Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #19

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Green Lantern #19

I rather enjoyed this. The art by Daniel Acuna is quite different from that of Ivan Reis, but it is bright and very well done. Sometimes a little variety is a good thing. I did notice that he is doing the coloring as well, which again, is quite different from Moose Bauman, but not bad.

Hal Jordan must be in heaven. Yes, he's being attacked by Star Sapphire, but he has too gorgeous women fighting over him. Hero or not, Hal is enjoying himself. You may have noticed that he hasn't really done much of anything to take out Star Sapphire as recently embodied by Jillian/Cowgirl. He's also flying around with a mostly nekkid Carol in his arms. I find it amusing that Carol is a little bit jealous, and they even snip back and forth at each other.

This is a retcon of the Star Sapphire story, and frankly I like it. I makes sense. The Zamarons wanted to save love and emotion from the Guardians, which is an admirable motive, but unfortunately for them, things didn't quite work out. On the planet Zamaron they discovered the pink Star Sapphire crystal which encases love. The Zamarons think that they have achieved their goal of control, and want to spread their "love" all over the universe.

Of course this turns out to be a bad idea, since the Star Sapphires end up killing their mates. Apparently the Sapphire has also gone after the various women that Hal has desired. He's managed to fight it off so far, but it will keep coming back.

Carol is the one who is telling Hal all of this, she may not have been in control when she was possessed by the Sapphire, but she remembers things. She even has Hal whip up a Green Sapphire outfit for her, so that she can fight Cowgirl. Hal however subdues her first, although I imagine he gets a kick out of the catfight.

Then...BAM! The Zamorans show up. They want both Cowgirl AND Carol, to join their new corps. Man, EVERYONE is getting into the act, what with Sinestro, and Henshaw and the Manhunters. I foresee an epic and very very colorful battle.

There is also another of the Tales of the Sinestro Corps stories, which tells the saga of Karu-Sil. It is drawn very nicely by Dave Gibbons, and written of coure, by Geoff Johns. As a child, she was adopted by some rather nasty creatures, and grows up quite happily with them. She encounters a boy one day, and decides to eat him, which was a twist that I'm sure HE didn't see coming. Her pack are tucking in, when a Green Lantern shows up and kills them, thinking that he is rescuing her. She's packed off, and later is given a yellow ring by Sinestro, which she uses to resurrect the images of her pack, always circling around her. It is creepy, but fun.


At 4:59 PM, Blogger rachelle said...

I love this storyline. It's just so very...Hal.

At 7:59 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Heh heh. Yes. Yes it is. I'm sure that he's going to be horribly disappointed when it's all over..unless he can convince Carol and Cowgirl into a threesome or something.

Oh Hal!

At 5:48 AM, Blogger Sleestak said...

Ha Ha! In the DCU love is obsessive and destroying!


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