darwyn Cooke, Carlos Pacheco and Simone Bianchi all contribute to the visuals of the volume. And none of them misses a beat.

The volume opens
Jan 31, 2013 Robert rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hal Jordan is back and I couldn't care less. Not that I have a problem with the character or his traits. It's just that Johns isn't capable of making me feel for anything Hal does or says. The writing is just amateurish and even when he gets the scene emotionally right, gets to some kind of climax, he ruins it with idiotic explanations of things that us readers should be well capable understanding. His Hal is not a person with faults who tries to do better, he's not inspirational at all. Just a ...more
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