Comic Book Question of the Week Results: Favorite Geoff Johns Green Lantern Story

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Posted by k4tzm4n (40535 posts) - - Show Bio

While it's sad to see Geoff Johns leave GREEN LANTERN after spending nearly a decade expanding the universe, he at least left us with shockingly impressive swan song. If you haven't read GREEN LANTERN #20 yet, go do that right now. It's well worth the cover price. This Tuesday we asked which Johns story was your favorite and the results are now in.

Over 200 Viners voted and one arc rose above the rest: 'Sinestro Corps War.' Earning 40% of the votes (including mine), it's easy to understand why this one blasted apart the competition. While 'Rebirth' is the superb story that kicked off Geoff's time with Hal, 'Sinestro Corps War' is widely considered the go-to tale once you're hooked into the cosmic ride that is Green Lantern. This adventure is nothing short of an epic blockbuster filled with countless jaw-dropping moments, plenty of familiar faces and some truly exhilarating action. Sinestro's might is on full display here and at the end of the day, this is absolutely considered a must read.

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Here's the poll results:

Personally, I'm a sucker for the Arkillo/Kilowog rivalry and adore the insanely powerful attack which concluded it. But what's your favorite moment from the story, Viners? Speak your mind below!

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#1 Posted by Xwraith (35397 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll admit I voted for "other"... which really means "I haven't read any of these and just want to see the results."

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#2 Edited by elayem98 (486 posts) - - Show Bio

I wanted to vote for secret of the indigo tribe, but it wasnt there so i went with blackest night

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#3 Posted by stevencarver_ (95 posts) - - Show Bio

Hahaha 0% for the New 52 arcs... They were fine, but not nearly as good as Sinestro Corps War.

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#4 Edited by kennybaese (1241 posts) - - Show Bio

The Sinestro Corps War and Batman R.I.P. are the things that really got me into reading superhero comics again. I've always liked superheroes, but I hadn't really been an avid reader like I am now until those two stories. With Johns' and Morrison's stories both wrapping up this year, it'll be pretty bitter-sweet for me.

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#5 Posted by Squalleon (9974 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted other because i really liked revenge of black hand!

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#6 Posted by bookerman20 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

Sodam Yat vs Superboy Prime fight...


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#7 Edited by bladewolf (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

Sinestro Corps War was totally awesome. I'm actually considering buying the Absolute Edition (the huge $100 hardcover) since it was THAT good.

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#8 Posted by roger_steven (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Sinestro is such a bad-ass, u can help but love the guy! GL#20 only made me love him more...waiting for a comeback

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#9 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

The Sinestro Corp War was where I came into Green Lantern. Made me go back and read Rebirth and catch up on the rest.

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#10 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

new52 stories....... so good........ NOT

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#11 Posted by JairamGanpat (1017 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Edited by Samwritescomics (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Sinestro Corps War just had this massive "Epic" feel to it as well as a creeping tension as we saw all the pieces start falling into place leading up to the dramatic action packed conclusion and the decision that changed the GL's forever.

My close second was War of the Green Lanterns - Guy and John really shone in this.

In comparison - Rise of the Third Army and Wrath of the First Lantern did not have the same cohesion throughout the books and felt like a massive waffle-fest. Whilst I enjoyed them, it was on no where near the level I enjoyed SCW or WotGL.

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#13 Posted by JLDoom (2358 posts) - - Show Bio

I went with Sinestro Corps War as well.

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#14 Posted by the_stegman (38942 posts) - - Show Bio


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#15 Edited by elayem98 (486 posts) - - Show Bio

new52 stories....... so good........ NOT

it has been the same creative team with little changes to GL previous history. I personally really liked Secret of the Indigo Tribe and Revenge of Black Hand, although I heard wrath of the first wasnt very good

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#16 Posted by MrShway88 (721 posts) - - Show Bio

I would of thought Rage of the Red Lanterns would of had more votes but other than that I agree with the results.

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#17 Edited by Fenderxx (441 posts) - - Show Bio

I just started reading the new 52 run, got the first trade, and so far i like it alot.

I had to go with Blackest night tho,

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#18 Posted by Doctor_Whovian (29 posts) - - Show Bio

For me, it's Blackest Night.

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#19 Posted by Herokiller12344 (1046 posts) - - Show Bio

All is right with the GL universe.

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#20 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

i didn't even vote and sinestro won , nice!

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#21 Edited by IgiMancer (46 posts) - - Show Bio

I need to earn money for Sinestro corps war

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#22 Edited by ScarletBatman (377 posts) - - Show Bio

Anything but the last year.

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#23 Posted by Sasuke (446 posts) - - Show Bio

Spuer-Boy Prime VS. Sodam-Yat

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#24 Posted by notarandomguy (318 posts) - - Show Bio

@elayem98 said:

I wanted to vote for secret of the indigo tribe, but it wasnt there so i went with blackest night

I wanted the same but I would never vote for Blackest Night so I went for Sinestro Corps War

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#25 Posted by bloggerboy (896 posts) - - Show Bio

Coast City lighting up green to support Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns against The Sinestro Corps...Helluva Family, Helluva Town.

But this arc had too many good things to even list.

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#26 Edited by Mezmero (1005 posts) - - Show Bio

I only know about this event tangentially. Now seems as good a time as any to check out this story.

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#27 Posted by WWAJfan (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Sinestro Corps War was EPIC!!!, Love how awesome Prime and Cyborg Supes we're portrayed. Wao Agent Orange only got 2 %? That Story was Pure Win, Larfleeze was so OP in that arc, and had the best design (thnks to Philip tan )

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#28 Posted by WWAJfan (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Sodam Yat vs Superboy Prime fight...



