Green Lantern #1 Review

by Carlos R. on April 06, 2021

Green Lantern #1 Cover Image
Written by: Geoffrey Thorne
Art by: Dexter Soy and Marco Santucci
Colors by: Alex Sinclair
Lettered by: Rob Leigh
Publisher: DC Comics

Alright! John Stewart is taking point on a Green Lantern title, Teen Lantern is getting more time to shine, and the Corps appears to be entering a new chapter. Things are looking great for Green Lantern fans.

Green Lantern #1 follows the Corps at a summit where the defenders of the cosmos will be decided and where the future of the Green Lanterns is to be determined. We find most of the Lanterns on Oa while some are out keeping the peace, this issue focuses in on John Stewart and Keli Quintela and I love that we get a spotlight on these two. They come off so different in nature and present some of humanity’s best traits. Thorne establishes the respect and admiration the Guardians place on John and look to him for insight on their approach to the summit. There’s so much that happens in this book and it makes for a great opening issue, there are small details that depict the Corps is in for quite the change, from the garbs worn by some of the Lanterns to the way threats to the summit are dealt with. Thorne does great work writing some of these characters; I loved reading Ameyra and John’s scenes, lots of tension and Ameyra’s assertive, superior/arrogant attitude was just delightful. As a Spanish speaker, I had some trouble with Keli’s dialogue at some points, it felt a bit forced, almost too formal. However, I appreciate that this portion of her heritage is being included.

This book looks great, it opens with a brilliant splash page and is vivid all the way through. The action sequences are easy to follow and oh boy are there action sequences. Leigh presents each characters’ dialogue nicely without causing any confusion even though the cast is so large. Though the characters are so vibrant, there are so many, that they don’t stand out as well, it doesn’t necessarily cause confusion, but with everything so colorful, some characters don’t stand out as well as they could. I’m sure that will be reduced once the story moves forward, and the cast is reduced.

I’m hyped to see where Thorne will take these characters and what all is in store for the Corps. Also, gotta say, the variant by Alex Maleev is phenomenal and everyone should take in its majesty.

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