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Showcase Presents: Green Lantern, Vol. 2

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Test pilot Hal Jordan was chosen by the Guardians of the Universe to become Earth's Green Lantern, an intergalactic hero who protects our world from the forces of evil, armed with a power ring that can create anything its wearer can imagine. Over 500 pages of black-and-white comics are included in this fast-paced collection featuring the Emerald Warrior's battles with the ...more
Paperback, 552 pages
Published February 28th 2007 by DC Comics

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Max
Aug 11, 2010 rated it liked it
Well, while this isn't exactly good, it was definitely a lot more fun to read than the Captain America collection from a similar time period that I read recently. I think a big part of that is 60s Cap doesn't really have super powers, while Green Lantern can, like many a Silver Age DC hero, do whatever the hell he wants. Turn himself into a letter or a robot? Sure! Travel inside his own power ring? Why the hell not. He even at one point defeats a yellow energy construct in spite of his weakness ...more
Steve
Dec 15, 2015 added it
This collects 21 issues of Green Lantern from 1963-1965, numbers 18 through 38, in glorious black and white reproductions. While the use of color is somewhat important in Green Lantern - you have to be on the lookout for things which are colored yellow, as they will come back to bite GL in the ass - Kane's artwork is so beautiful, and his page layouts so engaging that the black and white gives us more of a chance to admire his work. The first half of the book is mostly inked by Joe Giella, who d ...more
Jason Luna
Feb 12, 2014 rated it liked it
This was disappointingly more of the same as Vol. 1 of GL, and like bad 60s DC in general.

Gardner Fox largely took over the reigns from John Broome in this volume. Fox is marginally a better writer in my opinion, but that don't mean he's good. A lot of dependence on hokey "scientific" knowledge to have GL attacked by amoebas and scientifical derivations of yellow, aliens from random planets that won't ever come back, hokey dialogue.

No big character moments, no deaths, introductions, nothing. IT'
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John Yingling
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
These books are such a delight to read. Short stories, interesting characters--characters you care about and want to see do well---and stories without all the angst and dark tones and apocolyptic ramifications that today's comics seem to have. And, yes, frankly, stories in which good triumphs over evil. Plus, I much, much prefer the artwork from those times (the 1950s to the mid-1960s) than I do to what I am seeing from today. This was a golden age of comic art, in my opinion. Today's comic char ...more
Charles Eldredge
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining...some of the characters and situations show you just how different the '60s were.
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