Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern Corps #43

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #43

I can't remember the last time I was this stoked to read a comic book. The last time, was probably in the thick of the Sinestro Corps War. Anyway, in the last issue, Kyle managed to kill off a whole ton of Black Lanterns, and probably saved the Battery of Oa in the process. Too bad that the effort was apparently fatal.


Understandably enough, both Soranik and Guy are horrified and in denial about Kyle's fate. Soranik, being a doctor, immediately starts to attempt to revive Kyle by a variety of different means, while Guy refuses to let Kyle's ring go.


Poor Kyle. Poor Soranik. Poor Guy. Although I do have to admit that that is one heck of a stylish red ring.

Guy finally has to accept that Kyle is gone, and he reacts...badly.


But again, quite stylishly. That is one hellaciously good-looking outfit. And do my eyes deceive me, or are there markings that look remarkably "Warrior-like" on his Red Lantern suit? I'd be thrilled right down to my toes if somehow Guy's former Vuldarianness was somehow a part of being Red.

Being Guy, he manages to go to town on the hapless Black Lanterns. If it was possible to feel sorry for them, I think that I would, because Guy is just wiping them out. And with STYLE! He's using his green ring AND the red ring in conjunction, and making cool constructs and being ruthlessly efficient.

I'm so...so proud.

Soranik in the meantime is trying desperately to bring Kyle back, because there are those pesky Black Rings trying to move in on his freshly-minted (but still awfully good-looking) corpse. The Blue Lantern helps out, but they are about to be overwhelmed when Kilowog, Arisia, Vath and Isamot all show up to help out. And help also comes from a rather unexpected source.

Remember Miri, the adorable little Star Sapphire going off with Kryp a while back? Well, they've ended up on Oa, where Kryb has discovered that her kidnapped babies are now all undead babies, intent upon devouring Will. Kryb is beside herself, and naturally takes it out on Miri. Miri doesn't have time to put up with Kryb's treachery, she knows that True Love is in Peril. I have to say that I simply love the art-deco-ish curliques of light that are Miri's aura, that Pat Gleason creates. His artwork on this issue is simply superb.

While Miri rushes off to save True Love, Guy is going to town on the babies, which gets Kryb's knickers in a twist. Guy, promptly rips off one of her arms, and shoves it DOWN HER THROAT! Heh. Guy is rather creative in his mayhem. It beats a boxing glove, that's for sure.

Then Miri does some violet hocus-pocus, and voila! Kyle's heart and Soranik's heart beat for each other, and he's alive again! His ring, which was on its way to Mogo, quickly turns around and heads back, and in a lovely moment, we have the ring chosing Kyle, with a hearty "Welcome to the Green Lantern Corps!"

So now, Kyle's alive again, and all they have to do is...um...stop Guy. But seriously, do they really WANT to stop Guy? He's doing an awfully good job of taking out Black Lanterns all on his own. Just then, some additional help shows up. They've already got a Star Sapphire, a Red Lantern, and a Blue Lantern. And now, they've got the biggest baddest Green Lantern of them all!

Yes...Mogo DOES seem to want to socialize!

This is SO good, that I can hardly stand it.

Oh, and just to keep this week's theme going...!

Guy pictures

Yup. That's Guy. A very young Gymteacher Guy.



At 9:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forget that after ripping off her arm and stuffing it down her throat to kill her, he then proceeds to use her dead body as a club. I just.. did Lobo teach him that move?

At 6:41 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well, evil Mary Marvel used Kyle as a club to beat up Donna Troy, in what was probably my favorite moment from Countdown. Kyle might have told Guy, although he was probably unconcious at the time.

It's rather remarkable how efficiently brutal Guy is without anything holding him back, isn't it?

At 11:58 AM, Blogger James Ashelford said...

I have to admit, the scene with Guy in full on denial trying to stop Kyle's ring leaving was one of the best scenes I think the character has ever had.

At 8:02 AM, Blogger Clint said...

There are no ble lanters, are they? it´s just the Indigo Skrull dude I think...

Gaaah, again I ca´t wait for next month!!! Those guys are genius!

At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to bring it up, but what if Mogo is killed? a Black Lantern Mogo? Oh noooo!!!!

At 10:49 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I honestly don't know WHAT they are going to do with Mogo, but I'm sure it is going to be exciting.

At 6:34 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

See? I KNEW Kyle wouldn't stay dead for long. :-)

Now all we have to do is worry about poor Guy. Thanks to Hal, though, we know how to get rid of red rings, don't we? ;-)

At 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guy doesn't seem any more out of his gourd than usual for Guy in a fight with high emotional stakes; I'm not sure he needs to lose the red ring.

-- Jack of Spades

At 1:54 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I do think that we'll have to have Guy go back to his regular Green Lanternness fairly soon. It's going to be awfully hard to kiss Tora with all that blood spewing and stuff.


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