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Friday, December 23, 2011

Green Lantern Corps #4

This wasn't bad...seriously, NO Green Lantern book is ever BAD, but it does seem to be spinning its wheels just slightly. John and several other Green Lanterns have been taken prisoner by the Bad Guys, who simply blow one GL's head off, simply to prove their point. The others are enraged of course, but John keeps his head, and tells them to wait for their moment. In the meantime, they are told to walk across the "Emerald Plains", which is quite stunning...with the imprint of countless Green Lantern batteries pressed into the ground.

In the meantime, the Green Lanterns that made it back, are still upset. Sheriff Mardin is practising hard, and Honnu is having a tantrum more or less...because Lanterns were left behind. It wasn't his fault, but he doesn't see it that way. Guy is busy interrogating the lone Bad Guy that they managed to take prisoner, with mixed results. He is trying to pull the old "Good Cop/Bad Cop" routine, but Salaak keeps flubbing his lines...much to Guy's disgust.

He's not getting anywhere, and is becoming increasingly frustrated, when who should appear but J'onn J'onnz, the Martian Manhunter! Woohoo! I love J'onn! However, in this continuity, he and Guy have never met, and certainly have never been teammates before. Guy is understandably a little disconcerted by this large green gentleman who rises out of the floor in front of him, but J'onn manages to convince him that his intentions are good, and that he and Stormwatch ARE on the side of the Green Lanterns. Which doesn't stop him from getting in a few digs about the Guardians, and just where were the Lanterns when Mars was being decimated.

J'onn discovers that the Bad Guys call themselves the "Keepers". The Keepers of the Lantern's Power Batteries no less. I guess that explains the imprints in the dirt of the Emerald Plains, then. Guy is a bit confused...but the two of them come to the realization that the Guardians have been...less than forthcoming when it comes to explaining some things. What a surprise!

And what exactly to the Keepers want? Well...just the Central Battery.

It was nice to have Fernando Pasarin back, and it is an interesting story, with some more plot points explained, and it is always a thrill to see J'onn. But I am ready for this story to pick up just a little bit. This issue seems to be mostly exposition...which isn't necessarily a bad thing...but not a whole lot of action. However, I am sure that there will be action galore soon enough.


At 8:40 AM, Blogger Lantern Kiaori said...

I jumped and screamed like a little girl when J'onn came out from the floor. It was a pity that in this continuity they don't meet ):

Ps: I love your Blog!!

At 12:04 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well thank you so much! It WAS awfully nice to see J'onn. I miss him.


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