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Green Lantern Vol. 3: Wanted - Hal Jordan (Green Lantern Vol IV #3)

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Hal Jordan has been framed for murder in this new trade paperback collecting GREEN LANTERN #14-20! Now, Hal is on the run from a legion of intergalactic bounty hunters and the new Global Guardians. Can he clear his name and discover who put a price on his head?
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 13th 2009 by DC Comics (first published August 1st 2007)
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Jeff
This one was read under duress!!!

Basically, I told Anne that if she would read a black and white Green Lantern compilation, I would go to the local library, close my eyes and randomly pick any GL title. Well, after accidently groping some guy (he shouldn’t have walked in front of me. Charges were dropped.), I came up with this one.

It seems that the son of Abin Sur, the guy who originally gave Hal his ring, has Daddy issues (name me a super villain that doesn't?), and because Dad, who was out sa
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Donovan
Feb 27, 2016 Donovan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Wanted couldn't be a more appropriate title. Global Guardians, United Nations, The Green Lantern Corps, (view spoiler), and bounty hunters all want Hal subdued or killed.

Hal is still dreading his time in Chechnya when he laments, "I should've worn the ring," and the torture he, Cowgirl and Rocket Man endured. Now Cowgirl is kidnapped on a retaliation mission. Hal heads in against Air Force and Freedom of Power Treaty regulations. This is where thing
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Martin
Mar 26, 2016 Martin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book has two stories:

- Wanted: Hal Jordan, a four-parter in which Amon Sur (Abin Sur's son) hires bounty hunters to capture Hal Jordan. Amon Sur is still angry that he wasn't chosen as his father's replacement and so he thinks that if he kills Hal Jordan at close proximity the ring will have to choose him as the new Green Lantern. But you already figured out this particular plan fails, because Hal Jordan is still around, after all. Art by Ivan Reis.

- The Mystery Of The Star Sapphire, a thre
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Brad
Jul 07, 2008 Brad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, dc
Lots of people want to kill Green Lantern, but one particular foe's put a bounty on Green Lantern's head, which brings out all sorts of vague galactic bounty hunters and obscure international heroes. It's the return of the Tasmanian Devil!
Geoff Johns continues focusing on the key theme in this Green Lantern series: guilt. Jordan is still overcoming terrible stuff he did when he was last alive. Past stories focused on his actions as Parallax, but here Johns goes back to when Jordan first got hi
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Kaotic
Nov 22, 2015 Kaotic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
(Note: I own the individual 32 page comics and not the trade paperback, but seeing how GR doesn't have the individual comics, I am using this to post my thoughts.)

I still don't understand why everyone hates this series. It's interesting, has great fight scenes, and doesn't drag out like some of the other series' I've read over the years.

