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They’re the newest recruits to the Green Lantern Corps, but learning to trust each other is the hardest challenge Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz may ever face! Their pasts, their personalities, their hidden fears and deepest secrets—the gap between them is hard to overcome…and it just might make them the greatest partners the Corps has ever seen. Buried in the deepest recesses They’re the newest recruits to the Green Lantern Corps, but learning to trust each other is the hardest challenge Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz may ever face! Their pasts, their personalities, their hidden fears and deepest secrets—the gap between them is hard to overcome…and it just might make them the greatest partners the Corps has ever seen. Buried in the deepest recesses of the universe by the immortal Guardians is a weapon of colossal power: the Phantom Ring, capable of controlling the entire Emotional Spectrum that fuels Lanterns of every color. And a sinister figure from the Lanterns’ past has placed the ring in the hands of a human who’s singularly unfit to wield such an awesome responsibility. Can Simon and Jessica come together and defeat this nearly omnipotent foe? Or will the fractured light of the Phantom Lantern be the last thing they ever see? Find out in GREEN LANTERNS VOL. 2: THE PHANTOM LANTERN, from the acclaimed creative team of writer Sam Humphries and artists Robson Rocha, Ed Benes and Eduardo Pansica—blazing forth from the blockbuster DC Universe Rebirth event! Collects issues #7-14.


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They’re the newest recruits to the Green Lantern Corps, but learning to trust each other is the hardest challenge Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz may ever face! Their pasts, their personalities, their hidden fears and deepest secrets—the gap between them is hard to overcome…and it just might make them the greatest partners the Corps has ever seen. Buried in the deepest recesses They’re the newest recruits to the Green Lantern Corps, but learning to trust each other is the hardest challenge Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz may ever face! Their pasts, their personalities, their hidden fears and deepest secrets—the gap between them is hard to overcome…and it just might make them the greatest partners the Corps has ever seen. Buried in the deepest recesses of the universe by the immortal Guardians is a weapon of colossal power: the Phantom Ring, capable of controlling the entire Emotional Spectrum that fuels Lanterns of every color. And a sinister figure from the Lanterns’ past has placed the ring in the hands of a human who’s singularly unfit to wield such an awesome responsibility. Can Simon and Jessica come together and defeat this nearly omnipotent foe? Or will the fractured light of the Phantom Lantern be the last thing they ever see? Find out in GREEN LANTERNS VOL. 2: THE PHANTOM LANTERN, from the acclaimed creative team of writer Sam Humphries and artists Robson Rocha, Ed Benes and Eduardo Pansica—blazing forth from the blockbuster DC Universe Rebirth event! Collects issues #7-14.

