The Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Intergalactic Lawman

The Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Intergalactic Lawman

Legendary writer Grant Morrison is taking Green Lantern back to his roots, exploring the popular hero's role as the universe's best space cop. It's Law and Order in space as Hal Jordan encounters a mysterious alien hiding in plain sight, setting off a chain of events that will bring the Green Lantern Corps to its knees!When Green Lantern Hal Jordan encounters an alien hidi...

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The Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Intergalactic Lawman Reviews

  • Malum

    4.5 stars.

    This is lots of fun, and very different from a lot of the Green Lantern content from the past several years.

    First of all, Morrison's run is very bronze age. He also uses a lot of bronze age corp members that haven't been around for a while, like Volk and Rot Lop Fan. We also get a lot of major Hal/Guardian butting of heads that was so common in the bronze age books.

    Hal's power level also seems way boosted here. He was always really strong (he does, after all, wield the most powerful

    4.5 stars.

    This is lots of fun, and very different from a lot of the Green Lantern content from the past several years.

    First of all, Morrison's run is very bronze age. He also uses a lot of bronze age corp members that haven't been around for a while, like Volk and Rot Lop Fan. We also get a lot of major Hal/Guardian butting of heads that was so common in the bronze age books.

    Hal's power level also seems way boosted here. He was always really strong (he does, after all, wield the most powerful weapon in the universe), but here he pretty much crushes any adversary with no problem and even challenges gods. This version of Hal Jordan would probably give Marvel's Galactus a run for his money. I actually really liked this, because Morrison then has to find problems for Hal to solve that can't simply be punched.

    The biggest change here, though, is the whole focus of the book. This is less a superhero comic and more of a "space police procedural". The corp are commonly referred to as police here and they spend a lot of time gathering clues, questioning suspects, going undercover, and performing arrests rather than just punching Sinestro into jelly.

    Finally, Morrison introduces a new villain-a vampire-and the last issue or two really focuses on horror, which I thought was pretty cool.

    Overall, a great start to the new GL run and I am really excited to see where it goes.

  • Tiago

    One of the wackiest, trippiest superhero books I've ever read, everything is just so alien. Morrison makes you feel like you're actually out there in space, experiencing the vast unknown. There's a lot of creativity going on here, unfortunely the plot suffers from it, its convoluted and that planet Earth being abducted plot doesn't really make much sense if you think about it, but hey... I thought Morrison did it for kicks and it was definitely fun to read, it had that whole

    One of the wackiest, trippiest superhero books I've ever read, everything is just so alien. Morrison makes you feel like you're actually out there in space, experiencing the vast unknown. There's a lot of creativity going on here, unfortunely the plot suffers from it, its convoluted and that planet Earth being abducted plot doesn't really make much sense if you think about it, but hey... I thought Morrison did it for kicks and it was definitely fun to read, it had that whole

    vibe to it and that's always a good thing.

    So yeah, this is not your usual superhero book, and if that's not really your thing, there's always Liam Sharp, his art alone makes this book worthwhile, along with the coloring team. You know its that good when you spend minutes staring at the illustrations.

    Totally recommended!

  • Tim

    THE GREEN LANTERN, VOL. 1: INTERGALACTIC LAWMAN written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Liam Sharp is about Hal Jordan, and brings the former Green Lantern back into action facing several foes along the way.

    Action is good for the most part, a few parts failed to keep my interest, while others were very good at doing so.

    Illustrations were very good in my opinion, and I really liked the all green pages, ver

    THE GREEN LANTERN, VOL. 1: INTERGALACTIC LAWMAN written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Liam Sharp is about Hal Jordan, and brings the former Green Lantern back into action facing several foes along the way.

    Action is good for the most part, a few parts failed to keep my interest, while others were very good at doing so.

    Illustrations were very good in my opinion, and I really liked the all green pages, very well done!

    Rating this as a mixed bag of sorts, it ends up getting average marks.

    3 stars.

  • Artemy

    For a Green Lantern book written by Grant Morrison, this was kind of... not good. I was insanely excited when the book was first announced, I loved the first issue to bits, but every other issue that came out after just got worse and worse. The plot is convoluted and not very interesting, Morrison's writing is unusually verbose (perhaps because he has to tap into a lot of boring DC cosmic mythology) and Hal Jordan is still a dick of a protagonist. Liam Sharp's artwork is the only saving grace, h

    For a Green Lantern book written by Grant Morrison, this was kind of... not good. I was insanely excited when the book was first announced, I loved the first issue to bits, but every other issue that came out after just got worse and worse. The plot is convoluted and not very interesting, Morrison's writing is unusually verbose (perhaps because he has to tap into a lot of boring DC cosmic mythology) and Hal Jordan is still a dick of a protagonist. Liam Sharp's artwork is the only saving grace, his realisation of Morrison's cosmic weirdness is absolutely jaw-dropping. Still, the overall result is incredibly underwhelming, especially coming from Grant Morrison. The whole book just doesn't feel like he cares about it very much.

  • Sam Quixote

    Grant Morrison writing Green Lantern is, on paper, a perfect match. His enormously inventive storytelling coupled with an unlimited array of alien characters and a protagonist with a magic ring that can do anything? It should be a home run. Except it’s not, unfortunately.

    Green Lanterns are basically space cops and Morrison plumps for a cliched cop story for his opening arc: there’s a rat in the Corps and it’s up to Hal Jordan to find out who it is. All that means is he arrests some punkass alie

    Grant Morrison writing Green Lantern is, on paper, a perfect match. His enormously inventive storytelling coupled with an unlimited array of alien characters and a protagonist with a magic ring that can do anything? It should be a home run. Except it’s not, unfortunately.

    Green Lanterns are basically space cops and Morrison plumps for a cliched cop story for his opening arc: there’s a rat in the Corps and it’s up to Hal Jordan to find out who it is. All that means is he arrests some punkass aliens, does the good cop/bad cop interrogation thing, and gets accepted into a gang of criminals – none of which is interesting.

    Hal fighting a giant hamster and spider, Earth being auctioned off by aliens and an Old Testament God-like evil alien are all surprisingly boring and irritatingly stupid. The story moves sluggishly thanks to a lot of overwriting and an unnecessarily complicated structure (an Anti-Matter Lantern?).

    Morrison does include some amusingly wacky Lanterns like the Lantern with a constantly exploding volcano head and a cyclops with a forest for hair! I also liked the microscopic virus Lantern and the indescribable Lanterns who police the farthest reaches of the universe – there’s the imagination I expected Morrison to bring. The Adam Strange episode where Hal has to kill Adam to gain acceptance into the cosmic vampire gang was kinda fun though it plays out in a predictably cop-out way.

    The only really great aspect of the book is Liam Sharp’s artwork. Oa looked amazing, as did the Church of Blood – really that whole vampire sequence was fantastic - and I loved the creative character designs for the ridonkulously varied cast.

    It’s a shame that the book is such a bore to read, not least as it’s by such an experienced and talented writer as Grant Morrison. It’s pretty but I doubt that’ll sway many to check out The Green Lantern, Volume 1: Intergalactic Lawman – I wouldn’t.

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