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Old 02-23-2010, 02:57 PM   #26
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any guess on who that final lantern would be

those lanterns introduced in sin corps special were they there just for show or was there a plan to use them?
Arisia should be around somewhere but I'm guessing she's in Guy's comic.
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Arisia should be around somewhere but I'm guessing she's in Guy's comic.
And that's been confirmed too. And if she's there, then you can bet Sodam is as well.
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And that's been confirmed too. And if she's there, then you can bet Sodam is as well.
Yeah. Didn't Geoff say Sodam will be in a GL issue soon? I know he won't be sticking around in that comic, because like you said, he's going to be Arisia most likely and with all the skittle squad now going to be in GL, there'd be no room for Sodam and his awesome ego
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That page is Shithot!
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That page is Shithot!
It's great, very detailed and smooth, but Guy's GL badge is sitting way too high up on his jacket.
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It's great, very detailed and smooth, but Guy's GL badge is sitting way too high up on his jacket.
His badge has been shifted around through the ages. Kevin Maguire usually had it centered up on the chest, Adam Hughes was similar to Kevin, Joe Staton had it centered on the chest or a little below the chest, Patrick Gleason kept it lowered and a little to GUY'S left, Cully Hamner is similar to Pat, Ethan Van Sciver was centered and lower and sometimes to the left, Greg Horn had GUY'S badge to his upper left.

What i'm getting at is all the artists tweak the costumes as they deam fit. As long as it's not drastic changes i'm ok with it.
One particular change which i quite like is GUY'S black shirt as opposed to the turtleneck that Pat did as well as spiking GUY'S hair and slowly phasing out the bowlcut.

But that's just me.
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Sodam Yat as Ion is pretty much guaranteed. He survives with the entity into the 31st century, as the last Guardian of the Universe.
Actually that future no longer exists the way it was shown. It took place after the unaltered bn prophecy came to pass with all the corps being destroyed.

Think of it in time travel turns. BN was supposed to go through as predicted with the end of the corps. However due to the prophecy being told in the first place organizations such as indigo, sinestro and others took steps to try and prevent the events from going through as planned.

So the very existance of the prophecy and some beleiving it had BN play out the way it did and that has altered the LOT3W future we saw. So now the dcu future is up in the air and anything can happen.

All in all ignore any future timelines shown as they no longer pertain to this run and follow it on a week to week basis
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Actually that future no longer exists the way it was shown. It took place after the unaltered bn prophecy came to pass with all the corps being destroyed.

Think of it in time travel turns. BN was supposed to go through as predicted with the end of the corps. However due to the prophecy being told in the first place organizations such as indigo, sinestro and others took steps to try and prevent the events from going through as planned.

So the very existance of the prophecy and some beleiving it had BN play out the way it did and that has altered the LOT3W future we saw. So now the dcu future is up in the air and anything can happen.

All in all ignore any future timelines shown as they no longer pertain to this run and follow it on a week to week basis
Where did you get that ideia?
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CBR News: You’re winding down your second arc on “Green Lantern Corps” next month with the finale of “The Weaponer” in #57. Are you having us much fun writing these epic stories as we are reading them?


Tony Bedard: It's been a dream of mine to write Green Lantern for years, so I'm sure I'm having more fun than the readers. I've always been a big GL fan, loved watching Geoff [Johns] restore the character and the Corps to a preeminent place in the DC pantheon, and couldn't believe my good fortune when Geoff invited me to join him and Pete [Tomasi] on the GL writing team. Now my biggest worry is trying to play up to their level.

Is that one of the great things about writing the tales of the Green Lantern Corps – the sheer scope and size of the intergalactic force (and the franchise)?


Yeah, my love for Green Lantern has less to do with any one character like Hal Jordan and more to do with the overall concept. It's the gift that keeps on giving, with so many different Lanterns representing a multitude of alien cultures. You can never run out of stories to tell about these guys.

I was going to ask you about Kyle Rayner stepping up to the plate in this arc but maybe I should first ask you about the climax of the last issue with Soranik holding the Weaponer at gunpoint with one of his own weapons. Do things get worse for Natu before they get better? And what about for the Weaponer?


Well, things will just keep spinning out of control in ways Soranik can't foresee. And, of course, Sinestro's part in this tale isn't over yet. As for the Weaponer, he's a guy who is trying to figure out his own motivation. Is it simply revenge against Sinestro? Is it really to win back the respect of his people? Or is it something else? It's the Weaponer who will end up with a big decision to make by the end of this arc.

Will Soranik's decision affect how others, particularly Kyle, view her moving forward?


Actually, it's Kyle who should worry how she views him. After all, she is really not pleased that he went to her father for help. And of course her father, Sinestro, doesn't approve of her dating such an unworthy ‘alley rat’ as Kyle. There are issues between those three that will carry forward far beyond this story arc.