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#29 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5567 posts) - - Show Bio

An epic storyline

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#30 Posted by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

I like how the recent ones have no votes. I definitely need to buy Sinestro Corp War then.

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#31 Posted by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

I like how the recent ones have no votes. I definitely need to buy Sinestro Corp War then.

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#32 Edited by SPM1M (969 posts) - - Show Bio

Its a toss up between sinestro corp war and blackest night it seems alot agree as well

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#33 Posted by UltimateSMfan (2377 posts) - - Show Bio

Sinestro corps war was the first green lantern story by johns I ever read, it pushed me to get his entire run and iv never been happier!!

If just the recent #20 was counted as an event in itself and listed here I wldve picked that but still Sinestro Corps War!!!! Yeah!! Baby!! Yeah!!

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#34 Posted by Mercy_ (94829 posts) - - Show Bio


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#35 Edited by DJ1107 (247 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to be the nice guy & say that I found Third Army & First Lantern quite enjoyable. Sure they're not Sinestro corp or Blackest night but they get enough recognition as it is.

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#36 Edited by Shadowmyst (49 posts) - - Show Bio

I also loved the Arkillo/Kilowog rivalry

and the Sodam Yat/ Superboy-prime fight

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#37 Posted by RazzaTazz (11948 posts) - - Show Bio

Ring Quest was a great story arc. The best Johns has written IMO.

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#38 Edited by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

In Blackest Day,

In Brightest Night,

Beware Your Fears Made Into Light,

Let Those Who Try To Stop What's Right,



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#39 Edited by the_stegman (38942 posts) - - Show Bio

In brightest Day,

In Blackest Night,

Geoff has made this series shine bright,

He has given the lanterns a whole new light,

And I'm glad to have read it all,

Geoff Johns' might!

So long and goodnight to a great writer and remember,

All will be well!

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#40 Posted by Extremis (3751 posts) - - Show Bio

Well this would be more accurate conducted after Wrath of the First Lantern actually finished and now has time to simmer. No one picked it, but a big reason could be that the final issue hadn't been released when this poll was conducted. Should've waited another week or so to get slightly more accurate numbers, though its still pretty clear SCW and Blackest Night are the favorites.

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#41 Edited by ptigrusmagus (496 posts) - - Show Bio

Third Army was 0% with 2 annuals and 16 issues among 4 books. Talk about wasted potential. Maybe if it was written to be a story in itself rather than written to lead into First Lantern it would have been better.

And then there is the First Lantern... A lot better than 0% but compared with Blackest Night and the Sinestro Wars I can see why it wasn't picked. Wrath had been a quality event with each book having good self contained stories. GL Corps was great during the latest event, it spotlighted different Lanterns and provided great What If? Type of stories. GL New Guards I was not quite sure about. Do they know what they want to do with Kyle? At all?? Clearly he us *special* so why not play it out to the maximum, Kyle's first encounter with the First Lantern was good but after that the book didn't keep par with the event. Red Lanterns... Removing their rage is like neutering a mad dog, just not the same afterwards.

and then then primary Green Lantern title. I am OK with Simon but just don't see the need for another Earth lantern. I'm one of those who believe Hal is the greatest lantern there is and 17-19 just seemed to set up Baz for the future, not something I'm crazy about.

#20 wow, thank you Geoff for a worthy finale. This just wasn't the ending of Wrath of the First Lantern this was the ending of a great and enjoyable comic book run with impact for years to come. The GL universe will forever be greater thanks to Johns' run and unless there is a total reboot his stories will ALWAYS be part of Green Lantern.

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#43 Posted by k4tzm4n (40535 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis: Actually, 0% does not equal 0 votes. Everything on the poll received a certain amount of votes, it just wasn't enough to qualify as 1%. This poll was made on Tuesday, but it was clearly stated voting would be open until Thursday morning. Assuming people can get their comics on Wednesday, everyone had the opportunity to vote after reading GL 20.

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#44 Edited by Extremis (3751 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Oh my mistake if I said 0 votes, I just meant to draw attention to the fact it had received 0% - most likely because its inaccurate data (how much we really cant be sure of now). Its obvious that not everyone did have an opportunity as many voted before Wednesday. You could have controlled that easily by waiting til it came out. Also, I would guess most people voted before finishing Wrath of the First Lantern as it coming out on Wednesday just means the people who voted before Wednesday most certainly couldn't have read it yet and even those voting up until Thursday doesn't mean they actually got to finish reading it yet (as we shouldnt forget it was a supersized issue). If the window for voting would have began when people actually had a chance to read the arc, your results would be more accurate. Just some insight.

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#45 Edited by paralaxsteve (69 posts) - - Show Bio

I have got to get all of these collections especially the sinestro corps war.

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#46 Posted by Extremis (3751 posts) - - Show Bio

@yo_yo_fun: good choice, I also love Secret Origin! But it actually qualifies as a trade, not a graphic novel.

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#47 Posted by bigboi100000 (224 posts) - - Show Bio

angel 1997

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#48 Posted by TeamUnitedNerds (411 posts) - - Show Bio

Sinestro Corps War, the first 6 Issues of the New 52

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#49 Posted by LordRequiem (1361 posts) - - Show Bio

Ion vs Superboy Prime!!! And Cyborg Superman in anything is just awesome. I must say Blackest Night really did for me was well.

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#50 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, Secret Origin got only 5% of the vote? Damn...I thought it would have at least gotten into the double digits. That's...disappointing, at least to me.

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