Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern Corps #10

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #10

Well...The Alpha Corps found John Stewart guilting of murdering fellow Lantern Kirrt.  Isn't that just a kick in the nuts?  And John seems pretty resigned to his fate, even though execution seems a bit drastic, since he only killed him to save Oa and the rest of the Corps.  The Alphas however are incapable it seems of seeing anything in other than black and white.

The Guardians, true to their plan of fomenting as much dissension as possible, haul the Alphas and Guy into their chambers for a little discussion about the method of execution.  First off, they say they don't agree, which gets the Alphas all cranky.  Then they make a  few jabs about emotion.  The Alphas think the Guardians should kill John, but they say no.  Then they want their fellow Lanterns to kill John, at which point Guy has a few...choice words.  Then they say they should bring in an outsider, at which point Guy tells them that if they think they can sentence someone to death, and then weasel out of taking the hard part of actually executing them...they can think again.  But being Guy, he does it more...colorfully. 

The Guardians by the way, are quite perplexed at Guy's behavior.  He isn't stomping around making threats, or screaming or having tantrums or whatever.  Well...not much anyway.  But his final point, does get across that the Alphas have to do their own dirty work.

Meanwhile, John is trying to make amends, apologizing to Kirrt's family and trying to explain why he did what he did.  And in a rather unusual moment, a professor teaching gets a Green Lantern ring...for only a minute before it flies off again.  I'm sure that this will have something to do with a plot down the road.

Guy takes John his last meal, and calls Bookidda a few names along the way.  Instead of the Samosas, Garlic Nan and Chicken Tikka Masala that John requested...he gets a bowl of cereal and some milk.  Guy's been...busy.  John says that he hopes he hasn't been up to any sort of rescue plan for tomorrow, but Guy just sits back, smirks and says that he's not bothering to wait till tomorrow...

And everything blows up.  Blows up Good!  John is yelling he doesn't WANT to be saved, but Guy isn't having any of that and clocks him,and charges up his ring.  Kilowog is there and Isamot, and a whole bunch of fellow Lanterns, who are getting just a wee bit fed up with what is going on.  The Alphas are running round yelling threats, and there is general mayhem...which is probably exactly what the Guardians want, the little blue rat bastards. 

Oh this is good. 

I'm wondering if on the one hand, that Kirrt's death is simply a straw that broke the camels back sort of thing, what with John killing Mogo and all.  John himself certainly feels guilty for a LOT of things, and seems to be simply sitting back and offering no resistance, only a chance at redemption or at least of atonement.  John needs a good slap in the face, and Guy Gardner is just the man to do it.  They haven't always gotten along, but I hope that John realizes that nevertheless, Guy will move heaven and earth to help him...cuz that's how he rolls.



At 8:56 PM, Blogger AF said...

Excellent issue. I'm starting to like Guy Gardner. Yeah, he's been around for a while, he's one of the vets, but I always saw him as a big-mouth jerk. OK, he still talks a lot, but he's reliable, loyal, despises authority, and sometimes he's really funny and brilliant. He just became one of my favorite lanterns (under Hal and Kyle, of course) I can't wait for the next issue! Thanks again for your blog.

At 3:32 AM, Blogger Gary said...

One thing that caused me pause: Kirrt's ring is still wandering around trying to find a replacement. You don't think it'll be a case of Kirrt coming back to life (because of some weird, alien physiology) and thus exonerating John, do you? Because that would be a bit naff, frankly.

I don't think they'll go for it, but if not, why show Kirrt's ring trying to find someone new?

But yeah, great issue!

At 8:10 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

AF, Guy IS a big-mouthed jerk! It's part of his charm.

The whole thing with Kirrt's ring is rather intriguing isn't it?

At 8:03 PM, Blogger AF said...

Well, I guess that could be just Mogo's absence. Rings are not working properly because there is nothing to guide them in that same way.

At 11:35 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Ah...that's a very good point. And something that hasn't really even been mentioned yet.


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