Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern Corps #8

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #8

What the hell? My Blogger thingie is all...different. New things confuse me! I'm old and set in my ways! Nevertheless, I will persevere and just hope and pray that this actually works. So...on to Green Lantern Corps.                                                                                                                                             My.                                                                                                                                                         My oh my.                                                                                                                                            There is a heckuva lot of food for thought in the latest issue. Turns out that the Alpha Lanterns are onto John, and his little difference of opinion with Lantern Krrrt, while they were being tortured by the Keepers. Krrrt was about to crack, and give them the codes to the Main Power Battery on Oa, which would possibly have lead to the defeat of the Guardians and the entire Corps. Or maybe not, but John felt that he couldn't take that chance, and promptly broke Krrrt's neck. But the Alphas aren't happy about this, and feel that it is up to THEM to dispense Justice...so they are bound and determined to bring John in for questioning, and presumably a trial.                                                                                                                       Meanwhile, on Oa, John and Guy and most of the rest of the Corps are busy digging a nice big hole for the giant Fear Battery that Sinestro dumped there a little while back. In his usual fashion, Guy is grousing about even having the damned thing on Oa, while John is just trying to get the job done. But Guy has had enough, and decides that the only Battery that should be standing is the GREEN one, and gives it a big smack and dumps it on its side in the hole. Guy is VERY pleased with himself, but the other lanterns,who were sweating trying to get the thing done properly are VERY pissed. As usual. Salaak comes over and he and Guy start yelling at each other. Also as usual. Guy is not happy about Sinestro being a Green Lantern again, and really, who can blame him? I doubt that any of them are particularly ecstatic about it, but Sinestro always does what the Guardians want. Guy also isn't happy about all of the comatose Sinestro Corps members still cooling their jets in the Sciencells, but there isn't anything that he can do about it at the moment, and besides, the Guadians themselves want to see him. Salaak assumes that it is for a reprimand. Heck everyone assumes it is for a reprimand.                                                                                                                               Guy shows up at the Citadel, and says he's ready for whatever punishment they want to meet out, and is quite startled to learn that he's not there to be punished...in fact, they want to REWARD him...for simply being so fabulous. They think that he's been overlooked for too long, and that his service to the Corps demands recognition. There is a moment of stunned silence on Guy's part...and then he bursts into a hearty "Bwhahahahahahaha!" He's still laughing as he tells them to stop screwing with him...what is REALLY going on. They swear that they aren't screwing with him...in exactly those words, and that unlike Hal Jordan, he's only been good for the Corps. Guy is pretty much flabgerghasted. He's always been the bad boy...working his ass off, but never getting any recognition for it. And to be perfectly honest, I have to agree with the Guardians o this point. Guy Gardner IS the Greatest Green Lantern...at least in my humble opinion. And his own.                                                                                                                                                        So anyway, they want to reward him with a new position, even classier than being first in the Honor Guard. A Proactive Command Position, where he would be answerable only to them, and could pretty much do whatever he wants out in the field. In fact, Salaak would be serving UNDER him! Needless to say...Guy is IN! In fact, he's beside himself with glee. And again...who can blame him?                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So next, we find Guy and John chilling out at Warriors, drinking beer, while John makes little bridges and stuff out of toothpicks, because he's an architect, and as Guy notes, he actually likes to build stuff instead of just blowing it up. Guy is pretty happy, but John is his usual morose self, and Guy is wondering if there is anything that he can do to help. John refuses his help, and Guy is just about to tell him what the Guardians have offered him,when a bunch of aliens get cranky because they have to check their weapons at the door, and none of the Lanterns have to, and it's just not fair. I'm a bit bemused to even find out that people other than Lanterns can even get to Oa and walk into a bar...I always thought that Oa was off limits for the most part.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          But apparently, Warriors is open to everyone, and Guy does his best to defuse the situation. It lasts for a minute or two and then the cool Bar Fight Is On! Everyone is enjoying themselves immensely. No rings allowed, just a good old-fashioned brawl, when all of a sudden the Alpha Lanterns show up and decide that this is the perfect time to arrest John. For Murder. Oops. Well, I guess it had to happen sometime. John doesn't even look all that surprised.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I have my suspicions about the Guardians latest move. I approve completely of their recognizing that Guy is one helluva Lantern, but I question their motives. I think they are trying to pit the Lanterns against each other, and have chosen Guy to be their pit bull in the upcoming war, assuming that he'll chose their approval over that of his fellow Lanterns. I think that they will turn out to be mistaken, but the Guardians just are behaving so strangely lately, that their actions cannot be trusted in the least. Good story, good dialogue, good art. And Guy. Lots and lots of Guy. I'm so happy.


At 12:46 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

What the hell? This is my first blog post with the new format, and the stupid thing doesn't seem to believe in paragraphs! Believe me, I didn't write it this way!

Why do they need to change things? It was fine the way it was before!

At 1:48 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Dammit. Tried to fix it, and it's a little better, but still not the way that it should be. Why are they making this so hard?

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Lantern Kiaori said...

Ahhh!!!! this issue was EPIC!!! I was waiting for your review and I agree with you at every single point: Guy is the greatest, but I think the Blue ones have their own agenda u_u And that "Bwahahahaha!" was amazing.

On a side note: Renato Guedes was at Buenos Aires last week, signing autographs and stuff, and I asked him to do this: http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e162/kiaori_moon_warrior/porGuedes.jpg

just wanted to share it with you ;)

At 12:25 AM, Blogger Gary said...

I enjoyed the issue, too - but when Guy got rewarded, my first thought was "Beware little blue men bearing gifts."

I don't think that's going to work out too well in the long run.

At 5:32 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Kiaori, that drawing of Guy is fabulous! I immediately saved it to my photobucket too!

And yes, the Bhwahahaha! was epic.

Oh Gary, I think you are absolutely right. The little blue munchkins have something up their baggy red sleeves, and I doubt that it is going to be good for their loyal corps. I really don't understand why they are acting this way, the Corps puts up with everything, and still come back for more! Sheesh!

I think they are going to try and play Guy against the others. They might end up being surprised.

At 7:50 PM, Blogger AF said...

Hello Sally (long time, no read). Anyway, I agree with you: The Guardians are up to something really nasty, and Guy will be caught in the crossfire. Also, Hal is Sinestro's kinda bitch, Kyle is hanging out with his Rainbow-rodeo friends, and is currently under Internal Affairs investigation... how convenient... a big force wanted them distracted... Let's hope for the best!


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