Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army (The New 52)

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The universe is in shambles and the Guardians are the cause. Their mysterious Third Army has risen across the cosmos like a plague, destroying everything in its path and Hal Jordan and Sinestro are nowhere to be found. It is up to wrongfuly accused Simon Baz to clear his name and become the hero that the Corps needs in order to get to the bottom of Hal and Sinestro's disapperance and the Rise of the Third Army!

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Overview

The universe is in shambles and the Guardians are the cause. Their mysterious Third Army has risen across the cosmos like a plague, destroying everything in its path and Hal Jordan and Sinestro are nowhere to be found. It is up to wrongfuly accused Simon Baz to clear his name and become the hero that the Corps needs in order to get to the bottom of Hal and Sinestro's disapperance and the Rise of the Third Army!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/30/2013
This massive hardcover collects four issues, each with four different, related series, plus two annuals, during which a whole bunch of Green (and differently colored) Lanterns fight their founders, the little blue Guardians. The wizened oldsters have created a Third Army (after the Manhunters and the Green Lantern Corps) of mindless, soulless drones much like zombies or the Borg, converting their victims into beings like themselves. The art is focused more on fight scenes and action poses than storytelling or character development. At times, the images are explained by characters narrating events to each other, a help to puzzling out what's shown. Various factions are plotting and battling against each other, and keeping them all straight requires background reading beyond this book. Readers uninterested in the sprawling continuity may find the actions of Simon Baz, the newest Green Lantern, more interesting. He's Arab-American and a suspected terrorist, and although this is his first major story, most of his origin is told outside the volume. He's the only character a new reader can hang onto, as most of the book involves cliffhangers in the lives of Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, and a variety of rage-driven, blood-spewing Red Lanterns. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401244996
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 534,504
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Johns is Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans and The Justice Society of America. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME and SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, and is the author of DC Comics' biggest, most recent events, BLACKEST NIGHT, BRIGHTEST DAY and FLASHPOINT. Johns has also written episodes of the TV series Smallville and Robot Chicken. He wrote the story of the DC Universe Online massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Currently, he is the writer of the new series JUSTICE LEAGUE and AQUAMAN.

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