Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #63

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Green Lantern #63

This is not the most action-packed issue of Green Lantern that I have ever read, and God knows that I sorely missed Doug Mahnke's stellar artwork, but still, there was a fair amount of interesting information in this particular book.

We get to find out a heck of a lot more about Krona, that's for sure. And true to type, the Guardians did a heckuva job screwing him over. Krona has never before been presented as a particularly sympathetic character, but you have to feel a bit sorry for the fellow after the Guardians get done with him. He apparently was the one who came up with most of the cool stuff about the Green Lanterns, but that wasn't cutting any ice with the little blue meanies.

The Guardians may have been around for untold millenia, but they certainly don't seem to have learned a thing in all of their long years. In spite of all that has happened...in spite of having their tiny blue butts saved over and over again, they are STILL messing around with their faithful cohorts. Now they are being obnoxious to Salaak of all people...which isn't the brightest move on their part. Seriously, I'm beginning to think that Ganthet and Said are the only Guardians still alive that have half a brain.

Meanwhile, Hal is still hanging out with his new buddies...having given his OLD buddies the cold shoulder. They're on their way to Zamaron to pick up the last entity, but they're too late...Krona has already gotten to the Predator, and dumps poor Carol Ferris in their laps as well. Sinestro shows up as well, and he's a bit peeved that they managed to screw things up while he was gone. So off they go to Ryut, and discover to their shock, the Book of the Black...which has all the deleted chapters of the Book of Oa. Oh THIS should make for some interesting reading!

The Guardians in their infinite wisdom have decided that despite the fact that Hal Jordan busted his ass to save theirs a few weeks ago, that since he's been hiding out on earth with Atrocitus and the rest, that he should be hauled back to Oa and put on trial for TREASON! Salaak thinks that they are over-reacting...just a little, and they tell him to shut up or else.

Back on Ryut the Book has opened, and they finally get to see exactly what it was that happened to Atrocitus's sector. It was Krona, who, after the Guardians sent the Manhunters after him, changed their programming. Oops. At least he has the decency to feel bad about it, which is more than the Guardians did. Just a little more collateral damage to the little blue munchkins.

We end of course, with a rather intriguing teaser with four Earth Lanterns striving for only three rings. Which ties in of course to that equally intriquing cover picture of a blacked out silhouette being greeted by Sinestro and company. SOMEbody is going to get a different ring, or perhaps will become a Guardian or...or something.

All of this is leading up to the War of the Green Lanterns of course. I can hardly wait. I can hardly wait for those miserable blue monsters to get what's coming to them!


At 11:57 PM, Blogger LissBirds said...

I'm really wondering where the whole "you haven't taken that ring off in weeks" comment is going. Are we going to see more of civilian Hal? Is Hal Jordan going to be in the War of the Green Lanterns in a different capacity? Hmm...

At 7:36 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

That surprised me too. Because for the most part, a Green Lantern practically NEVER takes his or her ring off! About the only time that Hal ever took off his ring was to fly his jet. I remember when Guy was on vacation, and locked his ring up in the hotel safe, had it stolen, and got it back, just as Salaak showed up having hissy fits because he thought Guy had been killed or something because his ring wasn't on his finger!

So I guess it is just JLA-Speak for "lighten up a bit, Hal".

Man, Hal is just spreading happiness and sunshine everywhere he does lately.

At 2:15 PM, Blogger notintheface said...

I am rooting for Salaak to get a big power upgrade, take over the Corps, and kick those little blue jerks to the curb.

At 12:14 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

That would be nice. There has been an inexplicable dearth of Salaak appearances lately. And he's one of my favorite GL's.


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