This story runs through issues #1-7 of the New 52's Green Lantern Corps, collected as Green Lantern Corps Volume 1: Fearsome TP (The New 52). The story is complete in itself, having a beginning, middle and end. However, it is pretty much the same old story, the Guardians have a dark secret from their past; the Guardian have done something extremely cruel, cold hearted and thoughtless, and unleashed a terrible scourge upon the universe; several planets are destroyed and many Green Lanterns are killed before some Green Lanterns (from Earth) take the law into their own hands to fix the problem, without the permission or help of the Guardians, who complain about it after the event. New 52? Same as the old 52.
However, despite all that, the story is excellent, with great scripting and artwork, and gives some new solutions to old problems. How do you defeat an enemy that is impervious to your power ring? Guy has the answer: "They sure as h*ll ain't immune to lead." How do you defeat an enemy that knows no fear? Guy has the answer: steal some Sinestro Corps prisoners from the Sciencells and turn them into a `fear bomb'. "You can't do this - we're official prisoners of the Guardians!" "Not anymore you're not. Go spread some fear."
Now, to be honest, haven't we had enough of these big wars between the Corps and equally or more-powerful groups in the past couple of years? Well maybe, but at least this time the artwork really is spectacular, and the story has a much more personal feel to it, as Guy Gardner has to rescue John Stewart from this all-powerful enemy, and he fights the war the way Clint Eastwood or Frank Castle would do it. There is also plenty of room for characterisation and character development here, unlike in many of the big-budget adventures. This is a human-sized epic. This is how Green Lantern stories were in the Silver Age, and this is how they should be in any age.
I hadn't read many Green Lantern comics, so after a few hours scouring the web, decided that since this one contained all the Lanterns I knew about that it would be an interesting read. And boy was I right!
The story, unlike many comic stories that I have read, isn't convoluted, nor does it try to force unnecessary moments down your throat. Each moment instead flows very gracefully into the next, nothing happens for no reason and the characters are portrayed amazingly.
The art is also superb, I especially enjoy the varying designs of the Lanterns costumes, again, I haven't read many of these so this came as a very pleasant surprise to me.
Overall, I enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to anyone that asked, so long as they had a basic knowledge of the Green Lantern mythos.
This graphic novel was well composed and had fabulous artwork. The story was original and the artwork was of a high quality and state of the art. I am a new reader to Green Lantern and found it easy to follow the story. I was quite immersed in the story and was well entertained. It was a good buy.
This book is definetly worth a try, the storyline is great, very enjoyable, the characters are likable and funny when needed, the art is fantastic, it’s good to look at. I recommend this book to anyone who loves comics or just interested in getting to know the genre.