DC Comics has done right by Green Lantern fans; Over the short tenure of Rebirth we have arguably seen some of the strongest Green Lantern stories since 2007's Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War.
And now Ethan Van Sciver is back with Hal Jordan, and that is such a good thing for the comic book world. When this generation of comic fans thinks of Hal Jordan, there's a good chance they think of Van Sciver's - One that commands power withholding all fear, no matter the circumstances. There is a sense of will portrayed that has been missing from the character. It's refreshing. It feels right. It makes for a better user-experience.
Then we have writer Robert Venditti slyly bridge the gap between New 52 and Rebirth in a single page before laying out a whole new world of troubles for Hal, the Universe, Earth and his missing friends in the Corps.
It's mostly tight and satisfying. It catches the readers up to speed on who might not have been there, especially in the way of thinking cultivated from Cullen Bunn's vastly underrated Sinestro series.
If you're one of those people who somehow avoided Green Lantern tales, then I highly recommend this book - It's one of those past, present, future character-centric books that tells you everything you need to know about the people involved.
It might be a rehash for the diehards, but it's an enjoyable one.
Rating: 8/10 Is it even bold anymore to mention Van Sciver's name with the likes of other Green Lantern artists like Darwyn Cooke, Gil Kane and Neal Adams? No? Good.
This book does what it needed to do: It gave us a look at the past, present and future while letting Hal explain himself. It might be a rehash for the diehards, but it's an enjoyable one.
This provides for a perfect jumping on point.