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Green Lantern #27 Review

Posted in green lantern by mrread7 on January 30, 2008


The birth of the Alpha Lanterns continued as the chosen ones give their reasons and evil starts to brew behind the scenes and in Oa itself. The issue begins with both Hal Jordan and John Stewart in their apartments in the middle of the night are alerted by their rings telling them that Amon Sur’s ring is heading towards Earth to pick a new user. As Hal and John fly to Gotham they talk about their military careers and how since Hal is an air force pilot, his life expectancy is half of his usual one and after John informally asks how long is a Green Lantern’s life expectancy is, his ring tells him just over four years. The two finally arrive at Arkham Asylum where the Sinestro Corps ring has picked Jonathan Crane better known as the Scarecrow to be its user, however both John and Hal show up and stop the Scarecrow before he can claim it (so close, yet so far away). They contact Salaak on Oa that they have captured the ring and are heading back to Oa. A while later, Laira, who killed Amon Sur in a fit of rage is having a hearing. The various Green Lanterns dispute if what she did was right or wrong and sides begin to form until Green Man asks the rest of the Lost Lanterns, if it was: “Justice or murder?” They all respond: “Murder.” Laira lashes out saying what she did was right and it was justice. She is quickly shut down by Hal Jordan and the body of Amon Sur is examined, showing that he is dead and is not coming back like he did last time. Boodikka frees Laira and Hal argues with them about the yellow ring they let get away. At that moment, the Guardians of the Universe show up and destroy the ring of sector 2814. They then tell the gathered lanterns that they need to enact the other nine laws of the Book of Oa and they need to form the Alpha Lanterns, which shocks and surprises Salaak. They then have the Alpha Lantern power batteries show up and seek out those who have the ability to enforce justice. The power batteries choose: Varix of Naktos, Chaselon of Barrio, Kraken of Apokolips, Green Man of Uxor, Boodikka of Bellatrix and finally John Stewart of Earth. The Guardians tell them this is the highest level any Green Lantern can achieve. That accepting the Alpha Lantern power battery will allow the user to have an extended duty to the Green Lantern Corps, be tied into the Book of Oa, never have to recharge their rings because they will be tied into the main power battery and will be given a second power ring. Green Man questions his partner, Stel if he should and Stel tells him to do that. Chaselon trusts the Guardians and chooses to accept. So do Varix, Kraken, Boodikka but John Stewart passes, which highly disappoints the Guardians of the Universe.

In space sector 650, the scared Guardian of the Universe requests the Green Lantern, Ash to find what’s left of the Anti-monitor but not to tell anyone. When Ash asks if all the other Guardians know about this, the scared Guardian replies: “Of course” with her eyes showing the Black Lanterns Corps logo in her eyes. Back on Oa, the newly chosen Alpha Lanterns enter the room where they will be changed and machines grab them and start “upgrading” them. While this happens, the Alpha Lantern Oath is recited: “In days of peace, in nights of war. Obey the laws forever more. Misconduct must be answered for, swear us the chosen, the Alpha Corps.” A while later, as Laira’s ring data is reviewed by the Green Lantern Corps in the Science Cells, they see that Laira did commit murder and Sinestro just smiles as a result. Laira once again tries to escape but when the Green Lanterns try to stop her, they find their rings drained and they look up to see the new Alpha Lanterns who faces are flipped up just like the Manhunters taking back the ring energy. They respond: “No Lantern, escapes the Alpha Lanterns.” Leaving the other Green Lanterns in shock and the Guardians knowing they will enact the other nine laws now.

Wow, I don’t care if anyone else says this was filler, this was a damn cool issue. First of all, I really wished that the Scarecrow had gotten the ring but he was denied. I get it, he is a Batman villain, he will be denied in the long run but the fan boy heart in me really wanted him to have it. Now that the Guardians of the Universe have destroyed the ring of sector 2814, any hope for finding another user is now out of the question. There is also some scary things going on in this issue, first of all how Laira has just fallen from grace. She doesn’t care if no one agrees with her, she feels she delivered justice for killing Amon Sur for the death of Ke’Haan’s family. She gets shut down by everyone and still tries to escape. Also what has happened to the Green Lanterns who are now the Alpha Lanterns. They are Manhunter/Green Lantern hybrids. What’s left of their humanity, if any now? What else can they do, especially since they carry two rings now and who will be John’s replacement? Lots of questions and I can’t wait to see what happens. Lastly, the scared Guardian telling Ash to find the Anti-monitor and the Black Lantern Corps logo showing up in her eyes. She’s been corrupted, will she be the third Guardian to break ranks but go evil? It can happen. Green Lantern #27 was great from beginning to end, give me more.

