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#1 Posted by CastleEcho (11 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to start reading one of the new Green Lanterns! I've never really read any and I need help choosing.

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#2 Posted by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

You mean you need help choosing between the four current titles? Go with Green Lantern, it's the most consistent one.

Also, if you need a reading list so you can be up to speed...

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/Blackest Night: Green Lantern/Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps
  16. Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns
  17. Brightest Day: Green Lantern
  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
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#3 Posted by drgnx (3671 posts) - - Show Bio


The Reboot does a good Job filling in some blanks but reading the last volume would help!

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#4 Edited by Raw_Material (3537 posts) - - Show Bio

@CastleEcho: Well, to where you should start off reading, the end of the 'Rise of the Third Army' is coming to a conclusion and next month will release the following story arc 'Wrath of the First Lantern' which is a continuity of 'Rise of the Third Army'; but if you can afford it back-track to issues 13-16 of 'Green Lantern' and you'll be caught up with the new 52 first story arc. If you want to know more about Simon Baz, the newest Green Lantern who is going to be the main Lantern in the New 52 most likely, try and get a hold of Green Lantern #0 and the Annual. You can also buy the first volume of the New 52 series Green Lantern: Sinestro, which will get you on track with the New 52 Green Lantern outside of the story crossover.

As for the origin and continuity of Green Lantern; Geoff John's previous series of Green Lantern (2005-2011) was kind of a 'reboot' of the title and reestablishes Hal Jordan, the first Lantern of Earth. You should get the Graphic Novels listed below:

  • Secret Origin (recommended)
  • Rebirth
  • No Fear vol. 1 early adventures of the series
  • Sinestro Corps War part. 1-2 (recommended)
  • Rage of the Red Lanterns
  • Agent Orange (recommended)
  • Green Lantern: Blackest Night (recommended)
  • Green Lantern: Brightest Day (recommended)
  • War of the Green Lanterns
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#5 Posted by Juandicimo_Magnifico45 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

I would also recommend the headline comic, Green Lantern. Don't get bogged down by going through the previous volumes, (unless you really enjoy it). Just start wherever you can in this series and start. Pretty much all questions you have can be answered on here.

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#6 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1809 posts) - - Show Bio

I would recommend just starting with the New 52 Green Lantern title. We're only 16 issues in, so its not like there is a ton of back-reading required... you can go back and read previous volumes to really get a good, clear idea of whats going on, but the first issues of the New 52 series do a fairly decent job of getting you up to speed on most things.

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