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Old 03-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Green Lantern: New Guardians #18 *Preview/Spoilers*

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Writer: Tony Bedard
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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And thus, we get the fourth same damned issue in a row, this time swapping in Carol Ferris. Ugh.
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And thus, we get the fourth same damned issue in a row, this time swapping in Carol Ferris. Ugh.
And Larfleeze. Don't forget Larfleeze!

Probably see bits on Saint Walker and Arkillo, too. Maybe Indigo-1, though the indigos seem to have dropped off the face of the DCU after being built up as a big part to the solution of the evil Guardians- and then doing nothing at all.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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Par for the course.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:25 PM   #5
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And thus, we get the fourth same damned issue in a row, this time swapping in Carol Ferris. Ugh.
What were you expecting? We've known that since the solicts that The First Lantern was going to torture everyone one by one.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #6
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Would have been nice if there was some more variety to how it went. I would have liked some more sense of some of the characters fighting back semi-effectively, showing us a glimpse of SOME kind of chinks in the First Lantern's armor.

As it stands, it is seeming like the First Lantern basically is easily overcoming everybody, and has no weaknesses at all. Going to make the resolution kind of sudden, and hard to believe, if he's basically unstoppable, irresistable, and unfazed by anything anybody does, until the very last issue of the event.

Is it really going to just come down to a Deus Ex Machina Hal Jordan leading an army of the dead against him? Which would be effective...why? Didn't work too well for Nekron...

I dunno. This storyline just feels repetetive in the same way that Blackest Night did, with the same story told over and over with different characters. Except in Blackest Night, revisiting the characters' pasts, through the revived dead, had a bit more weight to it, since the characters actually HAD pasts that were known and recognizeable.

Now we are "revisiting" pasts that aren't like the pasts we knew, and showing "changes" to them that might as well be their actual pasts, since they are just as unfamiliar (heck, in John's case, his "alternate" past as an architect, is more familiar than his new "real" one).

It's like the flipside of Blackest Night, with people being tortured with their pasts by the White light, instead of the Black. If the First Lantern is brought down by Black Lantern Hal, the circle will be complete, and not in a good way, IMHO.
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And thus, we get the fourth same damned issue in a row, this time swapping in Carol Ferris. Ugh.
I'm with you. Same format at Blackest Night, smaller scale. Fucking repetitive as hell, and repeating something that blows the first time.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:14 AM   #8
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Making it up as we go along. Jordan was NEVER a Navy flier. (Air Force, maybe, depending on the version of history.) What are they doing on a carrier? And why, even in the 21st century, would Carol outrank him?

Three...more...months...
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What were you expecting? We've known that since the solicts that The First Lantern was going to torture everyone one by one.
Yeah, but I didn't think that "everyone" included the readers.
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Making it up as we go along. Jordan was NEVER a Navy flier. (Air Force, maybe, depending on the version of history.) What are they doing on a carrier? And why, even in the 21st century, would Carol outrank him?

Three...more...months...
Well, that's an alternate reality where Carol's dad dies and her company was bought out by someone else. So this isn't really a retcon.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
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How amusing, Big V looked down on Avarice, when he's the greediest of them all for emotions and drama.
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I'm not apart of the "everyone" then because I'm not being tortured. I don't have a problem with the stories.
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I'm with you. Same format at Blackest Night, smaller scale. Fucking repetitive as hell, and repeating something that blows the first time.
Blackest Night was Shakespeare compared to this.
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I'm not apart of the "everyone" then because I'm not being tortured. I don't have a problem with the stories.
The stories, one by one, would be okayish. But the repetition makes this the literature equivalent of Chinese water torture.
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I liked the cover for this issue. I was thinking, "What the hell! Is Volthoom some kind of perv, trying to grope/cop a feel on Carol?"

Anyway, as I have stated in a post elsewhere, while I find the "Wrath of the First Lantern" arc disappointing so far (with the exception of Red Lanterns), I find it interesting, the alternate realities of the main characters.

I expected Volthoom to be the Chuck Norris of Green Lantern comics; raising some hell throughout the issues, kicking ass and taking names.\

Personally, I do not think that Hal Jordan will ever be a Black Lantern. he can't be-- the Black Lanterns are EVIL. There is no way Hal Jordan will ever go bad. The people at DC just threw that bit in the Book of the Black "HAL JORDAN WILL BE THE GREATEST BLACK LANTERN" as a red herring.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:06 PM   #16
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Hall has been a Red Lantern, a Yellow Lantern and an Orange Lantern (all considered "bad guys") and just like when he became those if and/or when he becomes a Black Lantern it wouldn't be for long anyway.
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It was all I could do to finish this issue. I deserve a medal for reading it.
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Listen to him, Flounder. He's Pre-Med.

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It was shown with Kyle, Carol, Larfleeze, and Saint Walker that Volthoom doesn't have the power to make the person believe they were in the altered reality. Kyle knew it right away, Carol figured it out, Saint Walker and Fleeze's emotional spectrums revealed themselves. I guess Attro is in his book and we'll never see Fear and Compassion. My guess is next issue is Sinestro being pissed off that Kyle mastered something Sinestro can't, hence the cover, and I bet Kyle is in white, not green. But yeah, they'll all be out of the FL comas.
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And the BEST part? Messing around with the psyches of a dozen or so people? It will give him the POWER to conquer a UNIVERSE! Whoever came up with THAT idea, just give yourself a pat on the back right now. That's great, just...great.
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I forgot to mention in my last post: What is wrong with Volthoom, trying to feel up Star Sapphire? Next thing you know, he will be trying to hit on Arisia (after all, she IS a teenager), then he's gonna hear, "Why don't you have a seat right over there?" from Chris Hansen...

GAME OVER, "FIRST LANTERN"!

But in all seriousness I really don't want Hal Jordan to be a Black Lantern. Besides, he was already one, if only briefly (Blackest Night). Actually, out of the Earth Lanterns, Hal Jordan is my favorite, and I don't want him to be dead, and that is the only way one can become a Black Lantern: if one dies.
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This seals the deal. Congratulations, Geoff Johns. You're officially responsible for the worst Green Lantern stories ever written, and shame on you for dragging these other great writers down with you.
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the issue was ok. I found the sapphire/hal story art to be interesting anime-esk. The larfleeze part i found amusing. No matter what u give him he's going to turn into an asshole regardless lmao Saint walker was the best story imo.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #24
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It was a decent issue. The various scenarios felt well balanced. Although why Ganthet would need to personally escort Walker off his world just so he could attack it doesn't really jive with the 3rd army story .... then again which of these First lantern issues does a perfect job of that?

As for the First Lantern issues overall, they may have read better as a rip-off of Marvel's What If? series.

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It was a decent issue.
Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnope.
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