30 review for Green Lanterns, Vol. 2: The Phantom Lantern

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    I was hoping i'd enjoy the second volume of Green Lanterns more than the first, but I didn't expect The Phantom Lantern to be this damn good. Sam Humphries strong narrative and character development pushed the book close to five star territory and it benefits from more consistent artwork this time around, too. Jessica Cruz steals the show again, with her likeable personality and ongoing battle with anxiety making her one of my current favourite characters in comics. Simon Baz also feels more fles I was hoping i'd enjoy the second volume of Green Lanterns more than the first, but I didn't expect The Phantom Lantern to be this damn good. Sam Humphries strong narrative and character development pushed the book close to five star territory and it benefits from more consistent artwork this time around, too. Jessica Cruz steals the show again, with her likeable personality and ongoing battle with anxiety making her one of my current favourite characters in comics. Simon Baz also feels more fleshed out this time around and his dynamic with Jess is developing really well. Following a great, family focused two-parter that provides a breather between main arcs, The Phantom Lantern kicks off with a strong issue that firmly establishes the titular character and his motivations. Humphries story only gets better as things progress and it hits some memorable highs along the way. This really felt like a Rebirth book as it touched upon the themes of hope and heroism like other titles such as Superman and The Flash. This volume is also more visually cohesive thanks to an alternating art team with fairly similar styles. I'm still not fully sold on Robson Rocha's art (something about his linework isn't to my taste) but otherwise this is a good looking book. Ever-reliable colourist Blond ties it together with a strong palette, including double page spreads that vividly depict the Lanterns colour spectrum. Green Lanterns has definitely capitalised on its potential and if the creative team can maintain this level of quality then the series will soon be unmissable. Great stuff.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Our two rookie Lanterns stumble through life as they try and learn the ropes on how to be a Green Lantern. This is the part Humphries really shines at. Neither of the Lanterns have really been trained and have to figure out how to both get past their own insecurities and physically figure out how to do their jobs. Rami, a rogue Guardian has shown up at Baz's doorstep hiding a weapon of great power. The Phantom Ring, a power ring that anyone can wear, not just those that are chosen. And it has the Our two rookie Lanterns stumble through life as they try and learn the ropes on how to be a Green Lantern. This is the part Humphries really shines at. Neither of the Lanterns have really been trained and have to figure out how to both get past their own insecurities and physically figure out how to do their jobs. Rami, a rogue Guardian has shown up at Baz's doorstep hiding a weapon of great power. The Phantom Ring, a power ring that anyone can wear, not just those that are chosen. And it has the powers of the entire emotional spectrum. Will Baz and Jessica be able to defeat the Phantom Lantern when the ring is stolen? Received an advance copy from DC and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Talk about a nice improvement. Sam Humphries be killin it now days . So Jessica and Simon are starting to get along better. I love the brother/sister type situation they're in. I also love the fact Simon is trying to redeem himself from his past while Jessica is learning to deal with her anxiety and self doubt. They're both horrible things that everyday people deal with but watching then do that on top of their jobs as Lanterns is great. Now we have a new Ring wielder who gains the Phantom Ring. Talk about a nice improvement. Sam Humphries be killin it now days . So Jessica and Simon are starting to get along better. I love the brother/sister type situation they're in. I also love the fact Simon is trying to redeem himself from his past while Jessica is learning to deal with her anxiety and self doubt. They're both horrible things that everyday people deal with but watching then do that on top of their jobs as Lanterns is great. Now we have a new Ring wielder who gains the Phantom Ring. This ring basically has all the different emotions into one ring making it extremely powerful but very very dangerous. Together the two Green Lanterns of earth must figure a way to help this new user before shit gets really bad. Good: Really enjoyed Jessica and Simon's natural growth. It isn't going to happen over night. Them dealing with their own issues but working together has to form naturally. I also enjoyed the Phantom Ring storyline a lot and the background was pretty interesting. The way the Lanterns handle it isn't the norm of superhero beatdowns either which I liked. Bad: The ending was kind of cliche. Okay very very cliche, but I'm hoping Sam knows how to spice it up some which I think he does. Overall highly entertaining and fun read. Sam obviously loves this universe and characters and decides to create some great stories with it. A 4 out of 5.

