Review: ‘Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps Rebirth’ #1: Shining Emerald

Superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver returns to the world of Green Lantern! In the absence of the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro and his fear-inducing Yellow Lantern Corps patrol the universe as its sole protectors—but deep in space, a green light still burns. Harnessing the remainder of his will, Hal Jordan must become a one-man GL Corps to defeat his greatest foe and restore freedom to the cosmos.



The purpose of the different Rebirth issues is to get a basic set up of what fans will be able to expect later in the series. Well mission accomplished. This one is a perfect example of how to set people up to be eagerly anticipating the future issues of the new series.

This one perfectly points out what the plot of the new series is going to be about. It goes back to the basics of Green Lantern, and shows the series is going to focus on the battle between Sinestro and Hal. Sinestro is using Parallax to power War World and is sitting pretty at his new kingdom. Hal has a hard road ahead of ahead of him and he knows he’s going to have to discard the whole fake bad guy persona to save the day. Robert Venditti has set up a great idea, and makes you want to know where he is taking the characters.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps


The artwork Ethan Van Sciver created in this issue is insane. The detail work of the characters shows the differences between where Hal and Sinestro are as characters and what they have going for them. The scene with Hal is trying to create a new ring at the forge is simple gorgeous to behold.


It’s been hard to follow up Geoff John’s epic run of Green Lantern, but Venditti and Van Sciver seem to have a good plan for making an attempt to make a great Green Lantern story fans will enjoy. Hal is going to have to form a team which will be able to fight Sinestro who is control of a planet. As long as the level of quality is kept at this level, the team will definitely have success in the future.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.