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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 741.5973
EAN: 9781563890871
ISBN: 1563890879
Label: DC Comics
Manufacturer: DC Comics
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: 1998-09-01
Studio: DC Comics

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When Abin Sur's spacecraft crashed to Earth, the dying Green Lantern used his Power Ring to summon the only man who was worthy enough to take his place. Thus Hal Jordan, jet fighter test pilot, became the new Green Lantern of Earth. This hardcover masterpiece reprints the original tales of Hal as he learns both the limits and powers of his Power Ring and fights against surreal foes such as the Invisible Destroyer and the Giant Puppet. In these timeless tales, we see how an ordinary man begins his journey of becoming one of the world's greatest champions.


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Summary: Jordan at the top of the game !
Comment: These 1st volume of GL's archives shows us the way that hal jordan became the first GL of earth. The mistic and innocence of the silver age is present in those more than 200 pages full of science fiction and outer space stories. John Broome wrote the best adventures , and the art of Gil Kane is excelent ! These re printed edition has extraordinary colors and a very good cover. Let the battle against "those who worship evil's might" begin , and welcome to the game !!

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Summary: Silver Age SF at its best
Comment: To create a hit comic today you need to tell the origin in the first issue, begin the exploits in issue 2 and kill a character in #3, just to stay alive. When Green Lantern was reworked in the pages of Showcase - in the 60s - this was not the case. Broome and Kane's SF masterpiece takes a full year to unfold GL's origin; and this is how it should be. Giving bits and pieces of the complex tale of an intergalactic police force while providing good characterization and admittedly somewhat gimmicky stories, Green Lantern is a blast, and one of the few comics of the era with a strong Science Fiction bent.
I leave it to others to review Gil Kane's art but suffice it to say that Green Lantern, some 40 years later, is still thought of as his character. Enjoy!

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Summary: Rediscover a great science fiction comic hero
Comment: This hardbound volume containing the start of Hal Jordan's Green Lantern adventures is superb. From the quality of the book itself to the great original stories, it's a worthy addition to your bookshelf. You definitely see striking differences when you compare this volume to the Green Lantern graphic novels of today. But there's room for us fans to like both.

I also recommend "Green Lantern: Rebirth". Hal's a hero for the new century as well as the last.

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Summary: A must have
Comment: I bought the Batman and Superman Archives before buying the Green Lantern Archives. When I placed them all side-by-side I noticed the GL Archives is much thinner; there's an eighty page difference! Also Sinestro appears in GL# 7, 9 and 12 which will be in Green Lantern Archives #2 just in case anyone out there is buying this for his stories. Even though I mention these negatives, this is a must have for any Green Lantern fan! I would give this book 6 stars out of 5 if I could ... the art is beautiful and the stories are simple but amazing. Go buy this now! Next on the list is Aquaman LOL!

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Summary: Comics as they should be
Comment: The first Volume reprinting the Hal Jordan Green Lantern series.

As the issues are not affordable this is just the way to enjoy the old stories that we all loved.

Some Classic stories here including the first Hector Harmond and the first glimpse of the Guardians of the Universe.

Far and away better than the current series both story and art.

Looking forward to future issue featuring Alan Scott crossovers.



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