The Top 8 Green Lantern Stories

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2023
Written by Charlie Saltalamaccio

Alright, you magnificent bastards, it's time to immerse yourselves in the top eight Green Lantern storylines. Get ready for action, intrigue, and a whole lot of ring-slinging awesomeness. And remember, in brightest day or blackest night, Green Lantern's gonna kick some serious ass!

1) Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004)

This is where it all started, my friends. Geoff Johns resurrected the Green Lantern franchise with this epic tale, bringing Hal Jordan back from the dead and reintroducing the concept of the emotional spectrum. It's a cosmic rollercoaster ride that will make your head spin faster than a drunken squirrel on crack.

2) Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War (2007-2008)

Oh, boy, here we go! This storyline pits the Green Lantern Corps against the sinister Sinestro Corps, led by none other than the big bad himself, Sinestro. It's a battle of wills, as the emotional spectrum is pushed to its limits. Prepare for jaw-dropping action and more ring-slinging than you can shake a power battery at.

3) Green Lantern: Blackest Night (2009-2010)

Hold on tight, you candy-asses, because shit's about to get dark! Literally. The Black Lantern Corps rises from the grave, and all hell breaks loose. Heroes and villains alike are resurrected as Black Lanterns, spreading death and destruction across the universe. This storyline is a mind-bending, zombie-filled, crossover extravaganza that will have you screaming for more.

4) Green Lantern: Secret Origin (2008-2009)

Time to go back to the beginning, my friends. This story retells Hal Jordan's origin, showing how he became the Green Lantern we all know and love. It's a classic tale of overcoming fear, embracing responsibility, and kicking ass in the process. If you want a solid introduction to the Green Lantern mythos, this is where you start.

5) Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight (1994)

Brace yourselves, you sons of b*tches, because this storyline is a doozy. After the destruction of Coast City, Hal Jordan loses his shit and goes on a rampage, taking on the entire Green Lantern Corps. It's a tragic tale of loss, redemption, and the birth of a new Green Lantern. Get ready for some serious emotional punches to the gut.

6) Green Lantern: Speedy Does Drugs (1971)

Green Lantern and his trusty sidekick, Green Arrow, team up to tackle a gritty and hard-hitting issue – drug addiction. It's a subject that had the comic book world buzzing and society divided. Our boy Speedy, Green Arrow's partner, finds himself caught in the dark web of heroin addiction, and things get real intense real quick. We're talking about taking down drug dealers, facing the brutal reality of addiction, and going toe-to-toe with the forces of darkness. This storyline pushed boundaries and ignited debates about the role of comics in addressing real-world issues. It was a lightning rod for controversy, sparking discussions about the responsibilities of comic book creators and the impact on readers. Love it or hate it, this unforgettable storyline made a lasting impact and challenged the status quo.

7) Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard-Traveling Heroes (1970-1972)

Now, I'm not one to delve into the ancient past, but this storyline is a goddamn classic. It teams up Green Lantern and Green Arrow as they embark on a road trip across America, tackling social and political issues along the way. It's a gritty, thought-provoking tale that still resonates today. 

8) Green Lantern: No Fear (2005)

Last but not least, we have a storyline that explores the aftermath of "Rebirth" and sets the stage for future cosmic adventures. Hal Jordan struggles to reclaim his role as Green Lantern and faces off against the fear-obsessed villain, Parallax. It's a psychological battle that will test the limits of Hal's willpower and resolve.

So, there you have it, you bunch of comic-loving sons of b*tches! The top eight Green Lantern storylines that will knock your socks off and make you scream, "In brightest day, in blackest night, these stories are f***ing dynamite!" Enjoy the ride, my friends, and may the power of the Green Lantern Corps be with you, always.

Charlie Saltalamaccio

Charlie was born and raised in Brooklyn and is a die-hard comic book fan. The crown jewel of his collection is his Amazing Fantasy #15, and he thinks 1986's Howard the Duck is still a grossly underrated movie to this day.

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