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

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Green Lantern Corps #63

Ummmm...you know that I love Green Lanterns, right? And I'm pretty easy-going when it comes to anything Green Lanternish. And I understand, that they are trying to wrap things up, prior to the big relaunch in a couple of weeks. But this issue was, quite frankly, a mess.

NOT written by Tony Bedard, or Peter Tomasi, or Geoff Johns, it was written by Scott Kolins. It just jumps around from Lantern to Lantern, and how they are still all falling to pieces emotionally after the Big Bad War. Boodikka is the first, and they show her as still being an Alpha, even though I'm pretty sure that she got cured or at least is LESS of an alpha a couple of issues back aways. Then Voz is having a conniption and wants to quit, so Salaak is all worried. Ry'jll is weeping, and there is a rumble in the cafeteria, with Turytt beating up Kyle of all people, because he's from Earth, and everyone knows that the Earth Lanterns are sooooooo full of themselves, and stuck up and who needs them anyway?


So there is a big pile-on Kyle, with everyone else joining in for some reason, because all of a sudden they hate Earth Lanterns, but Tomar Tu shows up and speaks up for Kyle, and they call him a Earth lover,but then Salaak announces an emergency and they suddenly all realize that they are LANTERNS, dammit, and fly off to deal with the problem.

That was...ridiculous. Why would they, in the first place, be pissed off at the Earth Lanterns? The Earth Lanterns are the ones who SAVE their sorry asses over and over. Hal is the one who killed Krona! If it weren't for Kyle, there wouldn't BE a Green Lantern Corps! Guy and John are Honor Guard! Sheesh!

I understand that the Guardians have gone from being slightly obnoxious, to out and out villainy lately, but that's no reason to have ALL of the Corps being assholes.



At 2:47 AM, Anonymous Scorpiofinlay said...

Totally agree. All the way down to the bleh.

At 7:45 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I know! This is the first Green Lantern book that I haven't liked in a very very long time. As in ever.

At 9:46 AM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

As Eldest pointed out, they go through the whole War of the Green Lanterns and the way they stop Krona is that Hal makes a face like he's having a huge BM and then kills Krona.

Why didn't he do that at the beginning? There was nothing new, nothing changed, Hal just killed him the way he should have killed him at the beginning.


At 11:00 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

You raise an excellent point, Dwayne. Who knew that it was just that easy? The whole Aftermath thing, ended with a bit of a whimper, and the GLC book was just a dud. I know that the regular writers are busy, not to mention the regular artists, but still...a LITTLE bit of interest or care would have been nice.

My problem is that I'm spoiled rotten.

At 6:09 AM, Blogger Martin Gray said...

Oh, sounds like rubbish. I really want to dive back into the Green Lantern universe, but it's so very crowded.

At 12:03 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I would say that it is well worth your while, to dive right in, Martin. This particular issue is a bit of an aberration.

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Martin Gray said...

Thanks, but I'll likely leave it until the Geoff Johns era is over ... the Rainbow Lanterns drove me away. Then again, if this book is generally pure GL fun, I'll try it once more.

At 1:43 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Starting next month, Green Lantern Corps will have Guy and John in it!


At 5:24 PM, Anonymous Jimmy said...

I will admit I wanted more from the whole GL reads after the war, but I guess everything is leading up to the reboot. It seems everything that is continuing is just treading water until next month. Oh well....

At 5:03 PM, Blogger notintheface said...

The art was inconsistent too. Not only does Kyle roundhouse-kick Turytt, who's like three times his size, in the face, but that one kick also sends Turytt flying 20 feet!

At 1:01 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Kyle has the strength of ten, because his heart is pure.


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