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    Default Green Lantern - If You Had To Choose 7

    You want to introduce someone to the wondrous world of Green Lantern, but you can only choose 7 stories, arcs, books or trades to introduce to them. What do you choose?

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    DC: The New Frontier

    Tales of the Green Lantern Corps

    Green Lantern: Space Sector 2814

    Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus

    I think that'd do, and probably works out to about 7 books

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Wave View Post
    You want to introduce someone to the wondrous world of Green Lantern, but you can only choose 7 stories, arcs, books or trades to introduce to them. What do you choose?
    1. Green Lantern / Green Arrow
    2. Green Lantern: Kyle Rayner <- ongoing reprints
    3. Geoff Johns presents Green Lantern (new omnibus)
    4. Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns

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    The three Sector 2814 trades.

    The Green Lantern Corps (80s series)

    The Road Back

    Mosaic

    Emerald Twilight/New Dawn

    Those more or less encompass the best GL stories, in my opinion.

    The Green Lantern Corps and Mosaic aren't collected (at least I don't believe GLC is completely collected), but anyone with an eBay account should be able to collect them without too much trouble.

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    1. Tales of the Green Lantern Corps vol. 1 - the great 1981 miniseries by Barr/Wein/Station + the best GLC short stories

    2. Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol. 1

    3. Silver Age GL vol. 1 - the "original" origin for the Green Lantern mythology - Hal Jordan, Sinestro, the Guardians, Qward, Abin Sur, Hector Hammond, etc.

    4. Tales of the GLC vol. 2 - the remainder of the alien stories

    5. The Road Back - the best use of the multiple Earth Lanterns concept

    Most of these are stand-alone stories, or new starting points - with the exception of the Johns run. Hopefully Morrison's run ends up being on par with his Superman and Batman work. If so, I'd add that.

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    The Secret Origin of the Guardians! (GL #40)
    This is the Way the World Ends! (GL #63)
    Hard-Traveling Heroes (Hal & Ollie)
    Emerald Dawn (6-issue miniseries)
    Final Night (4-issue miniseries)
    Funeral for a Hero (Kyle's GL #81)
    The Brave and the Bold (Waid/Kitson)
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    It matters to me that all eras are represented, so if I only had 7--

    Just like with the Flash I'd start with the GOLDEN AGE GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES, Vol. 1, to get the first and earliest Green Lantern stories from 1940-41.
    Then I'd move on to GREEN LANTERN: THE SILVER AGE, Vol. 1, to get the first and earliest Hal stories from 1959-61.
    Then to GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW for the Neal Adams early 70s era.

    Then I'd like to space out the remaining 4 fairly evenly so what could we do from the following periods?

    The early 80s
    The mid 90s
    The late 2000s
    The late 2010s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampire Savior View Post
    The three Sector 2814 trades.

    The Green Lantern Corps (80s series)

    The Road Back

    Mosaic

    Emerald Twilight/New Dawn
    This would pretty much be my list as well...
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    I'd go with my 7 favorite ones I guess:
    Green Lantern Rebirth
    Sinestro Corps War
    The Road Back really up to issue 25 when the book splits into 3 titles
    The First Kyle extended arc From Emerald Twilight thru Green Lantern #0 up to Parallax View
    Hal Jordan and the GLC: Vendetti makes my list I really think he finished strong really loved the Zod stuff
    Mosaic
    the 6 or so issues of the Green Lantern Corps Quarterly to hit the various alien stories though my favorite tales of the GLC was Green Magic.

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    Emerald Dawn
    Emerald Dawn II
    Mosaic
    Green Lantern #46 - 64
    The Final Night
    Green Lantern Rebirth
    Green Lantern Corps Recharge #1 - 5
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