  4. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Talk about a nice improvement. Sam Humphries be killin it now days . So Jessica and Simon are starting to get along better. I love the brother/sister type situation they're in. I also love the fact Simon is trying to redeem himself from his past while Jessica is learning to deal with her anxiety and self doubt. They're both horrible things that everyday people deal with but watching then do that on top of their jobs as Lanterns is great. Now we have a new Ring wielder who gains the Phantom Ring. Talk about a nice improvement. Sam Humphries be killin it now days . So Jessica and Simon are starting to get along better. I love the brother/sister type situation they're in. I also love the fact Simon is trying to redeem himself from his past while Jessica is learning to deal with her anxiety and self doubt. They're both horrible things that everyday people deal with but watching then do that on top of their jobs as Lanterns is great. Now we have a new Ring wielder who gains the Phantom Ring. This ring basically has all the different emotions into one ring making it extremely powerful but very very dangerous. Together the two Green Lanterns of earth must figure a way to help this new user before shit gets really bad. Good: Really enjoyed Jessica and Simon's natural growth. It isn't going to happen over night. Them dealing with their own issues but working together has to form naturally. I also enjoyed the Phantom Ring storyline a lot and the background was pretty interesting. The way the Lanterns handle it isn't the norm of superhero beatdowns either which I liked. Bad: The ending was kind of cliche. Okay very very cliche, but I'm hoping Sam knows how to spice it up some which I think he does. Overall highly entertaining and fun read. Sam obviously loves this universe and characters and decides to create some great stories with it. A 4 out of 5.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    In this 2nd installment, our favorite rookie lanterns must not only contend with navigating Simon’s family during Halloween, but they must also guard Rami, the exiled Guardian of the Universe, and his dangerous, banned invention, the Phantom Ring! This series’s strength is still in its relatable leads, and it’s refreshing to see the world of the Lanterns through the eyes of newcomers. And I think it’s hilarious that no one takes them seriously. And one of the best things about this series that r In this 2nd installment, our favorite rookie lanterns must not only contend with navigating Simon’s family during Halloween, but they must also guard Rami, the exiled Guardian of the Universe, and his dangerous, banned invention, the Phantom Ring! This series’s strength is still in its relatable leads, and it’s refreshing to see the world of the Lanterns through the eyes of newcomers. And I think it’s hilarious that no one takes them seriously. And one of the best things about this series that really sets it apart from other Lantern stories is how we get to see Green Lanterns really struggle with insecurity and truly overcoming fear. It shows that sometimes summoning the greatest willpower isn't always as easy as it seems to come to people like Hal Jordan, John Stewart, or Guy Gardner. We really see Simon and Jessica earning their stripes. The story here is much better this time around, an improvement over the uninspired one from Volume 1. I really like the idea of the Phantom Ring, a ring that harnesses all the colors of the emotional spectrum. It's a ring that anyone can wield, but at the expense of his/her sanity, especially if the bearer is as jealous and filled with so many emotions as our tragic bad guy here.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Georgie

    There’s a new ring in town.. well not new but new to the story. You guessed it the phantom ring. Queue clapping and cheering music. So basically the phantom ring was created years ago by a guardian named rami and the premise of the ring is that instead of choosing the person who wears the ring anyone can pick this ring up and wear it and it’ll feed off your emotions like a battery. I really enjoyed how Jessica and Simon and getting along a lot better you can tell in their dialogue and Simon isn’t There’s a new ring in town.. well not new but new to the story. You guessed it the phantom ring. Queue clapping and cheering music. So basically the phantom ring was created years ago by a guardian named rami and the premise of the ring is that instead of choosing the person who wears the ring anyone can pick this ring up and wear it and it’ll feed off your emotions like a battery. I really enjoyed how Jessica and Simon and getting along a lot better you can tell in their dialogue and Simon isn’t as cocky as before I felt like. I really enjoyed the phantom lantern story. There were some cool parts like when volthoom (the first green lantern) fought the guardian rami or the pages when Jessica and Simon wore the phantom ring and it showed all the emotions (coloured by some person named ‘blond’). I also liked the family matters arc but not as much as the phantom lantern arc. My problem with this was that some scenes of dialogue not including Jessica or Simon bored me sometimes and they incorporate simon’s family a lot when they don’t give any attention to Jessica’s family. Overall great book

  7. 4 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    [Read as single issues] After a shaky first arc, the Green Lanterns of Earth hit their stride in this second arc that pulls on all of my favourite parts of the Green Lantern mythos while opening up some new avenues as well. Simon and Jessica run afoul of a mysterious new Guardian who has been in exile since the dawn of time for creating the Phantom Ring - essentially a White Lantern ring that can be worn by anyone. When a socially inept, Green Lantern obsessed man gets hold of it, all hell breaks [Read as single issues] After a shaky first arc, the Green Lanterns of Earth hit their stride in this second arc that pulls on all of my favourite parts of the Green Lantern mythos while opening up some new avenues as well. Simon and Jessica run afoul of a mysterious new Guardian who has been in exile since the dawn of time for creating the Phantom Ring - essentially a White Lantern ring that can be worn by anyone. When a socially inept, Green Lantern obsessed man gets hold of it, all hell breaks loose. And to make matters worse, an old foe is floating around the peripheries as well. This arc is all my favourite Green Lantern stuff in one go. All the different Corps, the mysteries of the Guardians and the First Lantern, overcoming fear through willpower, good old fashioned teamwork, etc. You name it, it's here. Sam Humphries has nailed the voices of these two characters and what they each bring to the team-up, and pitting Jessica against someone like the Phantom Lantern is especially good storytelling. Also included in this volume is the two issue Family Matters story that has Jessica meeting Simon's family for the first time and gives the two characters a little downtime between the opening Rage Planet arc and the Phantom Lantern stuff. The revolving team of Ronan Cliquet, Eduardo Pansica, and Robson Rocha take point on both stories, with Ed Benes drawing the second issue of Family Matters. They're an odd bunch, with Rocha being the standout, but they do mesh very well even if all of their styles are slightly different. The covers for this arc are especially good, and all of the colourists involved in this arc have lots of opportunity to go mad with the spectrum colours. Simply put, I loved this arc. Top notch Lantern fun, while being grounded on Earth and letting the Corps get on with intergalactic stuff over in the Hal Jordan series. Love it.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kyle

