Where to begin?

#1 Posted by Skulexander (93 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to start reading Green Lantern comics. Where's a good place to start?

#2 Posted by CubicTurtle (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I was wondering the same thing a few weeks ago. Or a month or so, but whatever! I'd say Rebirth. It's all about the return of Hal Jordan, has amazing art, a great story... You get a lot of information in the beginning and it will be a bit hard to understand, but after a while you will get some flashbacks that makes a lot of it understandable. If you like it and want to read more (which you want to, for sure!), this link might come in handy: 
 
http://www.thegreenlanterncorps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17243

#3 Posted by SmashBrawler (4741 posts) - - Show Bio

Essential reading is in bold

  1. Green Lantern: Rebirth
  2. Green Lantern: No Fear
  3. Green Lantern Corps: Recharge
  4. Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns
  5. Green Lantern Corps: To Be a Lantern
  6. Green Lantern: Wanted: Hal Jordan
  7. Green Lantern Corps: Dark Side of the Green
  8. Sinestro Corps War
  9. Green Lantern Corps: Ring Quest
  10. Green Lantern: Secret Origin
  11. Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
  12. Green Lantern Corps: Sins of the Star Sapphire
  13. Green Lantern: Agent Orange
  14. Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse
  15. Blackest Night/Green Lantern: Blackest Night/Green Lantern Corps: Blackest Night
  16. Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns
  17. Green Lantern: Brightest Day
  18. Green Lantern Corps: The Weaponer
  19. Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors
  20. War of the Green Lanterns
  21. Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro
  22. Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1: Fearsome
  23. Green Lantern: New Guardians Vol. 1: The Ring Bearer
  24. Red Lanterns Vol. 1: Blood and Rage
#4 Posted by Skulexander (93 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for that handy list, Smash! I've already ordered the Rebirth and No Fear TPBs. Wish they'd hurry up and get here.

#5 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

Though my friends have started reading in various places (Blackest Night, GL: Rebirth, The Sinestro Corps War) I think a really really solid starting place for the unitiated is Green Lantern: Secret Origin.

This is a great way to prime you for the other stories, establishing the major players in the GL cannon (currently) and setting up some of the later stories (Blackest Night, Senistro Corps War, etc)

But, honestly, there's a lot to love and reading out of order won't ruin the enjoyment, but may "spoil" some surprises.

#6 Posted by Skulexander (93 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not against the idea of reading out of order, although a good order to read in is nice. I just want a really good, solid place to start. I'm going with Rebirth and then No Fear, since I already have them ordered anyway. Rebirth should be here tomorrow! Anticipation.

#7 Posted by Skulexander (93 posts) - - Show Bio

Just got Rebirth today and read it

#8 Posted by oldstevens (16 posts) - - Show Bio

I read Agent Orange and Darkest day tales of the Corps (due to my libary having those graphic novels in stock) and they where brilliant books.

As for the new 52 range I'm going to start collecting from issue 12, the annual and number 0.

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