Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #28

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Green Lantern #28

Well, just dip me in butter, but this was good. That first page REALLY gets your attention. It's about time that they paid some attention to Ysmault and the baddies who started it all.


Meanwhile, back on Oa, the trial of Laira commences as she stands before the Guardians accused of murder. Frankly, I think that it is a bit disengenuous of the Guardians to enact the use of lethal force, and then get all mealy-mouthed when one of their Lanterns takes them at their word. Laira DID take it too far, when she slaughtered Amon Sur as he was trying to surrender, but on the other hand, he was taunting all of them as he was doing it, so really...he was just ASKING for it. Or something. It is also telling that having set this whole mess up, the Guardians basically weasel out of it in the end, by making Boodikka deliver the judgement. The whole "No Lantern escapes the Alpha Lanterns" speech made my blood run cold. Apparently it did the same for quite a lot of the other Lanterns as well.

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Then, to add insult to injury, after finding Laira guilty, the Guardians enact the second new law...that lethal force is authorized against ALL enemies of the Green Lanterns. The looks of consternation on everyone's faces is very telling. This is NOT going to end well.

The use of Sinestro as the voice of the choir is inspired. Although I am desperately in love with Ivan Reis' art, I must say that Mike McKone draws a sensational version of Sinestro.

Other strange things are happening throughout the book. The Guardian who was burned by the Anti-Monitor's power shows up acting VERY enigmatic. Something is definitely wrong there. The Guardians determination to find and stamp out every flicker of emotion, and the subsequent corps seems to be pretty misguided. I think that Sinestro is right in this case. Instead of trying to STOP the War of Light, they should be worrying about how to FIGHT it. Stupid Guardians.

The Controllers are revealed to be searching desperately for something...orange. Finally, Honnu is taking Laira back to her homeworld in disgrace, when they are visited by something VERY frightening.

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Yet another..."Oh crap!" moment.


At 9:39 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well, that's interesting. I just posted this, and realized that I hit the wrong picture scan for the first part. Sorry about that.

But the Guardians are STILL stupid.

At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This issue had to be one of the best epilogue/prologue issues I've ever read. It sets up the upcoming plots amazingly. I have all my guesses for what's coming.

Also, the guardians really are just being stupid. I mean, for being the most ancient race in the galaxy, they're really really short-sighted.

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

what a classy way this issue is paced out too. that final splash page of laira in red with the floating ring. it didn't catch me totally by surprise. but it shocked me that it would happen so boldy in front of green lanterns.

At 7:15 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I must admit that I'm a little worried about Honnu.

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else see this coming? I mean Laira becoming Red Lantern after icing Amon Sur?

The only thing that is disappointing is that we have to wait until May or June to see the end of this story. While I am sure that Hal Jordan's newest retconned origin will rock, it feels ill-timed.

Wonder who will create the Indigo Corp. Qwardians made the Yellow, Zamarons the violet, Controllers will be orange, Demons of Ysmault will be red, Ganthet and Sayd will be Blue, and Guardians are still wacky with the Green...
I can't think of what Guardian connected race is left for the Indigo Corp.... The Maltusians maybe...?

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Will Staples said...

First scan, bottom panel: Jazz Hands!!!

At 6:29 AM, Blogger SallyP said...


At 11:14 AM, Blogger Will Staples said...

One thing I'd like to add about the Guardians: Having just read Geoff Johns's interview on the subject, there is a method to their madness. Since they're so immensely powerful, their emotions can directly power the other colors of the spectrum and the other corps, so by purging themselves of emotion they think that they can stall the War of Light. So they're not stupid, just incredibly misguided.

At 5:35 PM, Blogger Heartiac. said...

I suppose I can understand their emotions powering the emotional spectrum, but does that mean one of them can become a real Guardian of Fear for the Sinestro Corp? I'm just saying the Anti-Monitor isn't right and I don't think Qwardians have any abilities at all. They are like Maltusians who didn't evolve...

And the Guardians can be willfully stupid. (No pun intended...) If they were bright they'd let Hal and the gang tell them how to run things... it is how it always works out...


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