    Story wise, there was more in this volume than the previous one. Character wise, these two new lanterns are not being expanded upon. They have been written with one character trait, and so there is only one note to be played for each: Jessica has anxiety, Simon carries a gun. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there is something big in store for these two because 14 issues into their series there hasn’t been much character developed. 3.5/5

  9. 5 out of 5

    Stabbing

    Read as single issue comics. The title pretty much sums up the focus of this volume. Green Lanterns vs. a new character The Phantom Lantern. Better than the first volume with a strong well paced plot. This arc came to a good ending point and left just enough dangling to get you excited for what comes next.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ivy

    5 🌟 Nice to see Simon and Jessica getting along. Glad that their second mission went well. Happy that they were able to overcome the Phantom Ring. Hope that they will discover that that is not Remi. Can't wait to read Green Lanterns, volume 3: Polarity!!!!! 5 🌟 Nice to see Simon and Jessica getting along. Glad that their second mission went well. Happy that they were able to overcome the Phantom Ring. Hope that they will discover that that is not Remi. Can't wait to read Green Lanterns, volume 3: Polarity!!!!!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Diz

    I 'm starting to get attached to the new Lanterns. Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz face down their emotional weaknesses as they fight the Phantom Lantern. This book continues to focus on these two rookie lanterns discovering their powers and their identities as Lanterns. Jessica, in particular, has some very satisfying character development as she fights to overcome her anxiety. There's a scene at the beginning of the book where she is hanging out with Simon's family, which is basically a bonkers fam I 'm starting to get attached to the new Lanterns. Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz face down their emotional weaknesses as they fight the Phantom Lantern. This book continues to focus on these two rookie lanterns discovering their powers and their identities as Lanterns. Jessica, in particular, has some very satisfying character development as she fights to overcome her anxiety. There's a scene at the beginning of the book where she is hanging out with Simon's family, which is basically a bonkers family. She freaks out and tries to escape. I think we can all identify with the stress that comes with dealing with crazy families.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    Read this review and more on my blog, uncovered-books. I received a free copy of Green Lanterns Volume 2: The Phantom Lantern from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion. I think that Green Lanterns is my favourite storyline of Rebirth so far. The Phantom Lantern starts with a two issue story about Halloween, which sets up the actual confrontation between the Green Lanterns and the Phantom Lantern nicely. We also see more of Jessica overcoming her anxiety and her inability to make a construct Read this review and more on my blog, uncovered-books. I received a free copy of Green Lanterns Volume 2: The Phantom Lantern from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion. I think that Green Lanterns is my favourite storyline of Rebirth so far. The Phantom Lantern starts with a two issue story about Halloween, which sets up the actual confrontation between the Green Lanterns and the Phantom Lantern nicely. We also see more of Jessica overcoming her anxiety and her inability to make a construct whilst justifying how she feels. I was surprised by how they managed to include an inner struggle for Simon, which I think will lead to a something major happening to him later as we slowly unravel his motivations. The art style just seemed to work. I have no idea what they did but everything seemed to be right. I was most impressed about the facial expressions as I have always found that they seem to suffer the most in comic books for reason unknown to me. You should definitely read both this volume and the pervious one as they both have an amazing message about believing in yourself.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    Family Matters (#7-8). This prelude to the Phantom Lantern is a delightful look at Simon and Jessica as real people, and does a great job of expanding and advancing Simon's relationship with his family. Oh, there are some Dominators too (and they're real old-school horror Dominators) and some hints at the the Phantom Lantern, but it's character work that makes this story strong [4/5]. The Phantom Lantern (#9-14). The actual Phantom Lantern story is shockingly good. Much of that is due to the Phan Family Matters (#7-8). This prelude to the Phantom Lantern is a delightful look at Simon and Jessica as real people, and does a great job of expanding and advancing Simon's relationship with his family. Oh, there are some Dominators too (and they're real old-school horror Dominators) and some hints at the the Phantom Lantern, but it's character work that makes this story strong [4/5]. The Phantom Lantern (#9-14). The actual Phantom Lantern story is shockingly good. Much of that is due to the Phantom Lantern himself, who gets superb character development in a prelude, and who is then great to watch throughout. But then we also get a really nice turning point for Jessica, and some interesting background on the Guardians, and this is overall a great story [5/5].

