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Green Lantern: Legacy

(DC Zoom)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  278 ratings  ·  85 reviews
The owner of the Jade Market has a secret--one that will soon change her grandson's life.

Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother's store, where his bedroom is crammed with sketchpads and comic books. But not even his most imaginative drawings could compare to the colorful adventure he's about to embark on.

When Tai inherits his grandmother's
Published January 21st 2020 by DC Zoom
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Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Are we on the . . . ?" -- Tai Pham, Earth's newest Green Lantern

"Dark side of the moon? Yes - are you a Pink Floyd fan? (amused pause) Your parents would get the reference." -- John Stewart, Earth's veteran Green Lantern

Delightful and spirited graphic novel intended for the middle-grade set - though certain references (see quotes above) make it just as entertaining for those of us nearing middle-age - Green Lantern: Legacy is the latest book from DC's 'Zoom' imprint, centered on main characters
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tai is a Vietnamese-American living in Coast City with his multigenerational family. He inherits a Green Lantern ring and all that entails. The art is vivid and bright and full of that signature green. Tai, his friends, and his Grandmother are all well-rounded, fully developed characters.

This is the best title from DC Zoom yet. What I really liked about it is that it embraced the Green Lantern history. If this is my introduction to DC comics, I can go and buy some other Green Lantern comics
Dan Schwent
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, 2020-comics
Tai Pham's grandma is a tough old lady living a double life. What will happen when Tam inherits her strange jade ring...?

My son's birth in August has had me keeping my eyes out for comics I might thrust upon him once he's old enough to read. I saw an article about Green Lantern Legacy and pre-ordered it as soon as I was able, long before my son was actually born.

Before I get into the meat of this, young adult graphic novels like this are probably what will keep the genre alive, pulling in
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Tai discovers the power of the Green Lantern when his grandmother passes on her jade ring to him. With very little training from the other Green Lanterns, Tai tries to stop vandalism in his neighborhood. But there is an even bigger threat hiding right under his nose, and Tai will need his friends support while he learns to harness his new powers.

I loved this comic from start to finish!
Tai is such a deep and complex character. His close relationship with his family is at the heart of everything
James DeSantis
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Green Lantern Legacy is another graphic novel for the YA line in DC. This might be the first I've read and I can see why it's so popular, even if it's not aimed for me.

This is the story of Tai and how he becomes a Green Lantern. Through his grandmother, he learns what it is to be a hero. While balancing home life, friends, and a new villain who, you guessed it, is using a yellow Ring, Tai must learn how to bring balance in the world and in his life.

This is pretty cool to see, and I like Tai a
Green Lantern has been around since the Golden Age of super heroes. I grew up with the Silver Age heroes, and it wasn't until recently that we got any diversity amongst any of these said heroes. Oh, we would sometimes get some people of color, but they were often side kicks.

So it is great to see Tai Pham, who is of Vietnamese decent, become the next Green Lantern of Earth. And, even cooler than that, he inherits this ring from his grandmother, who was a defender in Vietnam, before she escaped to
Lost in Book Land
Hello Again!

It's currently almost midnight when I am writing this review but things have been kind of crazy with the holidays and all the other things. However, here I am up late because I have started staying up late because I am off of work for a little while and I am just messing my sleep schedule all up. But I just finished vacuuming my bedroom, making a gallon of tea, and doing some other housework and was like I am going to write some reviews! Once I start wrecking my sleep schedule and
Matthew Noe
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Looking for books for reluctant readers or super hero fans? “Green Lantern: Legacy,” by Minh Le and Andie Tong is a fun, energetic graphic novel! This book is a fresh twist on the classic Green Lantern storyline, featuring the first Vietnamese-American Green Lantern. Twelve-year-old Tai Pham lives above his grandmother’s store. When his grandmother passes away, her jade ring chooses him to be the next Green Lantern dedicated to protecting Earth. Tai used his love of drawing to practice his new
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Out of all possible ways one could take the Green Lantern mythos and make it into a YA story, this is probably the best way to have gone.

Still, we're a little over-committed to Green Lanterns as it is. When I first got into DC comics, there were already 6. Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and Jade. Now I don't really know much about the newbies, but in the last few years I think DC has added 3 or 4 new ones? This kid is way, way unnecessary. Why does Sector 2814
Dale Russell
An excellent reader graphic novel adding to the growing universe of the Green Lantern Corps.

Young Tai Pham suffers the death of his grandmother but is equally shocked when, the ring that had always been on her finger, suddenly comes knocking at his door...literally.

A new GL origin...history of GLs from the past...and John Stewart...what more could you ask for?

Oh...and a little easter egg when you discover Tai's dog's name.
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A delightful addition to the Green Lantern mythos. When his grandmother dies, Tai Pham learns she was a member of the Green Lantern corps. He takes up the mantle and must learn how to be a hero.

This is fun. A good read for new comics readers.
Ken Yuen
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good origin story for Tai, the Vietnamese Green Lantern. Wouldn't mind seeing a more full story with this character.

I'm Chinese, but I'm also the son of immigrant parents, so it's cool to see a superhero with a background like my own.
K Whatsherface
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Who would have guessed that this one would be the stand out for me in these new young adult type comics? Probably because with this we got a new character not a reinvention of a character we liked. With new characters we don't have as many expectations of what makes that character.
NetGalley ARC.

