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Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight/New Dawn

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Trade paperback.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by DC Comics
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Gianfranco Mancini


Maybe is a guilty pleasure of mine, but I really enjoyed a lot this tale about the fall from grace of Hal Jordan, the greatest Green Lantern, his turnin'into evil demi-god Parallax and the first career days of Kyle Rayner as the 90s GL.



There are here all themes that inspired the recent blockbuster Geoff Johns' GL run: the corruption of the hero, the (temporary) destruction of Guardians and Corps and much more, in another of DC 90s killing/mauling of one of its main heroes trying to gain more rea
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James DeSantis
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
The end of Hal and the start of Kyle. This is a mix-match of the two.

The first half is all about Hal's decent into madness. Before Johns came in and said "No that was a evil demon thingy, Hal would never do that!" we learn that Hal is losing himself. After seeing his city destroyed and many of his loves one killed, he goes a bit fucking crazy. Can you blame him? I mean, he has these rings that can give you almost anything, so he decides to get more. When the corps stand in his way he starts to
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Javier Muñoz
Jan 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: green lantern fans
En este tomo seremos testigos de la locura de Hal Jordan y su enfrentamiento a los green lantern corps y a los guardianes del universo tras la destrucción de coast city, su ciudad de origen. También veremos los inicios de un nuevo green lantern, Kyle Rayner, que está llamado a ser uno de los más grandes green lantern de la historia.

El caso es que es una historia (sobretodo la primera parte de la historia de Hal Jordan) de gran importancia en la continuidad de DC. Pero no se lo recomendaría a cua
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Alan
Nov 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Ah, good old 1990s superhero comics. Whenever deadlines, work, or any other real world stressor gets the best of me, it’s great to know that I can always turn to the completely mindless, though thoroughly enjoyable, action romps of my youth to dull my senses. I can’t always turn to 1980s superhero comics for this because, while they laid the groundwork for the angst-fuelled “grim ‘n’ gritty” stories of the ‘90s that I poured over as a child, the decade is too well known for stories like Alan Moo ...more
Ryan Stewart
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you are a Green Lantern fan at all, this is a must-read. If you're not overly familiar, this is absolutely NOT where I would start. While this story feels incredibly dated and cringe-worthy at times, the place it holds in DC lore and the stage it set for what was to follow makes this resonate with tremendous importance as you read it. It has that BIG feel that so many event comics fail to achieve today.
Clay Bartel
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While this book can still be collected for 60-100 $ on Amazon, Do not do it. This story is hidden away in a fairly recently released volume.

I've read this story in my copy of Green Lantern Kyle Rayner Vol. 1.

The first 3 issues in the volume are Emerald Twilight 3 part story.

I'm primarily familiar with Superman comics but I've read a bit of all the main DC heroes.

As for Green Lantern I was a Kyle Rayner reader as a kid and I only knew Hal as Parallax from the story Green Lantern Vs Silver Surfer,
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Francisca
Feb 13, 2018 rated it liked it
the first three issues, emerald twilight were much better just for the sake of how dramatic the covers were. the second part with the remaining five issues, new dawn were just okay. besides, having being reading graphic novels from the 00s onwards, it takes a bit to get used to the old designs and drawing styles. and. all. the. drama. in the writing. ...more
Otto
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
wow im impressed. for the first time in a comic book I nearly cried. the story does an excellent job of showing how Hal Jordan turns evil. a must own for DC fans especially Green Lantern fans
Ardhan Yoga
Nov 16, 2012 added it
Recommends it for: All Green Lantern's fans
This book is an essential core for someone who looks up for the whole Green Lantern mythology. The twist in this story arc is so overwhelming for a hardcore fans. Many fans said their stricture to this saga, yet many more find that this story brought a great impact on the DC universe.
First, Emerald Twilight.
The story tells us about Hal Jordan, the one who many believed as the best Green Lantern, overcome his life's disaster of founding his city, Coast City, where all his life and childhood and m
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Charles
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great little read. Filled in some gaps for me between the Death of Superman and Parallax. Succinct and action packed. This effectively shows Hal's descent into greed and all consuming power as he's seduced by the notion that he can rebuild Coast City and fix all wrongs. At first, you pity him and sympathize, but soon the reader realizes that no good can come from this and Hal has gone down a path that no one could have ever imagined. This leads to the introduction of Kyle Rayner, who is the last ...more
Kevin Knowles
Aug 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, green-lantern
- Emerald Twilight 3/5 Stars
This was occurring just as I was getting into comics as a kid. I loved the concept of Parallax and I still think these three issues hold up really well. Hal wracked with the loss of the things he loved and going crazy. He slowly loses his sanity and finally crosses the line. Awesome.

- A New Dawn 1/5 Stars
Then we get the 90's Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner. This story is controversial even today for the death of Kyle's plot device- I mean girlfriend. In re-reading it I f
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Sean
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Green Lantern fans!
Although I've heard and read about what happened I finally got around to reading Kyle Rayner's first appearance. I was pretty surprised at how modern it seemed at times. While yes, its very dated and hilariously "90s" at times, Ron Marz does a great job. At times the exposition was done too compacted so it felt like reading an encyclopedia on certain pages, the overall plot line was easy to follow. Mongul and Superman were both glossed over too quickly and Major Force's handling of Alex was swif ...more
Gregory
Dec 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I really had become interested in Green Lantern following the Death and Return of Superman storyline including the Knightfall trilogy. I didn't care much for Hal Jordan at all before then. After showing Hal's fall from grace and the introduction of Kyle Rayner, I was hooked. I know that some GL fans hate Ron Marz for what he did, that had taken a lot of guts to deconstruct an established character from the ground up.

Marz's run on GL was great and don't listen to some people who have issues with
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Scott
Feb 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc, graphic-novels, own
This was a good book, but I was looking for more of the Hal Jordan/Parallax storyline then was presented here. Yeah this has a good chunk of it, but really only tells half of a story and then jumps into Kyle Rayner's story. I just wish there was a more comprehensive collection of the Parallax story than what I found here.

That aside, the two completely separate stories told here are great in and of themselves. But you get exactly that, two separate stories.
Justin
Dec 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Green Lantern fans
Recommended to Justin by: Everyone
Shelves: comics
Four stars, but tentatively. The two stories are great, but New Dawn contains a moment that feminists rally against (probably rightly; although it works in the story, it's indicative of a larger problem in comics).
Eric Mikols
Feb 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: green-lantern
This was decent. The Hal Jordan stuff was interesting and it was cool to finally see how his fall actually went down. Kyle Rayner had a nice introduction, but the death of his girlfriend is as horrible as its reputation says it is.
Dan
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
ugh Super-mullet, really DC???
James
Jun 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
It was very enjoyable to see an overrated character snap and transition into an actually interesting ring bearer.
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Marz is well known for his work on Silver Surfer and Green Lantern, as well as the Marvel vs DC crossover and Batman/Aliens. He also worked on the CrossGen Comics series Scion, Mystic, Sojourn, and The Path. At Dark Horse Comics he created Samurai: Heaven and Earth and various Star Wars comics. He has also done work for Devil’s Due Publishing’s Aftermath line, namely Blade of Kumori. In 1995, he h ...more

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