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Scarecrow, the master of fear

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on January 29, 2008

Zooming a bit off of the main Green Lantern road, we turn to my favorite Batman villain, the Scarecrow. This character has been a constant favorite of mine for years. I found the villain scary growing up but to the point I wanted to keep reading. Years later, when Batman Begins finally came out, the Scarecrow was the second featured villain and boy did they get the villain right. For a guy who specialized in fear, it is amazing that the Scarecrow hasn’t been more active in Green Lantern or the fact it took until just recently for a Sinestro Corps ring to find him. Even if he got denied.

Golden Age

Elements of the Scarecrow fear gas appeared in Batman publications prior to his first appearance. For instance, the idea of fear gas first appeared in Detective Comics #46 in December 1940, in a story featuring Hugo Strange, in which Strange uses a special fear dust in order to scare the police and successfully rob a bank. Later Strange gets the idea to take over the US Government.
In his first appearance in World’s Finest #3 during the Golden Age of Comic Books, the Scarecrow is first introduced as Jonathan Crane, a professor of psychology, who turns to crime after he is fired; an expert in the psychology of fear, he had fired a gun in a classroom full of students to illustrate a point. The only thing revealed about his early life is that, as a child, he had liked to frighten birds. Ostracized by his fellow professors for his appearance and reclusiveness, he turned to crime to make himself part of the social elite. His modus operandi is to use his Scarecrow persona and threaten his victims into doing whatever he wants. In terms of his costume, he merely wore ragged black hat, trenchcoat, mask, and wielded a Tommy gun.
His first crime involved a businessman named Frank Kendrick being sued by a former partner, Paul Harold. When Herold refused to cooperate upon meeting and hearing his demands, the Scarecrow killed him and became a media sensation. Bruce Wayne, who happens to be a patron and trustee of the university, investigates the matter as Batman and discovers Crane’s disturbing behaviour and forced resignation, leading him to suspect the professor. In his second appearance, he approached a store owner named Dodge with the offer to rob other establishments, in order to increase his sales. After Batman and Robin learn of the plan and question Dodge, Scarecrow attempts to kill him, but the Dynamic Duo capture him in the nick of time. He is then sent to Gotham State Penitentiary.
Two years later in Detective Comics #73, he escapes from jail and forms a gang of criminals to do his bidding. While he struggles to rob a Chinese antique dealer, Batman and Robin foil the plan, and he and his cronies are sent back to prison. This version of the Scarecrow was much like other gimmick villains in that he based a lot of crimes around nursery rhymes and words that rhymed with “hat.” He does not appear from 1943 to 1955, but it is revealed that he developed a hallucinogenic chemical toxin that could be used to invoke deep phobias within those who breathe it in. When Batman tries to intervene, he is affected by the toxin and hallucinates that all of his allies have disappeared. Feeling he has no once else to turn to, he confides in an old enemy, Catwoman, to help him stop Crane, and she is successful in helping stop the Scarecrow and getting Batman over his delusions. Exactly what happened to Crane is not revealed because of the revelation that the Golden Age universe was actually Earth-2, part of the Multiverse.

Silver Age

Throughout the 1960s Silver Age of Comic Books, the Scarecrow was revived to be one of Batman’s most recurring rivals. He is a frequent member of the Injustice Gang. Ironically, in this Earth-One incarnation, Crane has a strange fear of birds, even though he has a pet magpie named Craw.

