Green Lantern Rebirth

Rebirth offers a lot to comic readers especially those who are interested in the whole Green Lantern history and it's wide and long mythology. It is like key events in the GL storyline had been discussed or referred to as part of the over-all story of this book. Also, Rebirth marked the return of one of DC Universe's important characters whose popularity (along with others) sprung the Silver Age of comic history. Rebirth is about the Return of Hal Jordan.

The word rebirth is synonymous with the word restart, meaning to start all over again, and I believe this is what this book intends to do. It intends to start back to Hal Jordan and the character that he had made famous, the Green Lantern. And Hal is back as a wielder of a Green power ring and the main superhero in this book. More than that, it also intends to re-introduce Hal to comic readers who have no idea about his character.

Geoff Johns writing almost explained everything that needs to be understood in order to rightfully return Jordan in his superhero character. From the yellow impurity that all Green Lantern suffer from, to the white streaks of hair that Hal Jordan fashioned back then, were all discussed and were given explanation in this book. The formation of the Corps, the destruction of Coast City, Hal's final sacrifice to relit the sun; these are key events in the Green Lantern storyline and were referenced in here. And Jordan's return to becoming Green Lantern undergoes events which involved interaction with characters that were popular to Hal Jordan. Hal Jordan's separation from the Spectre and the Parallax entity were vital to return his soul to his mortal body. And as soon as he is back in his body, he faced an old enemy, the renegade Sinestro.

Other key personalities in Jordan's life also had some of their share of appearance in some pages of this book among which were Carol Ferris (his former love interest ), Hector Hammond (an old foes way back during the Silver Age), and Black Hand (another notable enemy which will play a major role for a future event).

Clark Kent is Superman. Bruce Wayne is Batman. And although there had been others that had worn the ring, recited the oath, and wore the uniform with the symbol in it, Hal Jordan is the Green Lantern. Hal Jordan is back and hopefully for good. But everything changes and comic stories are no exception.


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