Green Lantern got me interested in comics.
Green Lantern #52 got me to start buying single issues.
But only one issue can hold the place as "favorite"
Green Lantern #50 "Parallax Rebirth" is my review choice for the 5 year anniversary week.
Cover- This is the kind of cover that get me really excited for reading an issue. It is simple, the cover actully relates to what is going to happen in the issue. It isn't over the top with action poses or cluttered with too many heroes/villans. It also has one of my all time favorite villians... Parallax. (8.5/10)
Story- Every word is a joy to read. Aquaman's using his dead son to reach out to Mera, only to have burning blood puked into his face. Hal Jordan's quoting of Empire Strikes back "And I thought they smelled bad on the outside." Sinestro's drive to be the host for Parallax... something I am still looking forward to seeing someday. Carol's fear at losing Hal adds to the drama of what becoming Parallax again might cost him. I could break down this whole issue frame by frame, but I doubt anyone would read it, so i'll stop there. (9/10)
Art- When I think of Green Lantern I think Doug Mahnke. Yea his chins really stand out, but I really don't see it anymore. Excellent pencile and inks! There are a lot of colors flying everywhere but I never felt overwhelmed by them. They seem to have only two main colors per frame. Only a couple frames irked me with how people where positioned but those where few. And if I could have the final two pages in a poster format, It would be on my wall this second. (8/10)
Overall- Everything single aspect of this issue works for me. The dialogue carries humor while not hindering or overshadowing the real emotions of the characters. The art is solid, and the final double page frame is epic. Again, I think I have reached the limit of not rambling, so i'll stop there (9/10)
Final Score- (8.625/10)
Bring it on Hal Jordan haters... You've got nothing on this issue.