[Lantern Corps] Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1

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This series of posts is to discuss the Green Lantern issues of Knight Terrors. This issue can be read here.

Feel free to use any, all, or none of the questions below as discussion starters.

  1. What was your favorite part?
  2. Was anything surprising to see?
  3. What do you think of the Knight Terrors event?

Previous discussion can be found here


I really liked the nightmare if his dad’s funeral. It gives a little insight into why Hal probably is in space so much and doesn’t really spend time on Earth. But now that he is, he will probably have to face some old demons.

I’m surprised to see a back-up focused on Sinestro. And the implications of the narration and dialogue makes it sound like he is no longer in charge of the Yellow Corps and doesn’t even have a ring. What happened? And why is he also stuck on Earth of all places?

I’m still holding off on thoughts regarding this event. But I will say that of the tie-ins I’ve read, this is one of two that I really enjoyed (the other between Zatanna where she teams up with Cliff from DP).

  1. What was your favorite part?

With Hal’s story, it was interesting to see the twisted versions of all his fears and worries. Hal is often shown as this devil-may-care, utterly fearless guy, so it’s good to remind us of that. The sequence of Abin Sur/the GL ring sapping his life was very intriguing – perhaps a metaphor for how being part of the Corps has consumed so much of Hal’s life?

Then there is the sequence with the “Guardians.” I like that the writer didn’t let this event get in the way of the story he was telling and it offers some clues to what happened to Hal and the Corps before the events of the series.

I have to say, though, the way that the Guardians mentions a death and betrayal of a Corpsman, the way that they specifically have Hal mention Kilowog, and what the Parallax entity looks like at the end… It looks like something bad happened on Korugar and either Kilowog was killed, or possessed by Parallax.

  1. Was anything surprising to see?

Again, seeing Sinestro stuck on Earth is a very intriguing place for him, and I’m definitely curious to see not just how he got there, but it just further makes me curious about just what the hell happened in Korugar.

  1. What do you think of the Knight Terrors event?

I’ve mostly been reading the main event and waiting for the tie-ins to come in on DCUI, and I’ve been liking it so far. The main event is pretty interesting, surprising in how it’s able to bring focus on character you rarely see take center stage in events like this like Deadman and The Sandman. The tie-ins I’ve read so far on here have been pretty good as well.

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  • What was your favorite part?

There wasn’t really a specific part that stood out, it was all really good.

  • Was anything surprising to see?

Hal at the funeral was unexpected. Is great to see him overcoming his fear again, instead of jumping straight to being cocky and overconfident.

Was also not expecting a Sinestro story to just pop up. Least of all, one where he’s powerless, subjugated to fear instead of dishing it out.

  • What do you think of the Knight Terrors event?

This is the only issue I’ve read so far, but if the rest is as good as this it’ll be fantastic.