Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Reading Order

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#1 Edited by TotoroShaped (117 posts) - - Show Bio

So I found a reading order some time ago and recently rediscovered it. I wanted to know which issues are collected in the individual trades Martin Ralya listed, so I created a list here on CV.

Would you mind giving your opinions on this? I'm especially unsure when it comes to the issue order of the Blackest Night arc.

Here goes "my" list:

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A reading order of Geoff Johns' run of Green Lantern and the concurrent books. Johns' run started in 2004 and lasted until 2013. This list is based on the trade reading order put together by Martin Ralya (http://www.martinralya.com/).

I just listed the single issues collected in these trades for convenience, since I already owned some of these collected issues and wanted to save as much money as possible by not having to buy every single trade. Luckily the out of print issues/trades are much more affordable if they're bought on comixology.

You can also check out the original reading order by Martin Ralya:

http://www.martinralya.com/comics/green-lantern-trade-reading-order-geoff-johns-run-and-all-concurrent-lantern-tpbs/

Green Lantern: Secret Origin (2008)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #029-035

DC Universe by Alan Moore (2012)

  • Green Lantern (1985) #188
  • Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual (1986) #2
  • Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual (1987) #3

Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004)

  • Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004) #001-006

Green Lantern: No Fear (2006)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #001-006
  • Green Lantern Secret Files (2005) #001

Green Lantern Corps: Recharge (2006)

  • Green Lantern Corps: Recharge (2005) #001-005

Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns (2006)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #007-013

Green Lantern Corps: To be a Lantern (2007)

  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #001-006

Green Lantern - Wanted: Hal Jordan (2007)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #014-020

Ion: The Torchbearer (2007)

  • Ion: Guardian of the Universe (2007) #001-006

Green Lantern Corps: The Dark Side of the Green (2007)

  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #007-013

Ion: The Dying Flame (2007)

  • Ion: Guardian of the Universe (2007) #007-012

Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War - Volume 01 (2008)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #021-023
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #014-015
  • Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special (2007) #001

Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War - Volume 02 (2008)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #024-025
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #016-019

Green Lantern: Tales of the Sinestro Corps

  • Material from Green Lantern (2005) #018-020
  • Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special (2007) #001
  • Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax (2007) #001
  • Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman (2007) #001
  • Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime (2007) #001
  • Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Ion (2007) #001
  • Sinestro Corps: Secret Files (2008) #001

"Tales of the Sinestro Corps should technically be interspersed with the preceding two Sinestro Corps titles, but I read it afterwards and enjoyed it that way."

Martin Ralya

Green Lantern Corps: Ring Quest (2008)

  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #019-020
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #023-026

Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns (2009)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #026-028
  • Green Lantern (2005) #036-038
  • Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns (2008) #001

Green Lantern Corps: Sins of the Star Sapphire (2009)

  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #027-032

Green Lantern: Agent Orange (2009)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #039-042
  • Material from Blackest Night #000

Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse (2009)

  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #033-038

The following three trades (for the Blackest Night arc) have to be read alternating the collected issues; starting with the first issue of Green Lantern, following with Blackest Night and then Green Lantern Corps. I'll list the single issues in the correct order below.

Blackest Night: Green Lantern (2010)

Collects: Green Lantern (2005) #043-052

Blackest Night (2010)

Collects: Blackest Night (2009) #000-008

Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps (2010)

Collects: Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #039-047

Reading order for the Blackest Night arc:

  • Green Lantern (2005) #043
  • Blackest Night (2009) #000
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #039
  • Green Lantern (2005) #044
  • Blackest Night (2009) #001
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #040
  • Green Lantern (2005) #045
  • Blackest Night (2009) #002
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #041
  • Green Lantern (2005) #046
  • Blackest Night (2009) #003
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #042
  • Green Lantern (2005) #047
  • Blackest Night (2009) #004
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #043
  • Green Lantern (2005) #048
  • Blackest Night (2009) #005
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #044
  • Green Lantern (2005) #049
  • Blackest Night (2009) #006
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #045
  • Green Lantern (2005) #050
  • Blackest Night (2009) #007
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #046
  • Green Lantern (2005) #051
  • Blackest Night (2009) #008
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #047
  • Green Lantern (2005) #052

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (2009)

  • Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (2009) #001-003

"Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps should be woven in with the three previous titles, but I read it on its own afterwards and it was fine."