That was my next question.


I'm really intrigued by Kyle's relationship with Sora. I just generally like how Kyle is the one GL who actually manages to have relationships. Lots of them. I mean, Hal's with Cowgirl now, but you sense he should really be with Carol, and yet that possibility just seems increasingly remote. Guy's too boorish to manage a decent relationship and John just doesn't get any play at all. So Kyle's the one who actually has a personal life, and I love him for it. He's probably the most well-rounded and well-adjusted of the four human GLs.

You’ve been able to play with some interesting sets of bedfellows. Kyle reaching out to Sinestro is an obvious one but I really enjoyed the reveal that Guy, Ganthet and Atrocitus are somehow connected, as well. How do you approach these evolving dynamics and what makes linking characters that (at face value) are polar opposites so compelling as a writer?


The Guy/Ganthet/Atrocitus thing is really going to pay off in our upcoming GL crossover, "War of the Green Lanterns." It seems with the New Guardians over in Geoff's book and Red Lantern Bleez tagging along in “Emerald Warriors,” now's the time for strange alliances. But of course that just keeps things interesting.

In fact, the whole point of our upcoming three-series crossover is to shake up the relationships within the Corps and come out with our characters' status quo redefined. I think it's safe to say that your perceptions of who all the characters are will really be thrown for a loop, and part of that is teaming them up with the unlikeliest people.

Ganthet and Guy are both suffering physically. Any chance they’ll make a deal with the devil (read: Atrocitus) for salvation? Or perhaps they already have?

I don't want to give away too much, but suffice to say that they and pretty much everyone else will be put through the wringer.

You mentioned Sinestro a few answers back and he was noticeably absent from the last issue, but with him gracing the cover to this week’s issue is it safe to say he’ll be a major player in the series for the foreseeable future?


Yeah, he'll get back in on the action. There's no way he'd miss this whole showdown on Qward. I always liked him, but Geoff tapped something in that character and he's become such a great noble monster -- a Doctor Doom-type character. He's totally the hero of his own tale as far as he's concerned, and that makes him a magnificent villain.

Hannu is a character that has been stealing scenes since you took over “Green Lantern Corps” from Pete Tomasi last year. What is it about the character that you think readers have responded to so well?


Hannu's just plain fun. He's totally aggressive, lives to fight, has a deep sense of honor — you can't help but be drawn to things like that. And while he'd be the scariest guy to fight, you also sense that he'd be the truest friend you could ever have. And in a group that seems defined by their weapon, the power ring, his disdain of using the ring sets him apart. He's not a hero because of his ring. He's a hero who happens to have a power ring.

Don’t want to get to far of ourselves as we still have to wrap up this arc but that cover for “Green Lantern Corps” #58 looks like things go sideways for Kyle and John. Any teases about what’s ahead between those two and how it ties into "War of the Green Lanterns?" And what about a tale of tape on Kyle and John? Which GL is stronger? Which one is the better tactician? Which one has a glass jaw? Or does that title belong solely to Guy?


John and Kyle are such different characters that putting them at odds against each other is just a natural thing to do. Kyle wears his heart on his sleeve. John is much more turned inward. Kyle's a dreamer, John's a pragmatist. Kyle's a lover, John's a fighter. And the thing that I like best about playing up some friction between them is that I really want to explore John's character. He can seem a bit flat sometimes, but still waters run deep. We have some really great John/Kyle moments coming up and I can't wait to get them out there and shock a few readers.

This may be a no-brainer but is this a special time to be a part of the Green Lantern creative team? Because with the movie and everything else going on with the character, GL has never been bigger.


Thanks to Geoff, Pete, Eddie [Berganza] and Adam [Schlagman], Green Lantern has never been a hotter character or more central to the DC Universe, so yeah, this is the time to be working with Green Lantern characters. I'm lucky to be on the team and I'm determined to be a playmaker before my run is done and my story is told.
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At WonderCon earlier this month, CBR News checked in with writer and DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns for information about the ongoing crossover. Now Tony Bedard, writer of "Green Lantern Corps" and the just-announced "War of the Green Lanterns Aftermath" gives his two cents about what to expect from his work on the crossover and how the relationships between the human Lanterns will be affected in "War."

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Tony Bedard: We get John's point of view in "Green Lantern Corps" #59, and then something will happen that strains their friendship to the breaking point. The whole thing we wanted to do with "War of the Green Lanterns" was to really shake up the internal relationships in the Corps. Everyone was getting along too well, so this war will leave lasting scars and provide plenty of drama in the months to come.

In that same issue you talk about how John was an architect and soldier, and as many fans know, Kyle was originally an artist. Did you consciously keep their backgrounds in mind while writing the issue’s fight scene?


