Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #6

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #6

And the $#!% well and truly hits the fan in the beginning of this issue. Guy and Ganthet's little tryst with Atrocitus is exposed to Arisia and Kilowog, and...they're not happy. Not happy at ALL.


Guy has explained that due to the lingering effects of the Rage infection, he's been having some weird dreams, and that he went to Ganthet for help. Ganthet is just about the only Guardian that he trusts right now, and really, who can blame him. Since Atrocitus seems to have the gift of prophecy, it would make sense that having possessed the Red ring, would give some of that talent to Guy.

Kilowog is just outraged that Guy would hide something this big from him, and Arisia is also furious. Guy is pleading for their forgiveness, but they are both too hurt and angry, and fly off and leave him. It...is a rather poignant moment. Bleez is still there however, having devoured the red blood ball that was vomited up by Guy earlier. Ick. Guy isn't particularly happy that he still has to deal with Bleez, but he makes the best of it, and they continue on their quest, although he does manage to get in a few verbal digs.

May I just pause and state that I am REALLY happy that Tomassi doesn't seem to be setting Guy and Bleez up as a romantic couple. It's fairly clear that she makes his skin crawl, and she's a little whacked out, and there is still Ice in the wings, so I'm happy for this.

Meanwhile, Sodam Yat is having an odd moment, floating in a trance with his power levels increasing. This seems odd. You would think that it would be the other way around. A couple of the kids that he rescued notice this, and give him a heads up, but he seems unaware of what just transpired. But he does sense the bodies of the murdered Lanterns on their way to Oa, and goes up to investigate, and discovers some rather nasty creatures who are...um...eating the bodies. This pisses Yat off to no end. Unfortunately for him, they start talking to him in Zardor's voice. He thinks that Krona was hiding something from him, and apparently it was Yat. Oh, the plot thickens.

Back on Kralok, Guy and Bleez are checking things out. There are guards everywhere, and some serious defenses. While Guy is contemplating what to do, Bleez hacks up a red daggar, that flies off...and takes out Every Single Guard. Messily. Guy is a bit testy, he was hoping for something a bit more subtle, but you have to admit that Bleez gets results. So off they go to the surface of the planet, with a wonderful little reference to "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid". I don't know why it is that Guy always assumes that aliens have seen Earth movies, but he always does. Oh Guy.

They discover all of the helpless telepaths being held captive by Zardor, and boy howdy, the battle is on! Guy is actuallly holding his own at first, and Bleez's rage makes it hard for Zardor to get a fix on her mind. And then the snakes come out, and it gets a bit grisly. Zardor is messing with Guy's head, so that with all of the Will in the world, he can't quite get a bead on him with his ring...although being Guy it doesn't stop him from trying.

Oh, and then Yat shows up. Controlled by Zardor. Well crappity crap.

People had been complaining that the book was taking too long to get some action going. I have been enjoying it, I don't mind taking a deliberate approach, and quite frankly, I would enjoy seeing Guy sitting around eating toast. But I have to admit that there was a helluva lot of action in this issue! And the art is pretty. I still miss Pat Gleason, but I have to admit that I'm enjoying Pasarin's renderings quite a bit.

It is such a GOOD time to be a Green Lantern Fan.


At 6:14 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

Thank you for that lovely mental image of Guy and Ganthet having a "tryst" with Atrocitus. -_-

At 1:38 PM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

OF COURSE aliens have seen Earth movies -- at least according to the movie Galaxy Quest (which the aliens have probably ALSO seen). ;-)

At 3:55 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Mac, perhaps that was an...unfortunate choice of words. But still...!

Oh Sea. I hadn't thought of that. Although obviously, Guy has.


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