Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern Corps #7

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #7

Well, the Green Lantern Corps has defeated the enemy, and everything is just hunky dory...except that there were casualties, and of course, the Guardians have gone absolutely batshit insane...even though nobody knows it yet.

They have brought back the body of poor Kirrt, of Sector 2541. Kirrt was just about to crack under the torture, and blurt out the directions of how to get to the Main Battery on Oa, when John broke his neck. Thus, the day was saved, and Guy came rushing in with the cavalry, and yet...John hasn't said a word about it.

They have a nice funeral service, and John takes the body back to his home world, and has to deal with the grief of his parents and brother...and still he says nothing. Really what CAN he say?

Meanwhile, Guy gets hauled before the Guardians to explain his use of two members of the Sinestro Corps as Fear Bombs. With his usual zest, he explains that he sacrificed two HIGHLY unpleasant murderers in order to save thousands of innocents, and that the ends occasionally do justify the means. The Guardians don't really give him that much crap over it, for some reason, Guy does manage to talk his way out of just about anything. Say what you will, but when the chips are down, Guy will make the play.

Still...I'm not entirely comfortable with the darkening of the spirit of the Corps. And I am deinitely getting a little tired of the way that John is being portrayed. Yes, he's stoic, and pragmatic, and he was a soldier, and he does what has to be done. But he's being shown as killing way too much lately. Hal and Kyle certainly don't do this sort of thing. Guy does it if he has to, but he's not happy about it. I don't think that John is happy about it either, and I imagine that there ARE going to be repurcussions, but sheesh...why does it have to be John all of the time?

It will be interesting to say the least, to see how the Guardians are going to react when the truth inevitably comes out. With their own attitudes being so bizarre as of late, will they applaud his ruthlessness...which actually echoes their own behavior? Or will they cynically try to make an example out of him? All I know is, I do wish that John would stop killing other Lanterns, and that the Guardians either get what is coming to them, or are released from whatever mindcontrol that Parallax has going on.


At 12:58 PM, Blogger CalvinPitt said...

OK, this just occurred to me but how hard is it to find the Main Battery? I remember it being this giant thing sitting out in the open. So I'd think the problem would be getting past the thousands of GLs, not finding the thing. Unless the baddies are blind as bats, or it's been moved. Is it hidden underground now?

Also, this whole thing with John concerns me. He's a smart guy, possibly the smartest of the Earth Lanterns (it's him or Guy, and John doesn't have Guy's history of head injuries so. . .), he ought to be able to come up with lots of other plans before resorting to "KILL!!!"

Then again, it sounds like Hal is acting somewhat more mature recently so perhaps he stole some of John's brainpower?

At 1:26 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

John IS supposed to be the smartest, and I agree that it would be nice if killing someone would be the LAST resort...and not the first. I still can't help but think that somehow John has been messed up, during his time as an Indigo or something.

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Lantern Kiaori said...

It was kind of boring and dramatic, but not bad as an epilogue, I think. I felt sorry for John, for all the lies he had to say and the guilt he has to carry. Is the first time I actually feel sorry about him since the whole Katma thing.

At 2:05 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

It was a nice epilogue. It is occasionally nice to have an issue where someone's arms aren't being ripped off, or whatever. I would imagine that things are going to be hitting the fan fairly soon however.

At 9:50 PM, Blogger Ragnell said...

This title has honestly gotten too dark for me, skipped this issue.


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