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Green Lantern by Geoff Johns
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Sep 10, 2010

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bookshelves: comics-graphic-novels, 2000-2005
Read from September 08 to 09, 2010

3.5 stars. While I am a big fan of superheroes, I have not read a whole lot of Green Lantern material so I may have liked this more than some fans who may have found inconsistencies in the description of the "power ring" mythos. For me, I thought the description of the rings power being based on "strength of willpower" of the user was excellent. In general, I am not a fan of "unlimited" powers and so liked the description of how "taxing" the use of the ring can be and how difficult/impossible it would be for a "regular" person to use it (demonstrated very well by Green Arrow's attempt to use the ring).

Similarly, the explanation of the yellow power rings being based on "fear" was very well done as was the history/backstory of Parallax (who I had not read about before). All and all, a very entertaining story that makes me want to read more of the GL books.
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J.M. Just started reading this in bits and pieces tonight. I never read much GL growing up, but always thought he was cool anyway. I hope the movie is passable at least! I like the CGI so far in the trailers.

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