Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #45

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Green Lantern #45

And Blackest Night continues. Hal really doesn't even show up in this issue, which is unnusual to say the least, but I can't say that I missed him at all, because Sinestro and Carol have one heck of a duel going on, over in Zamaron.

John does show up, briefly, but it is one HECK of an appearance!

John Stewart

Great Guardians! Xanshi has been created as a Black Lantern! Presumably, so that Mogo has something to do. I'd hate for Geoff to forget about Mogo. Does this mean that Ranxx will be showing up as an undead city? He was already evil, can he get eviler?

Anyhoo...The Sinestro Corps has come to Zamaron, to break out their imprisoned cohorts, namely Kryb, Karu Sil, and Kriazis. The Zamarons are putting up a pretty decent battle all things considered, but Carol Ferris, who has willingly put the ring on, is doing pretty damned good. At least Queen Aga'po seems to think so. And from his initial reaction, so does Sinestro!

The War of Light seems to be well underway, with battles ensuing on Ysmault, where Boodikka, Hannu, Tomar Tu and Graf Toren are trying to retrieve the body of Laira. Too bad Atrocitus shows up. But that's not the worst of it, the Black Rings show up and just happen to make Black Lanterns out of the rest of the Inversions, murdered coincidentally by Atrocitus. I'll bet THAT is going to be one heck of a reunion!

But back to Sinestro and Carol. He's having a fine old time taunting her, showing a yellow construct of Hal (which incidentally is his only appearance) and saying that he'll never love her or appreciate what she's doing for him, to which Carol replies rather dryly...that she knows that. She even thinks that someone as rigid and smug as Sinestro has a little bit of love in his heart, and lo and behold, she encases him in pink crystal! We get to see that he fell for Abin Sur's sister, Arin Sur! Sinestro! Who'd have thunk? Since there is also a scene of him cradling her body and crying out in anguish, we can assume that it doesn't end well.

This bit of self-revelation has the unfortunate result of REALLy pissing him off! He has Carol pretty much on the ropes, when who should show up,
but the former Sinestro Corps members...now Black Lanterns!


On Odym, Sayd and Ganthet are having one heck of a time fending off the
Greed constructs of Larfleeze. However, it may all become moot, as Larfleeze is confonted by some interesting apparitions himself!


Oh Larfleeze. You're so awful, and yet somehow so amusing.

So I guess that the Guardian's new rule, that it was ok to run around
executing people has backfired in the very worst way. Stupid Guardians.
I am also intrigued by the information revealed by Sinestro, was Arin Sur the mother of Soranik? Did she die? I thought that perhaps the Lost Star
Sapphire might turn out to be Soranik's mother, but now I'm not sure. All I do know for sure, is that Blackest Night is REALLY gettin' good!


At 7:26 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

The more I read it, the more I love the conversation that Sinestro and Carol have. Really, the two of them have known Hal longer than almost anyone who appears in this title, they both care about him in their own (weird and twisted, in Sinestro's case) ways, and they're both pretty shrewd people. It's a real treat to see them interact this way -- and it's excellent writing on Geoff's part. Hal didn't actually appear in this issue, but he was definitely a presence even so.

And as usual, Sinestro has Hal pretty much figured out. I think Hal does love Carol, but I'm not sure that he's actually in love with her. And if he is, he might never actually do anything about it because he has to fight against everything -- even if it's something he wants.

And yet Carol has him figured out, too. I've been disappointed in her sudden re-interest in him because I thought she had matured past that, but it seems she has a pretty good handle on things. She's not doing it so that he'll love her -- she's doing it because she cares about him and thinks he needs her help, regardless of how he feels about her. Maybe this can work, after all.

And I really hope that Arin Sur is Soranik's mother. That just makes things so much more fun.

At 6:09 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Arin Sur being Soranik's mother would certainly liven up her family tree. No WONDER she became a Green Lantern!

Yes, the Sinestro/Carol interaction was quite well done. And they each, in their own way, have Hal figured out. Which probably isn't too hard, since they are each MUCH smarter than Hal. But as we all know, Hal's appeal isn't in his brains.

At 11:52 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

Xanshi's "resurrection" was the issue's biggest "Holy s***!" moment. Astounding.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Yeah, that was pretty much the impression that I got, especially from John's expression.

At 6:37 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Hmmmm ... I always had the impression that Korugarians were a rather xenophobic bunch, so if Soranik IS half Ungaran, wonder if that made her upbringing even MORE difficult ...? Then again, given that female Ungarans and Korugarians don't look that different from each other, maybe the other Korugarians just didn't notice anything ...? Interesting, interesting.


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