Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #55

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Green Lantern #55

We begin this issue, rather quietly, with a very nicely dressed bald man walking among what appears to be a massacre of cattle in Montana. What oh what does this have to do with superheroes? Well, not to worry, it's actually the Spectre, and he's not particularly happy with the Rage Entity that is behind the bovine slaughter.

Then we jump right back into the action that was the cliffhanger from LAST month's issue, wherein none other than Lobo shows up, AND his dog. He's after Atrocitus, but he doesn't mind messing with Hal along the way.

I wonder if Lobo and Guy ever hang out anymore? Or Boodikka for that matter.

Anyway, apparently someone has put out a bounty on Atrocitus, and Lobo is fixin' to get paid. And enjoy himself in the meantime. Carol is a little confused over whom exactly to help, but the White Lantern is rooting for Atrocitus, so Hal shrugs and goes into acion. He muzzles the dog, and swipes Lobo's bike, and is having just the time of his life doing so, if you go by his huge grin.

There is a simply magnificent picture of Hal punching Lobo with a set of green brass knuckles, but what REALLy catches one's eye is the spectacular rendition of Hal's incredibly firm buttocks. This is one of the best Hal Ass pictures that I've seen in a LONG time, and it's simply killing me that I don't have a scanner.

Then Sinestro gets in on the fun, as he and Lobo go toe to toe. I have to admit that Lobo does have some awfully good dialogue, of the sort that Guy usually gets to say, such as pondering which God ate a Rainbow and threw up all the colored power ring corps across the Universe.


Even Carol decides to join in, and she encases Lobo in one of her purple crystals, while she and Sinestro exchange a bit of snark. God, I'm loving Sinestro more and more, as he stands around looking elegant and sarcastic all of the time. Atrocitus in the meantime is telling Hal that he's not there for trouble, he just wants to find the Rage Entity, before it gets entity-napped like Parallax and Ion.

Meanwhile, Lobo busts out of the crystal and whispers in Carol's ear what REALLY turns him on, so she slugs him one. As Lobo is punching Hal in the face, who should show up but our favorite Rage-Kitty, who goes up against Lobo's snarling mutt. Needless to say, the poor dog gets his short tail handed to him. Do NOT mess with that cat!

So, Atrocitus, Sinestro, Carol AND Hal all team up against Lobo who decides that he doesn't want the bounty THAT bad, and after posturing a bit more, decides to leave. Hal's a bit puzzled that Lobo gave up so easily, and Carol is a bit startled to realize that the mayhem around them is Hal's version of "easy". Sinestro thinks that Lobo was afraid of Hal, which I see as Sinestro just trying to mess with Hal's mind...something that he no doubt finds irresistable.

So alls well that ends well. Except that it turns out that Atrocutus himself was behind the bounty, and hired Lobo, in order to get the aide of the other corps, paying him with a red ring. Interesting! Atrocitus is definitely up to something and I wonder if the search for the Rage Entity has anything to do with Ganthet and Guy's quest, but I guess we'll find that out in month or so.

Finally, there is a short story at the end, that is the origin of Dex-starr, the Rage Kitty, and it is both sweet and sad, and beautifully explains the cause of his anger. He IS a good kitty!

Gorgeous art as usual, and this story was a lot of fun. Not a lot of angst, just a good brawl, and Hal actually enjoying himself for a change. Good stuff!


At 12:17 PM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

I think it says something about Geoff Johns's talents that he can write such a clich'ed and unoriginal story (meaning Dex-Starr's origin) and STILL leave you blubbering helplessly by the end.

At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The secret origin of Dex-Starr was worth the price of admission alone. And I couldn't help comparing it to Diana interpreting Stinky over in WW #600 and find a consistent interpretation of the cats of the DCU.

-- Jack of Spades

At 10:10 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

It WAS a good story. Both of them. You do have to feel quite a bit of compassion for most of the Rage Corps. They didn't ASK to be that way, and they all had some pretty rotten things happen to them.

Maybe St. Walker should just go and hang out with Atrocitus for a while.

At 6:39 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Gah! I haven't seen this one yet! Good butt picture, you say? Better even than that classic one by Ivan Reis? Hmmmmm!

At 12:16 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Sea, your eyes will POP! He's straddling Lobo's bike, and...and...well, let's just say I had to fan myself.


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