Well, I wanted to address some of their similarities and yet really play up how very different they are deep down. John and Kyle are like yin and yang in their temperament and how they interact with others. How deep that difference runs is what we'll see before the war is over. Do not miss "Green Lantern Corps" #60 -- it's going to be a defining moment for their friendship and you'll find out just how far over the line they're willing to go to save the Corps.

So the Earth Lanterns’ friendships are getting the shake-up. How would you characterize their relationships before "War of the Green Lanterns?"


Kyle and Guy really bonded in "Green Lantern Corps" before I came aboard. They both have a fun side, and Kyle sees past Guy's bluster and buffoonery. I think Guy likes that about Kyle, though he probably doesn't quite get Kyle's more artsy side. But Kyle and Guy are both Joe Lunch-pails compared to Hal and John. I mean, John's an accomplished architect and Hal's a test pilot, neither of which are typical jobs. Hal and Kyle get along well and they've been through tough times together, especially during "Rebirth" and "Sinestro Corps War." But Hal's been alienating a lot of people lately and there's no telling where that will end.

I think [John] and Kyle are close friends and they sincerely get along great. But the thing about people is that you only find out what they're really like, deep down, from the choices they make under pressure. Kyle and John will make choices in this war that reveal how fundamentally different they are. Then we'll find out what's it's like when people stop being nice and start being real. Hey, it's "The Real World: Oa!"

"The Real World: Oa" written by Tony Bedard has a nice ring to it!


I'm thinking that sounds like a job for Judd Winick, with "Puck" pencilling (look it up, kids)!

Many fans have commented that Hal and John are very similar characters -- what differences do you emphasize in Hal and John to give them distinct voices?


I never saw those two as overly similar. Hal is reckless. John is orderly and buttoned down. Hal lets it all hang out, John keeps it all inside. They're very different people in temperament and would come up with different ways to take down a bad guy every time.

Right now four humans are the last hope for the entire Corps. What is it about the human Green Lanterns that sets them apart and above the rest of the Corps?


That's a good question, and one that they probably ask themselves all the time. Not that they think themselves better than others (except for Guy), but why did Earth get four different Green Lanterns, when most worlds would be lucky to ever have one? Is it that humans have more intense emotions than others, or that we're more willful? Is it that Earth was where life originated? I don't know, but Earth is definitely a special place, a focal point in the DC Universe. If any world was going to produce four such heroes, it would be Earth.

As of right now, John and Kyle have left Ganthet behind. Will we see what happens to him, or will "Green Lantern Corps" mainly follow the humans?


The "War" storyline will continue to track John and Kyle, Hal and Guy and Ganthet. This is a pretty tight crossover between all three "Green Lantern" books and the story flows directly from one to the next. We'll see our four Earth Lanterns come together and do some very unexpected and extreme things in their fight to take back the Corps from the renegade Guardian, Krona.

While Krona is ostensibly the bad guy, the Guardians haven't exactly been role models either, squabbling over Hal and fighting over the emotional spectrum.


Krona certainly judges the Guardians harshly for their mistakes and failures, but then, he has a very different point of view than his brothers and sisters. Krona embraces emotion, where the Guardians shun it. In fact, the whole question of whether emotions like Fear and Rage and Love can be controlled is central to "War of the Green Lanterns."

With things crossing over so tightly, how do you and Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi decide which plot events happen in which books?


The three of us get together on conference calls, along with "Green Lantern" editors Eddie Berganza, Brian Cunningham and Darren Shan. Geoff generally has an overall storyline worked out but he leaves it loose enough that Pete and I throw in all the cool stuff we can come up with. I think it wall works because we have similar storytelling priorities and none of us is overly precious with our ideas, especially if the other guy comes up with a better one.

When it comes to these big events like "War of the Green Lanterns" or "Flashpoint," Geoff is definitely the architect. But he structures these things to give us plenty of creative freedom. As long as we're on the same page thematically, Pete and I can contribute pretty much whatever we want and Geoff's very receptive. It gets to where I lose track of who thought of what, but then again, no one's keeping score. All that matters is that we tell a good story at the end.

One of the most fun parts of any "Green Lantern" book is seeing the individual Lantern’s ring-constructs (like Kyle attacking John with the multiple versions of himself in "GLC" #58). How much of that is you, and how much of that is left up to your artist, Tyler Kirkham?


I'd say that one goes back and forth. I do try to specify ring-constructs in the script that reflect the personality of the ring wielder -- it's just such a cool, totally visual way of expressing their inner selves -- but no matter what I come up with, Tyler's the artist for a good reason. He can design and render circles around me and if he comes up with better stuff for the ring constructs, that's just fine by me. A good collaboration should result in something greater than either creator could do on their own, right?

Right! Will the Weaponer's choice to become a Yellow Lantern at the end of your last "Green Lantern Corps" arc come into play during "War of the Green Lanterns?"


