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Old 08-23-2016, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #3 *Preview/Spoilers*

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #3 Preview
Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Rafa Sandoval

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Old 08-23-2016, 01:11 AM   #2
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Ooooh ... Hal's about to do something awesome....

(I wondered why Venditti couldn't think of bigger things for Hal to do with that gauntlet, which was supposed to be so powerful, but it seems Hal's been doing even better without it)
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:11 PM   #3
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Many have said how much they're enjoying this iteration of Venditti's GL run and this issue ratcheted things up to the next level. I just hope it's not all leadup, then finale with no middle act, as many of these "big stories" seem to.

Sandoval's art has been awesome! Hal's fight with the Sinestro Corps was like one cinematic (yes, I'm using that word on purpose) moment after another. There might not have been a ton going on, but as a Hal fan, it was great to see him let loose and take it to the bad guys in a way that he hasn't in awhile. There was an intensity to the fight that was never there during the whole "Renegade" storyline.

The buildup of the Sinestro Corps as fear spreads throughout the universe was a nice build up to Hal's defeat. And it wasn't just that Hal was overwhelmed by the yellow rings' power - Hal goes from taking down Sin Corps guys left and right and blowing them away and rescuing innocents to grasping at that boy and screaming, "I can save everyone!" If that language sounds familiar - a little reminiscent of Parallax, I think it's because it's supposed to. Hal was being affected by the *fear* that has been taking over the universe and that was what lead to his defeat, not just the additional numbers. I missed it the first time I read it, but I believe that's what Venditti is going for, and that's a pretty nice bit of writing.

And does anyone think it'd be funny if Guy just gets into one scrape after another, getting into his own random adventures without ever making his way into the main storyline? (well, maybe he'll show up for the finale)

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Old 08-25-2016, 01:33 PM   #4
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Many have said how much they're enjoying this iteration of Venditti's GL run and this issue ratcheted things up to the next level. I just hope it's not all leadup, then finale with no middle act, as many of these "big stories" seem to...
It was a good action-packed issue and I have to admit that even though it may be rehashed stuff, I'm curious about the Yellow Rings going over 100% and what the Fear Engine exactly is.

I liked Hal's bravado/swagger here.
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I'll be disappointed if this Fear Engine and the Hell Tower (or whatever it is called in Green Lanterns) are the beginning of a trend of each colored group building some new structure to pump them up...
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I'll be disappointed if this Fear Engine and the Hell Tower (or whatever it is called in Green Lanterns) are the beginning of a trend of each colored group building some new structure to pump them up...
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Love the issue. Hal feels like hal again. The art is amazing as well. 5/5
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I'll be disappointed if this Fear Engine and the Hell Tower (or whatever it is called in Green Lanterns) are the beginning of a trend of each colored group building some new structure to pump them up...
So what's next? The Hope Spring? Will Henge? The Love Shack??
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So what's next? The Hope Spring? Will Henge? The Love Shack??
Hahaha awesome

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Not super heavy plot wise but this issue had some great action! Can't wait to see Hal & Sinestro come face to face again and knowing EVS is drawing the next issue makes me even more excited. But that being said, Rafa's art continues to impress in this issue so I'm happy we have him on this series too.

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I think Sinestro has learned from Saint Walker how to make augment his Fear Central Power Battery. Or it's a derivative of having Parallax again.

But it looks like Hal Jordan is the new Guardian of the Universe. First he doffs his Gauntlet and makes his own power ring, then in Green Lanterns he merges two power batteries with little effort. Now he manages to take on 20+ Fear Lanterns until they all power up to 150+%.

Rules? What rules? We're trying to out-sell $%&# Marvel here!
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I bought it Wednesday and read it last night. I was pleasantly surprised! I was reading what felt like a Green Lantern comic again! Why hasn't DC been doing GL comics like this the last few years?!?!?

3 solid stars. If HJ&TGLC stays this good, I'll stay onboard.
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I bought it Wednesday and read it last night. I was pleasantly surprised! I was reading what felt like a Green Lantern comic again! Why hasn't DC been doing GL comics like this the last few years?!?!?

3 solid stars. If HJ&TGLC stays this good, I'll stay onboard.
Glad you are hanging around. I look forward to your insights. I am enjoying this arc as well. I am curious to see if Vendetti can come up with clearly distinctive but equally compelling arcs and characterizations John and Guy. It was a feat that only Gerard Jones was able to pull off. I do love his Hal Jordan, and this arc so far.
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I think Sinestro has learned from Saint Walker how to make augment his Fear Central Power Battery. Or it's a derivative of having Parallax again.

But it looks like Hal Jordan is the new Guardian of the Universe. First he doffs his Gauntlet and makes his own power ring, then in Green Lanterns he merges two power batteries with little effort. Now he manages to take on 20+ Fear Lanterns until they all power up to 150+%.

Rules? What rules? We're trying to out-sell $%&# Marvel here!

This has the possibility of some challenging new (exciting?) ground if the writing wants to go there.

It's like the little blue guardians are the ultimate control freaks, as least as far as anything dealing with the GLC is concerned.

What happens when you have a lantern who has been around or experienced enough that they cannot stay within their established bounds within the hierarchy?

If the GLC ever stabilizes to the point again where we have some blue guardians in charge of the corps, Hal Jordan is in a weird spot. He is waay, waaaaaay above being the "Lantern in charge of Sector 2814". The guy is right up there with Sinestro and Atrocitious as somebody who could run the their own lantern corps and demonstrate feats that in the long run, make it problematic if they don't want to stay in the role their given by higher-ups.

Of course, that was always Hal's issue with the GLC. He is the renegade who doesn't follow the rules. But that was before he started doing things on his own like making his own ring. Which frankly, makes him the batman of the universe in a way. Yeah, in fact in some ways, that is the evolution of Hal Jordan What do regular law enforcement *really* think of Batman? Are they glad he's there? Sure. But he's ultimately a vigilante who doesn't answer to the public - and thereby is not accountable.

You could make the argument that Hal is already there. Hell, that was what the whole stealing Krona's gauntlet was about.
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...If the GLC ever stabilizes to the point again where we have some blue guardians in charge of the corps, Hal Jordan is in a weird spot. He is waay, waaaaaay above being the "Lantern in charge of Sector 2814". . .
Yeah, but given a choice, Hal would probably prefer to just be one of 7200 GLs. It would be like Kirk in TMP; he's an admiral, but just wants to be a captain.

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Yeah, but given a choice, Hal would probably prefer to just be one of 7200 GLs. It would be like Kirk in TMP; he's an admiral, but just wants to be a captain.

This pretty much. Hal can always revert back to being a test pilot and regular GL for sector #2814 in my book. I'm not slighted by any perceived step down, any more than I would be if Kyle stops acting like a God and became a normal GL again. At some point, cooler heads need to prevail and these characters brought back to basics and what they are supposed to be.
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Another solid issue, good action and characterization with some art art. Plus the book continues to feel refreshing after the blech that was the previous run.

That being said the decompressed nature is just starting to wear thin on me...hopefully with the next issue we get into the meat of the story.

3/5.
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I read the first three issues of this today and this title is off to a solid start. For readers who have never read a GL book, or are diving back in, it was imperative that Hal got back to basics. So far, we've seen just that. He's cocky, sarcastic, tenacious, and noble. He's also much more adept at using his ring than other ring slingers, and it was nice to see him being treated as particularly powerful by taking on a dozen or so of Sinestro's ruffians.
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