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Not to be confused with the ComicBook/GreenLanterns about Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz or ComicBook/HalJordanAndTheGreenLanternCorps, which are part of the ComicBook/DCRebirth print.


* ReimaginingTheArtifact: This arc provides the explanation for the decades old "yellow weakness" of the Lantern rings, saying that Parallax imprisonment within the main lantern in OA was the reason for it. After this story, the yellow weakness continued, but it wasn't as important.
* SceneryPorn: The amount of illustrated detail is staggering.



* ReimaginingTheArtifact: This arc provides the explanation for the decades old "yellow weakness" of the Lantern rings, saying that Parallax imprisonment within the main lantern in OA was the reason for it. After this story, the yellow weakness continued, but it wasn't as important.
* SceneryPorn: The amount of illustrated detail is staggering.


* DisproportionateRetribution: Black Hand tries to steal the Green Lantern ring under Oliver Quinn's care, Hal Jordan mutilates Black Hand's hand....

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Black Hand tries to steal the Green Lantern ring under Oliver Quinn's care, Hal Jordan Jordan, still under The Spectre and Parallax's control, mutilates Black Hand's hand....



->Hal... His '''reputation''', his '''life''', his very '''soul'''. It was all '''taken''' away.
-->-- '''ComicBook/GreenArrow'''



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* BackFromTheDead: Hal Jordan comes back to life in the fourth issue.
* ContinuityNod: When Hal punches Batman out, Guy shouts giddily: "Have you seen that? [[https://dc.wikia.com/wiki/One_Punch One punch]]!"



* {{Determinator}}: His friends have fallen, he's been cut off from reinforcements and is standing alone against the same eldritch abomination that utterly ruined his life. Hal gives up? Hell, NO!
-->'''Parallax:''' Give '''up'''. You failed once, you'll fail '''again'''. Lay down and '''die'''. You're '''weak'''. You're '''scared'''. Give up '''now'''. Give up.\\
'''Hal:''' I...\\
'''Parallax:''' Give '''up''' damn you.\\
'''Hal:''' I don't know '''how'''.



* FakingTheDead: Sinestro faked his own death when he fought Hal during "Emerald Twilight".



* FlippingTheBird: Guy Gardner flips off Mr. Terrific and Martian Manhunter as his Power Ring flies to him and lands on his middle finger. Word of God confirms it was intentional, as they were surprised that panel got approved.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: As explaining as the Power Battery collects willpower, Kyle states there's an entire "emotional spectrum". Later Johns' seminal run delved into the concept.



* {{Jerkass}}: Batman

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* ItsAllMyFault: Even though Hal could reasonable blame Parallax and Sinestro for everything, he mainly blames himself. As far as he's concerned, he ''should'' have realized what was happening and overcome Parallax's influence.
* {{Jerkass}}: BatmanBatman.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The entire Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, the Franchise/TeenTitans, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, Alan Scott and his daughter Jade... all of them turn up or at least cameo at some point.



* SealedEvilInACan: The Guardians sealed Parallax in the Central Power Battery. Parallax could influence other Lanterns' thoughts but it couldn't get out until Hal Jordan walked in and Parallax grafted itself to his soul.



-->'''Batman:''' We're not done--
-->'''Jordan's fist:''' KRAKK
-->'''Batman:''' ''NNFF!''
-->'''Jordan:''' Right now we are.

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-->'''Batman:''' We're not done--
-->'''Jordan's fist:''' KRAKK
-->'''Batman:''' ''NNFF!''
-->'''Jordan:'''
done--\\
Hal punches him\\
Batman falls down\\
'''Jordan:'''
Right now we are.
are.


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* UnexplainedRecovery: It is never explained how Sinestro survived after getting his neck snapped by Hal at the climax of ''Emerald Twilight''.


Although somewhat controversial because Jordan's return implied moving the then current Earth based Lanterns [[DemotedToExtra to the background]], the series proved wildly popular and was one of Creator/DCComics' top sellers at the time it first hit the shelves, the first issue going through four reprints to keep up with demand. ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' rivaled even regular cash cow Franchise/{{Batman}} comics sales, something Green Lantern comics had not achieved in decades. ''Rebirth'' also opened the gates for a series of very successful ''Green Lantern'' stories, mostly written by Johns that defined the franchise for the following decade.

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Although somewhat controversial because Jordan's return implied moving the then current Earth based Lanterns ''Green Lantern'' protagonists [[DemotedToExtra to the background]], the series proved wildly popular and was one of Creator/DCComics' top sellers at the time it first hit the shelves, the first issue going through four reprints to keep up with demand. ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' rivaled even regular cash cow Franchise/{{Batman}} comics sales, something Green Lantern comics had not achieved in decades. ''Rebirth'' also opened the gates for a series of very successful ''Green Lantern'' sequel stories, mostly written by Johns that defined the franchise for the following decade.


