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Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol. 2 Hardcover – August 4, 2015
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"Superhero comics are all about mythology, and Geoff Johns came to Green Lantern with bold ideas that would allow him to turn the title into one of the most immersive superhero books on the stands."--The A.V. Club/The Onion
"An epic blockbuster ."--CNN, One of their Best Comic Book of 2007
"The talk of the comic book world."--USA WEEKEND
"Readers will thrill at seeing one of the DC Universe's best mythologies begin to return to its former glory"--WASHINGTON POST
"This is comic book storytelling at its absolute finest."--IGN
About the Author
Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The New York Times bestselling graphic novels Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac and Batman: Earth One which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.
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Jaws is brilliant; Jaws ad infinitum, less so. Raiders of the Lost Ark, amazing; Crystall Skull, not so much. Chewbacca is beloved; Jar Jar Binks, reviled. It's tough to even maintain brilliance, let alone build upon it.
Having found Johns' work to be refreshing and engaging, especially in JSA and Superman tales, nothing he had done previously matched the magnificent reworking of DC continuity to allow the original Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) to return to heroic prominence in the DC universe.
Through those first two dozen plus issue, going from "Rebirth" through the Sinestro War, Johns showed a great appreciation for the legacy of the hero from the 60's while building in new depth and (forgive me) color to the GL mythos.
Johns had a master plan and he displayed the next part of it in the issues included in this massive tome. He hit more than he missed, but he was already destined to fall a little short due to the brilliance of his first few arcs.
The best: the revelation and development of the emotional color spectrum, allowing us to explore all of our old favorites as well as develop some new ones. Sure, we knew green was willpower and yellow was fear, but now Johns codified Star Saphire as love and built whole new concepts around red (rage), purple (compassion), blue (hope) and orange (greed).
For me, this was the high point of this group of stories. How each color interfaced with others and/or tried to convert other corps members into their own ranks. Some truly horrible new ring-wielders were created as well as some imaginatively bizarre ones.
The not-so-best: Blackest Night. Zombie lanterns. Ho hum. The concept was high, the execution, somewhat flawed and the ultimate villain was horrendously disappointing. In my mind, a low-end DCU villain. I would have much preferred Johns use his gifted imagination to come up with an entirely new being.
The Blackest Night section of the book is fine, just not as brilliant as the first half of this omnibus nor the first collection during Johns' fiery flight bringing Hal Jordan and the corps back. But, these are all still better than "Brightest Day", the next arc (and next omnibus). Then the whole fight of the colors began getting tired.
This collection is absolutely worth owning. It's one of the premier characters of the DCU written by one of the premier writers of the DCU at nearly the peak level of his skills. And for those who like pretty pictures, John's words are always accompanied by some of the most craft-worthy and visually stunning artists in the DCU.
Plus, if you like zombies more than me, this collection is probably a 6!
The art is mixed because this omnibus is so big and it would be far-fetched to have the same artist on every page of every issue. For the number of pages and the cost here on Amazon, this is a very, very good deal.
The Sinestro-Jordan relationship is the most interesting dynamic at play here, and probably the highlight of Geoff Johns' run on GL.
Absolutely recomend it and I can't wait for the realease of third and final volume.