Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern Corps #3...and You Know.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Green Lantern Corps #3...and You Know.

So naturally, I always look forward to whatever book Guy happens to be in, which for now is the Green Lantern Corps. Guy and John, and their select little bunch of Lanterns has gone on a rescue mission, and found that the bad guys, who just won't stop coming...are apparently pretty much immune to willpower. In fact, THEY'RE using Willpower!

What a conundrum. The battle rages, and poor Isamot is back, although he's minus most of his appendages. Which doesn't stop him from using his ring...on his tongue. That is One Tough Lizard. Granted, they'll grow back, but it still has to sting. In fact, things are getting SO out of hand, that Guy actually rings up Salaak and requests some backup. This is apparently pretty unprecedented...which leads Salaak to conclude that if GUY is requesting some help, things must be going sideways.

So, he rounds up a bunch of unoccupied Lanterns and prepares to send them on a rescue mission of the FIRST rescue mission. There happens to be a very nice young Lantern, who can teleport himself and people to places, which is a very nice thing to be able to do. He wants to try and teleport the thirty or so Lanterns available, but Salaak points out that his usual load is only a few. Being fairly reckless, he does it ANYway, much to Salaak's consternation. And boy howdy, they arrive just in time.

Meanwhile, one of the baddies that John and Guy had taken prisoner earlier, decides that they are all going to commit suicide rather than let their brains be picked. John stops that, by simply whacking him in the head...in proper approved Green Lantern Fashion. Hal would be proud. But still, they are being overwhelmed, and Teleport Boy is trying to get them all together and back to Oa. Which he does...except that a few of them weren't standing still, so he loses John and Vandor, and a couple of others. I guess that the strain WAS too much for him, since he passes out, and maybe even dies from the effort. Guy is NOT happy, and plans to go back and kick some baddie butt, and get John back.

This was...good. Not fantastic, but good. It seems to be treading water just a little bit, and the art is by Geraldo Borges instead of Fernando Pasarin. The art is also adequate, but not quite up to the standards that I am accustomed to. When you normally have been having artwork by the aforesaid Pasarin, Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke and Pat Gleason...well you tend to get spoiled.

I'm also slightly taken aback by Guy's fierce declaration to go save his good buddy John. As far as I knew, in the aftermath of the War of the Green Lanterns, Guy was actually pretty pissed at John, for killing Mogo and for being rude to his baby Kyle. Nevertheless, if there is one thing that describes Guy Gardner, it is loyalty, so I guess he could be genuinely angry.

So, it's good. Not fantastic, but good.

And for those of you who are still into the whole Beefcake thing...here is the closest that I have been able to find John Stewart shirtless.


Man, it's hard to find John with is clothes off, or in the shower, or even just ripped off! John is almost always clean, tidy, and clothed. It's a darned shame.


At 12:52 AM, Blogger Shiraste said...

For some reason I didn't overly like this issue. It may have been the art but the story didn't overly help either I guess.
The "deus ex machina" teleport Lantern is an interesting touch but.. I just don't know. Maybe I don't like the "army spec ops" approach a lot. Especially not if it's just pages of ring slinging without ANY real progress.
For some reason the bad guys don't even really feel like villains to me, despite eradicating one planet and being on the way to 'harvest' another.

It just didn't click for me. Oh well, maybe next issue will be more to my tastes. :)

At 3:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't I give you this link? Is that wrong?

At 3:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah. This one:

At 7:17 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Tried to check out that video, but it won't come up. Oops.

Shiraste, I feel more or less the same way about this particular issue. It seems to be treading water, to a certain degree. Basically they are in the same position they were at the end of the LAST issue, surrounded and imperiled, although we had a number of GL's teleported in and out, in-between.

I did miss the art of Pasarin, which is always nice, so that didn't help either. Hopefully next issue will have a bit more going on, than just one big fight.


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