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* ReimaginingTheArtifact: This arc provides the explanation for the decades old "yellow weakness" of the Lantern rings, saying that Parallax imprisonment within the main lantern in OA was the reason for it. After this story, the yellow weakness continued, but it wasn't as important.


A limited, six issue series, issue number 1 was in stores by the end of 2004 with the sixth and final issue coming out around mid-2005.

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A limited, six issue series, issue number 1 one was in stores by the end of 2004 with the sixth and final issue coming out around mid-2005.



* DePower: When Hal is finally freed from the Spectre he loses his immaterial status and becomes human again.

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* DePower: When After Hal is finally freed from the Spectre he loses his immaterial status and becomes human again.



* TheDreaded: Rayner explains how Guy Gardner always talks trash about Hal Jordan's enemies except Sinestro, who he never mentions.

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* TheDreaded: Rayner explains how Guy Gardner always talks trash about Hal Jordan's enemies except Sinestro, who whom he never mentions.



* {{Reconstruction}}: This is the story that introduces Hal Jordan into the 21st century.
* ResetButton: ''GL: Rebirth'' first of six issues came at the time when the Green Lantern comic book series started in 1990 was being cancelled. When the sixth and final issue came out six months later, the field was clear to re-launch the Green Lantern title almost from scratch.


Although somewhat controversial because Jordan's return implied moving the then current Earth based Lanterns [[DemotedToExtra to the background]], the series proved wildly popular and was one of Creator/DCComics' top sellers at the time it first hit the shelves, opening the gates for a series of very successful ''Green Lantern'' stories, mostly written by Johns that defined the franchise for the following decade. ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' rivaled even regular cash cow Franchise/{{Batman}} comics sales, something Green Lantern comics had not achieved in decades.

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Although somewhat controversial because Jordan's return implied moving the then current Earth based Lanterns [[DemotedToExtra to the background]], the series proved wildly popular and was one of Creator/DCComics' top sellers at the time it first hit the shelves, opening the gates for a series of very successful ''Green Lantern'' stories, mostly written by Johns that defined the franchise for the following decade. first issue going through four reprints to keep up with demand. ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' rivaled even regular cash cow Franchise/{{Batman}} comics sales, something Green Lantern comics had not achieved in decades.
decades. ''Rebirth'' also opened the gates for a series of very successful ''Green Lantern'' stories, mostly written by Johns that defined the franchise for the following decade.

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* TalkToTheFist: Batman grabs Green Lantern Hal Jordan by the shoulder to stop him from getting away and...
-->'''Batman:''' We're not done--
-->'''Jordan's fist:''' KRAKK
-->'''Batman:''' ''NNFF!''
-->'''Jordan:''' Right now we are.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Black Hand tries to steal the Green Lantern ring under Oliver Quinn's care, Hal Jordan mutilates Black Hand's hand....


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The ring under Green Arrow's custody flies to get Guy Gardner back into the Corps. As it positions in Gardner's finger it looks as if he's flipping off the Justice League.


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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Seen on Hal when first confronted by the Justice League on Carol Ferris' airfield.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: If you look for it, you'll notice that whenever Hal Jordan is still under Parallax' influence, be it obvious or not, he wears yellow shirts under his old pilot jacket.


* BreakthroughHit: While Johns and Van Sciver had already been working for a few years at [=DC Comics=], ''Rebirth'' was the story that made both men's reputations. After this Geoff Johns was considered the top writer for the company while Ethan Van Sciver practically became ''the'' Green Lantern artist for over a decade.


Written by Creator/GeoffJohns with art by Creator/EthanVanSciver (pencils, inks) and Prentis Rollins (inks) , ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' is the return to the franchise of Hal Jordan as main character. It depicts Jordan's struggle to free his soul from both ComicBook/TheSpectre and Parallax with help from surviving members of the Green Lantern Corps, the opposition of Hector Hammond and Sinestro and the mistrust of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica.

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Written by Creator/GeoffJohns with art by Creator/EthanVanSciver (pencils, inks) and Prentis Rollins (inks) , ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' is the return to the franchise of Hal Jordan as main character. It depicts Jordan's struggle to free his soul from both ComicBook/TheSpectre and Parallax with help from surviving members of the Green Lantern Corps, the opposition of Hector Hammond and Sinestro and the mistrust of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica.



Although somewhat controversial because Jordan's return implied moving the then current Earth based Lanterns [[DemotedToExtra to the background]], the series proved wildly popular and was one of Creator/DCComics' top sellers at the time it first hit the shelves. It rivaled even regular cash cow Franchise/{{Batman}} comics sales, something Green Lantern comics had not achieved in decades.

