Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern: New Guardians #2

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Green Lantern: New Guardians #2

Got our water back. This has put me into a much better mood. Although we are supposed to get anywhere from 5" to a foot of snow tomorrow. I'm not panicking quite yet...this IS New England after all.

Now, onto Green Lantern.

I liked this issue a whole lot better than the first one, that's for sure. So, all these rings have shown up, and Kyle is...nonplussed, to say the least. Not only have the rings shown up, but a whole lot of angry corps members have ALSO shown up, and they aren't happy with Kyle. Not at all. Since several of the ring's bearers actually dies, when the ring departed, one can hardly blame them. They all seem to think that it's Kyle's fault, but poor boy, he hasn't a clue as to what is going on.

So naturally, there is fighting going on, and Kyle's not doing too well, when suddenly the power in HIS ring suddenly starts increasing, and that means...A BLUE Lantern! Woohoo! St. Walker and Kyle decide to take the fight out of the middle of New York, and hi-tail it to Oa, so that they can see Ganthet and find out what the hell is happening. Naturally, the rest of the corps decides he's not going to just get off that easily, and they head out after him.

Kyle arrives on Oa, and finds his reception to be a whole lot...chillier than he is accustomed to. Salaak is being a bit on the snotty side, saying that the days when he could just waltz in and talk to the Guardians are over. Salaak has his nose a bit out of joint, so I don't blame him too much for being snarky. Then the Guardians do show up, but unfortunately they aren't too happy to see Kyle, their beloved Torch-Bearer. Kyle is all thrilled to see Ganthet, but Ganthet isn't too thrilled to see Kyle. And why is that you may ask? Well, the Guardians thought that he was getting too uppity, and performed an emotional lobotomy on him. At this point, I think we can safely say that the Guardians have passed over the threshold from annoying to seriously evil.

They see all the rings, and immediatley loose their tiny wizened minds, and want to seize the rings for "forced interrogation". Poor Kyle is just flabberghasted, especially when ALL the rings fly onto his fingers! That's one crazy costume he's sporting there! It's a weird mishmash of all the colors, which has me a bit bummed...I thought he would have looked SO nice in a pink loincloth.

The artwork is quite a lot better, and the story and dialogue have likewise, inproved by leaps and bounds. So NOW I'm interested, and am looking forward to seeing Kyle open a can of whup-ass on the Guardians tiny blue butts. Man, those guys are creeps!


At 1:33 PM, Blogger Shiraste said...

Glad to hear your water is back again. It's annoying but interesting what we take for granted these days.

Well, the issue was definitely an improvement but it still is the weakest GL title. By far.

I'm not a big fan of Kyle anyway - prepares for the flak - and there he looks like a bum. The art is still unconvincing and riddled with small errors, e.g. Arkillo's ring switching hands almost every panel.
The characters are a bit off, too. Very compassionate Mr Indigo... NOT. Bleez hardly able to speak two words at a time at one point and then stringing together a couple of sentences without a pause or problem.
Also power levels between the corps? Fatality encased Bleez & Kyle without problems it seems... although with Kyle it is understandable, her having been a GL hunter.

Still the story is fairly interesting and I'm curious about "Grey Lantern Kyle" (costume doesn't look white to me - if that was implied - but grey). However GL:NG could be better.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I agree, it's still not perfect, and Kyle looks pretty rough...but it's still head and shoulders above the FIRST issue, which I really really loathed. And I never thought I would say that about a Green Lantern book!

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Pete said...

He looks like a bum because he's turning into Sad Keanu.

I agree, though, this ish was a lot better than #1. Good enough to move it to my keeper list, whereas Red Lanterns better get real fancy in #3, or it gets dropped.

At 8:14 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I feel the same way about the Red Lantern book. There just doesn't seem to be that much story, to justify its own book. As a backup...perhaps.

At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Accursed Interloper said...

"So naturally, there is fighting going on, and Kyle's not doing too well"

Yeah, about that...
Arkillo falls onto some subway tracks and gets very noisily crashed into by a train (off panel), then a few panels later Arkillo is back to street level at full ass-kicking fettle. So I'm thinking something pretty bad must have happened to that train, and that it kind of WAS Kyle's job to either prevent the collision or to pitch into the rescue effort, even WITH the pitched battle going on all around him. John Stewart woulda done that. Hell, Hal Jordan woulda done that. Why oh why did Kyle not do that?
This bothers me.


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