Ever since I got burned by George Perez' never-finished Crimson Plague, I try to wait til I have an entire mini or maxi-series before reading it. In recent months, I've fallen behind. Yesterday, I caught up with Green Lantern, reading Rebirth and the first 3 books in the new ongoing series. All I can say is, Wow. If you need someone to resurrect a character, Geoff Johns is the writer for it.
There was a nice logic to how Hal Jordan was restored as a GL and why he'd been Parallax. That whole Parallax thing was when I wasn't reading comics, so I was an easy audience for any explanation that sounded good and this did. Tying it all into the weakness to the color yellow was a neat touch.
Guy wasn't as obnoxious as usual and I actually cared about him. He sure isn't the character he was when he first appeared back in the '60s, but I've accepted his makeover after Crisis. At least, they're using him. John Stewart was also nicely used and it was great that Ollie/Green Arrow was included. Batman was, well, Batman, as insufferable as always or at least as insufferable as he's been the past decade.
The series got off to a nice start and I'm looking forward to Hal's new adventures and boy, it sure feels great to say that.