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Green Lantern, Volume 2: The Revenge of Black Hand (Green Lantern (2011) #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,935 Ratings  ·  123 Reviews
Comics hottest writer Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman, Blackest Night, The Flash) joins artist Doug Mahnke to on one of DC Comics The New 52's hottest titles, Green Lantern!
After the events of War of the Green Lantern, the villainous Sinestro is suddenly a Green Lantern, whether he wants to be or not! Now teaming up with his former foe, Hal Jordan and Sinestro find th
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by DC Comics
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Tomás Sendarrubias garcía Yes, The Revenge of Black Hand comes from the events of Blackest Night and Brightest Day.

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Gianfranco Mancini

Just my second GL read, but storyline was really amazing and easy to follow, awesome artworks and now really have to add Darkest Night to my future reads as soon as possible.
3.5 stars

It's an enjoyable read if you're a fan of the Lanterns, and you could definitely do a lot worse if you're looking to continue with DC's New 52. I'm personally not getting my hopes up anymore.

Anyway, Black Hand is back, the Indigo Corps are after Sinestro, and the Guardian have gone batshit crazy.
The 'secret' of the Indigo corps is also revealed, but I doubt there is anyone out there who has been reading these books who hadn't already figured that one out.
The origin of that corps, howev
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Oh for shit's sake Johns, do you really believe in your heart of hearts that the best way to grab your audience on page one is to have some alien race babbling in non-subtitled made-up consonant-vowel boulieabaise? Geezus man, I keep trying to give you a welcoming chance into my heart, and you keep taking an ex-lax dump on my front doorstep.

Carol Ferris in that godawful Star Sapphire tattered excuse for a costume. Great if you're a porn star attending the Adult Video Awards in Vegas to pick up t
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great collection here. The story was amazingly easy to get into, even for non-GLC fans, and the art was great. My interest in Green Lantern has been renewed!
Sam Quixote
Aug 09, 2013 rated it liked it
It’s been so long since I read a decent Geoff Johns book that I began to doubt whether he’d ever written anything worthwhile. But after a terrible year of 2 awful second volumes for Justice League and Aquaman, and the worse-than-brain-cancer New 52 Justice League of America, he actually wrote something worth reading with Green Lantern Vol 2.

Hal and Sinestro are kidnapped by the Indigo Tribe with Hal being sent to a cell where he meets William Hand aka Black Hand, last seen causing all kinds of
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This book has quite a few reveals and expands the lore of the Green Lantern universe, especially regarding the Indigo lanterns. It includes two story arcs, the four-part 'The Secret Of The Indigo Tribe' and the two-part 'The Revenge Of Black Hand', the first of these two arcs being - by far - the superior one. I really liked what Geoff Johns did with this volume, and I'm curious (yes, maybe even excited) to see how he's going to end his landmark run on the Green Lantern series in the next volume ...more
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Black Hand returns, and the Guardians of the Universe have gone rogue! Sinestro is making an interesting partner to Hal Jordan, and their camaraderie is fun to see. Johns is setting up for the rise of the Third Army, and has me eager to catch the next volume of his GL work.
Jesse A
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Well that was a pretty damn solid entry!
Ricky Ganci
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-52
While the first volume of GREEN LANTERN's New 52 story left me a bit disconnected from Hal Jordan's adventures in Space Sector 2814 as they continued rather uninterrupted from the pre-FLASHPOINT storyline, VOLUME 2: REVENGE OF THE BLACK HAND measured new and old into a cool, threat-level-midnight story about the impending collapse of the Green Lantern Corps and How Hal (Is Going to) [Got] His Ring Back. That, I assume, is all coming in Volume 3, but for now, I'm far more satisfied with John's se ...more
William Thomas
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me? He loves me not?
Geoff Johns, it's as if you're flipping a coin to see which books you will write with loving care and which you will make a completely confusing waste of time. In all honesty, pre-Nu52, I was never all that impressed with your work (not counting the Hawkman revamp which was awesome), and pretty much hated everything you did involving the GL series. But this? This?! You must really, really love us.

There is a strange disparity between the
There are eight organizations based on the colors of the emotional electromagnetic spectrum, one of which is the Green Lantern Corps. The most mysterious of the eight is the Indigo Tribe, a nonsense-speaking group of various aliens that wields the cuddly power of compassion and whose motives are unclear. At the end of the Blackest Night event, the Indigo Tribe took possession of Black Hand, the leader of the death-mongering Black Lanterns, and placed him under their control. The Tribe's handle o ...more
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book's a tick or two off top notch. Seems a bit odd to have Black Hand return as the villain again so soon after the previous huge Green Lantern event. The pacing is a bit manic, afraid to slow down for a moment. And I totally do not understand what's going on with the Guardians. I just can't see them turning on a dime and becoming evil overnight, each and every one of them, en masse. There's more coming to the story, so it's not all wrapped up in this book. I'll have to wait and see what h ...more
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This may have been one of the best volumes I've read in any title over the new 52!

