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The Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Intergalactic Lawman

(The Green Lantern (2018) #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Legendary writer Grant Morrison is taking Green Lantern back to his roots, exploring the popular hero's role as the universe's best space cop. It's Law and Order in space as Hal Jordan encounters a mysterious alien hiding in plain sight, setting off a chain of events that will bring the Green Lantern Corps to its knees!

Grant Morrison (All Star Superman, Happy, Final Crisis
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by DC Comics
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Sam Quixote
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Grant Morrison writing Green Lantern is, on paper, a perfect match. His enormously inventive storytelling coupled with an unlimited array of alien characters and a protagonist with a magic ring that can do anything? It should be a home run. Except it’s not, unfortunately.

Green Lanterns are basically space cops and Morrison plumps for a cliched cop story for his opening arc: there’s a rat in the Corps and it’s up to Hal Jordan to find out who it is. All that means is he arrests some punkass alie
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, dc
For a Green Lantern book written by Grant Morrison, this was kind of... not good. I was insanely excited when the book was first announced, I loved the first issue to bits, but every other issue that came out after just got worse and worse. The plot is convoluted and not very interesting, Morrison's writing is unusually verbose (perhaps because he has to tap into a lot of boring DC cosmic mythology) and Hal Jordan is still a dick of a protagonist. Liam Sharp's artwork is the only saving grace, h ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

This is lots of fun, and very different from a lot of the Green Lantern content from the past several years.

First of all, Morrison's run is very bronze age. He also uses a lot of bronze age corp members that haven't been around for a while, like Volk and Rot Lop Fan. We also get a lot of major Hal/Guardian butting of heads that was so common in the bronze age books.

Hal's power level also seems way boosted here. He was always really strong (he does, after all, wield the most powerful
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Wacky SciFi fans
One of the wackiest, trippiest superhero books I've ever read, everything is just so alien. Morrison makes you feel like you're actually out there in space, experiencing the vast unknown. There's a lot of creativity going on here, unfortunely the plot suffers from it, its convoluted and that planet Earth being abducted plot doesn't really make much sense if you think about it, but hey... I thought Morrison did it for kicks and it was definitely fun to read, it had that whole Hitchhiker's Guide t ...more
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, net-galley
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review.

THE GREEN LANTERN, VOL. 1: INTERGALACTIC LAWMAN written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Liam Sharp is about Hal Jordan, and brings the former Green Lantern back into action facing several foes along the way.

Action is good for the most part, a few parts failed to keep my interest, while others were very good at doing so.

Illustrations were very good in my opinion, and I really liked the all green pages, ver
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, read-2019
Has its moments, but is kind of underwhelming overall. Can't quite pinpoint it, but I feel that it's just not flowing right. The art by Sharp is fantastic and his page layouts very impressive, almost like tableaus. Unfortunately the inventiveness and the skill leads to information overload and breaks any
panel-to-panel narration. Morrison's scripts are something between very clever and very silly, his protagonist hasn't shown any depth, yet, there's nothing at its core, which keeps you wanting
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gardner Fox's work on GL was one of the runs that inspired Morrison as a child so it's exciting to see him take the reins of the character. Getting Steve Oliff on colors and Tom Orzechowski on letters were inspired choices, giving it that retro-ish '90s feel (though of course everyone's experience shows), and Sharp's detailed art and interesting experimental layouts seem up to the task of Morrison's wild ideas. Even the loglines on the individual issues' covers feel like a nice throwback.
Craig Pearson
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. For a 'Vol. One' this book relied on much prior knowledge of the reader about the universe of the Green Lantern. This was definitely colorful but most annoyingly too busy. It was not possible to keep straight the situations or characters, they are just too many and strange. In old fashioned comic books I do not remember the silly attempts at humor.
Bill Williams
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With an emphasis on the 'Lawman' aspects of the character, Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp bring the weirdness of space to what was a very human-centric project. There is high adventure, epic weirdness and a few close calls.

Good work!
Cass Winters
Jun 23, 2019 rated it liked it
*I received this copy in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I share are my own and honest to a default*

I can't claim to be a Green Lantern fan. I have enjoyed some of his titles in the past, but he isn't a character that would have me run to get his collected works either. I decided to read this because it was available to request on Edelweiss.

