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Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns (Green Lantern IV #2)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  1,294 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Hal Jordan--the Green Lantern of space sector 2814--has much to atone for. Possessed by an alien entity, Jordan once dismantled the entire Green Lantern Corps, killing many friends in the process.

Now he has regained the trust of his friends and allies and is rebuilding his life as a member of the Corps, a defender of Earth and a human being.

But fate won't let Jordan move b
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 7th 2008 by DC Comics (first published November 29th 2006)
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Xavier Guillaume
Apr 27, 2014 Xavier Guillaume rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Green Lantern fans, comic book fans
Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns starts off strange, but keep reading because it gets really interesting. The story starts off with Green Lantern and Green Arrow trying to stop Mongul from taking over Earth. How Mongul exactly plans on taking over Earth, it's kind of strange. Let's just say Mongul decides to play Suddenly Seymour.

The Green Brigade wins, for now at least, and then Green Lantern decides to team up with Batman to take on the Tattooed Man. Yeah, I think they could have d
2.0 stars. This volume collects Green Lantern 7 through 13 and was a bit of a disappointment after I read and liked Green Lantern, Book 1: No Fear. I thought the one story with Batman was pretty good but I found the rest of the stories very forgettable.
What a flippin' mess. I almost didn't finish GREEN LANTERN: REVENGE OF GREEN LANTERN (where was the "revenge," by the way?). It's pretty much a one-star effort and my perception of Geoff Johns's ability to craft a semi-cohesive story has really skidded to a halt (hire me, DC!). The tale with Batman in it redeems GL:RoGL for basically a half star, bringing it up to 1.5. I think I'm done with his run. I'm not going to subject myself to it anymore. He had twelve or more issues to convince me, and d ...more
I enjoyed the story with Hal and Ollie, but I thought it was more of a Green Arrow story than a Green Lantern one. Also, loved the story with Batman, if only because of the interaction between Bruce and Hal. The rest of the stories were good, too. There are some set-up scenes in it for Blackest Night that I enjoyed, as well.

The Revenge of The Green Lanterns picks up pretty much where the last volume ended. This book has three different stories one where he teams up with The Green Arrow the second one with Batman and the third one is the main story of this book,while the first two stories were good the last one was great, so i'll review the last story.

Now the main and third part of this book , an Lantern called Tomar Tu who was supposedly killed by Hal Jordan in the Parallax storyline, come crashing down to earth i
John Yelverton
The book series just keeps getting better with each page turn, culminating in the return of Arisia.
The Revenge of the Green Lanterns collection is not as good as Rebirth, but not much better than No Fear.

The Green Lantern/Green Arrow teamup "A Perfect Life" starts us off, an it was ok. Generic bad alien appears and attempts to kill and destroy. The special feature: plants that take over your mind and make you see your perfect life. That's interesting from a character development standpoint, but neither of the character's dreams are that hard to predict. Overall, it was a bit shallow, and ther
This volume collects #7–13 and picks up Geoff Johns' run where it left off in the first volume Green Lantern: No Fear (following his miniseries Green Lantern: Rebirth , which brought Silver Age Green Lantern Hal Jordan back to the DC universe).

In the first two-parter, "A Perfect Life", drawn by Carlos Pacheco, Jordan teams up with his old partner Green Arrow and together they face the children of Mongul. This is followed by a team-up with Batman, drawn by Ethan Van Sciver. Here Jordan and a w
Andrew Williams
And now we find ourselves into the second volume of Green Lantern, aptly titled, Revenge of the Green Lanterns.

This volume isn't as solid as the first volume I'm afraid, but, I think it's still a very enjoyable read. Given the option I'd have given this 3.5, but it leans closer to the 4 stars for me.

