Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #46

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Green Lantern #46

The title of this months issue is "Uneasy Alliance", which pretty much sums it all up in a neat little package.

The Zamaron homeworld is beseiged by Black Yellow Lanterns. That sounds peculiar, but that's basicaly it. The Star Sapphires are doing their best, but their powers don't really have much, if any effect on the Black Lanterns. Sinestro isn't inclined to help, he just wants to bust out his Corps members, who are encased in the Star Sapphire's crystals. There is one incredibly cool moment however, when Slushh, the Sinestro Corps member who was basically a bag of goo, that swallowed up his victims, swallows Amon Sur. It works too...until the Black Rings reanimate ALL the dead bodies that are floating around in the big greenish amoeba, and they all come bursting out. Disgusting...but cool.

Then, just as things are looking particularly bleak...who should show up but Hal. Oh, and the Indigo lady. This is all being narrated to some degree by none other than Sinestro, and quite frankly, his comments are quite both sarcastic and amusing.

Hal is still miffed that Indigo has brought him to Zamaron, thus leaving his friends in a lurch. Indigo assures him, that this is a bigger battle, and hey, you gotta break some eggs to make an omelet, or words to that effect. Hal IS a bit startled to see Carol as a Star Sapphire, but once she assures him that she neither wants to marry him or beat him up, he calms down. He does tell her that she looks good in purple.

Oh Hal. You are simply incorrigible.

He does fill Carol and Sinestro in on how to fight the Black Lanterns, which is a good thing. Sinestro isn't necessarily buying it, and he's quite rude to Indigo. Then of course, the two entombed bodies that have been encased in the crystal over the eons, are given Black Rings, and all Hell breaks loose on Zamaron. The appearance of Indigo has also not gone unnoticed by Scar, in what has to be the scariest picture by Doug Mahnke that I've ever seen. I may have nightmares from this.

Meanwhile, John is contemplating the Black Planet Xanshi, and talking to a disembodied voice. I can't wait to find out who THAT is.

Hal, Carol, Sinestro and Indigo all beat feet, and end up on Korugar. Sinestro is starting to get a bit pissy with Indigo, and really, who can blame him? She's brought him home in order to confront Mongul, who has made quite a mess out of poor Korugar. Hal and Carol offer to help out, but of course Sinestro decides that this is HIS fight, and our two Titans begin to Tussle. At first, it seems as though Mongul has the upper hand. But don't count Sinestro out, it turns out that in his usual highly efficient fashion, he retains the ability to command ALL of the yellow rings, and after that...well, Mongul is pretty much toast.

So the remaining Sinestro Corps members are all happy, Arkillo in particular. The poor citizens of Korugar are terrified and relieved at the same time that Sinestro has shown up to save them in their darkest hour.

And then of course, two Black Lanterns show up that have particular meaning for both Sinestro and Hal, and...oh heck, you'll just have to read the book!



At 6:14 PM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

"He arrives as he always does. LOUDLY."

I loved, loved, LOVED that line. LOVED it!

At 11:52 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

I love it, too! And I love that Hal actually got burned twice on the same page -- once by Sinestro and again by Indigo-1! Bwa ha ha!

Great dialogue again this issue. Loved Sinestro's narration (I always did picture him having a witty, dry sense of humor that he only lets out occasionally) and the banter between Hal and Carol and Sinestro. Hal got some good lines for a change, too! "Great. Glowing fascist at 1 o'clock."

Looks like the fickle, fickle citizens of Korugar are getting ready to follow a new shepherd again. Honestly, it's starting to look like these people crave being dominated by somebody. I guess after being enslaved by Mongul, Sinestro's dictatorship started to look like a trip to the amusement park in comparison. Well, and it probably helped that he came flying in like an honest-to-God superhero, yelling about how anyone who hurts the people of Korugar has to answer to him.

And so Indigo-1 knew Abin Sur... and Sinestro has a total jealous-lover reaction to that revelation. Geoff Johns, why do you do this to me?

At 2:09 AM, Blogger Fernando said...

How weird, the two cristalized figueres on Zamaron were originally from earth, or that´s what the black rings said. Does that mean something special?

At any rate, loved this issue.

At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fernando, Prince Khufu and Chay-Ara have been reincarnated many times since they died in ancient Egypt, and their love is always intact. These days they are, or were, known as Hawkman and Hawkgirl. They are, in my opinion, the great love story of the DCU.

That was the reveal that had me muttering as I went to bed...

-- Jack of Spades

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Your Obedient Serpent said...

Yeah, the reveal of the Violet Power Source made my jaw drop. That was PERFECT.

And it's bi-level -- were they the perfect power source for Love because they kept finding each other through endless cycles of incarnation?

Or have they been trapped in that endless cycle because their original bodies were sealed within the violet crystal??

That makes a LOT more sense than the idea that exposure to Thanagarian Nth Metal pulled them into that cycle, which is, supposedly, the canon explanation.

At 2:20 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oh all KINDS of things were going on, and each issue, more and more is revealed, which is why I'm enjoying the heck out of this.

And I thought that Sinestro's narration was a hoot. I do believe that each issue has had a different narrator, which is an interesting way of presenting things.

But Hal was definitely owned.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Well, for most of Geoff Johns's run, HAL has been the narrator -- so it's been nice to have narration from some of the other characters for a change.

At 9:45 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

The only thing I don't understand about Khufu and Chay-Ara being the couple in the power battery is that they died what, a few thousand years ago? That seems like a long time to us, but in terms of the Zamarons and Guardians, it's barely the blink of an eye. The GLC has been around for much, much longer than that -- and I thought that the Zamarons had been working with the violet light for much longer than a simple couple of millenia.

Other than that, it is rather poetic.

At 5:31 AM, Blogger Fernando said...

Wow thanks! didn´t really noticed that they were the original hawkpeople. Interesting...


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