Post-Crisis, Modern-Age Version

Following the 1986 multi-title event Crisis on Infinite Earths reboot, Crane’s origin story was greatly expanded in the 1989 graphic novel Batman/Scarecrow #1, part of the Batman: Year One continuity. In the novel, he becomes obsessed with fear and revenge from being bullied throughout his childhood and adolescence for his lanky frame and bookish nature. He commits his first murder at the age of 18 by brandishing a gun in his high school parking lot during the senior prom. Dressed in the ghoulish scarecrow costume that would later become his trademark, Crane causes the head bully, Bo Griggs, and his girlfriend, Sherry Squires (who had rejected Crane), to have an automobile accident which paralyzes Griggs and kills Squires. From this, Crane discovers a savage delight in literally frightening people to death.
He grows up to become a professor of psychology at Gotham University, specializing in the psychology of fear. The flower pot incident[clarify] is left intact, but the real reason he is fired is due to injuring a student by accident. After his dismissal, he kills the regents who fired him and becomes a career criminal. Following this, he transferred to Arkham Asylum and became a psychiatrist, where he performed more fear-induced experiments on his patients. He takes the moniker “the Scarecrow”, the favorite taunt of the hated bullies, as part of his revenge. The 2005 miniseries, Batman/Scarecrow: Year One, expands upon the earlier origin story. The novels explains that Jonathan Crane is born out of wedlock and also suffers terrible abuse from his fanatically religious great-grandmother. His father takes off before he is even born, and his mother does not show any love or affection towards her son at all. He develops a taste for fear and an affinity for crows when his grandmother locks him in a dilapidated church full of birds. The story also shows Crane murdering his grandmother, and learning that his mother gave birth to a baby girl.
During a Batman Confidential story arc, he is shown out of costume at Arkham Asylum still working as a pyschiatrist, while planning the renovation of Arkham, and he briefly comes face to face with the criminal who will one day become The Joker.
In the Knightfall storyline, Scarecrow is one of the prisoners that escaped from Arkham after Bane blows it up. He first attacks one of The Joker’s henchmen, who tells Scarecrow that his boss is after the commissioner. Scarecrow goes to the Joker and decides to become partners in terrorizing the mayor. Soon they go to the sewers with the mayor, where Batman arrives. Scarecrow gasses him with fear toxic but instead Batman gets angry. Panicked, Scarecrow makes the water come into the sewers. Batman escapes with the mayor but Joker and Scarecrow escape as well. Later, at Scarecrow and Joker’s hideout, the Joker savagely beats Scarecrow with a chair after he tries to poison him. He is then sent to Arkham.
In the Shadow of the Bat storyline, Scarecrow escapes and brings together a small group of boys to terrorize the city while he enjoys the chaos. Soon, Batman’s successor, Jean-Paul Valley, and Anarky arrive and together they defeate the Scarecrow and save the boys.
In stories written by Jeph Loeb, such as Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Hush, Crane is shown to have an inclination to sing nursery rhymes at times. In the Elseworlds story Batman: Crimson Mist, Crane is shown to be singing a modified version of “Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead”, from The Wizard of Oz.
Crane undergoes a major change in the 2004 Batman story arc As The Crow Flies. While working with the Penguin, he is mutated into a monster. He turns into this “Scarebeast” during times of great strain or when it is necessary to defend himself.
Scarecrow rejoins the new Secret Society of Super Villains, and is part of the assault on the Secret Six (Villains United #6). He is caught in an explosion caused by Parademon. He is later seen in Villains United Special #1, alive and well. He is also seen in Detective Comics #820 as part of One Year Later, where he is defeated by Batman and Robin. In this appearance he is depicted in a costume that appeared to be an amalgamation of his original costume and the costume seen in Batman Begins.
Recently, the Scarecrow has decided to stop using his typical fear gas, as he feared that other Arkham Inmates were right that he was nothing without them. Instead relying on his training as a psychologist, he drives two inmates to suicide using only his words, also apparently terrifying the rest of Arkham’s inmates. After manipulating the guards to freeing him, Crane embarks upon a string of vicious serial murders, terrifying Gotham without using his trademark gimmicks.

If I ever get a chance to write a Batman story, it will feature the Scarecrow, I just love this twisted guy. Too bad he just missed being a Sinestro Corps member.

Mallow, like a marsh mellow

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on January 28, 2008

Greetings everyone and welcome to the last week of January. Well, great things happening in my life, my fiancé has moved back in and we are back into the swing of things. The wedding is back on schedule and we are registering this weekend. However, I’m only allowed the scanner at one of the stores. I was so close, oh well, I trust her judgment, hell she’s marrying me after all. Anyhow, this is going to be a fun week at the spotlight. Oh, just wait until you see what I’m going into this week. So, let’s kick it off with a classic, the Sinestro Corps member, Mallow. I don’t know about you but I want to break my diet all of a sudden and have a marsh mellow treat or something with a glass of milk.

Mallow has led a blood thirsty group of marauders for the last six hundred years. Attacking settlements across the outer planets of his sector. They have never left any survivors. Their strong hold, Fort Pierce, is located within one of the most violent asteroid storms in the universe. It is known that he currently resides with his marauders attacking people as he waits for the Sinestro Corps to reform under a new leadership or when Sinestro frees himself.

There you have it. See you later.

