Green Lantern Earth One: Volume 1 Review
“A fantastic take on a classic character!”
Hal Jordan yearns for the thrill of discovery, but the days when astronaut and adventure were synonymous are long gone. His gig prospecting asteroids for Ferris Galactic is less than fulfilling–but at least he’s not on Earth, where technology and culture have stagnated.
When Jordan finds a powerful ring, he also finds a destiny to live up to. There are worlds beyond his own, unlike anything he ever imagined. But revelation comes with a price: the Green Lantern Corps has fallen, wiped out by ruthless killing machines known as Manhunters. The odds against reinstating the Corps are nearly impossible…but doing the impossible is exactly what Hal Jordan was trained to do!
Like all the Earth One books, we get quite an interesting new take on one of DC’s classic characters. This time we follow Hal Jordan on his journey to become a Green Lantern.
What I really like about this story is the way they were able to work in a lot of the mythology of the Green Lanterns without it feeling forced. That, along with the changes they made, worked so well for the story and made it really refreshing. This was a very entertaining graphic novel. Seeing the various other Lanterns was a nice touch as well. Also, Kilowog almost stole the show for me, and it was awesome how they kind of set up Sinestro for what I hope will be a second volume coming out soon.
I really enjoyed the art for this book. Sometimes when it comes to the Green Lantern stuff, the art can be a bit difficult, but Mr. Hardman knocked it out of the park. Along with colors from Jordan Boyd, this graphic novel has a really nice look to it. All of the alien races look realistic and plausible—which can go a long way when it comes to science fiction storytelling.
This is one of my favorites out of the Earth One line of books. The way they were able to make everything work together and feel right is incredible, and especially so because I feel this is probably one of the harder characters to do something like this with.
I’m giving Green Lantern Earth One…
4 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots
Written By: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Art By: Gabriel Hardman
Published By: DC Comics