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Green Lantern: Legacy

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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  843 ratings  ·  199 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
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by DC Comics
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Scott
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
"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
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Chad
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 with
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Dan Schwent
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, 2020-comics
Tai Pham's grandma is a tough old lady living a double life. What will happen when Tai 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 younge
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Khurram
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hal Jordan is my favourite GL and yes this book is written with younger readers in mind, but I don't care I thought the book was great.

I have noticed the more multicultural elements and people in comics. I always go back to Stan Lee's said. If you want multicultural character. Make one. Do not just chande an established characters, nationality or orientation. Make a new character and establish it. I think this was done very well here.

The story and art work are great. I also like the background
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Rod Brown
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
My interest in the Vietnamese American protagonist and his grandmother could not offset the dull, abbreviated, and obvious storytelling. And yet another Earth-based Green Lantern? What's the headcount nowadays?

And instead of another American male, I really would have loved it if the book had just been about the grandmother's life as a Green Lantern in Vietnam. That could have been something . . .
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Kadi P
This was fantastic! I absolutely loved the genuine representation of Vietnamese culture. And it was beautifully illustrated.

Once again, the downfall here was how short it was. It felt a lot like the first 2 issues of a series, like half a story. I would've loved to see this as a full blown comic series, it has so much potential. And I've got a feeling there are plans for a second book because that ending was very open...
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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
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James DeSantis
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
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Laura
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
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Dan
Jul 16, 2020 rated it liked it
This was an average read. Better than most of the DC Kids content I have read.
Dakota Morgan
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
My knowledge of the Green Lantern universe is extremely limited, so this book was perfect for a newbie like me. The Green Lantern Corps are neatly introduced, as is the Green Lantern power set and those villainous Yellow Lanterns. Plus, the young, new Lantern is primarily tasked with saving his grandmother's Vietnamese grocery from gentrification. A simple, reasonable task that doesn't read as heavy-handed as it sounds.

Unlike some of the other DC Ink/Zoom books, Green Lantern: Legacy sticks to a
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Trike
This YA version of Green Lantern is good. It’s a bit obvious but then it’s aimed at 12-year-olds, so you can’t really expect narrative complexity from kid stories. Like Ms. Marvel focusing on a Pakistani-American teen, this is about a 13-year-old first-generation Vietnamese-American who inherits his grandmother’s Green Lantern ring. From there the story unfolds predictably but, as I say, it’s for kids. The diversity is nice and the theme of community is one we all need to hear these days.
Chris
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a cute, wholesome comic. Although this falls under the "DC Graphic Novels for Kids" label, it has a pretty broad appeal. Just because something is made with kids in mind doesn't mean everyone else can't enjoy it.

It's nice being able to pick up a book and not have to worry about years of continuity, this being standalone. But at the same time I like the idea behind it. Thirteen year old Tai Pham inherits his grandmother's ring, only to discover she was a Green Lantern, a superhero and no
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JT
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the best DC graphic novel for kids! It basically touches on a little everything but it doesn't feel crowded. This book was inspirational and a pure enjoyment for all ages. I really love what they did with the Green Lantern mythos and introducing this new Green Lantern character. I hope to see more from Tai the Thirteen-year-old Green Lantern. ...more
Matthew Noe
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is 💚
Lost in Book Land
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 st
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Jena
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
I had 0 expectations for this one and was very pleasantly surprised! Green Lantern: Legacy follows a boy named Tai who loves to draw and spend time with his grandmother at her store. When his grandmother passes away, Tai discovers that she was one of the protectors of earth, known as the Green Lanterns, and now this responsibility has passed onto him.

This did a great job creating a wholly new character that feels like an actual teenage boy struggling with this massive power and responsibility.
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Matisse
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A triumph.

This is my favorite DC Zoom! title so far. 'Green Lantern: Legacy' understands what a superhero story needs to be, while grounding it in a theme of legacy and acceptance, complete with honest characters. The artwork is a perfect match for the material as well. I forgot I was reading a comic toward the end; this tale flows like a cartoon.

I hold out hope for sequels.
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Sam Bloom
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars; not a big fan of superhero comics but I loved this one!
charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)
Rep: Vietnamese American mc, Vietnamese side characters, Black side character, Afro Latina side character
Rachel
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020, graphic
Love the continuation on the legend
Karen
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tai and his Vietnamese immigrant family are struggling to keep the family store open despite bricks through the window and feeling unwelcome in the neighborhood. Things change when Tai inherits his grandmother's jade ring. ...more
RedPoppyReading
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


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
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Christy
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Green Lantern is one of the few “main” superheroes I don’t know much about so Green Lantern Legacy was such a treat! Though I am not as familiar, I do have some sense of the Lantern universe. I appreciate how close this story stayed to the original universe. This might be my fav of the middle grade novels!

Lanterns aren’t born but chosen, so imagine Tai’s surprise when the ring chooses him. I love that Minh chose for Tai to inherit the ring from his grandmother, honoring the family legacy. It’s e
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Emily
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Minh Le is a great author, and that's why I picked this book up. I'm not a big superhero book reader, but I enjoyed Green Lantern: Legacy. As an adult, I knew the twist immediately, but youth won't necessarily think that it was too obvious. The artwork was great, too. ...more
Jenny Clark
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
I liked this one a lot. Green Lantern is one of the super heroes I don't know a whole lot about, and this was a good introduction to that world, as well as another good story about kids not being weak. ...more
Yursa Tahir
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one's probably my fav out of all dc ink/zoom graphic novels. The ending was a bit flat but i can overlook it because that artwork almost made it an official looking, full fledged comic book. ...more
Cande
this was great and so sweet. hit me hard with so many feelings. you give me grandmother-grandson relationships + supportive communities, and you make me cry.
Zoe
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved the art in this, and the friendships! I think this is a great middle grade graphic novel - emphasizing compassion, teamwork, strength in diversity.
Adam
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very cute introduction to the green lantern universe. Aimed at young readers, it includes all the appropriate Green Lantern beats.
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