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Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1
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‘Knight Terrors: Green Lantern’ #1 review

What clues do the dreams tell us?

Green Lantern just started and is already finding its story drawn into an event. Jeremy Adams has been doing an excellent job of reestablishing their character as a hero with personality in and out of costume with his previous run on The Flash. He is continuing that with Green Lantern. Wally West and Jordan have been fantastic voices reminding us of how great alter egos can be outside the tights and in almost everyday situations. Adams explores Jordan differently with this Knight Terrors tie-in issue as we sneak into the Lantern’s nightmares.

Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1
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The covers by Pete Woods and Kelley Jones hyped me for this issue back in the solicitations. Pete Woods played a dead Green Lantern Corps hunting down Hal Jordan, and it is a fantastic play on the mystery of what happened to the Corps in Jeremey Adams’ story and a reminder of Emerald Twilight. Kelley Jones crafts an image of an entangled Jordan pulled into what looks like the fear entity, Parallax. Since this explores Jordan’s nightmares, both images play very heavily into events that were a dark time in Jordan’s life, so hopefully, they are a solid clue to what we’ll see in this mini-series.

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Jeremy Adams blends issue #2 of the main Green Lantern series to launch this Knight Terrors mini-series perfectly as our hero is on the small aircraft while attacked by the “sleep demons.” This opening scene is a great way to show how the event is happening across the DC Universe and how its characters are affected even when not nearby. Adams plays this attack on Hal Jordan significantly, which complements the character nicely. The attack takes Jordan to some major vulnerable moments to get his mind and fears to open up.

Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1
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Jeremy Adams uses Hal Jordan’s father’s death as a potential terror for the character, but doesn’t play it with the classic jet explosion scene we often see. The next scene takes us to an alternate, darker take on Jordan’s origins as a Lantern; here, it is a wild twist on why Abin Sur wanted Hal. The third act gives us a small clue as to why Jordan is on Earth, which is a nice tease for the ongoing series, but then halted by Parallax. I can’t wait to see what Adams does in the next issue.

Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1
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We get a bonus Sinestro tale by Alex Segura, Mario Foccillo, and Prasad Rao – a fantastic dessert to this beautiful feast of stories. The nightmare they give Sinestro is perfect for the character. Sinestro is having a hard time on Earth, and it is very welcome to see that explored, but as he gets caught up in the event, his nightmare can only feature one major force, himself. He is his hero and inner fear, so that was quite the trip, and this will be a great Sinestro story to elevate the character’s legend.

Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1
‘Knight Terrors: Green Lantern’ #1 review
Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1
An alternate take of how much worse things could have been for Hal Jordan. Jeremy Adams sneaks in some clues for his ongoing GL while helping to reestablish GL's place on Earth as he experiences the Knight Terrors of the DCU.
Reader Rating1 Votes
9
The tie-in plays perfectly to the ongoing series as it continues from Green Lantern #2 and even has some clues that will play with that story's mystery
Great takes on Hal's nightmares
Eduardo Pansica presents this nightmare with style that helps you feel like you're being driven forward across a greatest hits of bad events
Sinestro's nightmare is perfect for who the character is, a narcissist
A lot of setup for issue #2 that doesn't stand alone
8.5
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