Superstar writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman) returns to DC alongside red-hot artist Liam Sharp (The Brave AND the Bold, Wonder Woman) to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN! In this debut issue, when Earth's space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the Green Lantern Corps-and quite possibly the Multiverse at large-to its very core. There's an inter-galactic conspiracy afoot, as well as a traitor in the GL Corps' ranks, so strap in for more mind-bending adventures in this masterpiece in the making.
Pure excitement. This is what it feels to get your hands on "The Green Lantern #1" by Grant Morrison and if you are a fan you probably already know this but if you are new or into the Grant Morrison effect or even in the Green Lantern "universe" then you are in for a treat. Green Lantern made it clear that belongs to the best DC Comic Series of 2019!
The Green Lantern #1 is as Grant Morrison as it can get with a ton of information, masterfully compressed into one issue and even though some might find this intimidating it is a form of art Morrison so gracefully uses that wont take a toll on your mind. Having said that, it is going without saying that when reading a Grant Morrison, you get a lot of information on the second or third go.
The art from Liam Sharp is also spot on making this one a modern-classic.
I get it, you might say that "Everything is said to be a modern classic this days" and I agree. There is a tendency to portray a good modern comic as a classic because we so much love the bronze or silver age of comics yet this is the real deal. Just as Grant Morrison is bringing Green Lantern into the light once more, Liam Sharp is bringing us the vibe of the Bronze Age art that we loved.
As I previously mentioned Grant Morrison can fit a lot into a few pages and I am going to talk about a few of them below so if you want a review spoiler free this will probably be the end of it.
Ye that passes through the valley of the review shall find spoilers hidden beneath and thou shall be rewarded with knowledge.
The story begins with the introduction of some Green Lanterns that are trying to take down some Space Pirates and as per usual even though the odds are heavily against them they are victorious. At least for a short while.
What makes the story interesting and what we love about Morrison and GL is that there is always something unique and no matter how old it gets it always feels fresh.
I mean Floozle Flem? this might be our new favorite character.
Hal Jordan comes in, down on his luck wasting his days on earth after being "fired" from the Green Lantern Corp, just lost his job at a gas station and spends some quality time with his lady.
Next day he is on his way when a stranger approaches. Not to prolong this, Hal figures out that the stranger is not from Earth, and being good at what he does he beats the shit out of the alien even without the powers of his ring since the Guardians have taken his power battery.
Hal finds Chriselon, another GL, hurt real bad. Chriselon explains that he was carrying the space pirates and they are on their way to lay waste to everything they find. He hands Hal his battery and here comes our favorite Green Lantern again.
There is so much more happening in this one issue than if you'd really have to go through the pages yourself!