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Green Lantern, Vol. 2: Revenge of the Black Hand (The New 52) Hardcover – January 8, 2013

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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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (January 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401237665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401237660
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It being 2013, it is hard to belief Geoff Johns has now been writing Green Lantern for close to 9 years, which is something unheard into days times of where one writer gets lucky to write a 6-issue arc for a character. The funny thing is, Johns keeps furthering the vast GL lore and manages to keep readers addicted to it every step of the way. So while Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro (The New 52) (Green Lantern (Graphic Novels)) was a rough jumping on point for new readers, loyal readers probably felt like they have read it before and it was a big tease of things to come. On the other hand, volume 2, THE REVENGE OF BLACK HAND we see Johns as he dips right back into his ever-growing GL legacy grow for loyal readers, and into the next big future event for Hal Jordan and Sinestro.

GREEN LANTERN VOL.2: THE REVENGE OF BLACK HAND collects issues #7-12 and the GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1. Issues 7-10 consist of the 4-issue story arc "The Secret of the Indigo Tribe", while issues 11-12 and the GL Annual #1 make up the 3-issue story arc, "The Revenge of Black Hand".

REVENGE picks up with Sinestro forcing Hal back into his service so that they may try to divert a future vision Sinestro had of the Guardians destroying the entire Emotional Spectrum, including the Green Lantern Corp. But before it can happen, the Indigo tribe shows up and captures Sinestro in an attempt to force him as a member of the Indigo tribe. But Hal won't stand for this, and in his attempts to free Sinestro of Indigo tribe, finds the true meaning, history, and ramifications the Indigo tribe have on the entire future of the Green Lanterns and impending war to come with the Guardians.
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By MONTE M. on January 8, 2013
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As stellar as the first volume was, Revenge of the Black Hand truly eclipses it in every way!! I rank this right up there with Snyder's Batman. This is a book that is firing on all cylinders as it leads into Rise of the 3rd Army. The continuation of Hal and Sinestro's journey to uncover the Guardian's secrets has been nothing short of phenominal. Seeing these 2 work together & slowly develop a true partnership really is the heart of this book. Throw in some beautiful artwork and you have an instant classic. I encourage anyone who has ever had even a passing interest in GL to pick up volumes 1 & 2 of the New 52 collections.
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A year ago, I would have told you that Green Lantern was one of my least favorite superheroes. Green ring? Constructs? Meh. My how things have changed, and I have Geoff Johns to thank for that. I say with only slight hesitation that Green Lantern just might be my most favorite superhero, beating out my beloved Batman. Again, I have Geoff Johns to thank for that. Minor spoilers follow.

You know Hal just cannot not be a Green Lantern, even if it is a knock off made by Sinestro himself. As Sinestro starts to inform Hal on a glimpse of the prophesies he saw in the Book of the Black, both are captured by the Indigo tribe. Their capture eventually leads to many revelations and twists, such as the Indigo Tribe's origin, their true purpose, whether or not Sinestro can find redemption, and just how immorally inept, pompous and twisted the Guardians have become (was it possible for them to be worse?). The character focus provides great insight into both Hal and Sinestro, seeing their strained friendship, if you could call it that, find a more respectable level where they move beyond helping one another out of pure necessity to the point where Hal is coming to terms with whether or not there is any good left in Sinestro or the Guardians. Geoff Johns has proven to me that he knows where he is taking Green Lantern's story, and that he knew it would lead to this point since the earlier stages of his involvement. The brief look we get at The Third Army compels me to think that they are far more dangerous than the rising dead during The Blackest Night arc, as if that were even possible. We see another glimpse of prophecies from The Book of the Black, catapulting a new crossover story arc throughout the Green Lantern universe, which I am eagerly anticipating.
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This volume collects issues 7-12 plus Green Lantern Annual 1. This volume picks up right where the last left off, with Sinestro demanding Hal's help against the Guardians. The story picks up with Sinestro asking in his not so nice way, when the Indigo Tribe shows up and abducts the both of them. Hal wakes to find himself on the prison planet of The Indigo Tribe and facing his former enemy, newest convert of the tribe, William Hand, The Black Hand. The Indigo rings of compassion have a redeeming quality on their hosts as Jordan notices this is not the Black Hand he knew from the Blackest Night saga. Sinestro is surrounded by the Tribe, led by Indigo 1, as they tell of their plans to make him one of their own so he can redeem himself.

After the confrontation with the Indigo Tribe, William Hand is once again in control of the power of the black light of death. He means to make Hal Jordan pay. All the while the Guardians are plotting the end of their corps along with the others by raising the Third Army!

Not a whole lot to add to what the other reviewers have already said but this addition to Geoff Johns Green Lantern epic is a great one! With Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro (The New 52) (Green Lantern (Graphic Novels)) the pacing seemed to slow down. Every since Green Lantern: Rebirth Johns has given us a fun fast paced space adventure soap opera with characters looking for redemption for past sins and failures while expanding a mythology about powerful universal forces emerging in the forms of emotion/colors.
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