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    The Rebirth Green Lanterns series goes from strength to strength. I really liked the Phantom Lantern story line, and how it affected Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz. The artwork too was stunning, very vivid and colorful, given the prominence of the emotional spectrum in the story.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lör K.

    Free copy provided by Netgalley and DC Entertainment in return for an honest review Publication Date: 2nd May 2017 Review Date: 22nd April 2017 Now this is what I’m talking about. The past two comics I’ve read in the Rebirth series, thanks to ARCs from DC Entertainment, have not gone down well with me. I haven’t found them interesting, I didn’t enjoy reading them, and I didn’t finish either of the two I read before this one. This one though. This is everything I want in the Rebirth series. May Free copy provided by Netgalley and DC Entertainment in return for an honest review Publication Date: 2nd May 2017 Review Date: 22nd April 2017 Now this is what I’m talking about. The past two comics I’ve read in the Rebirth series, thanks to ARCs from DC Entertainment, have not gone down well with me. I haven’t found them interesting, I didn’t enjoy reading them, and I didn’t finish either of the two I read before this one. This one though. This is everything I want in the Rebirth series. Maybe it was better for me because this is the second volume, rather than the first, I don’t know. But I thoroughly enjoyed this. A Green Lantern with anxiety? Sign me the h-ck up! I’m loving it! In this issue, the Phantom Lantern, the wearer of the Phantom Ring, finally appears, taking control of the ring, and causing havoc on earth. Moral crises happen, our Lanterns get confused, and no one really knows what the best thing to do is. This story line was brilliant! I loved it so much. It kept my attention from beginning to end, even if the starting chapter was a little bit boring and I had to come back to it after reading the first chapter. This ended on a brilliant cliff hanger, and it has definitely got me keeping an eye out for volume three for sure! I can’t wait to read volume one, and I definitely cannot wait for volume three. DC have still got some tricks up their sleeves for Rebirth, and I cannot wait to read the rest of the ARCs they’ve given me. If they’re even half as good as this volume, they’ll all be great.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jena

    My girl Jess learning to believe in herself My girl Jess learning to believe in herself

  17. 4 out of 5

    RG

    When reading this you really get a vibe that Humphries loves the world of Green Lantern. Its fun, well set out action and cool artwork. Really improves as it goes on. The ending is a bit too cliched but I'm hoping it leads to something bigger. When reading this you really get a vibe that Humphries loves the world of Green Lantern. Its fun, well set out action and cool artwork. Really improves as it goes on. The ending is a bit too cliched but I'm hoping it leads to something bigger.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Eli Seibert

    4.5 stars. I love these characters (Jessica might be my new favorite Lantern), and I love the stories that deal with all the colors of the emotion spectrum!

