Category: Green Lantern Corps

After a bit of a slow start, Green Lantern Corps sure has picked up over the last two issues.  The action is almost been non-stop and with a very intriguing storyline developing, it looks like things will get worse before they get better for the Green Lanterns.

John Stewart and a handful of other Lanterns were left behind on the planet Xabas at the mercy of a powerful and mysterious new enemy.  These new foes are nearly immune to the energy of the corps’ power rings.  But more dangerous, they are empowered by their own emerald energy of willpower.

After a disastrous and costly battle the majority of Lanterns are teleported back to Oa.  John Stewart and a few others are left behind.  With their rings nearly out of energy, Stewart surrenders to their enemies but instead of killing them, they are taken captive.

Back on Oa, Guy Gardner and Salaak interrogate one of the soldiers they captured during the battle.  Their prisoner shows remarkable resistance and Guy finds it increasingly difficult to get any information from him.  It is clear that strong measures are in order.

Some of the other Lanterns are finding it difficult dealing with survivors guilt at leaving their brothers behind and at the mercy of a ruthless enemy.  Isamot Kol and Hannu are having the most difficulty dealing with their feelings and like some of the other Lanterns are plagued by nightmares.

John and the others are led through some kind of wormhole to some strange planet or another dimension.  There they are forced to march across what the soldiers call “the emerald plains”.

On Oa, Guy Gardner is paid a visit by The Martian Manhunter who agrees to probe the soldier’s mind and find out who and want he is.  It doesn’t take long for J’onn to discover who this mysterious new threat is.  They call themselves The Keepers and they were once responsible for tending the corps’ power batteries.  He also makes another startling discovery.  The Keepers are coming to Oa for the central power battery.

“Where was your Green Lantern Corps when Mars needed you?  You Green Lanterns think you’re the ultimate authority in the universe, and I don’t enjoy helping you.  But in this instance, we work for the same purpose.  These warmongers could eventually threaten my adopted world, which I intend to prevent.  I hold a special grudge for world killers.”

As I stated at the beginning of this piece, Green Lantern Corps had a slow but rather intriguing start.  I didn’t dislike it but it seemed to drag a little at the beginning.  Since the first issue this series has done nothing but get better.  With epic battles and lots of ring slingin’ action this is probably one of the better of the Green Lantern titles so far.

I’ve particularly enjoyed the drama and the intricate story associated with these first few issues.  Never having been a fan of Guy Gardner I am growing to like him in this title or at the very least I am tolerating him.  All in all Green Lantern Corps #4 is a good romp and an excellent read.

Story by: Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils by: Fernando Pasarin
Inks by: Scott Hanna
Colors by: Gabe Elteab

By The Nerd


As the Green Lantern series and the War of the Green Lanterns storyline both come to a close there are some rather interesting and unexpected events that took place.

The Guardians decided to punish Hal Jordan for his constant insubordination and running off with a team of unsanctioned lanterns.  Even though his actions had the Corps best interest at heart, the Guardians didn’t see it that way.  As punishment for his indiscretions, Hal is stripped of his ring and kicked out of the Green Lantern Corps.  He is left standing on a roadside back on Earth, with no ring and no idea of his future.

To make matters worse, his successor was even more shocking.  In the midst of battle Sinestro along with other lanterns are forced to remove their rings to prevent being controlled by the renegade Guardian Krona.  When the smoke clears and the remaining lanterns go to put their rings back on, Sinestro is chosen by a green ring and is once again a member of the Green Lantern Corps.

This is a very interesting turn of events and a bold move for DC Comics.  A long time and well established villain is now fighting for a good guys.  It’s not unheard of in the world of comics, but to have such a renowned adversary switch sides is a rather gutsy move.  It’s like The Joker suddenly becoming a good guy and fighting alongside Batman.  A hero is nothing without a great villain and Sinestro is one of the best bad guys around.

Since his fall from grace, Sinestro has been a mainstay in the Green Lantern universe as Hal Jordan’s nemesis.  Over the past year or so, DC has shed some light on Sinestro’s background and motivations for leaving the Green Lantern Corps.  They had really taken great care into developing him into a character that readers were interested in and actually started to care about.  It will be interesting to see how things develop for Sinestro now that he wields an emerald ring again.  How long will it take before his interests no longer coincide with the Guardians’?  And what will happen when his duties as a Green Lantern come into conflict with his former corps?

Fear not Hal Jordan fans.  I am quite sure that he will be ring slinging again in the very near future.  You can’t keep a good man down and it won’t be long before we see Hal with a ring on his finger again.  How do I know this you ask?  Well faith in what DC is doing for one thing and the other…Hal Jordan has already been named in the new Justice League lineup starting in September.

I am so excited about the Green Lantern movie that I am reading and downloading and buying anything even remotely related to GL.  Here is another awesome poster from the movie.  Check it out and bask in the soft, warm, green glow.

This new image from Green Lantern shows several members of the Lantern Corps alongside Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan.  Check it out below.