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Getting Into DC Comics: Green Lantern Titles (New 52)

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I am a gamer, an Otaku, a sci-fi and fantasy fanboy, a Planeswalker, and an avid reader of comics, novels, and manga.


Comics in the New 52 are generally broken down into related categories, primarily in regards to solicits. The Green Lantern category focuses on the Lantern Corps of the emotional spectrum, primarily green for obvious reasons. These are your cosmic/Sci-Fi stories with threats and events that span the galaxy.

These titles pretty much continued on after Flashpoint (the New 52 reboot) as if nothing had happened. Which is a little confusing for us new readers unfamiliar with the major events occurring before the reboot. Don't worry though, the stories generally flow well enough to keep from losing us new readers.

The following is a listing of all titles in the New 52 that fall into this category in order of initial release and alphabetized.

For Crossovers, which happen a lot, check out the DC beginner's guide

Green Lantern

September 2011 – March 2015
Issues: 1–40, 0, plus 3 Annuals

The Green Lantern title begins with Hal Jordan no longer being a Green Lantern and Sinestro being reinstated to the corps. When Sinestro uses his ring to create another ring for Hal, the two form and unlikely alliance.


The Corps

September 2011 – March 2015
Issues: 1–40, 0, plus 2 Annuals

This title focuses on John Stewart and Guy Gardner (later just John as Guy becomes a Red Lantern) and various members of the Corps (primarily Kilowog, who doesn't love Kilowog).

Admittedly, I only read this title during crossover events. There's just something about John Stewart and Guy Gardner and the way they interact with the rest of the corps, that just bores me to tears. However, I've found that since Guy became a Red, I've enjoyed him a lot more in that title. So, maybe the GLC gets better. With how good the rest of the Lantern titles are, I'm considering going back and giving this title another shot.

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New Guardians

September 2011 – March 2015
Issues: 1–40, 0, plus 2 Annuals

Kyle Rainer, a human Green Lantern gets mobbed by power rings from every end of the spectrum. This leads to some interesting stories of Kyle learning to wield each color of the spectrum as well as leading a team of "New Guardians" formed from members of each ring corp.

Red Lanterns

September 2011 – March 2015
Issues: 1–40, 0, plus 1 Annual

I've only started reading Red Lanterns, outside of crossovers, once Supergirl became a member and I have to say: It's really making me want to go back and read this title from the beginning(which I will do and update this posting). The character interaction and comic relief make this a really enjoyable title.



June 2013 – June 2014
Issues: 1–12

Larfleeze, AKA Agent Orange, is the sole possessor of the Orange light of Avarice. This guy is greed incarnate and adorably annoying. Between his "butler" Stargrave, and his encounters with... well anyone, This title is a barrel of laughs. A welcome change from the overall seriousness of other titles.

That should be all you need to know. I suppose I could tell you about Lord of the Hunt, a pan-dimensional cosmic entity that believes all living things are prey. Or that by some turn of events, Larfleeze becomes locked in the Orange Power Battery, serving as the power source for his once un-dead corpsemen. But where's the fun in that?



April 2014 – March 2015
Issues: 1–11, plus 1 Annual

"Thaal Sinestro has lost everything he's ever loved: his home, his family, his only friend. But no matter how desperate he becomes, Sinestro will never be without fear...a lesson his one-time ally, one-time enemy Lyssa Drak is eager to teach him! Can he take back the despicable Yellow Lantern Corps? Or does the universe have a new destiny in mind for Sinestro?" Credit: Sinestro Vol 1 Back Blurb.


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