The artwork felt as close to a Heavy Metal style that DC would allow Morrison and Sharpe to push to. For me, it was distracting. It didn't lend i
Jul 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Overly camp and throwback. There are some funny allegories for current world issues, but then when you think he is going to talk about issues around policing, he falls back to a couple of typical cop show cliches that build to nothing interesting.
The best thing here is the art (except what is up with that panel of 'roided out Martian Manhunter and top heavy Superman?).
I think the biggest issue here is that Morrison limits himself to telling a story about a non-god character (everyone calls him "
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am forever a Grant Morrison fan, and when I have the chance to read this at the first chance I just had to take it. It's nice to see a Green Lantern story where the whole "Space Cop" concept can flourish. I love Geoff John's work, but with every big event and grand adventure after another, it's great that there's a chance for fun. Not to mention, Hal feels more mature and mellow unlike his usual hot head persona. He's really grown from all of his experiences.

The other characters feel equally a
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Half Jordan was done being a Green Lantern, but with the appearance of the Blackstars, he has to come back.
This story spans "The Green Lantern 1-6" and is a story of betrayal and of how far a lawman would/ should go to save lives. Artist Liam Sharp brings a sharp and distinctive style with his artwork and Grant Morrison tells a story of a universe in peril. Hal Jordan investigates this threat with increasing autonomy and violence.
One especially interesting aspect is an exploration of the reach a
Chris Robertson
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Morrison is definitely a mixed bag for me: clever and innovative titles find themselves shelved next to “what the hell did I just read?”. This one falls somewhere in the middle. I liked playing up the space cop angle, and Jordan’s characterization was close to the mark. I was nervous about that last aspect being pushed too far over the edge, but it turned out to be part of the plot twist. The main issue I had was the ridiculous group of sleazy planet stealers....yeah, PLANET stealers. This is te ...more
Jessica Woods
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Green Lantern Vol.1: Intergalactic Lawman thrusts Hal Jordan back into the role he does best, playing space cop.On the new OA, the Guardians put Hal on the job of finding a traitor from a new prophecy. His investigations take him across the galaxy, saving planets and stopping villains.. Interesting and a little all over the place, the story takes the reader on a wild ride and still manages to keep your eyes riveted to the page. The art work takes a little old school flair and teams it up wit ...more
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, graphic-novels
Grant Morrison's latest take on Green Lantern is full of his trademark creativity, but the final result falls flat. The tone changes from epic reboot to campy melodrama (moments reminded me of Flash Gordon and not in the good way) to generic law and order story. Weird with some good moments, but disappointing.

[I received an advanced e-galley through Netgalley. The book is due to be released July 16, 2019.]
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, netgalley
So I really liked the vampire villain and. . . not really much else? I should give this volume a little more credit since it is the first in the series, but for some reason I'm not feeling as generous as I normally am about "volume 1"s. Green Lanterns are OK, that might be part of my problem also. I'm not as enthusiastic about them as I would be if this were an Aquaman or Wonder Woman title.

Worth a try, especially if you like Hal Jordan.
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you are a Green Lantern fan, this will be right up your alley. Alien monsters, battles are all non stop. Not much in character development but hey, there's not a lot of time for that when so many things are at stake. Recommended.
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Art fairly wonderful, but story strange.
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
A mixed bag.
Chad Brock
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jesse Carrasco
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have been a huge fan of Green Lantern for a long time but have stopped reading the comics when the New 52 first arrived so I was very excited to get back into the canon with this new volume. I was hugely disappointed with it. Nothing about this felt like the Green Lantern I grew up and loved. The story just made no sense. I felt like I was lost and confused for most of it. The writing felt clunky. There were hints of the Hal that I remembered and then were times where he was completely unrecog ...more
Jun 13, 2019 rated it liked it
**I received a copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

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Grant Morrison does a really great job showcasing the ins and outs of Hal Jordan: what makes him tick, what motivates him, what his goals are, and most importantly, his dedication to protecting Earth, and his loyalties to the Green Lantern Corps. That being said, I did find the actual story line to be a little...meh. I can't pinpoint exactly what didn't grab me, but I just wasn't super invested in it. May
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Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture-jamming and the constant reinvention of his work. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics' New X-Men and Fantastic Four. Many of these are controversial, ...more

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