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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Great Guardians!

So yesturday, I gave you all my review of Green Lantern #23, but I left out all the stuff with the Guardians in it. Trust me however, some of this is very important.

Frankly, I think that those adorable little blue munchkins have lost their collective minds...with the exceptions of Ganthet and Sayd. They have decided that the best reaction to the recent little tiff with Sinestro and his minions, is...get this...to rewrite the Book of Oa. Seriously. They don't like the prophecy as laid down by those demons and are uncomfortable with the possible ending to their story. So they are just going to change it. No harm, no foul...right?

Ganthet and Sayd have had the temerity to speak up and say that this is a stupid idea. But Ganthet and Sayd have basically screwed themselves, by being caught holding hands. They are also making sense, and we can't have that sort of thing going on. So the rest of the Guardians tell them to take their toys and go home...they can't play anymore.

I've had my doubts about the Guardians before, but they are really making asses of themselves in a big way here. They accuse Ganthet and Sayd of the ultimate betrayal...at least in their eyes, which is succumbing to emotion. And yet the Guardians themselves have been portrayed as being overcome with fear. Fear of Sinestro, fear of the Anti-Monitor, fear of the prophecy. They seem to be running around in circles and giving way to panic, which really isn't a very omnipotent way for them to be acting.

I think at this point, that Geoff Johns is going to bring in the Zamorans and their quest for the rest of the colors of the spectrum and emotion, and in the end, that may be what saves Oa and the Green Lantern Corps. With the exception of Ganthet and Sayd, the rest of the Guardians are sticking their heads in the sand and or, plugging their ears and going "lalalalalalalalalalala!!!"

They certainly aren't doing much of inspiring their own minions. John pointed out that it would have been nice if they would actually come out and give a pep talk, but they were too busy trying to erase the Book of Oa. Like THAT'S going to work.

And then, they come up with their ten new rules, the first of which is that the rings are now empowered to use lethal force against the Sinesto Corps. And Whoosh, Boodika's ring comes back! All the GL's get the message, and most of them look stunned and flabberghasted. This is a pretty big deal after all. Suddenly, the Guardians have abandoned one of their most precious precepts...one that they have stuck to for eons, in the face of expediency. Is this just the first step onto a very slippery slope?

They are also shown as having a rather cavalier attitude towards their own Lanterns...seeming to regard most of them as nothing more than cannon fodder. Even Kyle Rayner, the Torch Bearer, is cast aside with only a moment of regret. Pretty cold. And they dont' seem to care for the Earth Lanterns very much either. As Sayd points out, loyalty is a GOOD thing.

They are also preparing for a showdown on Oa, because their own perceptions have been clouded. Ganthet and Sayd's aren't however, and they are the only ones who realize that Sinestro and the Anti-Monitor are actually more interested in Earth. At least I think that the Anti-Monitor is the most interested, it seems to me, that his primary purpose is going to be the destruction of Earth as the Nexus for the Multiverse, so that the Anti-Matter universe will be the only one left. I don't see how Sinestro is necessarily going to go along with this, since he does seem to harbor some feeling for Korugar still. Does Sinestro seriously think that the Anti-Monitor is going to be his dupe? My impression is that the Anti-Monitor is using ALL of them...and that includes Sinestro.

So I suppose that we will have to wait and see how things play out. It is an exciting ride though, that's for sure.


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