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Green Lantern Corps: Recharge (Green Lantern Corps #0)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  1,643 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
With the Guardians of the Universe back, the time has come to re-form the fabled Green Lantern Corps. While some familiar ring-wielders return to duty, others are recruited - and not everyone appreciates being drafted!

Collecting: Green Lantern Corps: Recharge 1-5
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 21st 2006 by DC Comics (first published June 1st 2006)
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Feb 21, 2016 Stephen rated it liked it

Now that Hal Jordan had returned to be the center stage of the GL in Green Lantern: Rebirth, it was also time to restore the Green Lantern Corps.

With the decision made to re-institute a full Corps, the Guardians send out the rings into every corner of the galaxy to seek potential members to join the Green Lantern Corps. Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, and Kilowog all play a part in the training of the Green Lanterns that are going to Oa.

Meanwhile the Suns have been going nova and then collapsing into
Matt Raymond
May 01, 2014 Matt Raymond rated it liked it
This was a better story than No Fear, but pretty heavy handed in its message even for a comic book. We get introduced to new characters (and current favorites or at least familiar faces) Vath Sarn, Isamot Kol & Soranik Natu who all have their issues with being picked to be in the the Corps. But with Kilowog, Kyle Rayner & Guy Gardner reassembling a new army of GL's, they refuse to let them quit. It also helps that there's a new plot involving black holes and sucking the universe's energy ...more
I couldn't get into this for several reasons, not the least of which is that I didn't enjoy the art. It was diffuse and reminiscent of older comics from several decades ago, when artists in the comics industry were still transitioning between the visual storytelling of comic strips to that of comic books and graphic novels. The messages in these issues were extremely heavy-handed, even for comics, and even for Green Lantern comics. I lost count of how many times I was smacked in the he face with ...more
Brad McKenna
Apr 05, 2015 Brad McKenna rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Featuring Guy Gardner more than Kyle or Hal, this is about replenishing the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps. It follows Kyle's recharging of the central battery and thus allowing more power rings to be made. Suns are imploding and creating odd black-holes. A race of spiders in a part of the universe the Guardians have agreed not to police is also up to no good.

Not a bad story but not awesome either. It's but a 6 issue story arc. If you follow Green Lantern, I'd say it's worth a read. If you do
Mar 16, 2016 Martin rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Overall, a good story about the origin of the 'Rebirth' of the Green Lantern Corps, although at times very hectic and disorienting, with art that is crisp though at times uneven. As one can expect from the return of the Green Lantern Corps (expanded from 3,600 to 7,200 members), there are a lot of new faces and characters, some more appealing than others. I'm curious to see how this story will affect future Green Lantern storylines.
Shannon Appelcline
Jun 27, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-dc
A good reset for the Green Lantern Corps that has brought its back to its height in the Silver Age. Also, some nice new characters, at least one of which has become a favorite in the comic over time. Beyond that, the actual plotline was just OK ... but it was the characters that really made the book anyway.
Jun 17, 2009 James rated it did not like it
Horrible art with a few moments that were mediocre at best. Stay away unless you are a completest.
Wing Kee
Sep 18, 2015 Wing Kee rated it really liked it
What about Kyle and Guy?

Well, with the relaunch of Hal as the main GL and the new monthly series focusing on Hal and John where does that leave Kyle and Guy? Answer: Green Lantern Corps Recharge. This is also another relaunch title setting up the Corp for a monthly series of it's own.

World: I like Gleason art, I find his art both disgusting (in a good way...he loves to draw them flies) and quirky at the same time. His human...well lifeforms are a bit stylized and I like their facial expressions
Nov 11, 2010 Madeleine rated it liked it
This started out looking like it was going to be better than Green Lantern: Rebirth and then suddenly the last 1/3rd dropped in quality of writing quite a bit. It went from focusing on Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner (and Kilowog) and making me <3 Kyle even more than I already do and making me think there's more to Guy's character than I had previously thought to an advertisement for the US Army or Marines. Which, obviously, the whole Green Lantern CORPS thing means that its going to be difficult ...more
Apr 17, 2016 M rated it it was ok
The Green Lantern Corps is rebuilding under the direction of Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, and Patrick Gleason. Called back to Oa to serve as a trainer for new recruits, Guy Gardner is resentful of his latest assignment. It does not help that numerous rookie Lanterns are mortal enemies, disinterest draftees, or naive replacements for long-lost veterans. Aided by fellow ringslingers Kyle Rayner and Kilowog, Gardner and the reborn Corps are drawn headlong into a secretive plot to eradicate the ...more
Sep 09, 2016 Gregory rated it really liked it
Recharge to the Green Lantern Corps is exactly what Rebirth is to Hal Jordan's Green Lantern. Recharge sees The Guardians of the Universe deciding to reform the Green Lantern Corps. With Kilowog, Guy and Kyle in the lead, the Guardians are sending out thousands of rings and, of course, their first challenge comes very quickly. Recharge plays out pretty slow, which is understandable considering we kind of need a Green Lantern Corps to have a Green Lantern Corps series. So, we are introduced to a ...more
Apr 01, 2010 Zoidberg rated it it was amazing
This was just what I needed... a great science fiction stories with some super hero action. The Green Lantern Corps has been reassembled, with Guy Gardner, Kyle Raynor and Kilowog as the main characters. More rings have been created, and the story begins with different power rings searching for new Green Lanterns across the galaxy. The ring finds a young doctor to represent her sector, but she initially refuses membership because the Green Lantern Corps are reviled on her homeworld. There's a ...more
John Wiswell
Oct 17, 2008 John Wiswell rated it liked it
Neat enough little space adventure story with a total ignorance of the physics behind stars and black holes. This one seems to push a bunch of new characters into the Corps, but none of them are particularly fleshed out. As big as the explosions are, the story doesn’t feel like anything special. The most impressive things are theoretical – just that they exist in the book. For instance having met so many Gaia worshippers and reading about the earth as a life form, it’s really cool to see the ...more
Neil Coulter
Oct 11, 2015 Neil Coulter rated it liked it
I've read Secret Origin and Rebirth, so now I'm moving on to whichever Geoff Johns Green Lantern books I can get through the library (which, unfortunately, is not all of them). Recharge follows Guy and Kyle and the rebuilding of the Corps. Since it's all one storyline, it was not as difficult for me to understand as Rebirth, which I found extremely difficult. However, the single storyline also makes the book seem very lightweight. It was a quick read, and it was okay. I'm not a big fan of Guy, a ...more
Trevor Kidd
Mar 21, 2012 Trevor Kidd rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
With Hal Jordan returned to the center of the Green Lantern series, Green Lantern Corps: Recharge reestablishes the Green Lantern Corps and introduces some new faces. The action focuses on familiar faces Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner and Kilowog as they train the new recruits. New lantern Natu also gets considerable attention.

