Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #2

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #2


Oh my. So...so much goodness lies within.

We begin with Guy taking a little trip to the Hall of Lanterns, and reminding himself that there are only four Earth-based Lanterns in the entire history of the Corps, and he's wondering about his legacy. All of which is a bit of a teaser for his little plot with Ganthet and Atrocitus. What IS it that they are up to I wonder? Whatever it is, Guy is worried about it.

Arisia is having bad dreams about Sodam, and apparently she's taken up sculpting, which is nice. She doesn't believe that Sodam is dead, which just so happens to be true, but none of THEM know that yet.

Kilowog is approached by an overzealous rookie, who just can't stop gushing over how FABulous it is to meet him. Kilowog isn't in the mood to put up with such fanboyishness, and puts the poor kid in his place. Kilowog is still feeling a bit tender from what went down during the whole Blackest Night mess, and really, who can blame him?

Meanwhile, we see a bit more of the Big Baddie from the end of the last issue. He's not who I thought he could be, but he's definitely not on the side of the angels. He's collecting telepaths, and in a rather nasty fashion. Once again, the Guardian's past actions will be having some violent repurcussions for them in the present and future. Stupid Guardians. You know, if Ganthet, Guy and Atrocitus are staging a coup d'etat, I say more power to them.

Guy is just about to take off for the wild black yonder, when Kilowog and Arisia show up and casually mention that they're along for the ride. I love how Guy just has his battery casually slung over his shoulder. The art, is amazingly expressive and quite well done. I still miss Pat Gleason of course, but Fernando Pasarin is obviously drawing his heart out, and seems to be enjoying himself into the bargain.

So...off they go, although Arisia asks if they can stop by Daxam, since she's pretty sure that Sodam is still alive. Guy isn't sure, but has to admit that it's not a bad idea to go with Arisia's gut feeling. But he has a stop planned first, he needs to swing by Odym. When Kilowog questions him about it, Guy blows up, which startles ALL of them...then admits that he's experiencing some residual effects from the Red Ring, and that he's spitting up blood...which tastes terrible. Mogo DID tell him that he needed a Blue Ring to get rid of all the contagion, so this is a smart move on his part.

So, the three of them make a little visit to beautiful Odym, and there's Warth, who seems happy to see them. Guy's explaining that he needs a little bit of help, and then who should show up but Bleez. You know...from the cover. And apparently she doesn't want Guy getting the cure. I have to admit that the final page just cracks me up. Kilowog and Arisia are ready with their rings, Bleez is wrapped around Guy, and Warth...is just standing there with this slightly irritated look on his face. Well...she WAS awfully rude.

If you like Guy, Kilowog and Arisia, then this is the book for you. If you like Green Lanterns, and the start of a new adventure, then this is the book for you. If you like Magog, then this is probably not the book for you.


At 1:15 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

Warth's expression on the last page is my favorite thing in a book full of awesome things.

And I love how Guy actually decides to trust Arisia's instincts without giving her too much of a hard time about it.

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Poor Warth. I've always kinda liked Warth. I wonder if he REALLYS knows what he's gotten into? ;-)

>>but Fernando Pasarin is obviously drawing his heart out, and seems to be enjoying himself into the bargain.<<

Agreed! You can always tell when an artist is having a good time with the subject matter. Pasarin is doing just fine! :-)

At 2:17 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Warth's expression just cracks me up for some reason. "Excuse ME, young lady, but we WERE talking!"

I liked the one with Guy's tongue hanging out too.

But really when you thing about it, I would guess that the LAST place a Red Lantern would want to go to, would be Odym...since they have the power to remove all that lovely red rage.

I look forward to the next issue with great anticipation.

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Aaron said...

Kilowog, Arisia and Guy rule, Magog kind of doesn't, I've never read any stories with him outside Kingdom Come. Love the pic, I gotta think Guy's enjoying it a little...okay maybe a lot.

At 12:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody like Magog?

-- Jack of Spades

At 6:08 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I guess that someone must like him, but nobody that I'm aware of, Jack.

He's...like an even more obnoxious Cable, and I didn't think that was possible.


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