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Monday, January 07, 2008

Green Lantern Sinestro Corps: Secret Files & Origins

I can't believe that I almost forgot to tell you all about this little gem. Well...little is actually a misnomer, this is pretty thick, and concentrated and DENSE! It is just like a little Green Lantern encyclopedia!

There are pictures and descriptions of a TON of Green Lanterns, including some pretty obscure ones, and ones that are not so obscure. Some of them have had their appearances changed considerably, and there have been a few subtle retcons, but it's fun to go through it and see who is who. I don't imagine that this would appeal to the casual fan, but for a true Green Lantern nut, it is practically required!

It even has a listing of who is actually dead. Man...when did K'ryssma kick the bucket? And who the heck is Holltha Ronn? SHE'S that unidentified GL that I couldn't figure out on the amazingly huge and beautifully painted mousepad that my daughter bought me for Christmas. I knew who everone was except her. STILL haven't a clue, but at least I've got a name now.

There is even a nice little story about Morro, the GL Cryptkeeper as told by Guy to Kyle. It's very nice, and a pleasant nugget of still more Green Lantern Lore.


At 2:53 PM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

"Holli," from the planet Rhoon, first appeared in a backup "Tales of the Green Lantern Corps" tale in Green Lantern #163 (1983) -- interestingly enough, the same Green Lantern comic that Superbrat Prime is reading in Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime. Her planet was embroiled in a war between people who were perceived as having "magical powers" and people who had none. Holli was rejected by both sides because even though she'd been born without "magical powers," she still exhibited powers as a Green Lantern. She was also one of the first humanoid Green Lanterns in the comics that didn't wear the traditional GL (Hal's) uniform.

The main story in the issue is from the time Hal was exiled in space (and fooling around with Dorine/Onu). The issue also contains a pinup of Hal by Gil Kane, and a very strange gag involving Hal, Sinestro, and "Ralph, Ex-Guardian and Stand-up Comic."

At 5:47 PM, Blogger Erich said...

Just checked Google and found this link on K'ryssma:


She was killed in GL vol. 3, #74. As a matter of fact, Hollika Rahn died just two issues prior to that, both killed in battle with Grayven's forces.

I'm hoping that the figures we saw in that double-page spread are energy-construct memorial statues, despite Kyle's comment about "all those bodies." Maybe the crypt does serve as a resting place for GLs who don't have families to be returned to (possibly "buried" inside those green rocks), but it would be too creepy (even for the Guardians) to suggest that the GLs bodies are eternally preserved in action poses. Then again, nothing's too creepy for the Guardians...

At 6:12 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Ah, I KNEW you guys would know. I guess I'd better go and try and find a copy of #163, which I don't have.

Bummer about K'ryssma though. I rather liked her. She and Apros were supposed to be training Guy, back when he'd just gotten out of his coma, and he kept trying to sneak off.

At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was nice finding out who that freaky blob creature with the bones floating around in him was.

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Nick said...

Gnort was listed as dead...WTF!


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