StoryTellerShannon's Reviews > Green Lantern, Vol. 6: Secret Origin

Green Lantern, Vol. 6 by Geoff Johns
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Read from May 18 to 20, 2012

This graphic novel was supposed to have been a great influence on the hit or miss Green Lantern movie. It follows the origins of how Hal Jordan, hot shot pilot with “father wounds”, joins the Green Lantern Corps. For those who don't know the tales the Green Lantern Corps is an organization of heroes who protect the universe from their version of evil and in time Hal Jordan will turn out to be the most powerful of the Green Lantern Corps heroes. The ring is fueled by an energy lantern but even more so by one's imagination and willpower. It does not work against yellow colored objects but that's an entire different and complex story if you dig into the details too much so don't worry about it if you are new (it's mentioned in this comic a few times).

There's a good and basic coverage of several of the main recurring characters in the series: Sinestro (who starts as a Green Lantern Corps hero and then becomes an antagonist to Hal Jordan), Abin Sur (the dying alien who hands over his ring to the first human as worthy of the Green Lantern Corps), Kilowog (the alien Green Lantern who begins to train Hal Jordan), Carol Ferris (the daughter of the the man who owns the airfield where Jordan's father died and later love interest potentially), The Guardians (midget dudes who put the Green Lantern Corps together), Atrocitus (a rebel turned super villain and future Red Lantern) and William Hand (a mystery character with ties to Atrocitus).

The artwork is classically well done but not superlative nor go out and buy it right away. My favorite parts were introductions of “new” characters (I'm sort of new to some of the Green Lantern mythology) and the verbal sparring between Hal Jordan and Sinestro. There was a nice emotional reversal for me on how I went from negative to positive about Carol Ferris as well.

ARTWORK PRESENTATION: B to B plus; CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B; STORY/PLOTTING: B to B plus; ACTION SCENES: B; WHEN READ: end of May 2012; OVERALL GRADE: B to B plus.
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message 1: by Mike (new)

Mike Thomas The book looks very accurate, according to the movie. But as all movies go, there are some contradictions. One of the more Politically Correct changes was making Thomas Kalmaku a pilot techie instead of keeping the racist stereotype Pieface, the airplane mechanic. Hal did not know of the existence of the Green Lantern Corps until YEARS afterward. The only Exitence of the Green Lantern Corps was Abin Sur, Sinestro,and Tomar Re. Later on, he discovered the other 7200 Lanterns. carol Ferris was never a pilot, though she did inherit the company.

Those are the big parts. There's more, but this could be an article in itself.


StoryTellerShannon Wise you are in the ways of Green Lantern.


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