I enjoyed this takeoff of Green Lantern. I'm not very familiar with the original story, only saw the terrible Ryan Reynolds movie, but I liked what Minh Lê did with it. I liked the family aspect of it. I also liked the illustrations. It was a good comic.
Jason Carpenter
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely aimed toward a younger audience, but I still loved it. Great characters that build off of an already great storyline. The art was awesome, too. Very well done.
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
One of my favourites from this line!
friggin cute!
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the themes in this book: family, responsibility, legacy, true friendship, and motivations.
Mary Lee
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel, 2020
I love SO much that Tai Pham's grandmother is a Green Lantern! Tai inherits her jade ring and becomes a 13 year-old Green Lantern, charged with helping to protect the galaxy. He inherits more than just the ring and the powers. The ending proves that.

Tai has great sidekicks, there is plenty of evil to defeat, and why can't there be a young teen Vietnamese-American Green Lantern?!?!

Liz (Quirky Cat)
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Green Lantern: Legacy through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Green Lantern: Legacy is the latest graphic novel from DC’s new Zoom Series. It’s written intentionally to pull in a younger audience. And that means we’re about to meet one of the youngest Green Lanterns yet.
Tai Pham is only twelve years old, but he has what it takes to be a Green Lantern. His whole life he never knew that his grandmother carried such an important job. He had thought she was
Kate Waggoner
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
@kidlitexchange #partner

Thank you to @dczoombooks for sharing an advance copy of Green Lantern: Legacy with the #kidlitexchange network. This middle grades graphic novel will be released January 21, 2020. All opinions are my own.

Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham loves to draw and lives in a small apartment above his family's story, the Jade Market. The store is run by his grandmother who is always there to help when someone in the community is in need. One night, Tai is awoken by something and finds
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was chosen through NetGalley to receive an advanced copy of Green Lantern: Legacy, so that I could share my review!

Tai Pham has been close with this grandmother his whole life, but when her health starts to fail, he learns a secret about her that seems unbelievable. Bà Nôi is a Green Lantern, and her ring has chosen Tai as her successor. Tai is excited by the possibility of having super powers, but the other Green Lanterns are unsure if he is old enough to handle the power at only
Bob H
This is a powerful new entry in the Green Lantern series, with a new protagonist, Vietnamese-American, 13-year-old Tai Pham. He's an ordinary, nerdy schoolboy in a crumbling neighborhood, living above the family store, having to deal with bullies in school and vandals in their neighborhood. It's a character that young readers would identify with, and the marvels (no pun) as Tai learns that his grandmother has a backstory -- her journey from war-torn Vietnam -- and a green jade ring.

For a graphic
Tony Laplume
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the impressive results of Green Lantern: Earth One, it is apparently now open season for insightful, brilliant new adaptations of Green Lantern lore. Green Lantern: Legacy is here.

Against the backdrop of a family of Vietnamese immigrants, Legacy actually holds off Green Lantern material as a supporting element, and yet still skillfully weaves its narrative between these elements. If I wanted anything more, it was a longer story! But this is geared first to younger readers rather than older
"No. We will not let fear drive us from our home. Not again."

I may not actually be a fan of superhero media, but I am a big fan of diversifying genres and including Asian narratives in genres that have previously been inaccessible to Asians. It seems like very few strides have been made to make more superheroes Asian (and some Asian superheroes just get whitewashed by Hollywood anyway) so I was interested in this book solely because Minh Lê explained he figured out what the story of Green
Amy Formanski Duffy
Tai is 12, lives in an apartment above his Vietnamese grandmother’s store. The store is called Jade Market and it’s the center of the neighborhood. Tai’s Ba helps people who are new to the community. Before she dies, she gives Tai her jade ring. It turns out that his grandmother was a part of Green Lantern Corp and the ring has chosen Tai to be Ba’s successor. Xander Griffin, head of a tech company called Tression, says he studied under Ba. He wants to buy the store and modernize the ...more
Torie Tonelli
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the publishers for the giveaway copy!

I really enjoyed this rendition of Green Lantern. The characters were strong, the story, if a bit predictable, was well written, and the art-style was vivid and bright.

The story was, on the whole, fairly light. Because the main character is a child, there aren't too many dark elements to the story, and the villain, while definitely evil, was not horrific. That said, there was an exploration of themes of racial injustice, and the author showed
André Habet
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read this while waiting on the bus back home. Such an earnest book that defines heroics according to compassion and community rather than fisticuffs. Honestly, I was welling up pretty much every other page from the depiction of the family’s immigration from Vietnam to the silly costume montage that pays homage to past GLs. I appreciate that this book is out of the mess of DC continuity but would love if the Tran GLs migrated to the main dc universe, especially the elder Tran whose time in ...more
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the @Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Releasing 1/20/20

The night his Ba passes away, Tai inherits her jade ring. He finds out soon enough that the ring has chosen him as a worthy successor to Ba: a green lantern.

The story moves fast as it follows Tai in his journey to understanding (at least begin to) the world and responsibilities of his power. This is perfect for reluctant readers and comic
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I am the author of Drawn Together illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat and Let Me Finish! (named an NPR Best Book of 2016) illustrated by Isabel Roxas (both published by Disney-Hyperion). I am also writing Green Lantern: Legacy, a graphic novel (illustrated by Andie Tong) for the new DC Comics middle grade imprint, DC Zoom. As a member of the kidlit consortium The Niblings, I write about ...more

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