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Friday, February 06, 2009

Bring Back the Green Lantern Citadel

Oh sure, you all remember. Way back when, Steve Englehart was writing the Green Lantern book, and he had all the GL's hang out at this cool ski-lodge looking place. It looked as though it were in the mountains, and I would assume that it was in California, since that's where Hal hangs his hat. It was all stone and wood and glass, and it was always my assumption, that John Stewart designed it. John and Hal, Arisia, Katma, Kilowog, Salaak and Ch'p hung out tegether, playing tennis, talking on enormous portable phones, and doing whatever it was that Green Lanterns do together.

Guy hung out, but only occasionally, especially after that little contretemps on New Year's Eve, when he spiked the drinking water and got them all bombed. Kilowog continued to live here, even after all the others had moved onto other things, but Arisia at least checked up on him periodically. Guy would also write, and visit,mainly so that he and Kilowog could blow off a little steam and beat each other up. They got a little bit carried away the last time, and pretty much destroyed the place. Guy tossed Kilowog his ring, and Kilowog recreated it, but this was back in the day when the ring's charge only lasted for 24 hours, so after a while, the whole place collapsed again. Too bad that Arisia happened to be there!

I know that Oa is the headquarters of the Green Lanterns again, which is as it should be. I know that appparently they now have chapter houses in each sector, as a place to hang out and watch videos and stuff. But IS there a chapter house for sector 2814? If not, there should be. If there is, I still think that it would be a good idea for John to redesign a NEW Citadel. Since Earth seems to be the nexus of all reality, it would be nice to have a place for the visiting Green Lanterns to crash. As it is, they probably all go over to Hal's place, and I hear that the neighbors are complaining.

Guy and Kyle don't even have a home on Earth anymore,so it would be a nice gesture if they had some digs for the occasional over-night visit. Besides, it would make for a nice place to have the Justice League picnic.

But only if they make sure that Guy doesn't spike the drinks again.


At 4:38 PM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Hear, hear! I loved the Citadel. And, darnit, it just makes sense, considering there are FOUR Green Lanterns from Earth, and all four of them have other, alien Lanterns that like to hang out with them. I can't imagine the Justice League would like having a rowdy bunch of Green Lanterns hanging around Justice League headquarters -- especially considering the way Guy and Kilowog used to beat the tar out of each other for FUN.

Yeah, Guy and Kyle have Warriors on Oa. But Hal has never been one to hang around Oa. The boy has a very long history of being NOTORIOUSLY Earth-bound, despite the best efforts of the Guardians and others to cure him of that tendency. :-)

At 6:01 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

It was rather a cool concept, so maybe they'll bring it back. Warriors served as a de facto Citadel for a while there, but it's defunt on Earth at least, so a nice little place to chill out would be welcome.

And it would give John something to do.

At 8:32 AM, Blogger Profile said...

The Citadel would be a cool concept in the modern GL world, but I think using the word "Citadel" is a bit too prestigious. Personally, I'd call it the "GL Club House", but that's kinda childish. I could see Hal calling it "The Pad", Kyle "The GL Getaway", John "The Lantern Lounge", and Guy "Gamma Lambda".

On a completely unrelated note, do you have any thoughts about the announcement that Martin Campbell is in talks to become the director of a Green Lantern movie?

At 8:55 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I did read about that on Newsarama, and it seems like it would be a decent fit to me. I've heard that the script sounds pretty good too, so I admit to being cautiously optimistic.


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