I am liking how they are playing on the internal conflicts between the Green Lantern Corps members and the Guardians of Oa, it's interesting.
John Yelverton
Feb 01, 2012 John Yelverton rated it liked it
The book series stumbled and fell with this addition to it's otherwise excellent run.
Jennifer
Ivan Reis and Daniel Acuna's art were almost a palpable breath of fresh air after reading Green Lantern Corps. While I enjoyed learning about Amon Sur and the origin of the Star Sapphires, I did a lot of eye-rolling over the fan service, since so much time is spent with two "hot chicks" in skimpy magic outfits fighting each other over Hal Jordan. Blech. It's been a while since I've read a "typical" superhero comic that doesn't, at least in some part, cater towards a female audience, but I would' ...more
Josh
Mar 06, 2016 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first half of this book is my favorite arc of the series so far. I loved everything about it, and the twist worked wonderfully. Unfortunately, the secod half is probably my least favorite so far. That said, it's not terrible and the end somewhat makes up for it.
Logan
Jul 29, 2014 Logan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great green lantern read! This book takes place when Hal Jordan is framed, it made for an interesting story when he has the green lantern core and the whole Justice League after him! Highly recommend it!
Stephen
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Geoff Johns continues his awesome run of Green Lantern with Wanted: Hal Jordan This First story arc is where Hal and his two other fly buddies got shot down in Russian air space and got captured and they were tortured for months but eventually they escaped. Back at the Edwards air force base Hal got news that Cowgirl was recaptured, Hal immediately goes to search for her but this he won't make the same mistake as he did the first time he and his friends got captured, he takes his Green Lantern'
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Xavier Guillaume
Apr 27, 2014 Xavier Guillaume rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Green Lantern fans, comic book fans
Geoff Johns does not disappoint in Green Lantern: Wanted: Hal Jordan. We start with a rather intriguing opening, a dream sequence and flashback, relating to Hal Jordan's torturous experience when his Air Force team was kidnapped by Chechnyan terrorists. Previously, Hal Jordan had left his Power Ring in his locker at base. He never flew with his ring, which seems strange, but there is something exhilarating about flying without anything to save you besides your own piloting skills and the machine ...more
Gregory
Wanted: Hal Jordan shows the aftermath of his failed mission in Russia. We pick up where we left off last time, with Hal, Rocker-Man, and Cowgirl in a POW camp in Russia. The first section of Wanted follows Hal’s escape and run-in with the Global Guardians, tasked with bringing Hal into stand trial for his repeated violations of the Freedom of Power Treaty, which bans superheroes from serving outside their home country. This section is fast paced and exciting. We get a Justice League appearance ...more
J.
Oct 13, 2013 J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's starting to become clear that Johns really wants to build something epic here. He's dragging back old enemies and giving them new purposes and new vendettas (and sometimes, more complicated backstories.) It's all extremely comic-booky, but it is a heck of a lot of fun. His flaws are pretty obvious--it's long on explosions and short on emotions--but I like it, nonetheless.
Ernest
Jan 10, 2012 Ernest rated it liked it
I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed this volume. Both story arcs had their strengths, but I particularly remember the first story arc, "Wanted: Hal Jordan", for its (partial) look at Hal Jordan the human without the Green Lantern Ring, and the second story arc, “Mystery of the Star Sapphire", for its connection with the Sinestro Corps War.
Wing Kee
Oct 14, 2015 Wing Kee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imbalanced but oh so good world building!

This trade is imbalanced, the stories I mean, they serve a purpose but overall they are not that exciting. Then why 4 stars? Well because the world building and art in this trade is fantastic!

World: Reis is a good artist, he makes the ring pop so I found his arc and his arc fun, but the main highlight of this trade is Daniel Arcuna. Wow, his colors are beautiful, like a painting is his work here, and his panels and framing make for a visual journey. I thi
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Kim Dyer
Sep 19, 2015 Kim Dyer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-comics
I felt that this has been the strongest trade of this series to date. In the first story, Hal learns of the existence of the Sinestro Corps while also revisiting some aspects of his origins. It's a really well plotted story that has some nice twists and turns and Ivan Reis's art is still spectacular.

The second story isn't quite as pretty to look at (while Daniel Acuna's art isn't bad, it's just not to my taste), it does explain the origin of the Star Sapphires and therefore start to pave the way
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C.J. Edmunds
Mar 14, 2011 C.J. Edmunds rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel

When I first read the synopsis in my developing fascination with Green Lantern 2 years ago, I came across this compilation and saw that the basic premise of Hal Jordan being held captive in Russia without his Power Ring wouldn’t spark my interest. I mean, what’s a Green Lantern without his Power Ring right?
Well, here I am, writing this after learning what I have when I finally got my copy of Wanted: Hal Jordan
It turns out and much to my surprise and delight, that the story of Hal being held capt
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Ithlilian
Aug 16, 2013 Ithlilian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Hal Jordan and his flying crew get kidnapped on a mission and tortured...not really my thing. I enjoy Hal Jordan when he is punching Batman in the face and questioning the guardians, but his love life and the pilot aspect aren't really my favorite things. I am interested in emotional spectrums and deep characters, not flirting with silly girls and air missions. But that's why they say comics are for guys I guess, the female characters in this are pretty stereotypical and one dimensional. There's ...more
Zack! Empire
Oct 28, 2014 Zack! Empire rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dc-comics
This book is divided into two sections; Wanted: Hal Jordan and Mystery of the Star Sapphire. I have to admit I skimmed over the first section rather quickly. The idea of Hal being captured by enemy soldiers for leaving his ring off while he flies was an interesting one, but the rest left me feeling flat. It was just story lines I wasn’t interested in. Two cool things did happen though. Hal flies back to where he was being held captive to bust a cap in the ass of the people who held him. (In gre ...more
M
Jun 22, 2015 M rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third volume of Hal Jordan's relaunched series puts the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 on everyone's most wanted list. Hal finds himself besieged on all sides in the opening arc, as he attempts to rescue downed pilot comrade Jillian Pearlman. Flashing back to their shared internment, Hal regrets not wearing his GL ring during their previous capture and feeling guilty for their months of torture. Determined to not make the same mistake, Jordan charges headlong into a firefight with the Soviet a ...more
Matthew
Hal Jordan, one of many super heroes known as The Green Lantern, continues to wrestle with the ramifications of being recently back from the dead, and having committed atrocities while under the control of a dastardly villain. This time Hal finds himself being pursued by multiple parties with mysterious, yet easy to guess, motives. The strongest story here which was also hinted at in the previous volume is only told in brief flashbacks and takes place during the skipped over time period between ...more
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Its a little stepped up from the previous trades. Where the Green Lantern's adventure is starting to get big and ready to explode on grand scales.