Tagort, don’t be a gremlin

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on January 26, 2008


Wrapping up my look on the Gremlins of Krolote, we look at the other Green Lantern determined to bring down the evil creatures no matter what, Tagort. The sector partner of Venizz, Tagort is a very keep to himself Green Lantern and his energy signature usually revolves around chains or bonding equipment.

His body overgrown due to repeated evolutionary experimentation by Krolotean Gremlins, Tagort was part of a massive refugee camp that was freed by the Green Lantern, Venizz. Soon after, Tagort received his power ring, and the pair have gone hunting, flushing out and arresting Krolotean Gremlins before they can experiment on other life forms. Their progress in this endeavor has been negligible.

There you have it everyone, the closing of the Gremlins for now, see you in a few days.

The herald of the Blackest Night, Black Hand

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on January 25, 2008

The profile you knew was coming, Daniel Hand better known as the Green Lantern villain, Black Hand. Black Hand was a foil to Green Lantern for decades. Trying to take his ring for his own personal needs. He is one of the few villains that found ways to not only track down Green Lantern but also counter act his ring. Black Hand slowly started disappearing during the 80’s and by the 90’s he had cameos at the best in the background. Following his return in Green Lantern: Rebirth. Black Hand came back in a big way but little did anyone know that his return would be heralding the Blackest Night in 2009. This is his story.

The man who would one day be known as Black Hand was born an inventive genius, with a penchant for speaking in extremely old clichés. William’s family, the Hands, were renowned in Coastville, a suburb of Coast City, California. He, however, grew to dislike them early in life. He felt the best way to distance himself from them, especially his three brothers (David, Peter and Joe), was by starting a life of crime. After extensive study, he became an expert criminal and evaded police at every turn. Eventually, he progressed into a costumed supervillain, dubbed himself “Black Hand”. (This was actually an inside joke, in reference to his status as the “black sheep” of his family.)
In preparation for an inevitable battle with the Coast City-based Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Hand’s made his most noteworthy invention. The device was able to absorb the residue of a Green Lantern power ring’s energy from any object that it has touched. Once fueled by this energy, his device can then be used much the same way as a Green Lantern Ring. In addition to Hal Jordan, Black Hand also battles Kilowog and the second Flash, Barry Allen over the course of his career.
For a while he retired from a life of crime and attempted to run a legitimate, if adult, business: an adult theatre. This new lease on life came to an abrupt end when it was interrupted by Guy Gardner and his girlfriend Ice. Though the incident was minor in their eyes, it spurred Hand to become a criminal once more. Further encounters with a ringless, but fierce Gardner leave him psychologically and emotionally scarred.
Shortly before Hal Jordan’s resurrection, Black Hand’s device located a spare Power Ring, held by Green Arrow in case of emergency. Black Hand tried to claim the ring for himself, but was stopped by Green Arrow, who pinned his hand to the wall. Hal Jordan, now the Spectre, burnt his hand away, stating that now “he can live up to his name”.
Black Hand, now missing his right hand and driven insane from the trauma, fled. Later, after hearing of Hal Jordan’s resurrection, he decides to live in the rebuilt Coast City to stay close to his foe. While on board an airplane, he is targeted and abducted by the Kroloteans, a race of mysterious German-speaking aliens named Kroloteans, who are akin to the gremlins of myth. They perform experiments that enhanced his inherent power, and ultimately abandon him in a public park.
He has since resurfaced in a panel scene from the Infinite Crisis, one of the several heroes and villains observed by Kal-L and Superboy Prime, but has yet to resurface after the Crisis end. The Black Lantern Corps power rings wield his very same symbol, even if their birth is fully unrelated to the villain legacy.

Abilities

Black Hand possesses a device which can manipulate the energy of Green Lantern power rings. It can obtain this energy by directly draining it from a ring, or via the residue a power ring gives off. Like power rings, however, it needs to replenish this energy on a regular basis in order to operate. Hand usually does this during battles with one or more Green Lanterns, and has also used it to help him locate nearby power rings. This technically makes the device somewhat similar to Qwardian power rings, especially those wielded by Sinestro.
Though this device is a product of his creative genius, it is unclear if he can create any other such powerful technology. His current mental instability also put this into question.
Due to the actions of extraterrestrials who subjected him to experimentation, he now has a means to recreate his hand. The experiments granted Black Hand the ability to consume the life-force of the living to create a new hand for himself. The amount of life-force he consumes relates to the amount of time he can control the limb. As a side effect, he assumes a zombie-like, decaying appearance.