Anyway, we see the last contributions to the ongoing series of Green Lantern by Carlos Pacheco here, I believe he left for work on Superman, and we see the last Green Lantern work by Van Sciver unti
Phil Dean
"The only ones paranoid about Big Brother watching are the guys doing something wrong". Ho-kay, Hal Jordan. Apparently completely regressed from his Hard-Traveling Heroes days, where he learned the errors in his pseudo-fascist ways, the Red State Avenger continues to bring truth, justice and the American way to the many species and cultures of the galaxy. The second half of the book, which is set after Infinite Crisis, is a little more fun, but it has a ways to go. I also found out that Hal Jord ...more
Revenge of the Green Lanterns follows Green Lantern Corps.: Recharge and shows how the newly reformed and bolstered Corps react to Hal's return. The story is basically two parts. In part one, we get Hal teaming up with Green Arrow to take on Mongul and then with Batman to take on the Tattooed Man. I get that Hal and Ollie are friends, but his tag-teaming with Batman isn't really explained other than, "I'm going to give you a chance to prove you aren't the same guy who destroyed the Green Lantern ...more
This series continues to delight my inner nerd/child. Just beautiful. I feel I've regained something I lost. Weird to feel that way about comic book, I understand. But still, awesome. Recommended if you're remotely interested in men and women in cool superhero costumes, big glowy fight scenes and vast and beautiful drawings of other planets and outer space.
Pretty good, and it helps remove Hal even farther from his "evil" past. I will say one negative thing, though:

I know that they've been trapped by evil robots since the 90s and so are trapped by costume fashions of a bygone era but now that the lost lanterns are free I hope the women in the group are allowed to update their costumes with pants. Kind of distracting as a female reader (even one who started reading comics over a decade ago) tbh.

I could say all kinds of nice things about Geoff Johns'
Victor Orozco
Very engaging and all around an awesome story. The first part has Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen united as they realize someone is out there messing with them as they eventually engage with Mongul II. What follows is a brief tribute to Alan Moore's "For The Man Who Has Everything" storyline.

Oliver and Hal are exposed to a Black Mercy plant which enables them to see their heart's desire.

Oliver also deals with some small villains here and there and we get an awesome look at Batman.

But the really cool
Matt Raymond
At first I was a little annoyed. The first couple stories are stand alone's. Nothing important to read. But once the main story gets going, it's pretty compelling. Way better than the previous two that I read. This should have been No Fear, because the story here repositions Hal much better. I liked his re-team with Green Arrow & those aliens feeding of their memories. I got to learn about Hal's (and Oliver's) regrets. I also really liked the Batman story. After the Coast City destructiuon, ...more
Zack! Empire
It’s fun to see a team up with Green Lantern and Green Arrow. I haven’t read any of the Dennis O’Neil/Neal Adams stuff so I’m not very familiar with the relationship between the two, but I think every fan knows a bit about it. You have to wonder how a guy like Green Arrow, who shoots arrows, could even hold a candle to Green Lantern, who basically does whatever he wants. Still they do a good job showing that Green Arrow holds his own just fine, and their partnership is based on a mutual trust, ...more
Reading this I realized that I really *want* to like the Green Lantern series, and that this want is what keeps me reading the series. I've liked Green lantern ever since I was a kid and saw him cameo in Super Friends.

After reading the last few stories though, I've come to realize that there is a side to Hal Jordan I'm not really comfortable with: he feels he's above everything and everyone. What he thinks is right, goes. To an extent, this can kick ass. If he knows that he can do something that
Stephen Theaker
I received this book as a birthday present, and I was very grateful for it, so it seems a bit churlish to give it a less than enthusiastic review. I guess I'm a churl!

It's not a terrible book, by any means. It's well-written, the art is pretty good, and the production values are excellent. It just all seems a bit pointless and slightly dull, and it lacks pace and wit. Its constant focus on the past is reminiscent of John Nathan Turner's tenure as producer on Doctor Who, where endless stories dep
One of the things I can't stand about comic book super heroes being brought back from the dead is that the resurrection is always followed with a couple of years worth of moping and pondering about how "I used to be dead." and all the ramifications of such an impossible situation, and while this syndrome will fade, traces of it will linger forever. There are three short stories in this book. The first two are decent in spite of all the back from the dead soul searching. The last dwells not just ...more
This Vol.2 is started with 2 chapters that's totally out of places. They feels like chapters out of "Legends of the Dark Knight" but only for Green Lantern. They are not bad and it's a good thing to see Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Green Lantern/Batman hang out.