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Although somewhat controversial because Jordan's return implied moving the then current Earth based Lanterns [[DemotedToExtra to the background]], the series proved wildly popular and was one of Creator/DCComics' top sellers at the time it first hit the shelves. It shelves, opening the gates for a series of very successful ''Green Lantern'' stories, mostly written by Johns that defined the franchise for the following decade. ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' rivaled even regular cash cow Franchise/{{Batman}} comics sales, something Green Lantern comics had not achieved in decades.


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* AssholeVictim: Black Hand.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The story itself doesn't provide any explanation of what does Hector Hammond have to do with the plot. He appears for a page at the beginning detecting that Kyle has brought Hal's inanimate body back to Earth. Then he appears near the end picking up that he's back as a Green Lantern and laughing about it.


* PopGoesTheHuman: Guy Gardner's energy discharge leaves his thoracic cage half exposed ([[IGotBetter he got better though]]).

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* PopGoesTheHuman: Guy Gardner's energy discharge leaves his thoracic cage half exposed ([[IGotBetter he (he got better though]]).though).
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gardner tells Stewart that he's letting Batman call every shot and pull Stewart's strings. This leads to Stewart reconsidering his status in the JLA's pecking order and to Stewart dealing an ArmorPiercingResponse to Batman's arguments against Hal Jordan.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gardner tells Stewart that he's letting Batman call every shot and pull Stewart's strings. This leads to Stewart reconsidering his status in the JLA's pecking order and to Stewart dealing an ArmorPiercingResponse to Batman's arguments against Hal Jordan.


* AnArmAndALeg: Happens as Hal "The Spectre + Parallax" Jordan appears in Oliver Quinn's basement to mutilate and disintegrate Black Hand's, well, hand for trying to steal the extra-ring he gave Green Arrow for safe keeping.



* BreakthroughHit: While Johns and Van Sciver had already been working for a few years at [=DC Comics=], ''Rebirth'' was the story that made both men's reputations. After this Geoff Johns was considered the top writer for the company while Ethan Van Sciver practically became ''the'' head artist for the Green Lantern franchise for over a decade.

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Hal Jordan lives in this state during the first half of the story.
* BreakthroughHit: While Johns and Van Sciver had already been working for a few years at [=DC Comics=], ''Rebirth'' was the story that made both men's reputations. After this Geoff Johns was considered the top writer for the company while Ethan Van Sciver practically became ''the'' head artist for the Green Lantern franchise artist for over a decade.decade.
* DePower: When Hal is finally freed from the Spectre he loses his immaterial status and becomes human again.


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* GhostTown: While still under the Spectre's power, Jordan seems to unconsciously recreate the layout of the pre-devastation Coast City.


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* OldFlame: Carol Ferris meets Hal Jordan at the old Ferris airfield.
* PopGoesTheHuman: Guy Gardner's energy discharge leaves his thoracic cage half exposed ([[IGotBetter he got better though]]).


* Gorn: Par for the course considering that Ethan Van Sciver drew the story.

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* Gorn: {{Gorn}}: Par for the course considering that Ethan Van Sciver drew the story.



* Jerkass: Batman

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Batman


Although somewhat controversial because Jordan's return implied moving the then current Earth based Lanterns to the background, the series proved wildly popular and was one of Creator/DCComics' top sellers at the time it first came out, rivaling even regular cash cow Franchise/{{Batman}} comics sales, something Green Lantern had not achieved in decades.

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Although somewhat controversial because Jordan's return implied moving the then current Earth based Lanterns [[DemotedToExtra to the background, background]], the series proved wildly popular and was one of Creator/DCComics' top sellers at the time it first came out, rivaling hit the shelves. It rivaled even regular cash cow Franchise/{{Batman}} comics sales, something Green Lantern comics had not achieved in decades.


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* ArmorPiercingResponse: John Stewart to Batman's rant against Hal Jordan:
-->'''Stewart:''' Hal is the only person in this world that didn't buy what you're selling. Hal was the man without fear. And what is "The Batman" when you're not afraid of him? Just a man.


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* Gorn: Par for the course considering that Ethan Van Sciver drew the story.
* ImproperlyParanoid: Batman is the last Justice Leaguer to still mistrust Jordan's return, but the problem arises when he starts getting in Green Lantern's way.
* Jerkass: Batman


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gardner tells Stewart that he's letting Batman call every shot and pull Stewart's strings. This leads to Stewart reconsidering his status in the JLA's pecking order and to Stewart dealing an ArmorPiercingResponse to Batman's arguments against Hal Jordan.

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