What’s it about? Green Lantern, Hal Jordan has a ring that lets him do anything he wills. In this saga, the newly re-hired and re-born fighter pilot must use his power as Green Lantern to defeat two killer alien robots called Manhunters. The attack doesn’t stop there as he’s also pitted against Black Hand to stop interstellar marauders using him as their own personal weapon.
What’s special? From ripping off robot heads to smashing enemies with giant fighter planes, only imagination puts limits on this comic. The story also unveils Hal’s demons from his past as he battles his own mind in his struggle to defend the earth.
Look out for: The Shark, a highly evolved version of a great white that can walk on land, leaving his prey with no escape. His introductory image with a half eaten man in his mouth is stomach churningly shocking stuff.
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The Story: Geoff Johns is famed for his layered stories. Another great graphic novel from the series is worth checking out in the form of Green Lantern: Rebirth and his run on Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come must be read.
The Art: Carlos Pancheco was also involved in the epic Final Crisis series. Read the FHM review here. Also he was an illustrator on X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, which does exactly what it says in the ominous title.
Hot off the press: Ryan Reynolds has been confirmed as the actor who will play Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern movie. His experience of playing comic characters is rife having played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity. A trailer is a long way off, so enjoy a look at the new Aquaman series, also starring a dude who has played another superhero. In this case it’s the bloke who plays Green Arrow in Smallville, Justin Hartley. From the looks of this trailer he probably should have stayed on land.