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Green lantern rebirth is basically a "restart" on the green lantern series. I will to the review in 3 main parts, 1: artwork, 2: plot, 3:overall impressions.
1: The artwork in this book is pretty awesome. Despite the cover, you get a genuine feeling that a lot of effort has gone into some of the photos, to the point where I was almost tempted to copy them using a scanner and stick some around my room. The bright yellow evil and the mighty green of the lanterns clashing on the pages really is quite well done. I also love the way that this comic shows the whole of the justice league, and the role of the lanterns.
2: The plot in this film is very well done. For those that do not fully understand green lantern, this is a very good introduction book, as it covers what the green lanterns are, which I will explain now. If you are going to buy the book, SKIP THIS NEXT CHAPTER TO AVOID SPOILERS.
The green lanterns are essentially an intergalactic police corps that harness their own willpower, as well as the willpower of the universe. This is the most powerful source, and is "green". However willpower is overcome by fear (yellow), and thus the operator must be without fear (or at least, that is how it goes, I won't elaborate on that to save the final plot twists). However Hal Jordan, the first human Green lantern became corrupt, and became known as Paralax. He destroyed the green lanterns... well almost all of them... Few remain, and this magazine is about them understanding what happened, and "reforming" the green lantern corp, as well as "ressurecting" Hal Jordan to his former self, as well as understanding the true origin or the green lantern corps.
3: General thoughts: I bought this magazine because I had been thinking about reading some magazines for a while, and this seemed like an ideal introduction magazine. I was taken aback by the plot, and it really has struck a cord inside me, the idea of a massive intergalactic police force fighting for good and controlling their own fear... is well... awesome! Coupled with the dialogue and artwork, this really is a pretty amazing book. The only annoying thing is that to get this in the UK costs around £8 or so, which feels a bit steep for a price for a book that lasts for around 1 hour of reading. But believe me it is possibly the best hour of reading you will ever have, and I must have read through this around 4 times. This even persuaded me to by another green lantern book, the green lantern corp (which is sort of a "parallel" spin off focusing more on the restructuring of the green lantern corp after this book), and I am currently looking for the next "green lantern" graphic novel (which focuses more on Hal Jordan and his fight to become re-accepted as a hero, and not the villain he became).
Anyway, overall, if you are sitting there considering about getting this comic, I would just get it. Trust me, if you like superheroes, then YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED