Green Lantern by Minh Lê

Green Lantern

The owner of the Jade Market has a secret--one that will soon change her grandson's life.Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother's store, where his bedroom is crammed with sketchpads and comic books. But not even his most imaginative drawings could compare to the colorful adventure he's about to embark on.When Tai inherits his grandmother's jade ring, he soon finds out it's more than it appears. Suddenly he's being...

Details Green Lantern

TitleGreen Lantern
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Childrens, Middle Grade, Superheroes, Dc Comics

Reviews Green Lantern

  • Chad
    Tai is a Vietnamese-American living in Coast City with his multigenerational family. He inherits a Green Lantern ring and all that entails. The art is vivid and bright and full of that signature green. Tai, his friends, and his Grandmother are all well-rounded, fully developed characters.This is the best title from DC Zoom yet. What I really liked about it is that it embraced the Green Lantern history. If this is my introduction to DC comics, I c...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    Tai discovers the power of the Green Lantern when his grandmother passes on her jade ring to him. With very little training from the other Green Lanterns, Tai tries to stop vandalism in his neighborhood. But there is an even bigger threat hiding right under his nose, and Tai will need his friends support while he learns to harness his new powers.I loved this comic from start to finish! Tai is such a deep and complex character. His close relations...
  • Lost in Book Land
    Hello Again!It's currently almost midnight when I am writing this review but things have been kind of crazy with the holidays and all the other things. However, here I am up late because I have started staying up late because I am off of work for a little while and I am just messing my sleep schedule all up. But I just finished vacuuming my bedroom, making a gallon of tea, and doing some other housework and was like I am going to write some revie...
  • RedPoppyReading
    Looking for books for reluctant readers or super hero fans? “Green Lantern: Legacy,” by Minh Le and Andie Tong is a fun, energetic graphic novel! This book is a fresh twist on the classic Green Lantern storyline, featuring the first Vietnamese-American Green Lantern. Twelve-year-old Tai Pham lives above his grandmother’s store. When his grandmother passes away, her jade ring chooses him to be the next Green Lantern dedicated to protecting E...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    I received a copy of Green Lantern: Legacy through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Green Lantern: Legacy is the latest graphic novel from DC’s new Zoom Series. It’s written intentionally to pull in a younger audience. And that means we’re about to meet one of the youngest Green Lanterns yet. Tai Pham is only twelve years old, but he has what it takes to be a Green Lantern. His whole life he never knew that his grandmoth...
  • Kate Waggoner
    @kidlitexchange #partnerThank you to @dczoombooks for sharing an advance copy of Green Lantern: Legacy with the #kidlitexchange network. This middle grades graphic novel will be released January 21, 2020. All opinions are my own. Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham loves to draw and lives in a small apartment above his family's story, the Jade Market. The store is run by his grandmother who is always there to help when someone in the community is in need....
  • Akoss
    I received a copy of this book from the @Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.GREEN LANTERN LEGACYReleasing 1/20/20The night his Ba passes away, Tai inherits her jade ring. He finds out soon enough that the ring has chosen him as a worthy successor to Ba: a green lantern.The story moves fast as it follows Tai in his journey to understanding (at least begin to) the world and responsibilities of his power...
  • Tony
    Thanks to Net Galley and DC for the ARC. DC is totally crushing int with the DC Zoom stuff. This story is so fun. When I was a kid, being a Green Lantern was maybe the coolest fantasy ever. Minh Le has delivered on that dream for pretty much every kid ever in this delightful take on the Green Lantern Corps. It was fantastic to see John Stewart as the mentor in this. He has always been my in my top two Lanterns of all time. Jessica Cruz is my favo...
  • Alma
    Thirteen-year-old Vietnamese-American Tai Pham lives with his parents and grandmother above the Jade Market, her Vietnamese grocery store. Though someone keeps spitefully breaking the store windows, and his parents want her to sell because the neighborhood has changed, she refuses. After her death, Tai inherits her jade ring and soon finds out that owning it automatically makes him a Green Lantern - Guardian of the Planet. Read the rest of the re...
  • Amber Webb
    Green Lantern Legacy was the tale of the next generation of Green Lanterns and the passing of the ring. In this multiverse, the ring is passed from Grandmother to Grandson and no one is sure it's the right choice, Tai included! Tai is immediately challenged with believing in himself and his family or the next bigger, better thing. With the help of his earthy friends and family and the Green Lanterns, he realizes why the ring chose him and how str...
  • Jesse Carrasco
    I am a huge fan of Green Lantern so when I saw this Green Lantern children's graphic novel I knew I had to give it a try. It didn't disappoint. Sure, there could've been a lot more development in the characters, and there could've been a stronger plot, but overall I really enjoyed this children's take on the Green Lantern mythology. It was great to see some familiar faces from the GL universe, but I loved the idea that one of the strongest GLs of...
  • Samantha Diaz
    Green Lantern: Legacy is a delightful, action packed read! The artwork is fantastic and the characters come right off the page. I would recommend this to any middle grade/YA who enjoys adventurous stories like this was. I also love how diverse the voice was and the storytelling is phenomenal. I think that we need to hear more diverse voices and this graphic novel speaks to that.
  • Jenny Claiborne
    I was given an ARC from SLJ for an honest review.Not my favorite graphic novel adaptation, but it was good. Solid story line with believable character development. Lovely illustrations. I love that DC ZOOM is creating these stories for the younger fans. I do believe we'll be purchasing this one for our graphic novel section at the library.
  • Patti Sabik
    3.5 While there is nothing new or necessarily original about this origin story, it is a pretty well-told adaptation and the illustrations are well-done. The settings and color choices are very pleasing and over-all the book is a page-turner. Tai Pham is a very likeable character and his interactions with his friends with regards to becoming a superhero are quite believable.
  • Raven Black
    While an easy Green Lantern, captures the old school feel. Good story. Ages 8-12
  • Julie Garner
    New origin story for kids 12+
  • Erin
    Wow was this great. Minh Le has an awesome art style and I love the incorporation of the Vietnamese culture! I also love that it's John Stewart as Tai's mentor. Super cute, great ending.
  • Dan
    So good! Minh Lê has created an amazing new story in the Green Lantern Universe. I hope it's the first of many!
  • Marissa
    I continue to really enjoy the things DC is doing not only with their YA GN line, but with the Green Lantern universe as well!
  • Dwan Dawson-Tape
    Love this. The illustrations are modern and compelling, the story, while age-appropriate, has dome depth to it. Can't wait to see where this goes, if it's a series. Love this. The illustrations are modern and compelling, the story, while age-appropriate, has dome depth to it. Can't wait to see where this goes, if it's a series. 🤞
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  • Jeffrey
    Great story. Full color, beautiful art.
  • Veronica
    ARC via Netgalley. A very solid middle-grade graphic novel introducing not one but two original Green Lantern characters. It's a good introduction to the mythos of the Green Lantern, and I absolutely loved the concept of a Granny Green Lantern! I didn't love the art, but I liked it just fine. There's a very contemporary underlying message about communities resisting gentrification and unethical tech innovators, which I think will appeal to new au...
  • Emily
    Green Lantern: Legacy is a new Green Lantern origin story that follows twelve-year-old Tai, who inherits his grandmother's jade ring and soon discovers that it is much more than just a ring. This graphic novel doesn't tread much new ground plot-wise, but I really loved how Vietnamese-American culture was woven throughout. I think that the story was overloaded thematically-- there was a lot going on which made the pacing feel off, and I think if M...
  • Aeicha
    MinhLe’sGreen Lantern: Legacy is an action-packed graphic novel that excitedly introduces readers to the complex Green Lantern world. Fast-paced, with great humorous moments, fun training montages, and clever twists, this graphic novel will keep young readers eagerly turning pages. Minh Le has filled this tale with wonderfully diverse characters, including an Asian American protagonist. Andie Tong’s sharp, stylized illustrations, with their b...
  • Mo
    ARC given by NetGalley for Honest ReviewI really enjoyed my time reading this graphic novel! The story, while feeling a little rushed in the beginning, created an exciting new origin story for Tai. I was surprised by the change in age since most Lantern iterations are late teens or adults, but I believe this makes the morals of the Green Lantern story more accessible to all ages. This story boasts wonderful themes of family, friendship, community...