Geoff Johns has done a great job with this series so far, but this volume really kicks ass. An interesting plot with great characters. Hal an Sinestro's team chemistry is amazing. I love there spiteful banter throughout this book. And I enjoyed the new artist as well. I preferred this much more than the previous volume.

Overall this was wicked. Read it. Enjoy it.
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great art, good story. Lots of setup in this book, but still enjoyable. The Black Hand inclusion seemed an odd choice, and almost unnecessary with the other things going on (Indigo Tribe/Sinistro conflict, Guardians going bad). Hopefully it's purposeful. Looking forward to more.
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I thought this was good but not remarkable, and then the interesting developments in the concluding chapter are making me want to get the next edition. ( sigh ) You win, DC.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
[3.5 Stars]
Jul 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
OK so this wasn't bad. Considering its Geoff Papa Johns...I think secretly he only wants to do GL, but ends up doing all the rest of it too.
Sinestro and Hal Jordan are still working together (reluctantly - does anyone in Johns' universe actually WANT to work cohesively? Or is in-fighting a mandatory part of all New 52 now?) to see what the hell is going on in the universe with the Guardians, but are kidnapped before they can do anything.
Turns out the Indigo Tribe has done this, to try and reform
Joseph R.
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The uneasy alliance of Sinestro (former Yellow Lantern and sworn enemy of Green Lantern Hal Jordan) and Hal Jordan continues from the last book. Sinestro has discovered a plot by the Guardians of the Galaxy (who lead the Green Lantern Corps) to get rid of the Green Lanterns and control the universe with a mysterious "Third Army." Before Sinestro has a chance to drag Jordan back into the action, the mysterious Indigo Tribe (who wield the light of compassion) drags Sinestro back to their home worl ...more
Mar 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I have to hand it to DC... the Green Lantern saga of the Blackest Night is probably one of the best storylines I've read in comics... while the Blackest Night was written a couple years ago the follow up story lines have been great and this one is no exception. The Guardians (the creators of the Green Lantern Corps.)have decided to eliminate all the rings and decided to create a third army to accomplish their goals even aligning themselves with the dreaded Black Lanterns... and bringing the firs ...more
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'll be honest and say that the only reason why I picked up this title is because I heard a new Green Lantern would replace Hal Jordan in this book. I've nothing against Hal Jordan, but I honestly can't say I'm a big fan. As it is, and given my admittedly limited knowledge of Green Lantern lore, and I enjoyed this volume a lot. Maybe Geoff Johns should just stay away from writing team books because while the Justice League is kind of terrible, this book and Aquaman are anything but.
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
And yet again.. it keeps on coming.. the great stories...

Soooo grrrreat to have Black Hand back.... right? ;)

Ok, I'm gonna stop talking and just keep on reading.. GL kicks ass is all you need to know now!

TJ Shelby
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc
Geoff Johns continues his masterpiece run on GL. The uneasy partnership between Hal Jordan and Sinestro continues. I won't give too many spoilers but go in with low expectations for the Black Hand part and you'll be fine.
Jonathan Roberts
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Okay you got me I will keep reading. Enjoyable and I am interested to see if this crossover that is next will be any good.
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So much better than the first volume, but that's not to say that it wasn't set up for this one.. Loved the Black Hand as the villain and the struggles Hal faces as a Lantern. Plus, hello! Zombies...
Tomás Sendarrubias garcía
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
La verdad es que el tándem Geoff Johns/Doug Mahnke debe ser uno de los que mejores momentos me han dado en la historia del cómic, y este volumen es uno de los mejores exponentes de este equipo. La Venganza de Mano Negra se encuentra dentro de la larga etapa en la que Geoff Johns se puso al frente de la franquicia de Green Lantern trazando una larga historia río en la que se englobaban una serie de eventos como La Guerra de los Sinestro Corps, La Noche Más Oscura, El Día Más Brillante, El Alzamie ...more
Douglas Gibson
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While I was growing up, Green Lantern always rounded out my list of top 5 superheroes, by being number 5, but if his earlier stories had been written by Geoff Johns, he may very well have been at he top of that list! This volume is even better than volume one, which I loved! I have not yet read The Blackest Night (I know, I know) so this post-BN story is my first encounter with the villain Black Hand and I love him. I am totally down with any villain that brings his family back from the dead for ...more
Robert Noll
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hal Jordan, Carol Ferris and Sinestro (who appears to be almost a good guy, but not as good as Guy Gardner) battle the nefarious Black Hand. Hal and Sinestro also discover a plot involving the Guardians. And Zombies!
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc, new-52, green-lantern
Sinestro znowu w tarapatach! Oczywiście wciąga w nie Hala, dosłownie wyciągając go z łóżka. Intryga z trzecią armią się zagęszcza, a Black Hand przybija piątkę skałom. Sporo historii latarni Indygo, dobry stuff.
Tämäkin Vihreä lyhty -rämistely jäi jotenkin mitäänsanomattomaksi. Ehkä en vain pääse näihin Lyhdyistä kertoviin sarjakuviin tarpeeksi sisälle.
Nathan Boler
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun read, just getting into the lantern comics. Great art.
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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 1990s 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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