Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Random Mutterings

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!

Now with Guy Gardner's Seal of Approval!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Random Mutterings

Gosh, still so much goodness left in my comics from last week, and here we are almost to Wednesday again! So, instead of blathering on about Green Lanterns, I thought I'd give you all a break and blather about some of the other characters that are cool. But we WILL come back to Lanterns in the end.

Heh heh.

I've got to say that I did get a kick out the Justice League America: Wedding Special, although I did find it a bit odd that Dinah was on in ONE panel, and alas, Superman did NOT jump out of a cake. I was REALLy looking forward to that one.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the character moments with Hal trying to get Batman to help him payoff the stripers...all of whom resembled Marvel women. (Snicker) Batman was smug as usual, but actually...almost...endearing in his smuggery which was a pleasant change. I also enjoyed Ollie, Roy and Connor, although that word balloon about the Prius and Granola REALLY should have been Roy's...not Ollie's.

And unlike some of the hysterical posters over at the DCMB, I am thrilled that John Stewart is going to be sharing some of the load with Hal. It makes perfect sense if you think about it. The Green Lanterns don't just answer to themselves, like most of the other members, they have to account for themselves to the Guardians as well, NOT to mention patrol the rest of their sector. Besides...Hal has his own book.

I do rather resent the attitude that Dwayne McDuffie isn't allowed to bring in his favorites to write, when every OTHER writer gets to do as they like. He's an excellent writer, let the man write whomever he wants to!


I really did love Justice Society as well. It has all the members down at the local Firehouse, throwing a pancake breakfast and having a fundraiser for charity!

Besides, it's adorable. Later, they all get to go along with the firetruck on a call. Starman makes a black hole to throw the bad guy into, and somehow Superman from Kingdom Come shows up. Needless to say, Peej looks flabberghasted, since she's been feeling all lonely and sad over the death of Superman from Infinite Crises and all that.

And then there is THIS!

Green Lanterns

Ice! Ice, baby! This is the DC solicit for December, and I'm as happy as a clam. Which is a rather odd saying, really, because I haven't the foggiest idea if clams actually are happy or not.
Anyway...Guy and Ice get back together...FINALLY! Man, I've been waiting for this since she showed up in Birds of Prey! She had her reunion with Fire over in Checkmate, which was certainly satisfying, but I've been dying for Guy to find out that she's back amongst the living. And apparently, hanging out with the Green Lantern Corps!

And finally this, which I find to be rather cool as well.

Green Lanterns

The covers are mirror images of each other! Isn't that neat? And basically, the cover for GLC is a duplicate of the one with Hal as well. There seems to be some sort of theme going on. I'm just happy and relieved to see some of my favorite Lanterns showing up NOT dead after all the kerfuffle with the Sinestro Corps.


At 12:12 PM, Blogger Nick said...

Random question. If that is Parallax at the bottom of the Sinestro Corp, cover... is that whale looking thing at the bottom of the GL Corp cover the visual representation of the ION entity.

Just curious if you or anyone else might know. I am a bit behind on my GL lore.

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Patrick C said...

That whale looking thing is certainly Ion.

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Snacky said...

In ref. to GLC: Apparently a good cover artist did not survive the Sinestro Corps War.

At 6:24 PM, Blogger Nate said...

JSA in the firehouse was just so awesome. What a great alternative take on being a superhero team.

At 5:50 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

I'm still chuckling over Batman having to pay off Hal's strippers. ;-)

And we STILL don't know who Ollie's best man is gonna be! Oh, well. I guess we'll find out in today's comic shipment.

At 7:35 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

There has been a bit of criticism of Pat Gleason's cover for GLC, which I think is actually misplaced. This is pretty much the rough draft, it hasn't had the colors done yet, and so on. If you ever go to Moose Baumann's site, he'll show the difference between the solicit version and the final version, and it will boggle your mind.

And yes, the whale thingie, is Ion.

Firehouses are ALWAYS awesome.

I loved how Bats had to end up paying for the strippers. Oddly, you'd think that Hal would have some experience in this matter.

Hee hee.

At 9:29 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

It's probably just a continuation of Mark Waid's old running gag that Hal is always broke. :-) That's something Geoff Johns seems to be ignoring, though -- probably because, in real life, test pilots (including military test pilots) get paid very well -- 2006 salaries topped out at $200,000 a year. Heck, a lot of 'em drive Ferraris, for crying out loud.


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