Genres: Action, Adventure, Superhero
Publisher: DC Comics
Vol 1: Fall 1941 – May/Jun 1949
Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1) is a 24 issue ongoing title published by DC Comics from 1986 to 1988. It followed the publication of Green Lantern (Volume 2) #200 and continued the numbering from that volume. All but the final issue were written by Steve Englehart, with the conclusion written by Joey Cavalieri. Contributing pencilers included Joe Staton, Bill Willingham, and Gil Kane.
Corresponding to the change in name, the narrative focus of the book expanded from the then-Green Lantern of Earth (typically Hal Jordan, although both John Stewart and Guy Gardner had featured prominently at various times) to the entirety of the Green Lantern Corps.
Cancelled following a two year run with issue #224, several cast members (most notably Hal Jordan) moved over to Action Comics Weekly (Volume 1). Following the reversion of that title to a monthly, Superman book, two Green Lantern specials were published in 1988 and 1989. The next ongoing Green Lantern title would begin publication in 1990, as Green Lantern (Volume 3). The idea of a title focusing on the entire Green Lantern Corps would be revived in 1992 with the anthology Green Lantern Corps Quarterly (Volume 1). Following Green Lantern: Rebirth, Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2) would begin publication in 2006.
Vol 2: Jul/Aug 1960 – May 1986
Green Lantern (Volume 2) began publication in August of 1960. The series spotlighted the Silver Age Green Lantern, Hal Jordan and introduced the expansive mythology surrounding Hal’s forbearers in the Green Lantern Corps. In April of 1970, Hal began sharing the spotlight with his close friend, Green Arrow, and the title officially changed to Green Lantern & Green Arrow with issue #76. This format continued despite an irregular publishing schedule for several years (with no new issues published at all between #89 in April 1972 and issue #90 in September 1976), but by issue #123, Hal Jordan resumed the sole spotlight and Green Arrow moved on as a backup feature in Detective Comics (Volume 1). Following the double-sized 200th issue, the format changed again, this time altering its title to the Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1), which continued under the same numbering for another 24 issues before being cancelled in 1988. Two Green Lantern specials were published in 1988 and 1989 before the launch of Green Lantern (Volume 3) in 1990.
In 1998, DC jokingly published a “lost” 1963 annual issue. Although it was designed to closely resemble the sort of annual issues published by DC in the 1960s, it was in reality a newly assembled collection of stories initially published in the early years of this volume.
Vol 3: June 1990 – November 2004
Green Lantern (Volume 3) was an ongoing series, published by DC Comics. It ran from 1990 until 2004. It starred Green Lantern and Guy Gardner.
Vol 4: July 2005 – August 2011
Green Lantern (Volume 4) began in July of 2005 and followed up events from the Green Lantern: Rebirth limited series.
Vol 5: November 2011
Green Lantern (Volume 5) is a 52 issue ongoing series published by DC Comics from 2011 to 2016. It was one of The New 52 ongoing series to be published after Flashpoint. It was the sister title of Green Lantern Corps (Volume 3). With the beginning of DC Rebirth, it was cancelled and replaced with Green Lanterns (Volume 1) and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1).
Vol 6: 07 April 2021
As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With the majority of Green Lanterns called back to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose powerful gauntlet could be one of the most powerful and unstable weapons in the universe. With the entire landscape of the universe in flux, is this the end of the Green Lantern Corps…or a new beginning?