Personality

After suffering various psychological traumas, Black Hand has developed from an average, gimmicky villain to a fearsome and insane force. Beginning as a criminal mastermind, his goals, including becoming rich quickly, were not unlike many villains of the time. However, his repeated defeats had a horrible effect on his psyche. A therapist he was seeing at one point stated that he possessed an innate fear of superheroes. One late night, while suffering from depression, he had a chance meeting with several superheroes (G’nort, Martian Manhunter and Kilowog). Witnessing the assembled heroes meeting at an exclusive skyscraper restaurant, this further caused his deteriorating psyche to break and he had a screaming panic attack. The proverbial last straw may have him his abduction by aliens. After this, and his discovery of the powers the gave him, a clear change occurred. The character now speaks less often in humorous hoary idioms, but instead referencing his deepening belief in the power of death.

He has a huge head, Hector Hammon

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on January 24, 2008

What a day I had. I had a speedy day at work and I got home to find my fiancé was waiting for me. After a brief talk we put things in order for her moving back on Sunday. I then proceeded to put my new computer desk together. 3 and a half hours it was finally done and I’m typing from it now. I know my knees are going to thank me when I’m working on my webpages and future blogs. Anyhow, enough about me let’s turn to today’s post, Hector Hammon. Mr. Potato head here has been a thorn in the side of both Green Lantern and the Justice League for a number of years. I always thought of him as weird but the last couple of years. He’s turned into the Hannibal Lector of the DC Universe, minus eating eating people. So, pull up a chair and check out everyone’s favorite evil couch potato.

Hammond is a fugitive on the run from the law when he discovers the fragments of a strange meteor in the woods (part of this meteor lands in Africa, where it evolves the gorillas inhabiting the area. One of these gorillas later becomes the supervillain Gorilla Grodd). Observing that radiation from the meteor has caused the nearby plants to evolve rapidly, Hammond decides to kidnap four scientists and expose them to the meteor. The radiation causes their intellects to evolve, but also has the side effect of sapping their wills. Hammond is able to force the scientists to use their hightened intellect to create amazing new inventions, which Hammond sells for his own profit.
Hammond rapidly becomes a rich celebrity due to the wealth he has acquired. Hal Jordan asks his friend and mechanic, Thomas Kalmaku, to take on the role of the Green Lantern while Jordan investigates Hammond. Jordan creates a duplicate power ring and costume for Kalmaku to fool Hammond. Unaware of the impersonation, Hammond kidnaps Kalmaku, steals his ring and turns him into a chimpanzee. Jordan confronts Hammond personally in a destructive battle of power rings that ends only when Hammond’s ring charge expires, allowing Jordan to capture him and restore Kalmaku and the scientists.
Hammond returns in Justice League of America #14 (September 1962), where he has managed to escape from prison and deliberately exposes himself to the meteorite. The radition causes his brain to grow to enormous size, granting him psionic powers as well as immortality in the process. Unfortunately, his body becomes immoblized and he loses the power to speak. Trapped in a motionless state, Hammond is still able to use his psionic powers to control the Green Lantern’s mind. He attempts to steal the Green Lantern’s ring, but Jordan manages to command his ring to drain itself of power when it leaves his finger. He is then able to render Hammond unconscious with a punch to the jaw.
Hammond is responsible for the creation of the second Royal Flush Gang in Justice League of America #203 (June 1982). Hammond and the Gang are defeated when Dr. Martin Stein, one half of the superhero Firestorm, subdues Hector on the astral plane.In addition to battling Hal Jordan, Hammond has also fought Alan Scott as well as Kyle Rayner.

Hammond has reappeared now that Hal Jordan has returned as Green Lantern. Recently, after his capture and further experimentation by the gremlins, he seems to have recovered the ability to speak without using telepathy.
Hammond was last seen in the Infinite Crisis: Villains United special, being broken out of prison along with several other supervillains. His present whereabouts are unknown but he has been monitoring Hal Jordan lately. There you have it, Hector Hammon.

The Gremlins

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on January 23, 2008

Here they are, those nastly little guys known as the Gremlins of Krolot from sector 312. Now, funny story but Geoff Johns has kind of had a thing for writing about gremlins for a while. He even made points to a new villain the pages of the Vision mini series a few years back in Avengers. I also know that Geoff was a fan of the two movies and about the stories about how these little creatures supposedly caused havoc with airplanes during World War II. These gremlins are just as nasty as others talk about. A race of capitalist scientists from the planet Krolot known for their obsession with the re-engineering of technological and biological resources from other cultures. The Gremlins have been coming to Earth for man centuries and messing around with both people and machinery over the centuries. Their most known efforts was the evolution of Green Lantern rogues, Hector Hammon and the Shark. They returned later to continue their experiments on the Shark and Hector Hammon to sell as weapons in the Rann-Thanagar War. The also arrived in Coast City to repower fellow Green Lantern foe, Black Hand into a being able to absorb the very life force out of living creatures and twists it in his own image. The Gremlins were eventually stopped by Hal Jordan who released the Shark on them and then had the air force fire on their ship. They were then turned over to Sector 2812 Green Lanterns, Tagort and Venizz.