The whole book is more like 3.5 stars than 4. It has dropped it's pitch by .5 starts imo compared to Vol.1.

The arts are good but the story could have been made a little more solid. They have some pretty good ring slinging fighting scenes.

The weakest of the first three Green Lantern collections by Geoff Johns (Rebirth and Vol 1). The first half fills like out-of-place filler stories, which makes sense it was most likely being written while Johns was also planning and writing Infinite Crisis - which, I imagine would be somewhat stressful.
The second half propels us One Year Later after Infinite Crisis, and I'm not sure how much of the flaws I thought the Revenge of the Green Lanterns story arc had were due to poor writing or becau
The first half of this bisected book must have been released during Infinite Crisis and has nice character-centric team-ups with Green Arrow and Batman. The GA team-up rehashes Alan Moore's "For the Man Who Has Everything," but it's palatable. Geoff Johns excels at that stuff, as he does with reinvents old, lame villains, like the Tatooed Man in the Batman story.
The second half of the book happens One Year Later, and piles on a lot of plot threads to Johns' overall story of Hal Jordan trying t
Kim Dyer
Although I found the last couple of trades to be somewhat lacking, I though that this one was a marked improvement. The artwork (particularly the arc penciled by Ivan Reis) was stunning and all three stories contained were massively entertaining to read.

The final story - Revenge of the Green Lanterns - was particularly good. It not only marked the return of some older characters (including Tomar-Tu and Arisia) and neatly begins to pave the way for the Sinestro Corps War Event. Cyborg Superman al
Josef Horký
V podstatě naprostý průměr - akce stíhá akci stíhá akci... což se občas prořízne nějakou hláškou. Přitom Jordanovo černé svědomí za zdánlivě pomlácené kámoše skýtalo mnohem zajímavější zákoutí.
V podstatě nejzábavnější je úvodní povídka s mimozemskou rostlinou, která člověka "napojí do matrixu". Zbytek? 50 odstínů šedi.
Upřímně mi trochu vadilo, jak byl komiks rozkouskovaný, roztříštěný. Nepůsobil na mě moc uceleně, což celkové hodnocení snižuje. Kresba je však super, dialogy taky nejsou úplně prostoduché, což u hrdinských komiksů tohoto typu je občas malý zázrak :)
Chris S.
Aug 04, 2014 Chris S. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A Green Lantern Fan
They basicaly took everything that the fans hated before "Rebirth" and rectified it. You love it ,or you hate it (a bit like marmite) because they change storylines all the time. I loved it ,I would definitly not read this if I was a new green lantern reader.
Ross Baker
A fantastic story where Hal seeks to redeem himself for killing his friends in the Corp by tracking down and saving the few that survived the attacks. Great artwork and some amazing reveals!
Hal Jordan continues to meet and greet the DC Universe after his "Rebirth" in the second volume of the relaunced Green Lantern title. This selection includes a team-up with Green Arrow against the current Mongul, helping Batman shut down a new Tattooed Man, and discovering missing Lanterns in the clutches of the Cyborg Superman. The only hiccup I can find is DC's "One Year Later" mandate that occured throughout the line, forcing the titles to jump over a year in their storylines. Barring that ja ...more
The first three stories in this book are probably the best, though not all that original. The green arrow team up was nice and the reconciliation with Batman was awesome. Johns continues to fix the craziness that surrounded Green Lantern and DC continuity in general. In this volume he revives many of the old Green Lantern Corps. The actual Revenge of the Green Lantern section was pretty weak and, as others have noted, there is no revenge. This issue also has further build up toward the future, b ...more
Jenna (Book-Giraffe)
And back to having no idea what the hell is going on...
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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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