Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #36

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Green Lantern #36


And the Rage of the Red Lanterns continues. It HAS been quite a while! But Hal is back, and so is Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, and it was so delightful to just sit back and WALLOW in Green Lanterny goodness after such a long dry spell.

As you all recall, Sinestro was being escorted back to Korugar for execution, when he was intercepted, and abducted by the Red Lanterns. The Red Lanterns were something of a surprise to the Green Lanterns, but fortunately, their magnificent asses were pulled out of the fire by the appearance of a BLUE Lantern by the name of St. Walker. And now, that we are all caught up, Atrocitus has taken Sinestro back to Ysmault, where he's being crucified, taunted, tortured and generally being made MOST uncomfortable. Sinestro, being who he is, simply sneers.

The Green Lanterns are somewhat startled by the appearance of the Blue Lantern, St. Walker, and not quite sure if he is a good or bad guy. Kilowog in particular seems a bit fed up with all the proliferation of colored corps springing up. Even John is cranky, which leads to this.

John Stewart

Holy...! Katma! Katma Tui! The power of the Blue Lantern has doused the corruption of the red flame of the Red Lanterns, at least temporarily, while a dazed John Stewart is overcome by the thought of seeing Katma again. Salaak wants to question their benefactor, but he is under orders to drag Hal off with him, to the planet Odym. This is where Ganthet and Sayd have set up shop, and I have to say that it is an awfully pretty place. Ganthet and Sayd are busy recruiting another Blue Lantern, who after careful consideration decides to join, a large elephantish looking creature named Warth. Unlike the other corps, at least Ganthet and Sayd are polite enough to actually explain what is going on, and what the job entails, plus you have the option of declining if you so desire.

Ganthet and Sayd are quite pleased to see Hal, Hal is a little less pleased to see them, but then he's feeling a little cranky at the moment.


Ganthet is trying to explain, that as miserable a jackass as Sinestro has become, for some reason, he does need to be saved...that his is important to the fate of the universe somehow...and so is Hal.

Meanwhile, over on the Zamaron home planet, Fatality who had been encased in the crystal after her capture, finally has her yellow programming over-ridden by the violet love conversion. Love Conversion...it sounds like a cheesy reality show. She busts out of her crystal cocoon, and immediately decides to go and look up John. John is just SO popular!

Hal in the meantime is flying off with both St. Walker and Warth, but he's still grumpy. They pass a planet that is in big trouble, with its sun about to go supernova. While Hal is trying to cope with a planetary evacuation as a solution, Warth and Walker calmly use their emotional auras to turn the sun young again, thus saving the people. I'm not exactly sure that things would work this way, but what the heck, it was a heck of an impressive demonstration.


Oh Hal. EVERYONE wants you!

Oh...and even Sinestro gets a surprise.


I did NOT see that coming, and the look on Sinestro's face is quite well done. Now I wonder who his daughter could be? I thought of Katma, which would make a small amount of sense, but then I realized that she's already dead, so there isn't a whole lot that Atrocitus could do to threaten him. On the other hand, there is Soranik Natu, who is ALSO from Korugar...! Nah, they wouldn't do that...would they? On the other hand, it would explain why he was relatively gentle with her back during the War. Or it could be somebody completely unkown.

This is getting so very interesting.


At 3:39 PM, Blogger Ironic said...

This is still the best written book out there.
Sure, the Fatality change is cheezy, but I'd bet even money you'll see Sinestro die as a hero during Blackest Night.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

You know, Soranik being Sinestro's kid would make a lot of sense. He was really serious about getting the people to fear/respect her. I'm not sure whether I want that to be true or not. On the one hand, I sort of like her development as is, but on the other, this would put an interesting twist on things. A new character would be nice, too. Or maybe it is Katma, and she's not as dead as we think she is? (Mostly I just feel sorry for whoever the mom is!)

Hal, leader of the Blue Lanterns? I just... I dunno. I'm sure there are people out there who would be better at instilling great hope. Hal is kind of a downer sometimes.

I do think it's funny how Hal gets all defensive when he thinks that Ganthet has some new favorite Lanterns. :)

At 6:45 PM, Blogger Baal said...

I haven't bought anything written by Johns that hasn't featured the Legion since the Daniel Acuna issues of GL but I swear right now that if Katma Tui turns out to be alive I will buy two copies of her return. I've always held that her death could have been a fake on Sinestri's part (she was replaced before her relationship with John so he could be tortured after her death and when she returns the torture continues because she never loved him).

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Oh, Soranik is SO Sinestro's daughter! SO Sinestro's daughter! Hee, hee, hee...!

Come to think of it ... What the heck ever happened to Sinestro's sister? I hope they aren't retconning her as his daughter -- but I wouldn't be surprised if Johns pulls off a stunt like that.

At 7:44 PM, Blogger Erich said...

I haven't seen this issue yet, so my big question is: Does Hate-Kitty put in an appearance?

At 1:10 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

What can I say? Johns continues to knock it out of the park.

At 6:48 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Sorry Erich, no HateKitty in this particular issue. But it is still worth a look.

It is possible that Sinestro's daughter is someone that we've never seen, of course, but probably unlikely, with the way that comics seem to work. However, like Sea, I did wonder about Sinestro's sister, and whether or not their relationship would be retconned.

If it turns out to be Arisia, I'll just sit in a corner and laugh uncontrollably.

At 5:34 PM, Blogger Tony Z™ said...

Yeah, I have to admit. Geoff knows how to write a damn good book. But, praise be to Ivan Reis. We just don't see his work enough. And, for my money, he's the 21st century equivalent of Neal Adams. Simply amazing.

And Sinestro's daughter has got to be someone we already know, obvious or not. This is Geoff Johns. He always finds a way to tie everything together somehow.

PS. HateKitty needs a mini-series or something. Never enough HateKitty!

At 5:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katma Tui being Sinestro's Daughter a far fetched thing since she's dead? sure... we all thought Boodika and the rest of the now known as "lost lanterns" were dead, but they ended up not dead yet. And there's always the resurrection path. Clark did it, Hal did it, Barry's gonna do it in a few months, heck, i bet even the "super power"-less Bruce is gonna do it. So why not on Katma Tui? :D

At 6:39 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well...it certainly IS possible that Katma is Sinestro's daughter, and frankly I think that would make just as much sense as Soranik. Let us not forget that John managed to resurrect her at the end of Mosaic...a resurrection that has gone completely unnoticed since then. So where has Katma been during the time that Hal was Parallax?

I really really am dying to find out what Geoff Johns does with all of this.

At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Rich said...

"PS. HateKitty needs a mini-series or something. Never enough HateKitty!"

Hmmm...HateKitty versus Streaky the Supercat? HateKitty versus the Legion of Super Pets? HateKitty versus the staff of Cat Fancy magazine?

All cats are filled with hate, some of them just show it more than others.

At 9:29 AM, Blogger Siskoid said...

I thought it was great too. This is a book where stuff HAPPENS. A lot of stuff.

At 11:00 AM, Blogger Buck1906 said...

Still hating John's 1988 haircut. get a clue, DC.


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