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  • Breakthrough Hit: 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.
  • Covers Always Lie: Inker Prentiss Rollins is credited on the cover of issue six, but the inner credits don't mention him at all, crediting Mario Alquiza (mistakenly named "Marlo" in a glaring typo) and Mick Gray, both of whom do not appear on the cover. Gray is also only credited in the inner pages of issue five.
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  • Reconstruction: This is the story that introduces Hal Jordan into the 21st century.
  • Reset Button: 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.
  • Trilogy Creep: The series was originally supposed to have lasted five issues, but when sales went beyond DC Comics' wildest, wettest dreams with issue one, they proceeded to commission an extra issue to make it a total of six.
  • What Could Have Been: According to Ethan Van Sciver, the editors gave Geoff Johns the option to kill Kyle Rayner if he wanted. They decided in the end not to.
  • Writing for the Trade: Again, by adding a sixth issue to the series, not only would the company be able to stretch the successful Rebirth run, but also, it would fit more snuggly into a trade paperback format.
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