Martin Ralya

Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns (2011)

  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #021-022
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #048-052

Green Lantern: Brightest Day (2011)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #053-062

Green Lantern Corps: The Weaponer (2011)

  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #053-057

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors (2010)

  • Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors (2010) #001-013

War of the Green Lanterns (2011)

  • Green Lantern (2005) #063-067
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #058-060

War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath (2011)

  • War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath (2011) #001-002
  • Green Lantern Corps v2 (2006) #061-063

NEW 52

Green Lantern: Sinestro (2012)

  • Green Lantern (2011) #001-006

Green Lantern Corps: Fearsome (2012)

  • Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #001-007

Green Lantern: New Guardians - The Ringbearer (2012)

  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #001-007

Red Lanterns: Blood and Rage (2012)

  • Red Lanterns (2011) #001-007

Green Lantern: Revenge of the Black Hand (2013)

  • Green Lantern (2011) #007-012
  • Green Lantern Annual (2012) #001

Green Lantern Corps: Alpha War (2013)

  • Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #000
  • Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #008-014

Green Lantern: New Guardians - Beyond Hope (2013)

  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #008-012
  • Blue Beetle (2011) #009

Red Lanterns: The Death of the Red Lanterns (2013)

  • Red Lanterns (2011) #008-012
  • Stormwatch (2011) #009

The following four trades (for the arcs Rise of the Third Army & Wrath of the First Lantern) have to be read alternating the issues again. The order is not as consistent as with Blackest Night, though. I'll list the individual trades first and put the issue-by-issue reading order below.

Green Lantern: The End (2013)

Collects: Green Lantern (2011) #000 + #013-020

Green Lantern Corps: Willpower (2013)

Collects: Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #015-020 + Green Lantern Corps Annual (2013) #001

Red Lanterns: The Second Prophecy (2013)

Collects: Red Lanterns (2011) #000 + #013-020

Green Lantern: New Guardians - Love and Death (2014)

Collects: Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #000 + #013-020

Reading order for the arcs "Rise of the Third Army" & "Wrath of the First Lantern":

  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #000
  • Green Lantern (2011) #000
  • Green Lantern (2011) #013
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #013
  • Red Lanterns (2011) #000
  • Red Lanterns (2011) #013
  • Green Lantern (2011) #014
  • Red Lanterns (2011) #014
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #014
  • Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #015
  • Green Lantern (2011) #015
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #015
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #016
  • Red Lanterns (2011) #015
  • Green Lantern (2011) #016
  • Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #016
  • Red Lanterns (2011) #016
  • Green Lantern Corps Annual (2013) #001
  • Green Lantern (2011) #017
  • Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #017
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #017
  • Red Lanterns (2011) #017
  • Green Lantern (2011) #018
  • Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #018
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #018
  • Red Lanterns (2011) #018
  • Green Lantern (2011) #019
  • Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #019
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #019
  • Red Lanterns (2011) #019
  • Green Lantern (2011) #020
  • Green Lantern Corps v3 (2011) #020
  • Red Lanterns (2011) #020
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011) #020

That's about it. Please feel free to report any mistakes. I'm currently reading Revenge of the Green Lanterns, so I don't know if the order is correct that way.

I just wanted an overview of the issues collected within these trades for me, so why not share it with you guys? Maybe it will be useful to some people.

Credit goes (of course) to Martin Ralya, who put the trades in order.

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#2 Edited by skyroid (2646 posts) - - Show Bio

Just what I was looking for.

Great work.

Can you do one pre rebirth.

Like from emerald dawn to rebirth

Emerged dawn is where Hal starts,I wanna know everything like how Hal came to be parallax, how Kyle came to be and how he becomes hand of God ion,,, everything, zero hour etc all the way to rebirth

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#3 Posted by Deathstroke52 (7006 posts) - - Show Bio

Are the ones not written by Geoff Johns necessary?

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#4 Posted by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice.

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#5 Posted by mysoulz (871 posts) - - Show Bio

Are the ones not written by Geoff Johns necessary?

Nope. Not at all.

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#6 Posted by davistheasian (21 posts) - - Show Bio

@mysoulz said:
@deathstroke52 said:

Are the ones not written by Geoff Johns necessary?

Nope. Not at all.

So I could pick up the Geoff Johns GL Omnibuses and get the full story? Is the story still as good even without the supplementary material? (Also many of the GLC trades, particularly Darker side of green are out of print and pretty expensive)

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#7 Posted by jb681131 (3442 posts) - - Show Bio

@totoroshaped: Your list is great. But there is no Flashpoint and the Green Lantern tie-ins. And you could include the Parrallax arc as a prequel to Johns' run.

Here is a list I made not knowing yours:

http://comicvine.gamespot.com/profile/jb681131/blog/geoff-johns-presents-green-lantern/129541/

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