That one's wrapped up for now. We may check back in with the Weaponer later, but for now we have bigger fish to fry. I'm very happy with how The Weaponer turned out, though. Definitely a character I'd like to develop further.

Alright, moment of truth: which Green Lantern is your Green Lantern -- the favorite, the one you grew up with as a kid?


I came late to comics -- around fifteen years old. Hal was definitely my first Green Lantern, but I always liked the endless variety built into the Green Lantern concept. The thought of all those alien beings, each the best and brightest from their world or species, is just too cool. So I don't have a favorite Lantern. I like the fact that there's lots of them.

You’re doing a lot with the Lanterns from writing "Green Lantern Corps" to writing and plotting out "War." For you, what is the most central part of the Green Lantern mythos -- the part that all "Green Lantern" books have to have?


The costume. I love the Green Lantern costume. Best superhero uniform ever, in my book!

But seriously, I guess every "Green Lantern" series boils down to Courage and Willpower, the idea that you have to recognize injustice and then summon the willpower and imagination to do something about it. Green Lantern is a very proactive concept, and that’s how you have to live your life. Proactively.
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Tony Bedard just said pretty much everything I would have wanted him to say. For the moment, I am officially filled with confidence.
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Below is an interview by CBR with New Guardians writer Tony Bedard. Even further below is the actual cover for New Guardians #1 by series artist Tyler Kirkham.


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CBR News: Sinestro has been re-instated as a member of the Green Lantern Corps and it appears that he is going to be patrolling Sector 2814 now that Hal Jordan has been relieved of his duties. With Sinestro headlining Geoff's new "Green Lantern" series, is it safe to say that this transition has been in the works for some time?

Tony Bedard: Geoff always has a very advanced game plan, so, yeah, this has been in the works for a while. I think I've known this was where we were headed since last year, but we still needed to work out exactly how the story unfolded. As far as I know, putting Sinestro back in green was Geoff's idea alone. It's just such an amazingly cool twist to end "War of the Green Lanterns" that once he said it, it just made sense.

And another thing; don't assume that Sinestro is patrolling 2814 just yet. The Guardians and Sinestro are both still trying to figure out what to do now that a green ring has found its way onto Sinestro's finger. You'll see just where that leads in "Green Lantern" #1 next month.

Sinestro has been one of the DCU's biggest and baddest villains since his debut in 1961, ramping up his visibility and impressiveness significantly with the Sinestro Corps War storyline a few years ago. In preparing for this miniseries, did you go back and seek out heroic moments from his past for inspiration or, in light of the coming relaunch, are we, as readers, expected to simply embrace this level of transformation?


I don't think anyone is ready to embrace this, especially Sinestro. He hasn't exactly been looking for a way back into the GL Corps; he's been trying to destroy it. So even though the ring didn't hesitate to choose him, we'll see that everybody, from Sinestro to the Guardians to the Green Lanterns, will need some time to come to terms with this seismic change in the cosmic balance of power.

As for what research I did, I've been an avid Green Lantern fan since before I got into the comics business, so mostly I just kept pinching myself that I get to put words in Sinestro's mouth.

He may have had the destruction of the GLC in mind for a while now, but Sinestro did have his moments in "Blackest Night" where he was somewhat attempting to be a part of the greater good, and during the battle with Krona, he certainly seemed inspired by Hal to do the right thing. Do you feel Sinestro possesses the archetypal superhero traits or characteristics that one needs to headline a superhero comic?


I think all the best villains see themselves as heroes, and Sinestro certainly sees his actions as justified and for the greater good as he sees it. That's what gives him such nobility and an unshakable moral code, such as it is. You may not like him, but you always know Sinestro stands for something. He is committed to his mission and willing to die for what he believes in. I'd say that's pretty heroic.

This year marks Sinestro's fiftieth year in comics, and while he's certainly a DC mainstay, he's not at the same level as Lex Luthor or the Joker. Has his recent primetime appearances in comics from the days of "Sinestro Corps War," plus his high-profile roles in the Green Lantern movie and the animated DVD anthology set the stage for him to become an A-lister?


I think Sinestro is absolutely an A-lister, and I think he'd squash you if he ever heard you question it.

You're writing "Green Lantern: New Guardians" for the DCU relaunch. While the title's main Green Lantern is Kyle Rayner, can fans expect Sinestro to play a role in your new series?


Sinestro isn't directly involved, but the Sinestro Corps definitely has a presence in my new series, as Sinestro's right-hand man Arkillo is part of Kyle Rayner's new "team" of ring-wielders. I wonder if "anti-team" is more appropriate, like "anti-hero?" Anyhow, "Green Lantern: New Guardians" will feature members of all seven Ring Corps, and Kyle will have his hands full just trying to keep them from killing each other.
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