Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern Corps #32

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #32

You'll all be relieved to see that I've come off of my high horse, and am now back to doing the things that actually MATTER...ie. talking about Green Lanterns. And Green Lantern Corps was a doozy!

So, to recap, Amnee is about to get a caesarean section as performed by Kryb and the betwaddled Lanterns. However, unless you are Hal Jordan, mind control of a GL is actually harder than it looks, and Kyle, bless his heart manages to break free of Kryb's control. And, as is Kyle's wont, he does it in a rather spectacular fashion.
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Woohoo! Kyle is going Clint Eastwood on them! Love the gunbelt. You just know that he and Guy have been hanging out watching old westerns on dvd at the new Warriors after hours.

Since Amnee has actually apparently gone into labor at this point, Matoo, back in his right mind, is comforting her, while Soranik helps to deliver the baby. Meanwhile, Kyle and KT-21 go after Kryb, who isn't coming quietly. But that's ok, because it turns out that they have a little help!

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I wondered when Miri was going to show up! They continue to have a knock-down, drag-out fight with Kryb, while Soranik delivers Amnee's baby girl. Awwww...she's so cute!

Kyle, KT-21 and Miri manage to subdue Kryb, and then naturally start arguing about what to do with her. KT-21 isn't having any of THAT, and decides to execute Kryb right then and there. Too bad how THAT works out, but it was pretty obvious that KT-21 was a redshirt from the beginning. Of course, with their incredible sense of timing, the annunciation of the Third New Law from the Guardians arrives in the middle of all of this. So they are stuck with the death of KT-21, the capture of Kryb, and the birth of a baby, and they are all feeling just a tad exhausted.

Miri makes a pitch for taking Kryb back to the Zamarons with her, saying that she can be redeemed through the power of love. Kyle thinks she's nuts, but is probably too tired at this point to put up much of a fuss. besides, he's probably just enchanted by her adorable little hat/headdress thing. It's just so kicky. Not to mention the fact that she's pointed out that he could use a little help in the love department as well, so she has Kyle and Soranik gaze into her Star Sapphire crystal to reveal their true loves.


Amnee and Matoo take a look at their new baby, and a look at their rings, and come to the VERY easy conclusion that if given a choice, they'll go with their family over being a Lantern any day, so they resign their rings.

As for Kyle and Soranik...well guess who they saw in Miri's crystal? This could be a tad awkward. Or fabulous depending upon your mood, I suppose. But, as Kyle says, first things first, they ahve to get KT-21's corpse back to Oa, drop off Amnee, Matoo and their little bundle of joy, and make their report to the Guardians.

And speaking of Oa, Salaak has just received a rather surprising package, one of the babies that Kyle and the rest of them had freed from Kryb. Salaak may be one heck of a Lantern, but he's at something of a loss when it comes to dealing with a baby, when he looks up...and sees what the baby is pointing to...dozens and dozens of Green Lantern rings, that were given up in response to the Guardian's new Third Law.

Who could possibly have seen that coming?

Oh,and Mongul is headed towards Daxam. That probably won't end well.

Let's see, the First Law of the Guardians was the use of lethal force on Sinestro Corp members. And the Green Lanterns, at least a large number of them went...Yay!

Then the Second Law of the Guardians was the use of lethal force on anybody, if necessary. And the Green Lanterns went...yay?

Now the Third Law of the Guardians comes out,"physical relationships and love between members of the Green Lantern Corps is forbidden from this moment forth". And the Green Lanterns went...WTF!!??

Since this sort of thing seems to be escalating, I can only assume that the Fourth Law of the Guardians is going to be the forbidding of physical relationships and love between a Green Lantern and ANYBODY...at which point the remaining Green Lanterns will say..."The Hell with This, I QUIT!" and they will resign in a body, led by Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner.

And the Guardians will be all alone, with only the Alpha Lanterns to protect them, except that even the Alpha Lanterns will decide that this is seriously messed up. Good luck winning the War of Light, there, Guardians! The Blue Lantern Corps is looking better and better!


At 2:42 PM, Blogger Heartiac. said...

I loved Kyle breaking free of Kryb and beating her. I thought he was gonna get punked last issue.

Anyway do not read the previews/solicits that DC posted on Newsarama. They will spoil alot of things that are upcoming in Green Lantern. (Don't look at the action figures either... still more spoilers like who the first Black Lantern is.)

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

So, what happened to all the other babies that Kryb kidnapped?

At 8:04 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I've learned through bitter experience, that believing the previews is an exercise in futility.

Sea, I'm not really sure what happened to all the babies. I am assuming that they were all rescued, which would be the happiest ending. We know that at least one of them made it out.

At 8:06 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

I really hope Kryb is reformed by the power of love and all that, because I'm dying to see how a Star Sapphire costume looks on someone who is not a super-hot babe.

This was a great issue, and it was nice to see an encounter with one of the other Corps end on a semi-friendly note. Is it wrong that I laughed when KT-21 died? And yeah, what about the other babies? Kyle and Soranik still seem like a way too rushed pairing to me (they've flirted like once on-panel, and suddenly they're supposed to be soulmates or something?), but it's not necessarily a bad pairing, so I'm happy to give it some time and see where it goes.

The new law is a doozy. I never imagined that there were so many Green Lanterns in love with other Green Lanterns.

Random predictions: you're right about what the fourth new law will be, and the third law will end up being broken by Sodam Yat and Arisia in a fit of "oh yeah, I've been trying to get in your pants since I met you" passion during the upcoming storyline.

Also, Salaak will prove unable to change a diaper, even with four arms to do it with, but Kilowog will manage to do it lickity-split.

At 12:47 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

GLC kicks so much butt.

At 2:02 AM, Blogger Third World Diplomat said...

"You just know that he and Guy have been hanging out watching old westerns on dvd at the new Warriors after hours."

As a compromise, Kyle made Guy watch a marathon of Judd Apatow movies.

On the Kyle-Soranik pairing, Kyle may want to ask for advice from Lois Lane (how to handle) and Dick Grayson (how not to handle) on inter-species romance.

At 7:44 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Actually, I can believe that a whole lot of GL's are married or in relationships with other GL's. I met my own Sweet Baboo at work, after all.

I picture poor Salaak being as hopeless taking care of a baby as Hal or Kyle would be. Guy of course, would be QUITE competent. As would Kilowog of course, he HAD kids.

At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, I was starting to like Soranik D8

At 3:22 PM, Blogger notintheface said...

They'd BETTER not kill off Soranik. It's bad enough they whacked Katma, let alone killing off a very worthy replacement.

At 5:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's started to show a romantic attachment to Kyle. She's gone.

At 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I understand things properly, the Guardians just saved Soranik's butt by adopting the third law! :-)


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