Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #9
And we continue with part six of the War of the Green Lanterns. Pardon me for saying so, but I am having the time of my life with this particular story. It's just a heck of a lot of FUN! Well, at least Hal and Guy seem to be enjoying themselves. Kyle is a bit confused, and John is awfully...cranky.
But anyway...after their scolding by Ganthet, the rest of the Corps shows up and tries to capture our intrepid quartet, as they all bug out for the catacombs beneath Oa. Using his head, Guy vomits up some blood that puts a serious hurt on the pursuing Lanterns. Disgusting, but effective. Hal uses HIS head, and whips up a dust cloud so Mogo can't see what they are doing, courtesy of the Flash.
It isn't the Corps that is concerning them so much as it is Mogo. It is awfully hard to fight an entire planet. John is having a bit of a problem adjusting to using the Indigo ring, when mocked by Guy, he points out rather dryly, that it is a bit difficult to shoot Compassion at someone. Hal and Guy think that their first priority is to go after Parallax in the Battery, while John is equally adamant that they should be taking out Mogo. When Guy quips that if anyone should know about how to take out a planet it is John, John is LESS than pleased with the remark, and the next thing you know, the two of them are at each other's throats, while Hal starts yelling at them to knock it off. Leave it up to Kyle to calm things down, by whipping up hopeful blue barcaloungers for them all to cool off in.
They all decide to put it to a vote, and John is outnumbered. So off they go, headed towards the Central Battery. On the way, they uncover all sorts of cool stuff, that the Guardians had squirreled away beneath Oa. Mysterious glowing green tubes, leftover Manhunters, weapons of all kinds, including a pair of guns that John takes a liking to. Oh, and Krona's Gauntlet, which Guy decides is quite the perfect fit. Hal is having a conniption when they are suddenly attacked by a creature who happens to have a Green Lantern symbol on his head. Kyle is the one who figures out that they need to stop fighting and show no fear. It turns out to be guarding the gauntlet, and more besides. He figures out that the four of them are actually allies, and they also get their hands on the ring of the very First Lantern. Somehow Guy also ends up with this ring which is more of a harness.
While all of this is going on, they realize that Mogo is up to no good, sending out rings to all the sectors to create more Lanterns that will be under Krona's thrall. Kyle decides at this point that John is right, and the two of them decide to go off and stop Mogo. Too bad that John doesn't quite have the knack of the whole Indigo teleporting thing down quite yet. He does manage to teleport them all the way...across the room. Then while Hal is protesting, he does finally manage to pop himself and Kyle out of there. This rather neatly divides the team up again, with John and Kyle probably going to be in Green Lantern Corp, and Hal and Guy paired up in Emerald Warriors and Green Lantern.
As much as I love Guy and Kyle together, I have to admit that I'm having a blast with Hal and Guy together. The bickering is fairly good natured, all things considered, but it's still a lot of fun. Guy gets all the best lines of course. Hal is turning into the perfect straight man.
The two of them do finally make it to the Battery, with Hal firing a yellow beam, and Guy firing a red AND green beam, which he is able to do with the First Ring that he's borrowed. I'm not quite sure how this happened, but it seems as though Guy is the one who is the big hero in this tale so far. He has the best dialogue, he has the best control over his new powers, AND he ends up with both Krona's Gauntlet and the First Power Ring. That's a LOT of firepower.
They pop up inside the Power Battery, only to find that there is a little surprise waiting for them...and it's not Parallax.
This is fabulous, dagnabit! I can hardly wait for next month!