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Green Lantern and Green Arrow #1

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Denny; Delany, John; O'Neil, and Samuel R. (Intro) Broome

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Author: Denny; Delany, John; O'Neil, Samuel R. (Intro) Broome
Publisher: Paperback Library
1 review about Green Lantern and Green Arrow #1

A Piece of History.

  • Sep 16, 2006
Rating:
+3
This book collects the first two comics of the "Green Lantern & Green Arrow" comic series of the 1970s into one volume. In the first comic, Green Lantern, through some tutoring from the Green Arrow, realizes that though he has been completely obedient to the Guardians and authority, he has not always done the right thing and that his vow, "In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight," may have been nothing but empty words. Green Lantern decides to set things right. In doing so he ticks off the Guardians. Partially because of Green Arrow's defense and accusations against the Guardians, the Guardians send one of their own to Earth to travel with Green Lantern and Green Arrow as they take a road trip across the United States. This sets up the premise for the second story in this collection (and the other comics in the series).

In the second comic, the traveling trio arrive at the outskirts of the mining town of Desolation. They are shot at and fired upon by a group of locals. After defeating the shooters, the real story of what is going on is told. Turns out the mine is run by an evil man who has basically turned his miners into slaves who work for next to nothing. The miners don't realize how bad they have it until a traveling workman turns their story into a song. Hearing their song makes them realize the injustices they have been suffering and causes them to organize. The boss doesn't like that and using his army of migrant Nazi Germans, he captures the singer, throws him in jail, and sentences him to be hanged. Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and the Guardian arrive just in time to help set things right.

Some people might find these comics a bit dated. Others might enjoy them for their historical reference (in the comic book universe). I enjoyed reading them. They give a great depth of humanity to Green Lantern and make Green Arrow more appealing instead of the rich man, hero wanna-be that he is often portrayed as.

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January 26, 2011
sweet review!
January 28, 2011
Agree!
 
January 26, 2011
I had the originals. I loved the Neal Adams art in this series.
January 28, 2011
Cools!
 
January 24, 2011
Sounds like a good collection to own for fans of the Green Lantern. Excellent review!
January 26, 2011
I love it when super-hero comics show up in Cafe Libri! Time for me to write up that little essay... =)
January 28, 2011
Yeah, me too! We don't get enough of them, lol. I try to stress all types of reading materials, but people associate "books" the most with Cafe Libri, lol, probably cause of the title. Oh well! I can't wait for more of your write-ups. Let me know if you want particular badges made for some of your reviews too! I've been super busy, so I'm slacking a bit on that end.
 
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