Hal Jordan's metamorphosis from cocky test pilot to the role of the intergalactic guardian Green Lantern makes its way to the big screen in June 2011 from Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by Martin Campbell(CASINO ROYALE) and starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
In preparation for his roll as Hal Jordan in "Green Lantern," Ryan Reynolds, who also contributes the introduction to this new edition, has pointed to Geoff Johns' GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN as "his bible" for shaping his portrayal of Hal Jordan:
"Green Lantern encompasses a seemingly limitless supply of adventure."
This new edition includes several preview pages from Green Lantern: Rebirth and Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War.
|Introduction by:||Reynolds, Ryan|
|Publish Date:||Nov 2010|
|Number of Pages:||144|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.88 x 0.56 x 10.46|
Geoff Johns was born in 1973 in Detroit, Michigan. As a child, Johns and his brother first discovered comics through an old box of comics they found in their grandmother's attic, which included copies of Flash, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman from the 1960s and 1970's. Johns eventually began to patronize a comics shop in Traverse City, recalling that the first new comics he bought were Crisis on Infinite Earth and Flash, as the latter was his favorite character.
As Johns continued collecting comics, he gravitated toward DC Comics and later Vertigo Comics, and also drew comics. After graduating from Clarkston High School in 1991, he studied media arts, screenwriting, film production and film theory at Michigan State University and graduated from Michigan State in 1995. Johns met up with DC Comics personnel Eddie Berganza who invited Johns to tour the DC Comics offices, and offered Johns the opportunity to pitch ideas, which led to Johns pitching Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., a book based on the second Star-Spangled Kid and her stepfather, to editor Chuck Kim a year later.
John's soon became a regular writer on such series as The Flash and The Avengers United. He also writes for series such as Teen Titans and The Future is Now. His title Earth One made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.
Behind every good superhero is a good origin story, and the Green Lantern gets his in this action-packed volume, illustrated by fan-favorite Reis (Blackest Night; Justice League of America). Hal Jordan is a talented pilot with a tragic past and a reckless streak that eventually gets him banned from the cockpit. While working as a mechanic at a desert airfield, Jordan discovers the crash site of a mysterious craft. The injured alien inside, a member of the Green Lantern Corps, appoints Jordan as his successor, gives him an all-powerful ring, and then dies without offering any further guidance. Still uncertain of the extent of his powers, Jordan must team up with another member of the Green Lantern Corps to save Earth from a brutal, blood-thirsty demon.
Verdict: Secret Origin portrays Jordan as a likable character despite his arrogant nature and lays a solid foundation for the Green Lantern's future exploits. Heavy on the explosions and a bit light on psychological depth, this book will mainly appeal to those who are fans of the DC universe and other superhero story lines. A worthy addition to any diverse teen or adult graphic novel collection. Expect demand as the Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds nears its release (Jun. 2011).-Ingrid Bohnenkamp, Portland P.L., ME
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