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Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army Reading Order

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With Geoff Johns as an architect, and written with Tony Bedard, Peter Milligan, Peter J. Tomasi, Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army is a crossover event between The Green Lantern titles—Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Red Lanterns—like Batman: Death of The Family (Reading Order) was for the Batman family.

Here is the official synopsis: “The Guardians of the Universe have gone mad! To preserve order, they have decided that all free will must be eradicated by their new Third Army – emotionless drones whose sole purpose is to convert living creatures into soulless beings like themselves.

How can the Green Lanterns stand against them? Hal Jordan is dead, Guy Gardner has been stripped of his ring and his powers, and John Stewart and Kyle Rayner have been called into deep space on seemingly impossible missions. The remaining ring-wielders – along with a most unexpected new human Green Lantern – will unite to take on the mad Guardians. But will their desperate assault unleash an even greater evil…?”

The beginning of the end of the Green Lantern universe starts here!

What to read before Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army?

As Rise of the Third Army is the cumulation of plot threats since the beginning of New 52, we invite you to go back at the beginning for the Green Lantern titles for the full experience (a “recommended” is indicated for what we think is more important).

Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army Reading Order: Collected Editions

The Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army crossover has been collected in one volume:

  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army
    Green Lantern Vol. 5 #13–16, Green Lantern Corps Vol. 3 #13–16, Green Lantern: New Guardians #13–16, Red Lanterns #13–16, Green Lantern Corps Annual Vol. 3 #1.

You can also find all the issues in every collected edition by title:

Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army Reading Order: issue by issue

  • Green Lantern Annual #1
  • Green Lantern New Guardians #0 (Part of DC “0” Month)
  • Red Lanterns #0
  • Green Lantern #0 (Part of DC “0” Month)
  • Green Lantern Corps #0

  • Green Lantern #13
  • Green Lantern New Guardians #13
  • Green Lantern Corps #13
  • Red Lanterns #13
  • Green Lantern #14
  • Red Lanterns #14
  • Green Lantern Corps #14
  • Green Lantern New Guardians #14
  • Green Lantern Corps #15
  • Green Lantern #15
  • Green Lantern New Guardians #15
  • Red Lanterns #15

  • Green Lantern New Guardians Annual #1
  • Green Lantern New Guardians #16
  • Green Lantern #16
  • Green Lantern Corps #16
  • Red Lanterns #16
  • Green Lanterns Corps Annual #1

After Green Lantern: Rise of the Third

The conclusion of Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army leads into the Green Lantern: Wrath of the First Lantern storyline, and you can find the reading order for that storyline here.

Last Updated on September 30, 2022.

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