Geoff John's writing is up to its usual high standards. The pace is fast and even if the plot isn't that memorable, it's a fun read. The art work is colorful, if a bit too carto
Gayle Francis Moffet
Jun 29, 2014 Gayle Francis Moffet rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2014, june-2014
Completely biased opinion of a die-hard GLC fan: A really good start to the series, and getting to go back and see Vath and Isamot and Soranik in their first battles was a treat. I hope it holds up as well for first readers who want to get to know the Corps at a good jump-on point. I feel like it reads well and the rules of what's happening are easy to understand, but--again--biased, die-hard GLC fan. I just hope people dig it as much as I do, and really, if you like space cops or space Marines, ...more
Sep 22, 2009 James rated it it was amazing
This is the mini-series leading into the green lantern spin-off series Green Lantern Corp. Just as good as the other green lantern books. Just beautifully drawn, great story, great characterization, all around fun. Again, I got kind of giddy reading it. Just so much fun. Really like how these are about teamwork and taking care of your friends and less about any one person stealing the show. Everyone is needed, everyone contributes, they only survive because they stick together. God I'm a nerd.
Dec 26, 2012 Sean rated it liked it
First, a gripe. Gleason's art is too cartoony for my tastes especially when compared to the art in the main GL book. Now to the story, I liked it. I always liked Kyle and John but Guy wears on me but I guess he's supposed to be polarizing. I look forward to reading the tales of new GL's and their villains. The art made it hard to always follow along but still pretty good overall.
Nov 18, 2008 Sean rated it really liked it
For some reason, I'm a sucker for these Green Lantern Corps graphic novels. They're like space cops, but better. Sometimes the story is only okay, and now and again a horrible artist will substitute, but I can't shake this title. Nevermind any connections to the Superman universe or all the other DC hoopla, this is just an interesting world to get pulled in to.
Aug 26, 2012 Kevin rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, green-lantern
2.5 Stars. The first three issues are strong character development for Kyle Rayner, Kilowog and especially Guy Gardener. The last two are okay, but they're very cliche fighting and inspirational speech to victory type deals. This is a very strong introduction to the new Corps and a promising start to the revised series.
Jun 26, 2012 Gregory rated it it was amazing
This is a great follow up to Green Lantern: Rebirth. Geoff Johns does an excellent job spotlighting the Green Lantern Corps. It is action packed and shows how each Lantern stuggles to overcome their own fears whether if it is Insecurity and a lack of faith in themselves and others.

This is a great companion series to Green Lantern.
Apr 15, 2011 Scott rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, own, dc
This was a good read and a reboot of the Green Lantern Corps along with Green Lantern Rebirth. Some enjoyable story as many new lanterns are recruited into the Corps and the little-blue man talk about their mysterious new plans.
May 10, 2016 Koen rated it liked it
Good to see the GL Corps is back..
Really liked Guy in this one.. Well, Guy always is a cool guy of course ;) And don't forget about our other favorite GL: Kilawog!!
Story was definitely well brought and the artwork was nicely done..
Thumbs up for this one.
Ivan Leong
Sep 26, 2014 Ivan Leong rated it did not like it
This book is centered around Guy Gardner, another rebellious character, same as Hal Jordan /yawn. I cant seem to like him and find his character annoying at times. The art was mediocre. Story line and plot unimportant. Not recommended.
May 22, 2013 Orion rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Started off great. I automatically loved Sora. But it couldn't really hold my interest. The villains were lame, the ending was cheesy, and I just can't stand too much of Guy. Sora and Kilowog were the only ones of interest to me, really.
Dec 26, 2009 Travis rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
Nice restart of the GL Corps, where they are treated as a mix of Jedi and cops. Nicely done and I liked the mix of characters.
Great example of how to do a set up/introduction story arc to a series.
Reads like a cosmic cop TV show. Lots of fun.
Apr 02, 2010 Sophie rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Not as good as some of the later GLC stuff, but worth it for what Guy Gardner does to say goodbye to Batman. I'm still laughing :D And the Guy/Kyle interaction is to die for.
Jessie Radford
Mar 30, 2013 Jessie Radford rated it really liked it
Any time guy gardner is involved it's usually pretty funny. No respect but doesn't take any bs. Top notch.
Dave Johnson
May 26, 2010 Dave Johnson rated it really liked it
man, i love Green Lantern. i thought this was a fun read, though it probably could've been a more engrossing story.
James Dunphy
Apr 28, 2013 James Dunphy rated it really liked it
Space spider guilds, webs of black holes, a whole new core, and Guy Gardner. What isn't to like here poozer?
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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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