Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #48

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Green Lantern #48

Prepare for your mind to be officially boggled. Also, be sure to read Green Lantern BEFORE you read Blackest Night #5. Nothing too earth-shattering will happen if you happen to read it the other way around, but it will make a bit more sense.

Blackest Night is turning into one HELL of an event, and the latest issue of Green Lantern continues to build on the story. In order to defeat Nekron, the various Light Corps need to put aside their differences and team up...a feat easier said than done.

We begin with Atrocitus and Larfleeze, with Larfleeze doing the narrating, and quite frankly, I DO hope that Larfleeze makes it out of Blackest Night in one piece,because he's hilarious. I'm not going into too much detail on their interaction, because then I'd just have to repeat all of the dialogue, so go and read it for yourselves!

Then we have the other members of the different Corps show up. Saint Walker has joined Hal, Carol, Sinestro and Indigo-One, and it's a good thing for Larfleeze that he's so forgiving. It's even more fun when you have alpha males like Hal Sinestro and Atrocitus trying to work together. And we finally learn something about Atrocitus that makes me understand what Geoff Johns was talking about when he said that the more extreme Corps aren't necessarily all bad...or all good.

Sinestro makes Larfleeze an offer he can't refuse, we learn that the crimes of the Guardians are dire indeed, and Sayd is trying to get a little redemption on her own...much to Ganthet's dismay

Doug Mahnke knocks it out of the park as usual, on the artwork. Geoff Johns does a similar stellar job with the story and the dialogue. There are some real fun moments sprinkled amongst the drama and pathos...I loved Hal and Carol casually discussing exactly WHICH muppet Larfleeze reminds them the most of, in the middle of all the mayhem.

This is good. So very very good. Be sure and get it and READ it.

Onto Blackest Night tomorrow.


At 11:58 PM, Blogger Jake said...

I'm a bit sad at how little Larfleeze has done other than be hilarious. He's the centre of his own Lantern Corps, and yet his powers don't even slow down the Black Lanterns. He trounced the Green Lantern Corps, and everyone else is shown as at least being able to slow a Black Lantern down, but they tear through Larfleeze!

At 3:32 AM, Blogger Fernando said...

A very colorfull issue, and I don´t mean that only because of the reunion of the corps, but because of the commentaries of Larfleeze... He is pretty funny, althought lets hope he doesn´t end up being just a silly comic relief.

Awesome issue.

At 7:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The issue rocked; I liked Attrocitus being portrayed sympathetically. He needed some depth. Saint Walker is working better for me as a vehicle for exploring other characters than as a focal point himself.

My problem with Larfleeze is he's probably the most individually powerful of the group, yet he's a joke. I'd personally rather see the orange battery end up in the hands of someone I can take seriously.

-- Jack of Spades

At 9:01 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

This event is BLOWING. MY. MIND.

And IMHO Funny Larfleeze is a lot more fun to read (and probably write!) than Powerful Larfleeze.

At 6:39 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I don't mind Larfleeze being a joke, it is a bit of a different take on the character, having so much power and potential, and wasting it, the way that he does. With his greed, he really can't grow or evolve the way that the other Lanterns can.

I also don't mind a bit of levity in the middle of all the angst and death, because otherwise it would become TOO opressive.

At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not that I object to humor. It's that the writer seems to regard the character as comic relief, which makes it humiliating when Our Heroes can't manage to overcome the comic relief. It's like Lex Luthor being taken down by G'nort. Makes it hard to take Luthor seriously after that.

Also, they don't seem to be able to decide how dumb he is. At first, he's complaining that he engraved his name on the orange battery; a few pages later, he's maintaining he can't read. Clever enough to steal from the Guardians, presumably part of advanced enough civilization to manage space travel, but illiterate. I doubt it's dyslexia. It's just "wouldn't it be funny if Larfleeze was really dumb."

I'm hoping the orange battery passes to someone else, someone we can take seriously. I'd hate for the single most powerful GL foe to come out of this arc to be a frickin' moron.

-- Jack of Spades

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Jake said...

But everyone else gets character growth! Lafleeze wants it too! He can grow more than everyone else combined as a character!


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