Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Ion: Tales of the Green Lantern Corps

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Ion: Tales of the Green Lantern Corps

Still riding that Green Lantern high. Here finally is the third book from last week, featuring the Green Lantern Corps, written by Ron Marz, and art by Michael Lacombe. Nicely written, nicely drawn, nothing TOO outrageous, but nice to have because it ties up a few lose ends...and I always like to have my lose ends tied.

We open with Guy, John and Hal sitting around an oddly blue-colored campfire, toasting marshmallows and goofing around, waiting for Kyle. Kyle is a little bit busy at the moment, as he's trying to get a few answers out of the Guardians...who aren't noted for being particularly forthcoming in that respect. Kyle is feeling a LITTLE peeved, and who can blame him. He is however, perfectly ok with becoming just another Green Lantern, and just to show the Guardians that he's a good guy, he goes off to share a little of his experience with Sodam Yat, who is the NEW Ion.

Naturally, Yat is feeling a little overwhelmed himself. He's down on himself for failing to defeat Superbrat Prime, and not particularly in any sort of mood to listen to advice from Kyle. We also learn the reason that he has to wear a ring in addition to having Ion inside of him, due to the massive amount of lead poisoning that he received during his battle with Superbrat Prime, he'll die if he doesn't wear the ring...even WITH the power of Ion. Those Daxamites are seriously in trouble when it comes to lead!

Nevertheless, Yat and Kyle seem to be bonding to a certain degree, when who should show up, but our old friend Nero...still nutty as a fruitcake, and out for Kyle's blood. He and Kyle start throwing down, and Kyle's doing pretty well until Nero manages to get him by the throat. Up until now, Sodam Yat had just been mostly standing around, but now he shows what he's made of, by using his heat vision as a nasty surprise for Nero. Nero of course is QUITE flummoxed, never having run into a Daxamite-powered Green Lantern before...NOT to mention one powered by Ion.

The new Ion makes pretty short work of poor old Nero, even turning his yellow demon constructs green, and turning them against him, which as Kyle remarks is something even HE had never tried to do. Kyle and Yat end up with some mutual respect for each other, which is a good thing, and Nero is captured.

Meanwhile, Guy's getting grumpy because he's run out of marshmallows. Can't blame him for that. I only wonder if John and Hal remembered the chocolate and Graham crackers. When Kyle finally does show up, you see in a rather lovely frame, that they aren't even on earth, but are sitting on an asteroid inside an air bubble...hence the reason for the blue flames I suppose. Kyle does apologize for taking so long, although Guy is still being caustic. To which Kyle replies...
"Thrilled to see YOU too, Sally."


Er...ahem. So the guys have guy bonding and all of that sort of stuff. Kyle is happy to be just one of the guys again, and when he's asked what sector he has, mentions that he's not been assigned to a sector, instead he's in the Honor Guard and is going to be Guy's new partner. Even Guy is happy about that. They all have a lovely "Four Musketeers" moment at the end, and they even mention Guy's old bar "Warriors"...and that he misses it.

As do we all, Guy...as do we all.


At 11:43 AM, Blogger Nick said...

What happened to the Warrior bar? I wanna say it got destroyed in Guy Gardner: Collateral Damage but part of me still thought it was standing after all of that.

At 12:08 PM, Anonymous andrew said...

I think it was destroyed in Rebirth, Nick. I thought that Parallax induced Guy exploded all over it. I could be wrong, though. I just seem to recall it being destroyed all but Hal's statue.

At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but Collateral Damage had Guy in Warrior's after Rebirth and after the Infinite Crisis. Maybe he sold it or lost it in a bet...

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Warrior's has been blown up and rebuilt so many times, though, that it's just GOTTA come back someday, some way!

Heck, I've lost count of how many times it got blown up by Hal-Parallax. Three? Four?

At 7:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Guy... He some how finds the money to rebuild his bar for the umpteenth time, and its destroyed again. Which now makes me wonder what he does for a living now, especially since he's always with the Honor Guard.

At 8:32 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well...Warriors was always getting trashed, they had a running gag about it for a while, with a "We're under repair" sign in the lobby. But it was COMPLETELY destroyed in Rebirth.

I try not to think about "Collateral Damage" I prefer to think of it as an Elsewhere tale. Seriously, that was just AWFUL!!

Since there has been NO sighting of Warriors in ANY book since its destruction in Rebirth, I tend to believe that it was never rebuilt. And it is a darned shame. It used to pop up quite a bit in ALL the DC books.


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