Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Green Lanterns: Rebirth

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

As the two newest Corps members assigned to planet Earth, Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz herald the 'Rebirth' era for the Green Lanterns in the classiest of fashions. Geoff Johns and Sam Humphries write what can be described as a multi-purpose inaugural issue, and a successful one at that.

Covers by Alex Garner and Ethan Van Sciver

First, it introduces newcomers in a simplified and elegant manner to space sector 2814 and its protectors. Second, it takes long-time readers on a trip back to the days of the original 'Rebirth,' via Ethan Van Sciver, whose artwork evokes nostalgia for one of the most cherished storylines within the franchise. Finally, it sets the premise for the entire series, the same way the pilot episode for a TV show in prime time would.

Artwork by Ed Benes - Colors by Jason Wright

In this case, the show is about a pair of rookie space cops with clashing personalities and intriguing backgrounds, getting thrown into a new assignment, with the coolest mentors the academy can offer, and with a fan-favorite antagonist who also serves as the p.o.v. character that presents the overarching story. 'Green Lanterns: Rebirth' cements a solid foundation for the next chapter in the saga of the emerald warriors.

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