Venizz

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on January 22, 2008

Continuing my look at the Gremlins of Sector 312, we are turning out attention to one of the Green Lanterns intending to rid the known Universe of their horrible experiments, Venizz. V has only been around a couple of years but she’s already made quite the impression with fans and other members of the Green Lantern Corps. Venizz was one of the most celebrated figures on her home planet even before she became a member of the Green Lantern Corps. A political activist, Venizz was shocked when she learned of a plague of the Krolotean Gremlins that were stealing other species’ evolutionary rights. Together with her partner, Tagort, Venizz scours her sector for any trace of the Gremlins. Lately, their search has started spilling into other parts of the universe as the Gremlins have been experimenting with other races. Most often, Earth.

There we go, short and sweet, see you soon.

Ghost in the machine, Gleen

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on January 21, 2008

Hello everyone, I hope your MLK has been a good and peaceful one. Well, I’ve decided to kick off a week long look at the Gremlins from Sector 312. Those nasty little creatures have been playing havoc with the GL Corps for years even though very few knew about it. They’ve lead to the creation of both the Shark and Hector Hammon and even had their skinny little fingers in planes and other machinery during the second world war that even current members of the Justice Society of America weren’t aware of until now. So, to start things off, I’m going to start with Gleen, one of the members of the Sinestro Corps who was part of the Gremlin Cadre that even kicked off events leading to the Blackest Night with the revamping of Black Hand.

For his tampering with the evolutionary patterns of thousands of species throughout the Universe. The Krolotean Gremlin Gleen was selected by the Sinestro Corps. Gleen is known among the Kroloteans as the most cruel and twisted, and he was part of a group of Gremlins that changed the human Hector Hammon into a telepathic super villain, evolved the Shark into the humanoid carnivore and began the experimentation with Black Hand.

There we go folks the first of several entries on the Gremlins and all their dealings. See you tomorrow for more.

Sector 1417

Posted in green lantern by mrread7 on January 20, 2008

Hello, everyone. How are we doing? I’m ok, over the weekend my stepfather celebrated this 50th birthday but going to the hospital. He’s ok and recovering but that’s not how you want to celebrate a milestone like that. He joked how he wanted a nice quiet private room with a flat screen TV but this wasn’t what he had in mind. So, while I’m trying to get my mind off of things. I decided to think about the many places in the GL mythos and decided to talk about a few of the places in sector 1417, which is Sinestro’s home sector in space. There are tons of planets and species in this sector of space but only a few cool places have been revealed. I thought I share a few of them.

Korugar

A once peaceful world, Sinestro was initially considered to be one of the greatest Green Lanterns, but as the years passed, he became more and more fixated not simply on protecting the magenta-skinned Korugarians, but on preserving order in their society. Eventually he concluded that the best way to accomplish this was to conquer them, and to rule the planet as a dictator. When Hal Jordan joined the Corps, Sinestro was assigned to be his instructor; during his absence, the Korugarians rebelled. When Jordan saw this, he reported Sinestro to the Guardians; consequently, Sinestro was arrested, and his Green Lantern Ring was given to Katma Tui, the leader of the rebellion. However, taking on the ring, Katma Tui was considered doomed and she was never allowed again to return to her homeworld. Korugar went on and rebuilt but the emblem of the Green Lantern Corps was considered a symbol of oppression and slavery and was to never again be seen on the planet. Soranik Natu has now become the most recent member of the Green Lantern Corps.

Betrassus

A world rich in transitional ores. The planet is currently ruled by a Feudarl Society under the Royal House of Betra. It is a world known for it’s assassins and civil wars. Princess Iolande who is Natu’s sector partner is from this world. She is currently trying to bring peace to her planet.

C’Ythonis


C’Ythonis is a planet constantly plagued with light rain and mountain ranges. Most of it’s people live on small swamp like towns in the marsh lands. They are a peaceful people with a military government.

There are a few of the places of Sector 1417.

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