It's good that DC has brought this run of stories by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams back in print, and at an affordable price. It's not so good that these stories are straight out of the early '70s and loaded with the kind of heavy-handed social commentary that was so prevalent for the time. This book collects the first several issues of the famed "Hard-Travelling Heroes" arc, where Green Lantern and Green Arrow take, of all things, a road trip, where they hope to rediscover America and find out what happened to the "American dream" - yep, you read that correctly: it's EASY RIDER for superheroes. The two heroes, in the presence of a Guardian and with a brief assist from Black Canary, take on the alienation of African-Americans and Native Americans, corrupt corporations, cult leaders, and just about every other social ill that was making the front pages.
I applaud O'Neil and Adams for this work, as it was one of the earliest signs of breaking away from the world of absolutes so prevalent in super-hero comics. The problem is that it's somewhat overwhelming. I can take only so much dialogue about the evils of "The Man" before it unfortunately becomes humorous. I think that if O'Neil would have eased off and constructed his stories more logically, instead of just dumping GL and GA in one extreme situation after another, they would have fared much better over the years. But, at the time, these topics were rarely tackled in post-Code comics, so a hard message was better than no message at all.