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Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Reading Order: How to read the most ambitious run in Green Lantern history?

When I started this blog, this reading order was one of the first on my to-do list. I pushed it away, but I finally came back to it when I read that there’ll be a new reprint next year.

What about Green Lantern by Geoff Johns?

I didn’t really know a lot about Green Lantern, but when I started digging into what is considered must read, the Geoff Johns run on the famous DC Comics series was often named.

It’s a great way to enter the Green Lantern world. Johns created a new start and expanded it in a big way that still defined it to this day. It’s full of great characters, well-thought storylines and a lot of ambitions.

If you don’t know what the Green Lantern Corps is, it’s like the space cops of the universe. Hal Jordan became a Green Lantern when an alien crashed on Earth and gave him his ring of power (that is the simple way of telling the story).

Hal joined the corps, but things got complicated and he became the vehicle for the incarnation of Fear itself. When the story began, Hal is back and dark times lie ahead.

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Maximum Ride Books in Order: How to read James Patterson series?

James Patterson doesn’t only write murder mysteries, like with the sci-fi series Maximum Ride.

What is Maximum Ride about?

Written by prolific American author James Patterson (Alex Cross), Maximum Ride is a series of young adult fantasy novels—inspired by his previous books When the Wind Blows and The Lake House, but definitely not connected to them.

The Maximum Ride books are set in the near future and are about the flock, a group of human-avian hybrids (98% human, 2% bird). They have wings and special powers. On the run from the scientists who created them, the members of the flock follow Maximum Ride (Max) to survive.

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Watchmen Reading Order: How to read Alan Moore books and more?

Soon, there will be a Watchmen TV show on HBO that will have some connexions with the original comics. It’s not new, DC writers don’t seem capable of stopping expending the world created by Alan Moore. Here is a guide.

What is Watchmen about?

Published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987, Watchmen is a science fiction comic book limited series by the British writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins.

The original Watchmen series is considered as one of the most important books ever published in the comic book world. It certainly is one of the best.

The story takes place in an alternate reality, in the 1980s. The primary difference is the presence of superheroes. The all-powerful Doctor Manhattan has given the U.S. a strategic advantage over the rest of the world. But, by 1977, superheroes became unpopular and they were outlawed by the passage of the Keene Act made.

In October 1985, costumed vigilante Rorschach discovered that Edward Blake, also known as The Comedian, a costumed hero employed by the U.S. government, has been murdered. Rorschach uncovered a plot to eliminate costumed heroes and warned some of his old friends. Something bigger is cooking, but the retired heroes have to first discovered what it is.

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The Riftwar Cycle Books in Order: How to read Raymond E. Feist series?

Few fantasy saga are as massive as Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Cycle. Follow the guide:

What is the The Riftwar Cycle?

The Riftwar Cycle is a huge literary saga composed of multiple series of books authored or co-authored by Raymond E. Feist. It revolves around the fantasy worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan.

On these two planets, there are human magicians and other creatures who are able to create rifts through dimensionless space that can connect planets in different solar systems. The Riftwar Cycle tells the adventures of various people on these different worlds.

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In Death Books in Order: How to read J.D. Robb’s Eve Dallas series?

In the future, Technology will rule the world, but we will still need cops, ask J.D. Robb.

What is the In Death series?

Written by Nora Roberts under her pseudonym, J. D. Robb, The …in Death series is set in New York City at the end of the ‘2050s. Yes, future cops!

The stories follow New York City Police and Security Department (NYPSD) Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, as they solve complex murder investigations.

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Black Hammer Reading Order: How to read Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston comic book series?

At first, I didn’t think there was going to be a need for a Black Hammer Reading Order, but this fairly new series adds already more and more spin-offs.

What’s Black Hammer?

American comic series created by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dean Ormston, Black Hammer is published by Dark Horse Comics and tell a rather different superhero story.

Everything started ten years ago when the famous Black Hammer and six other superheroes from Spiral City fought the deadly Anti-God in order to save the Wolrd. Thy win, but they also disappear after the fight.

The world believes them dead, but they became trapped in Rockwood, a small city in the middle of nowhere. They just can’t leave. Black Hammer died trying. They must leave mundane lives in this timeless city. They don’t really know where or when they are and they lost almost all hope to leave one day or to discover the truth about what happened to them.

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Time Quintet Books in Order: How to read Madeleine L’Engle series?

I heard that the movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time was bad. As I always say, at least, there are the books!

What’s the Time Quintet series?

The Time Quintet is a fantasy/science fiction series written by Madeleine L’Engle. And, as the title suggests, the series contains five novels.

The Time Quintet series follows the lives of Meg Murry, her youngest brother Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe. Together, they try to save the world from evil forces. Everything began with Meg and Charles Wallace trying to find their missing father with the help of Calvin. This quest put them on a trip through time and space.

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Odd Thomas Books in Order: How to read Dean Koontz series?

There may be is only one Odd Thomas movie (RIP Anton Yelchin), but there are a lot more Odd Thomas books than that!

Who’s Odd Thomas?

Created by author Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is a short-order cook working at the Pico Mundo grill. He is not like everybody else because he has the ability to see the lingering dead and uses it to try and bring peace to the ghosts he encounters, so that they can move on to the next life.

His journey takes him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he’s borne witness to humanity’s greatest good and darkest evil.

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Michael Vey Books in Order: How to read Richard Paul Evans Series?

Black Lightning isn’t the only one with electrical powers, there’s also Michael Vey.

Who is Michael Vey?

Michael Vey is the main protagonist in the Richard Paul Evans young adult science-fiction series.

He is a fourteen-year-old teenager who is diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and has the ability to pulse or surge electricity out of the palms of his hands. Obviously, he thinks he is the only one with that kind of power, but that changes when he meets Taylor. Together, with their friend Ostin, they join the Electroclan in their fight against the Elgen.

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Thursday Next Books in Order: How to Read Jasper Fforde comic fantasy, alternate history series?

Do you like Douglas Adams and P.G. Wodehouse? Then, chances are you’ll like Thursday Next literary world.

Who is Thursday Next?

Thurday Next lives in a parallel universe, where England is a republic, with George Formby as its first president, elected following the success of Operation Sea Lion (the mooted Nazi invasion of Great Britain), occupation, and liberation. There is no United Kingdom, and Wales is the independent “Socialist Republic of Wales”. The Crimean War is still being waged in 1985, Russia still has a Czar, and the Whig Party still exists in the House of Commons.

In the world of Thursday Next, literature is a much more popular medium than in our world, and Thursday is a member of SO-27, the Literary Detectives or LiteraTecs. Her work is centered on Swindon and the world of fiction, where she battles the machinations of the insidious Goliath Corporation, members of the Hades family and other evils at every turn.

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