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Old 05-31-2016, 04:37 AM   #1
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Default Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1 *Preview/Spoilers*

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Writers: Geoff Johns & Sam Humphries
Artists: Ethan Van Sciver & Ed Benes

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Old 05-31-2016, 10:48 PM   #2
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I really hate the symbol on her eye.
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:54 PM   #3
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:48 PM   #4
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I like the reflection of Simon on the battery. Can't wait to check this out today haven't picked up GL in a bit.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:46 PM   #5
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Really enjoyed this issue. Felt really nice and I enjoyed the set up for the dynamic between Baz and Jessica. Knowing Johns co-wrote this makes me curious as to how the book will be as Humphries writes it solo. Excited for Green Lantern for the first time in a while though!
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:41 PM   #6
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Just finished reading it. Really liked it and how it sets things up
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:45 PM   #7
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really enjoyed it, except for some of ethan's art that looked weird and rushed in some panels.
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:01 PM   #8
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I really hate the symbol on her eye.
Yeah, it's a little too "Dazzler" for me. And does she have to have the symbol *in* her eye as well as over it? Overkill.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:19 PM   #9
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What is it about Heroes wishing Guy was dead? Its not funny.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:30 PM   #10
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Well I gave it a try.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:42 PM   #11
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Since I've been defending this books right to exist I'm glad that the first issue wasn't terrible though it wasn't anything special either.

On the writing side of things it's hard to tell who wrote what so I didn't really feel like we got a handle of what Humphries handle on the book will really be like, overall though the story really just boiled down to setup which I found a tad disappointing. I'm also a bit disappointed that we didn't really get to hear much of Jessica's voice come through in this issue, I felt like we got a strong dose Simon and that's pretty much it. If this is truly going to be a buddy cop book that can't continue.

On the art side of things Benes wasn't as bad as I expected him to be but I thought EVS wasn't up to his usual standard, the page where Jessica and Simon recharged their rings really bothered me, Jessica looked like she was a gymnast on a balance beam...just awkward posing.

Since no one ended up in a banana suit I consider it a win. 3/5.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:55 PM   #12
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Art was great, nice to have talented artists on the book again. I miss Mahnke, I really took him for granted.

Cool story and it's got me intrigued but It'd have been cool if those first 3 pages were put to good use and added a little extra background on Jessica and Simon.
I liked the little twist and it teases a buddy cop/odd couple dynamic that could be interesting going forward.

I'd definitely recommend it if you're not sure.




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Really enjoyed this issue. Felt really nice and I enjoyed the set up for the dynamic between Baz and Jessica. Knowing Johns co-wrote this makes me curious as to how the book will be as Humphries writes it solo. Excited for Green Lantern for the first time in a while though!
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Just finished reading it. Really liked it and how it sets things up
Me too, which surprised me since I don't particularly care for either character.

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. . . I'm also a bit disappointed that we didn't really get to hear much of Jessica's voice come through in this issue, I felt like we got a strong dose Simon and that's pretty much it...
Actually, though, the bit where she meets up with her sister struck a chord with me since I'm a bit agoraphobic (my family would say more than a bit) and I could easily echo some of those thought boxes.
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Ugh. The art was the only thing I enjoyed about this issue, and someone else is taking over in the next issue. Very pretty art, for the one issue they could muster it up. I would have given it 1 star, but the art brought it up to 2 stars.

The rest of it? Pretty much the dreck I expected. I gave it a chance but I'm done.
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I originally didn't think i would like reading about 2 new earth lanterns when we already have 4 to read about but as I was reading this it made me think how its kinda cool to see how they figure out how the rings work and what they are capable of. It was nice to see Hal get in there and give some direction too
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:32 PM   #17
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I thought it was pretty good, I liked the setup and how they described the previous lanterns.

Thought the interactions did get a little goofy but nothing Hal couldn't come in and handle

Also, good to see Dex-Starr again
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:34 PM   #18
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Sold out at my store. I got the digital version, nice setup, nice art, nothing too ground breaking, but it does give me a little hope that things are going to be back on track.
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I just ordered my copy online today. Hopefully, it gets here soon and I picked up Superman #1 since I'm hearing some positive anticipation after a lot of New 52 backlash.
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Best part of the entire issue right here...



Honestly thougt this issue wasn't too bad, but I can't say there was enough there from Simon & Jessica to want me to pick up the next issue. If anything this just got me even more exited to see Hal Jordan take on the Sinestro Corps in his book and seeing that Van Sciver looks to be at the top of his game right now makes me even more excited for his return.
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I just kind of eyerolled when they did the obligatory guest appearance by the established hero that validates the new heroes' existence. It always happens, but it never ceases to be a groaner. "You were chosen for a reason", "this kids got moxy!", "Not bad kid!", or my personal favorite, "you will surpass him."

Ugh. Hated Hal's appearance here because of it. I don't want him legitimizing these two stale turds.
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Hal showing up was the best part for me as well. Love the art there.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:26 PM   #23
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Best part of the entire issue right here...



Honestly thougt this issue wasn't too bad, but I can't say there was enough
HELL yeah! But I actually liked the issue on my second read. I also read it after having been assured in a messaged by Ethan that there are some fantastic things on the way for the GLs title. So I'm a lot more patient now. Besides, REALLY liked the art. I actually like Baz a little better too, kind of feel sorry for him with all the hate stuff and his sister. I'm on board, and not even a week ago I was completely against GLs.

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This was a pretty good jumping off point. I like the idea of pairing Simon and Jessica since neither quite has his/her footing as a character yet. The art was very well done, and I'm always excited to see Atrocitus.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:22 PM   #25
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I have a fundamental issue with the concept of both of these characters and the setup has only reinforced it, especially since they now work together : they're both set up as victims.

Simon is a victim of prejudice, Jessica is a victim of a crime and also her own mind. While they're something heroic about each overcoming those circumstances, it doesn't mean they should get a GL ring and be responsible for millions of lives. At some point I hope to see them do *super* heroic things, but then it's the same problem that Kyle encountered - locked into being a rookie as their defining trait, and this case with "Simica", (Jessimon?) we're always reminded of their victimization. The writers (here and in JLA) need to figure out what they are aside from those two traits for them to have any legs.
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