Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern Corps #23

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Green Lantern Corps #23

Sorry, sorry, I spent the weekend away from my computer, whooping it up at the Mohegan Sun casino in little ol' Uncasville, Connecticut...eating, drinking and scoring booty at the NETSA trade show. A wonderful time was had by all, but it WAS a tad disconcerting to be away from my keyboard for so long!

So...back to business. And another excuse to have this cover, by Pat Gleason and Moose.

Guy and Kyle

*sigh* Pretty. So very very pretty.

While all the hoohaw over Boodikka and the Alpha Lanterns was interesting, I did indeed miss our boys and girls in the Corps. We begin with our old buddy Mongul wandering around his flower beds and soliloquying like mad. Basically he HAS to, because he's killed off everyone that he could possibly talk to. But obviously, he is Up To No Good.

Meanwhile, many of our favorite members of the Green Lantern Corps are being hoisted by their rings, and flown off to Oa, willy-nilly. Iolande is in the middle of addressing her planet council, when she flies off, which must have been disconcerting. In a rather wonderful moment, Vath is talking with none other than Adam Strange, and they discover they have a lot in common, before he's whisked off too. Soranik is swimming on Korugar, Stel is trying to reassemble his body out of space junk, Issamot startles some Thanagarian Wing Men, while Sodom Yat is bathing in yellow sunlight. My personal favorite is of course Guy, who is snoring away in his nascent bar, with his head on the architectural plans (by John Stewart naturally). His ring pulls him along, and he's ASLEEP through the entire thing!

Oh Guy.

Mongul is out chasing yellow rings, and lands at a penal institute of Mental Health on the planet Sedas. He discovers a rather...interesting fellow with something of a split personality...not to mention head... who turns out to be tailor-made for the yellow ring. Unlike a number of previous Sinestro Corp ringbearers, he's smart enough or has enough sense of self-preservation, to follow Mongul. Mongul has plans.

Guy finally wakes up when everyone including Kyle has assembled to hear what was just so darned important, from the Guardians. In reward for performing in such exemplary fasion during the recent dustup, the Guardians are sending them out to look for the missing yellow rings in...get this...the Vega system. Sodam pipes up and mentions that there is some sort of treaty or accord that forbids Green Lanterns from messing around there, and the Guardians are fairly lackadaisacal about it...which of course, Guy points out. It is interesting how so many of the old rules are falling by the wayside, and the various reactions amongst the individual Lanterns is equally interesting.

But they pair up with their partners, and off they go. Kyle is being all business-like and is crisply issuing orders...which I find to be adorable. Guy is being Guy as usual. He even quotes poetry, which drives Stel nuts because "bastards" and "asses" don't rhyme. The different groups go off searching for rings, and or, ringbearers, and send the fruit of their labors whizzing off to Oa in green bubble constructs. Since they are all supposed to check in regularly, they start to get nervous when it turns out that Arisia and Sodam Yat haven't been heard from. Yat has been acting a little insecure, and is trying to get some sort of affirmation from Arisia, who keeps asking him if they can discuss his magnificence later on.

The Guardians are getting a little snotty because Kyle and Guy want to go and look for their fellow Lanterns, but that's just THEIR tough luck. It is also tough luck for Arisia and Yat, because they were the ones that landed at the insane asylum on Sedas. And Mongul has decided to...alter the design of the Black Mercy plants, from fulfilling the desires of the wearers, into...fear.

This should be good.

4 Comments:

At 8:01 PM, Blogger GL2814E said...

I saw this and thought of you Sally

http://www.newsarama.com/imagepop.html?imageURL=http://i.newsarama.com/dcnew/July08/10/jli.group.jpg

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger GL2814E said...

Make that:

http://www.newsarama.com/imagepop.html?imageURL=http://i.newsarama.com/dcnew/July08/10/jli.group.jpg

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger GL2814E said...

Aww it cut it off again, just go look at DC Direct's Just Annouced section, you won't be disappointed.

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Ummm...Nothing is really coming up. I did go to Newsarama however, and there were some interesting little tidbits of information there.

Some VERY interesting tidbits.

 

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