Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern Corps #33

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #33

While I have been enjoying the "Sins of the Star Sapphire" storyline, I have to admit that this new issue of Green Lantern Corps is one of the best that I've read in a while. So Much Stuff actually happens! Great stuff!

In only a couple of pages, we have the arrival of Mongul on the planet Daxam, the total conquering of the planet of Daxam, the subsequent establishing of Daxam as the new headquarters for the Sinestro Corp, and the quest of Sodam Yat's parents to find his old spaceship and get some help. That's a LOT of story!

Next we find Kyle and Guy hanging out, and exchanging their views on the new law that the Guardians, in their infinite wisdom, has just laid down. Needless to say, their joint opinion is that it STINKS! When Kyle asks Guy what he would do if Ice were a Lantern, he manages to dodge the question rather neatly. They are interrupted by Soranik Natu, who wants to have a word...a private word with Kyle, but they obviously aren't fooling Guy one little bit.

Kyle and Soranik hie themselves over to Warriors,and proceed to have a talk about everything that just went down. Soranik confesses that she's never really been emotionally close to anyone, her career always came first. Kyle says that while he hasn't been particularly lucky in love...and isn't THAT an understatement...he loves BEING in love, which is actually a very perspicacious reading of Kyle's character. Plus he takes his mask off for her, and goshdarn it, he's SO pretty. They even start smooching right on the bar. I would imagine that Guy will get a great deal of enjoyment out of viewing the security tapes later on.

Remember those odd drawings that Kyle was doing, that so disturbed Guy? Well, he shows some of them to Soranik, and it turns out that he's not having visions or anything, it's just how he deals with all the death and pain that he's been exposed to lately. Soranik actually thinks this is a relatively healthy way for him to deal with his frustration, and she's a Doctor after all. She also suggests a little bit of therapy, and finds him a nice big empty building to paint.

Meanwhile, out in Spaaaaaace, adorable little Miri from the Star Sapphires is cruising, when she comes across a fragment of the Anti-Monitor. Green Lantern Saarek is sitting there, trying to analyze it, and they proceed to have a rather remarkable conversation. They discuss the nature of love, how it lives forever in death,and how Saarek doesn't feel it. He then tells Miri how her husband Kered is so proud of her, and it is all rather...sweet. It's a quiet little moment in the middle of all the action, but a significant one. I really hope that nothing horrible happens to Miri, because I really like her.

Back on Daxam, Mongul is pontificating to all of the newly assembled Sinestro Corp members,and ends up being challenged by none other than Arkillo,who has somehow managed to get his mitts on another ring, to replace the one that Kilowog removed...along with his finger. At the same time, back on Oa, Sodam Yat and Arisia are talking to a rather unpleasant Sinestro Corp member in the Sciencells, named Imecsub.


Buscemi...er...Imecsub is a singularly unpleasant and smarmy little creature, so it is with great glee that he ends up squished when Sodam's mother happens to land right on top of him in his old space ship.

That's the end of the regular story, but not the end of the goodies. We also have an Orgins and Omens tale, also by Tomasi and Gleason, and narrated by the crazy-as-they-come, scarred Guardian Scar. Scar is busy making her own book, by leaking black fluid from her eyes and nose and other orifices. Scar, quite frankly is a little on the creepy side.

This picks up then, where Soranik and Kyle had left off, with Kyle and Guy flat on their backs, priming the ceiling and walls of the building that Kyle wants to use as the backdrop for his murals. He wants to paint a history of the Green Lanterns, and he wants to do it Old School, with real paint, and with his own two hands, not with the ring. Guy of course, is grumbling, as is his wont, but without any real conviction, because you know that Kyle can totally twist him around his little finger. He has removed his green vest however, so he's doing the painting in just the black turtleneck, and he looks HOT! Hot, and speckled with white primer. Guy is apparently a messy and impatient painter, which does not surprise me in the least.

They end up getting interrupted by various other Lanterns, who just can't suppress their curiosity about what it is that these two strange Earth-Lanterns are up to. Kyle and Guy completely pull a Tom Sawyer act, and get an ever-changing lineup of Green Lanterns to do their priming for them, with a line actually going out the door, while Guy exhorts them all to "BE the Brush!" It's all rather cute and clever, until one of the other lanterns, manages to spill a large barrel of black paint on the floor. Guy calls him a klutzo, but Kyle says that it's not a problem...he ordered plenty of black. The camera, as such pulls back to realize a huge black puddle on the floor. I was so busy snickering at Guy fussing at the paint on his boots, that for a minute I missed the fact that the puddle is in the shape of a huge black hand. A black hand with seven containers of paint in the colors of violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red.


And finally we have this little bit of what seems to be foreshadowing...



That looks ominous as all hell.

This was an astoundingly good issue, so go out and get it and read it.


At 10:33 AM, Blogger GL2814E said...

The leader of the Kid-Sinestro Corp in the foreground must be Hal's here-to-unseen illegitamate son Martin Jordan.

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...


At 12:37 PM, Blogger The one letter wonder said...

This is a good review of a great book. I noticed the spilled paint in the shape of the hand right off. But, the first time I looked I missed the colors of the cans that where next to it.That image you put up, kinda worries me about Guy's future as he seems to be getting blasted by something behind that huge GL symbol.Thanks again for the great review.

At 2:30 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Yeah, I'm slightly terrified for Guy in that picture. I'm even more terrified for Soranik. A dead jealous Jade1 Arrghh!

And Scar has one hell of a post nasal drip going there.

At 2:47 PM, Blogger notintheface said...

They'd BETTER NOT kill off Soranik. I mean, it's another female Korugarian, for heaven's sake!

And I'm still pissed off over THIS:


At 3:48 PM, Blogger The one letter wonder said...

Agreed, you would think by now they would make Kyle hand out a full disclosure notice before dating anyone in the DCU,lol.

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

There are a lot of little touches in that Origins and Omens thing that I really like (or am really worried about). Symon Terrynce is still eating out of his little bag of snacks! I love this guy, and I like how he doesn't seem to mind Guy's attitude.

I know Geoff has foreshadowed Guy doing something big in the War of Light, but I hope that "something big" doesn't involve a sacrifice of some sort. I'm assuming the Sin Kids are Kryb's stolen babies, but they sure seem too old for that... though who knows how long she's been kidnapping babies and squirreling them away somewhere?

Soranik = doomed. Though it does sort of make me hope that she's Sinestro's daughter, because then Kyle might think twice about making out with her again, thus possibly saving her life. The kids might look like grandpa, Kyle. Think long and hard about that.

My favorite part of the issue was Saarek and Miri, though. I love Miri and I'm hoping hard that she'll be in the third assortment of Blackest Night action figures.

At 7:38 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Miri is just adorable, and I really really hope that nothing terrible happens to her. That of course, is the writer's job...to make you like a character, and then to put that character in jeopardy.

I don't mind Soranik and Kyle together, actually. I'm hoping that she'll be the one to break the jinx.

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Rich said...

I'd agree with the ominous if it wasn't for that last panel, which just makes me laugh. Beware the wrath of the fearsome Tar Baby indeed.

At 2:53 AM, Blogger sexy said...



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