We learned in the previous trades and in Rebirth that Hal Jordan inspired his friends and earn their trusts via fearless bravado. Here, in this trades, its the downside of that bravado that's being reflected as Arrogance, Ignorance and Improdence. Those traits and imperfections are taking their toll on him in this trades.

The arts are typical Ivan Reis
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Madeleine
Geoff Johns' can be brilliant and then he can be just good. Don't get me wrong, I'll take "just good" over bad anytime. But, I think knowing Johns' is so capable of writing great stories that when he writes just good stories, it almost feels like they're bad.
Wanted: Hal Jordan collects two story arcs: the first being where the collected volume gets its title "Wanted: Hal Jordan" and the second is titled "Mystery of the Star Sapphire."
"Wanted: Hal Jordan" is a decent enough story that involves Ha
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Hannah Givens
I enjoyed it, but there was a lot of backstory I just didn't have. Loved the art though -- bold and colorful with a lot of big spreads.
Nathan
Sep 08, 2013 Nathan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great story by Johns featuring a cast of colourful characters from various regions of the galaxy. When Johns and Reis are paired together amazing stories are usually guaranteed in this collection we learn about Jordan's exploits as a pilot in the Air Force, find out he's got a price on his head that a number of bounty hunters are vying for and the Justice League gets dragged in too. This story is not as large scale as Blackest Night or Sinestro Corps War but it offers some great entertai ...more
Kevin
Aug 27, 2012 Kevin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, green-lantern
The first arc was kind of interesting, but ultimately served better as a tear for the Sinestro Corps War. It was overlong and had too many "twists." Also, it being hinted at during the last volume did nothing for me. The second arc "Mystery of the Star Sapphire" was much better and served to return another old Green Lantern character to the spotlight. It also helped heighten my interest in the ultimate collision of the rings. Yes, Star Sapphire's new costume is pretty ridiculous, but it's the po ...more
Jacobi
Jan 31, 2015 Jacobi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trades-read
Man, I feel like I'm missing something with this book. Everyone, and their mamma, swears these are some of the best comics ever, but I walk away from each trade thinking it was alright. This trade especially left me wanting. Maybe I'm just not a Green Lantern guy. He's never really resonated with me, and maybe the Mighty Geoff Johns can't make me care about Hal.

I'm going to stick it out through the Sinestro Corps War, because the setup for that is interesting to me, but that might be as far as
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Fizzgig76
Reprints Green Lantern #14-20. Hal Jordan deals with his time as a P. O. W. and is forced into battle with Star Sapphire again. The Green Lantern stories are building in the new series and do a good job at having enough toward the overall plot while still having stories that make sense on their own. The only problem with Green Lantern is that it sometimes gets a little wordy with the backstory and flashbacks in this issue and it can be confusing. Overall however, it is a solid story.
Ashley
Jul 17, 2011 Ashley rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I've been really enjoying these Green Lantern stories, but this trade wasn't exactly my favorite. It toed the line of being a wee bit too political for me at one point, and the art towards the end started getting a little crazy. But it did have its moments. I'd pick the Sinestro Corps War trades or Rebirth over this any day, but if you're looking to get completely caught up with what's been going on with Hal the past few years, then reading this won't kill you.
Amanda
I wanted to give this 4 stars but parts of it were just sort of cheesy.. so had to be honest and just give it 3.
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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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