  19. 4 out of 5

    astrea

    Note: I read these as single issues. While the story was a bit meh (though I do love what it sets up for potential issues) I love what this arc did with Simon and Jessica's characters. I especially love how they handle the fact that Jessica has anxiety. This has to be one of the most accurate and honest portrayals of anxiety I've seen in print form (or actually - ever). Humphries does such a good job of showing how scary anxiety is without being insulting. Simon never thinks less of Jessica beca Note: I read these as single issues. While the story was a bit meh (though I do love what it sets up for potential issues) I love what this arc did with Simon and Jessica's characters. I especially love how they handle the fact that Jessica has anxiety. This has to be one of the most accurate and honest portrayals of anxiety I've seen in print form (or actually - ever). Humphries does such a good job of showing how scary anxiety is without being insulting. Simon never thinks less of Jessica because of what she's going through. I wish I could make this required reading for everyone.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    Before this Volume, all the way back to Blackest Night, the various colors of the Emotional Spectrum consisted of: Rage (Red), Greed (Orange), Fear (Yellow), Will (Green), Hope (Blue), Compassion (Indigo), Love (Violet), and Life (White) and Death (Black). Last Volume, a rogue Guardian showed up (Rami) and he was carrying a package which he guarded with his life. What is in the box? We find out here.... Enter Frank Laminski. Fellow Coast City resident. Fellow test pilot with Hal Jordan. Obsessed Before this Volume, all the way back to Blackest Night, the various colors of the Emotional Spectrum consisted of: Rage (Red), Greed (Orange), Fear (Yellow), Will (Green), Hope (Blue), Compassion (Indigo), Love (Violet), and Life (White) and Death (Black). Last Volume, a rogue Guardian showed up (Rami) and he was carrying a package which he guarded with his life. What is in the box? We find out here.... Enter Frank Laminski. Fellow Coast City resident. Fellow test pilot with Hal Jordan. Obsessed with Green Lantern. When John Stewart shows up as a GL with Hal (way back in the day!), Frank becomes single-minded to become worthy of a power ring. One day, a Green Lantern ring comes to him, and just as he's about to take it, it flies off to go to Simon Baz, one of the current Green Lanterns. This fractures Frank's psyche, and allows him to be influenced by the ghost of Volthoom, who directs him to Rami's box, which contains the one and only Phantom Ring. A Phantom Ring can be used by anyone, but has the major drawback of getting all its power from its user. Frank, now dubbing himself the Phantom Lantern, goes off to "save the day". His Phantom Ring allows him to appear as a member of any corps, based on how his emotion state is. He tangles with Simon and Jessica, and seems to stop and stabilize when he changes Indigo, being overcome with Compassion. Once the Phantom Ring is taken from him though, he is obviously shown as insane. Two members of the Green Lantern Corps show up too late to help, but it confirms that the GLC is back in action and Simon and Jessica are no longer alone in the galaxy. Unbeknownst to them.... Rami has been "spirit-switched" with Volthoom. How will this all play out? Will our GLs go to Oa to get training? When will they find out Rami is an imposter? Green Lanterns is an amazing title! I'm really loving it so far and can't wait till the next Volume! High recommend.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Wayne McCoy

    In 'Green Lanterns, Volume 2: The Phantom Lantern' by Sam Humphries with art by Robson Rocha, the Earth is now being protected by two new Green Lanterns, but will that be enough to save it? Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz are the newest Green Lanterns, but Jessica can't quite control her power and Simon doesn't think he has enough power. They are also helping to hide Rami, one of the last Guardians. Rami has a secret, a phantom ring. With the phantom ring, anyone can wear it, and it covers all the col In 'Green Lanterns, Volume 2: The Phantom Lantern' by Sam Humphries with art by Robson Rocha, the Earth is now being protected by two new Green Lanterns, but will that be enough to save it? Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz are the newest Green Lanterns, but Jessica can't quite control her power and Simon doesn't think he has enough power. They are also helping to hide Rami, one of the last Guardians. Rami has a secret, a phantom ring. With the phantom ring, anyone can wear it, and it covers all the color spectrums, but at a pretty great cost. This brings bad guy Volthoom out of the universe to hunt him down. It also brings a guy named Frank Laminski who was passed over to be a Green Lantern and has delusions of being a superhero. It's a really solid story arc. Frank is played out as pitiable and a bit crazy. The original Guardian brings some good original history of how the rings were created. Simon and Jessica kind of come in to their own, which is good because they are going to need it. This is a pretty good team up. The art is fantastic. I really enjoyed this one. I received a review copy of this graphic novel from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Duncan

