I want to start reading Green Lantern comics. Where's a good place to start?
Where to begin?
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:
Essential reading is in bold
- Green Lantern: Rebirth
- Green Lantern: No Fear
- Green Lantern Corps: Recharge
- Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns
- Green Lantern Corps: To Be a Lantern
- Green Lantern: Wanted: Hal Jordan
- Green Lantern Corps: Dark Side of the Green
- Sinestro Corps War
- Green Lantern Corps: Ring Quest
- Green Lantern: Secret Origin
- Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
- Green Lantern Corps: Sins of the Star Sapphire
- Green Lantern: Agent Orange
- Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse
- Blackest Night/Green Lantern: Blackest Night/Green Lantern Corps: Blackest Night
- Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns
- Green Lantern: Brightest Day
- Green Lantern Corps: The Weaponer
- Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors
- War of the Green Lanterns
- Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro
- Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1: Fearsome
- Green Lantern: New Guardians Vol. 1: The Ring Bearer
- Red Lanterns Vol. 1: Blood and Rage
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.
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.
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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