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Old 07-12-2017, 06:03 PM   #1
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DC's EARTH ONE Line Returns With GREEN LANTERN

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Green Lantern is venturing into DC Comics' Earth One OGN line with a new book by cartoonist Gabriel Hardman, co-writer Corinna Bechko, and artist Jordan Boyd. Green Lantern: Earth One, which is scheduled to debut March 20, 2018, will revisit Hal Jordan's origin story with two unique twists - he's a astronaut for Ferris Galactic, and all of the Green Lantern Corps have been murdered by the Manhunters - and its up to him to re-start the group.
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:52 PM   #2
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Sounds good, though Hal's essentially Hal Jordan Rayner, but hey that's guess that's best for the people who don't like him, I suppose.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:04 PM   #3
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Unless there is a scene where Ganthet shows up and hands Hal a GL ring. Saying they are turning him into Kyle is a huge reach. This actually sounds interesting and might be the thing that finally brings me back to buying something GL related from DC in a longtime.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:09 PM   #4
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Unless there is a scene where Ganthet shows up and hands Hal a GL ring. Saying they are turning him into Kyle is a huge reach. This actually sounds interesting and might be the thing that finally brings me back to buying something GL related from DC in a longtime.
People have been comparing Hal to Rayner based off the description, since it was announced. I think it sounds good though, it's a definite buy for me.
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As long as it isn't part of canon I'm cool with it. Like Raker said, it's been a while. This is just like another Elseworlds story to me.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:49 PM   #6
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SUPER excited about this! Great looking cover and I like that they're taking a sci-fi approach to it. Maybe it'll help the writers of the GLC movie instead of just making it a "buddy cop" movie. Hal as a scientist is going to be interesting, but at least he still has that thirst for adventure.

Side note - I like that it appears they're not going to redesign the ring very much.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:02 PM   #7
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Did our boy finally get his shot?

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Old 07-13-2017, 03:34 AM   #8
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Lol.

I'll check this out as I've given all the other Earth One books a shot, though I've only liked the Batman and Wonder Woman ones. I'm a fan of Hardman's art so I'm excited to see what he does here (the article is misleading, Hardman's co-writing and drawing while Boyd is the colorist) but I couldn't get into him and Bechko's creator owned series, Invisible Republic, so not sure what to expect from the writing.

Too bad my dream of GL: Earth One by Warren Ellis and JH Williams III never came true.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:19 PM   #9
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I think Marz and other writers have suggested making him an astronaut before. So far I'm not a fan of the majority of the Earth 1 books. Batman being the exception.

This IS something different though, so even for being out of continuity I'm a little excited. I wonder if he'll restart the GLC with other humans, or if anybody else will work for Ferris Galactic?

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Old 07-13-2017, 04:05 AM   #10
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This IS something different though, so even for being out of continuity I'm a little excited.
Yeah, sometimes it takes an out of continuity expression of a character to reinvigorate the main franchise.... (i.e. "Return of the Dark Knight" ... okay, that's wishful thinking, but I am looking forward to this alternate take on Hal)
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:27 PM   #11
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I never read any of them. This is the line of graphic novels that had Superman wearimg a hoodie right? He looked like a total D bag in that.
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Yeah it's that line. Their Teen Titans was a bit of a letdown.

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Old 07-13-2017, 02:29 PM   #13
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Looks great, I love the cover, too bad this is 8 months away.

I'm not familiar with the team but I've heard good things.
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I think I've enjoyed every GL HC Graphic Novel I've read (which I believe is all of them- I suppose there could have been some disappointment I'm blocking from memory) so hopefully this will continue that streak.
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This looks sweet. I'm in.
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Hmmm. I was honestly hoping for something more akin to a retelling of the classic origin story, the way a movie like Man of Steel did, since I would love to see a nicely streamlined Hal Jordan origin story again. This seems just a bit too different for me, but I imagine I will read it regardless. As Big Daddy Dave Targaryen I said, it seems like just another elseworlds story.
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Hmmm. I was honestly hoping for something more akin to a retelling of the classic origin story, the way a movie like Man of Steel did, since I would love to see a nicely streamlined Hal Jordan origin story again. This seems just a bit too different for me, but I imagine I will read it regardless. As Big Daddy Dave Targaryen I said, it seems like just another elseworlds story.
I figure as long as these stories can stay contained (or quarantined) to their line of graphic novels, they aren't hurting anything by going so far off the reservation.
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Earth One Green Arrow will be a 3rd place Olympic medal archer who's mother is killed in a terrorist attack during the games. Batman will actually fund his war on crime, hence the reason their MO is so similar. He'll also be an ethnic character more to the tune of Conner Hawke.

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:31 PM   #19
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A few more details from the description on Amazon:

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Hal Jordan yearns for the thrill of discovery, but the days when astronaut and adventure were synonymous are long past. His gig prospecting asteroids for Ferris Galactic is less than fulfilling--but least he's not on Earth, where technology and culture have stagnated. He might be a nobody, but he's in space.

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, long since murdered by ruthless killing machines known as Manhunters. The odds against reinstating the Corps are nearly impossible...but doing the impossible is exactly what an astronaut like Hal Jordan was trained to do.
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That's kind of interesting. I am surprisingly not offended by any of this.
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I can kinda see why it's getting compared to the early Kyle era.

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Cool I pre-ordered...long wait until March 2018!
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:34 PM   #24
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I can get behind the new origin, it needed a modern spin, making Hal an astronaut makes sense. I can't wait to see the Manhunter redesign; I'm thinking something like Terminator mixed with Predator. It should inform us how they might tackle the next GL movie as well. I personally struggle (in my imagination) with the idea of making the concept of magic rings, and GL as a whole, appealing to someone coming into it cold. I think that's the big hurdle, it's a tough sell, and major changes to it will need to happen while still retaining the core of the character, and the sense of space adventure and inspiring heroism in the face of overwhelming odds. It could be great, they just need to be careful with how they present it. The aliens need to be unique, the design needs to be crafted in a way that the causal viewer can look at it and go "yup that's from Green Lantern" in the way you can tell it's a Guardians of the Galaxy movie from the color palette....

Sorry I'm rambling, just excited for this book.
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