    Excellent. I should say - new Green Lanterns. And yes, finally, with DC, a RETURN to excellence. DC, in the persons of Dan Didio and Jim Lee have decided repeatedly over the years to focus on what they consider the "original" DC heroes from the days of my youth. There's just one problem: They don't WORK anymore. Didio and Lee have killed them all too many times, too many different ways, and they have cultivated an audience for this repeated, systemic murder of superheroes that has rendered EVERY Excellent. I should say - new Green Lanterns. And yes, finally, with DC, a RETURN to excellence. DC, in the persons of Dan Didio and Jim Lee have decided repeatedly over the years to focus on what they consider the "original" DC heroes from the days of my youth. There's just one problem: They don't WORK anymore. Didio and Lee have killed them all too many times, too many different ways, and they have cultivated an audience for this repeated, systemic murder of superheroes that has rendered EVERYTHING they've done moot. Don't get me wrong. I loved the original Justice League of America, WHEN IT EXISTED. It doesn't anymore. They're gone, they've BEEN gone for over thirty years now, and a thousand times a thousand times of restarting their stories doesn't bring them back. This is different. Finally, there are characters taking up an iconic role in the DC mainstream who are NEW, who are NOT Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Arthur Curry, John Jones, Ray Palmer, Billy Batson, Eel O'Brien, Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, Diana Prince, or somebody some idiot decided to CALL "Carter Hall". This is excellent. This is EXCELLENCE. Keep THIS up.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I really enjoyed this comic. I usually don't read them, but this one had a really good story line and I am very impressed. The last comic I read was of Batman and it was not as good as this one. The characters are great and the pictures are too. I will have to read some more comics of the Green Lanterns. I highly recommend this Volume. I won this comic for free in a Goodreads Giveaway. I really enjoyed this comic. I usually don't read them, but this one had a really good story line and I am very impressed. The last comic I read was of Batman and it was not as good as this one. The characters are great and the pictures are too. I will have to read some more comics of the Green Lanterns. I highly recommend this Volume. I won this comic for free in a Goodreads Giveaway.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Koen

    Hmm okay, now this is quite different from the first volume.. I'm getting used to Baz and Jessica as Earth Lanterns and I must say they're evolving well. Also, great story this time: We meet Frank, who's been dying to become a lantern, and gets some help from a (not so really) stranger.. Gets more exciting toward the end and has a nice little twist.. Go check it out! Hmm okay, now this is quite different from the first volume.. I'm getting used to Baz and Jessica as Earth Lanterns and I must say they're evolving well. Also, great story this time: We meet Frank, who's been dying to become a lantern, and gets some help from a (not so really) stranger.. Gets more exciting toward the end and has a nice little twist.. Go check it out!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Simon and Jessica continue to get to know each other and their powers while facing off against an interesting new adversary who may as well be called “Wannabe Lantern”. And they have their own cranky OG Guardian of the Universe to half-explain things and fall into danger! Yep, this is a GL title indeed.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    Phantom Lantern! This made for a fun and interesting read.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kiemon

    Jessica finally gets it. Slow development but she is becoming a very layered character.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    *3 and a half stars *

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    One of the best Lantern stories I've ever read. While the story points weren't particularly original it was well told. One of the best Lantern stories I've ever read. While the story points weren't particularly original it was well told.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lucas

    The normalization of an anxiety disorder, the overcoming of fear, the very human villains that are created out of real emotions, absolutely stunning artwork, and on top of all that two issues set in Halloween? One of the best comics I've ever read! The normalization of an anxiety disorder, the overcoming of fear, the very human villains that are created out of real emotions, absolutely stunning artwork, and on top of all that two issues set in Halloween? One of the best comics I've ever read!

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