DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers & Review: Green Lanterns #9 Reveals Secret Origin Of The Phantom Lantern? Plus A GLC DC Rebirth History Lesson!

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DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers and Review for Green Lanterns #9! Plus What Green Lantern Corps (GLC) Pre-Flashpoint events are canon in DC Rebirth?

With the teaser for Green Lanterns #9 we saw the debut of human Frank Lamninski who will become the Phantom Lantern! We also learned in the Green Lanterns #14 January 2017 DC Comics solicitation that Volthoom is somehow involved, but which one: Earth 3’s or the New 52’s? Spoilers here for both.

Ok onto Green Lanterns #9 proper.

Frank Laminski idolized Earth’s Green Lanterns. From Hal Jordan to John Stewart.

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To Guy Gardner.

All the while, Frank Laminiski tried to hone is ability to overcome fear and grow his willpower so that a Green Lantern ring would select him.

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To Kyle Rayner.

Laminski became frustrated that he hadn’t been selected for a Green Lantern ring yet so many Green Lanterns were now on Earth.

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He decided to a street-level vigilante while he waited for a Green Lantern ring, but…

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…it didn’t work out.

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Until one day…

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….a Green Lantern ring selected him, but…

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…realized it made an error and left Frank Laminisk crushing him.

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The book ends with Frank Laminski meeting up with his new benefactor who tells him about the Phantom Ring which doesn’t pick anyone; anyone can wield it.

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The benefactor is the New 52’s and now DC Rebirth’s Volthoom!

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So…

A solid debut issue for Frank Laminski and intertwining whim with Earth based Green Lantern history. Plus Volthoom. Solid story, but the art felt choppy at times; it looks the book had a few artists in the kitchen. For that reason, the book gets a 7 out of 10. If it was just based on the amazing story and if art was more consistent, the score would have been higher.

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