Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Green Lantern #65 AND Green Lantern Corps #59

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Green Lantern #65 AND Green Lantern Corps #59

I'm actually going to review both books together this week, since they came out together, and because they simply flow into one another so neatly. But be sure to read Green Lantern first, it makes a whole heck of a lot more sense that way.

Green Lantern #65


Well! I guess we know now who is joining the Sinestro Corps! Dang it but Hal looks awfully pretty. Yellow goes nicely with his hair and skin tone.

But anyway, we begin pretty much right where Emerald Warriors left off. Krona has managed to capture poor Kilowog and is busy torturing him, trying to figure out how the heck he managed to resist. Not being stupid, he does eventually figure it out, and realizes that there are probably some others who are initially at least, immune as well. Then he forces the ring back onto Kilowog's finger, and he goes over to the dark side.

Hal and Guy in the meantime, are staggering around in the snow trying to find Hal's hidden lair. Too bad that he hid it in the summertime. Guy's getting both cold and cranky, when they literally stumble upon the door, and hit the floor with a palpable thud. Hal's happy though, because he managed to hide a really big, really cool and really fast spaceship. The boys board Hal's nice new ride, while Guy notices that Hal is getting this really crazy look in his eye, not to mention a manic grin on his face. Hal just can't resist showing off, and away they go into the great beyond, on the way to Oa, to link up with John and Kyle. Hal also can't resist hotdogging a bit, much to Guy's consternation.

They do manage to get to Oa in one piece, but that doesn't last long, as Kilowog is there to greet them. They head rather hastily to the escape pods. Hal jumps into one, but the other one is destroyed. Guy's a bit hesitant about trying to squeeze in with Hal, until more Lanterns pouring in through the shattered walls makes his mind up for him in a hurry.


This is some of Doug Mahnke's beautiful beautiful artwork. Basically, you hardly even need words, but I'll fill in the dialogue because it just cracked me up.

Hal...."That better be your belt buckle".
Gu6...."Don't flatter yourself"

And in the bottom panel, where they are falling out of the pod...

Guy....."That's the LAST time I fly with you."
Hal....."I don't think I've ever heard you whine so much"


They do manage to fall practically at the feet of Kyle and John, who are hiding out in the tunnels that honeycomb Oa. They aren't quite sure WHAT to do, but Hal has a plan. He just happens to have in his pocket all of the rings that belonged to the New Guardians before they were sucked up by the Book of the Black.

Guy expresses some skepticism...naturally. But really, what else are they going to do? They certainly can't use their Green Lantern rings. Guy goes first, claiming that he doesn't want to end up wearing a crystal thong, and that pink ain't his color. Naturally he choses Red, figuring that he at least has some experience with it. Hal, for the same reason, goes with yellow, although I suppose that one might make the suggestion that Guy used a yellow ring for quite some time, and quite successfully. Kyle is a bit hesitant, but ends up chosing the blue ring of Hope, mainly because Ganthet was dropping some pretty broad hints last issue. Finally John choses. He originally goes for Orange, but Hal convinces him that it's a BAD idea, and he ends up with the Indigo ring of Compassion, which makes some sense I suppose.

Our boys put on their new rings, and oh, it is ON!

Green Lantern Corps #59


As all of this is going on, Ganthet is trying to hold off the entire Green Lantern Corps by himself, and even he is getting just a little bit tired. But the boys have their new rings now, and have to try and figure out how to use them. Guy is being affected immediately, and wants to run off and kill Krona all by himself, but Hal manages to talk him down. John is trying to use the Indigo ring, saying that it's supposed to channel the powers of all the other corps, so it SHOULD be the ultimate weapon. He can FEEL Guy's anger, but he can't quite figure out how to harness it. Kyle is standing around being hopeful, but not too much is happening until the rest of the Corps gets close, and then he lights up like a Christmas Tree. Too bad that he's increasing their powers as well.


After a bit of a scrimmage, the four of them do manage to find Ganthet, who takes one look at them, and just goes ballistic. Basically he dresses Hal down, saying that Kyle's NOT ready, John isn't suited to be compassionate, having the Red ring will probably kill Guy, and that Hal is probably going to succumb to Parallax all over again. Ganthet...Is...Not...Pleased. Hal's being fairly flippant about it, because that's how Hal rolls, but then things really hit the fan.

Mogo shows up. And he's possessed too.

Well, crappity crap crap.

Gosh, I loved these two books. The art is beautiful, and the interaction between all of them is lovely. I particularly enjoyed Guy and Hal's interaction, they always just work so well together for some reason. Like Glover and Gibson. Like Butch and Sundance. Like Tracey and Hepburn. The tension, the bickering, the innuendo...it's all fabulous. I am SO looking forward to the continuation of the story in next week's Emerald Warriors

I admit that I wasn't too sure about what Geoff Johns was going to be doing with the War of the Green Lanterns, but I haven't enjoyed it this much since the Sinestro Corps War. This is simply wonderful.


At 3:06 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

Loved GL. Hal and Guy are just the best, even better together. Guy gets the best crazy out of Hal.

Also, loved the hot headed Guy in Corps. Reminded me of old times.

Awesome review ;)

At 8:12 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Thank you Fernando. I have to say, the boys DID seem to be having an awfully good time in spite of themselves.

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To counter Ganthet's point, the only rings Hal's managed to get so much as a fizzle out of (other than his own) were the yellow and red ones. Guy, while it might kill him, is at least able to stay on-mission with a red ring. And Kyle's entire career has been built around not being ready but doing it anyway.

-- Jack of Spades

At 12:28 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

That's actually a very good point, Jack. Kyle may not actually know HOW to do things, but he never lets that stop him. This is a kid who managed to contain a Supernova for Pete's sake!

Despite Ganthet's little tantrum, I'm pretty sure that they are going to figure things out.

At 1:32 PM, Blogger Saranga said...

who's mogo possessed by??

At 9:20 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Krona put Parallax back into the central battery, and now Krona is controlling everyone who is still wearing a green ring.


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