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Old 05-03-2016, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Green Lantern #52 *Preview/Spoilers*

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Writer: Robert Venditti
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The final issue of volume 5!
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:46 AM   #3
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The final issue of volume 5!
I never thought we'd be saying that less than 5 years after the New 52 launch.
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I never thought we'd be saying that less than 5 years after the New 52 launch.
You had unrealistic expectations then.
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it they were marvel, we'd be on vol 9 by now
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it they were marvel, we'd be on vol 9 by now
(cracking up) Too true.

About #52...the cover is great. Too bad about the team inside.
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HA!
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I'm assuming this is the end of the gauntlet, or at least the end of Hal wielding it?
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Not a horrible issue, but certainly a weak one to end the series on. I do like Hal's don't-back-down attitude. That's very Hal.
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I may go pick this up today.
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I'm assuming this is the end of the gauntlet, or at least the end of Hal wielding it?
Nope, not yet.
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Nope, not yet.
Oh, you're assuming they're going to actually pick up in this storyline and not just drop it?

I fully expect Krona from "Lost Army" to show up and take away the Gauntlet in the first page of "H&GLC", neither to be seen or heard from again...
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If they were switching writers, I would be more cynical, but Venditti will probably tie Hal's Ion-like transition into the Gauntlet somehow. I would be very surprised if he didn't.
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Yes. While I wouldn't be shocked if they just dropped it, having Venditti still on board makes me think the Rebirth issue will just close out this chapter of Hal's life and set up the new series. Maybe Hal will use all his Krona energy to get the Corps home. (It would also smooth things over with John who saw Hal seal them behind the wall)
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I still haven't been to my local shop yet. I was going to go last week, but I saw on Diamond's site that Swamp Thing was shipping late. With only one of the two comics coming out that I was getting, I said screw it. Now this week I'll have GL: EoO, GL, and Swampy.
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Re: GL #52, is it just me, or are the Gray Agents a lot more interesting in one appearance than Hal's "crew?" They at least had different silhouettes and body types, interesting specialties/powers and a strong allegiance to one another.
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Mediocre issue. I'm really not sure where this "becoming will" storyline is going, unless that's the plot device that allows Hal to pull everyone back into place for Rebirth.

Vol 5 was pretty good. It started out wonderfully with GJ's final run, and has been hit-and-miss under Vendetti. I'm hopeful that the new DC status quo brings about some positive changes for GL.
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Finally got around to reading my copy a few minutes ago. Meh. Out with a whimper.
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One of the most boring comics I ever read. It positively astonishes me they're keeping Vendetti. We are all getting so screwed...I think we should all feel genuinely insulted.
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One of the most boring comics I ever read. It positively astonishes me they're keeping Vendetti. We are all getting so screwed...I think we should all feel genuinely insulted.
I'm starting to feel that way. This is a bad writer.

Then there's the whole premise behind the grey agents. A squad of pumped up, lawless bounty hunters want to take place of the GLC?

Lemme ask a dumb question-- when the hell is the Sinestro Corps gonna squash these grey fools? It seems inevitable considering the attention grabbing antics. But seriously, what a crappy storyline. I hope Atrocitious vomits burning rage puke all over these guys.

They get matching outfits and that's all it takes to take the GLC's place? COME ON!
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It just seemed goofy, that these 5 or 6 morts were in story thinking they would replace the vacuum left by the GLC. An organization of THOUSANDS of members, that has been running for 5 billion years (except for 3 times in the last 10 years lol). Their goals seemed a wee bit too lofty in the story.

It's like the universe thinks the GLC only has like 10 or 20 members.
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It just seemed goofy, that these 5 or 6 morts were in story thinking they would replace the vacuum left by the GLC. An organization of THOUSANDS of members, that has been running for 5 billion years (except for 3 times in the last 10 years lol). Their goals seemed a wee bit too lofty in the story.

It's like the universe thinks the GLC only has like 10 or 20 members.
Yeah it really didn't make a heck of a lot sense and it was boring...glad this run is ending. The whole Renegade storyline didn't work because the GLC disappeared after Hal made his sacrifice.
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And DC just HAD to cancel Sinestro. Sigh.
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I think the Grey Agents MOST remind me of L.E.G.I.O.N. as run by Vril Dox. And I was never a fan of that, either.
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And DC just HAD to cancel Sinestro. Sigh.
Right? I was actually digging that, seems like it had more legs.
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