Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #6

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Green Lantern #6

Gosh, I do love this cover.


Seriously you two...just get a room already.

But anyway, moving on, we have Hal adjusting to life without a ring...and for a change, he's actually...doing well! In between he and Carol humping like bunnies, he's been taking her out to places that SHE likes, and now she's returning the favor, by going to the Coast City Aeronautical Museum, so that Hal can ogle the...planes. Then, while she's in the powder room, he stumbles across some nogoodnik's threatening a nice old mechanic guy, and unarmed, and un...er...ringed, he beats the crap out of four other dudes. AND he takes one of their ties to replace his, that was torn. Way to Go Hal!

Meanwhile, Sinestro is off on the planet Ogoro, looking up an old foe, he needs his help to find none other than Lyssa Drak. The old foe, who happens to be called Starstorm, is a bit down on his luck, probably after Sinestro beat him and humiliated him into the bargain. We can't ALL be like Hal! Sinestro isn't putting up with his self-defeatest talk, he bullies him into donning his super helmet of power or whatever, so that he can locate Lyssa, who as usual, is up to no good. She just happens to have the Book of the Black, nicked from Nekron, apparently, and she's having herself a fine old time. But she's not averse to drinking the pain of both Sinestro and Starstorm.

Sinestro isn't having any of that, and he manages to rip a page from the Book, and seems all sorts of horrible visions, of the Guardians gone mad, killing their own Lanterns, himself as an Indigo Lantern, and Hal's death, not to mention Ganthet holding a white ring. Even Sinestro is shocked by what he sees, and vows to put an end to the possibility. He manages to defeat Lyssa, with the help of Starstorm's helm, and then takes off to find Hal, leaving Starstorm alone and bereft.

Hal is slightly annoyed when Sinestro shows up, since he's just about to jump Carol again. He even tells Sinestro that he's through with being a Lantern...as though we haven't heard THAT before from Hal! But Sinestro isn't about to let his favorite boy off the hook, and next issue, they'll go off and visit the Indigos!

I loved this story. As for the art, instead of the incomparable Doug Mahnke, we had Mike Choi...whose style is VASTLY different. It is very soft and pretty and painterly...but Hal didn't look at ALL like Hal, and it took me out of the story a little bit. Hopefully, Mahnke will be back next issue.

This was good stuff, and I'm looking forward to what is happening next. And for a change, it was nice to see Hal actually not being a monumental screw-up. I'm sure that won't last, but still...a pleasant interlude.


At 8:21 AM, Blogger AF said...

It was awesome. OK, the art wasn't as good as usual, but it was well, somehow... The thing I liked the most is the way Sinestro sees Hal Jordan. He really admires him; despite all the crap he has received in the past years (you know way better than me), Hal managed to get through all those bad moments ("... you're no Hal Jordan...") A cool issue, with so much upcoming.

At 9:41 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I get the impression, that much against his will...Sinestro is a bit obsessed with Hal.

I know the feeling!

After Hal became Parallax, and Sinestro won...I'm sure that it wasn't nearly as fun for him. As Megamind pointed out, what is a villain without a hero to fight? Plus, Hal's method of doing things, is so completely opposite of the way that Sinestro does things, that it HAS to gnaw at him.

Plus, there is all that wavy brown hair.

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Lantern Kiaori said...

Well, I actually liked this one, though I'm no fan of Hal. But it was cute, in a way. He's like a jonkey, trying to work on some rehab therapy... and theeeen Sinestro shows up and reminds him that he's still his bitch.

But damn, I hated the art so badly!

At 9:53 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

The art...was not to my taste. It would work in another kind of book perhaps, but we have been SO spoiled by the stellar artwork of Ivan Reis and Doug Mahnke and Pacheco that it was a bit of a shock. I even liked Acuna's art better than this.

It wasn't terrible...but it wasn't for Green Lantern.

At 8:18 PM, Blogger AF said...

Yeah, this art is not for a Hal Jordan or Sinestro; I would say it's not suitable for any green lantern. But what I'm more concerned about is the Guardians... they're up to something really nasty, as nasty as the Blackest Night or the Sinestro Corps War. I may be overreacting, but something really bad for the Corps is about to happen. I just hope that the Creator protects our Earth Lanterns.


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