Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #52

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Green Lantern #52

And Blackest Night just keeps cruising along, drawing closer, ever closer to the final climax.

We pick up, more or less, where Green Lantern Corps left off last week, with ALL the corps battling the Black Lanterns in the sky above Coast City, when suddenly, like an ominous black cloud, they all take off. The Black Lanterns that is, much to the puzzlement of John Stewart, Kilowog and Fatality, not to mention the rest of the Lanterns.

Turns out that Sinestro's little stunt with the white ring is getting their attention. Sinestro is babbling on about his destiny,while Hal, in relaying all of this to John sounds just the tiniest bit miffed, that HE doesn't get to play with the White Light. Oh Hal.

In a rather gorgeous sequence of events, Doug Mahnke and Geoff Johns show the rise of life, and the beginnings of the various entities that fuel the Corps of light Willpower was the first of course,

blackest night


blackest nitght

Holy Moley!

Too bad that while he was having his epiphany, Sinestro wasn't looking behind him, and Nekron sneaks up and slices him in twain. Nekron is seriously pissed.

While all of this is going on, john is still trying to figure out a way to get Xanshi out of Earth's orbit, where it is creating serious havok. It also creates a nice ol' tidal wave, which isn't nice at all. Thanks to Driq, the Lanterns manage to find a way inside of Xanshi, and use their combined powers to sever the connection. Heck, Fatality even helps!

Meanwhile, back on Earth, the rest of the Lanterns are trying to help Sinestro,except that he doesn't even appear to be dead. In fact they can't quite figure out WHAT is going on. The destruction of Xanshi does not go unnoticed by Nekron however, and he's even crabbier than he was formerly. Then all of a sudden, Black Lanterns are being destroyed right and left, and the White Light of Sinestro is burning brigher than ever. Sinestro is REBORN, and declares himself the TRUE Guardian of the Universe!

And now that you are all breathlessly on the edge of your seats, we leave you to wait until the finale next week!

Whew! There is a LOT going on in this issue! Rather interestingly, Hal isn't really in it all that much, he's mostly reacting instead of instigating. It is nice to see John step up and take charge as he's been mostly missing in action. But I'm dying to see how this all finishes up, and to see how Sinestro copes with all of this.

Darned good stuff.


At 1:05 PM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

I agree with what some other people have been saying. Yes, Sinestro IS going to wipe the floor with Nekron and all the Black Lanterns -- eventually. BUT he won't be able to do it without Hal's help. Remember that little glimpse into the future Hal had during all that nonsense with the blue ring? The image of Sinestro telling him, "I can't do this without you"? Yep, the boys are gonna be forced to team up -- and NEITHER is going to be happy about it! :-)

At 1:20 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oh, it's going to be epic. And at the last minute, Sinestro and Hal falter, and Guy swoops in to save the day.

At least in my dreams.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

I am worried about Ion being there. Where┬┤s Yat? did he got pulled out of the sun aswell? I certanely hope so.

The Avarice Entity is cool and scary.

And I could not hope for a better finale than Guy saving the day, Sally. I hope they go that way!

At 6:21 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I wondered about that a bit too, Fernando but I think that the ACTUAL entities are elsewhere, we're just seeing their images as conjured up by Sinestro. Ion should still be in Sodam Yat in the middle of that star, Parallax was mysteriously whisked away, and Atrocitus is STILL looking for his entity. But it's cool how the horns on the Rage entity mimic the look of the symbol.

At 7:17 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

Rage entity is a bull-pig, ha!

And so this makes... three resurrections for Sinestro now? He's quite resilient for a skinny old guy. I like to think that it's the power of his impeccable grooming.

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand why Rage is a bull and Hope a bird. But why oh why is Compassion an octopus?

At 7:07 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Umm...the better to hug you with? That's all I've got.

Sinestro IS on the dapper side. It must be his pencil-thin mustache. It worked for David Niven. Who, if he was still around would be PERFECT to play Sinestro for the movie.


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