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View Poll Results: Green Lantern #47
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Green Lantern #47 *Previews/Spoilers*

Green Lantern #47 Previews
Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Martin Coccolo

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Old 12-02-2015, 10:43 PM   #2
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Holy. Shit.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:23 PM   #3
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It is a storyline I have wanted for quite some time, Hal at home and the looming Par(Hal)lax threat so the only complaint I have about this is the art, could have been better so I gave it 4 stars. If handled right this could be the storyline that takes this GL writer from meh, to one of the favorites (up there with Gerard Jones and Geoff Johns). If DC wants the GL franchise back up and thriving, they need to bring back Ivan on the title, instead of using him to prop up sales on books like Cyborg and Aquaman that probably wouldn't survive without him there. Or EVS or bring Darryl Banks out of retirement or lure Alan Davis back from Marvel, heck Phil Jimmenez and Gary Frank aren't up to anything and they are under DC contract. I am happy that DC brought EVS back for Edge of Oblivion and hopefully he can stay on the Corps title afterwards, to be honest I like Jesus Saiz' work on Lost Army and wouldn't mind him as the co-artist on GL. First and foremost however is Ivan Reis my all time favorite GL artist.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:51 PM   #4
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My favorite issue in quite a while. The terrestrial setting certainly helped. And the bum got a haircut!

Still just giving it three because of the art mostly, but also because I reserve 4 stars for some of the best GL books (5 I would only give to the handful of best comics of all time).
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Still just giving it three because of the art mostly, but also because I reserve 4 stars for some of the best GL books (5 I would only give to the handful of best comics of all time).
the art was good imo, except for tan's pages
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:10 PM   #6
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I'm pumped he's back, but I'm positive this is going to end up being disappointing....
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I'm pumped he's back, but I'm positive this is going to end up being disappointing....
as long as venditti is writing, you know it will be.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:31 AM   #8
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Picked this up based off the good buzz I saw online. While I've pretty much been uninterested in Venditti's run since the beginning I actually enjoyed this issue.

Not getting my hopes up however since I assume Booster will end up being correct.
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I expect the rest of the Sonar arc to be decent, but have no particular expectations beyond.
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It was fine. It was nice to see Jim again, and having Sonar back as a major villain again, is something I've been looking forward to for a while.
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Most of the New 52 run has put me to sleep, but I really liked this last issue. It either sets up a fascinating finish, or makes the whole thing worse than before.

It is around issue 50, so Parallax seems like the retro go to move. There are some unresolved bits with Hal in this guise, and it has some potential, even if it is short lived.


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Most of the New 52 run has put me to sleep, but I really liked this last issue. It either sets up a fascinating finish, or makes the whole thing worse than before.

It is around issue 50, so Parallax seems like the retro go to move. There are some unresolved bits with Hal in this guise, and it has some potential, even if it is short lived.


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I didn't even think about that, but you're right. "Emerald Twilight" was what issues 47-49 with Kyle debuting in #50 of series 3?
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It was 48-50. So every 50th issue since volume 3 has had Parallax in it.
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I'm guessing issues #48-49 will be Hal dealing with Sonar, then Parallax will come into play issue #50. I'm actually pretty excited to see what happens with this comic in the near future, first time in a long time I've felt that.
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It was 48-50. So every 50th issue since volume 3 has had Parallax in it.
Three issues. They did the fall of Hal, rise of Parallax, and destruction of the whole GLC and GotU in three issues. Can you imagine? If it were now, that would be a 12 or more maxi-issue event.
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Three issues. They did the fall of Hal, rise of Parallax, and destruction of the whole GLC and GotU in three issues. Can you imagine? If it were now, that would be a 12 or more maxi-issue event.
Heck, it probably would have been that THEN, if they hadn't thought it up at the last second and changed gears to cram it in before the landmark 50th issue. It was so last second that Issue 48 was actually delayed an entire month because they had to start it from scratch too late to make the deadline.

In fact, if you think about it, they then decided, in short order, to rework an already planned, universe-wide, multi-issue, HUGE event, to make an expansion on Hal's fall an integral component of it. Zero Hour as originally planned did not involve Parallax at all...
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If it were now, that would be a 12 or more maxi-issue event.
Which could possibly have been one of the best stories in comics to date, if done right. Could have been DCs version of the Phoenix Saga almost.
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Which could possibly have been one of the best stories in comics to date, if done right. Could have been DCs version of the Phoenix Saga almost.
Yep Maverick, it could have been DC's Dark Phoenix Saga, and could have given DC something that neither they or Marvel have ever had, an established hero that actually went villain or at best antihero before our eyes and stay there. We were told of Charles and Magneto's friendship before but we initially knew him as Magneto. Having Parallax go up against the JLA that he helped form would have made for great story telling, not because he was 'evil' but because he wanted to make things 'better' in a different way than they were willing to accept. Since I don't think that this Parallax is new 52's Hal, it won't have the same gravitas, but DC is in need of Apex (Thanos level) super villains since the Anti-Monitor is one note and Darkseid is 'dead'.
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I could be wrong but I'm guessing this is the Parallax from the old DC Universe that showed up in Convergence
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I could be wrong but I'm guessing this is the Parallax from the old DC Universe that showed up in Convergence
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If this is old universe Hal then a showdown with Lois and Clark Superman would be mind blowing as well, since they are both in new 52 space now.
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This issue had good elements, but was not written well, nor was it drawn well. The Parallax thing is cool, but I am not expecting it to pan out to be a satisfying story. Ever since Johns and crew left the books have struggled. The only good story telling was by Van Jensen.

I am glad to see Jim and the family. I am so glad Hal got his haircut, but Jim not wanting his son to have long hair doesn't ring true for someone who grew up and lives in So Cal and near the beach. No matter how straight laced he is, long hair is just excepted here.

I am curious to see if Sonar will actually be a credible villain. It shouldn't be hard to weaponize his skill set better, but he's just been laughable in the past. I think he could be formidable if he's written well.
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