The Green Lantern Corps Podcast

It’s my birthday.

Posted in Uncategorized by mrread7 on February 29, 2008

Yep, March 1st, 1978 at 7:36 am pacific standard time I was born. So, here I am 30 and still reading comics. Oh well, I still love and I’m hoping my 30’s will be a lot better than my twenties. They weren’t bad but more bad memories than good. So, here’s to 30 and many more.


Kraken, power of the warrior

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on February 28, 2008

Time to zip over to the Fourth World a bit and look up Kraken, another Alpha-Lantern who has been in the spotlight lately. As we tick closer to Final Crisis, all the New Gods are becoming more and more prominent.

Little is known about the enigmatic Green Lantern called Kraken, save for her daring rescue of Raker Qarrigat from Darkseid’s clutches and her desire to see justice served. It is rumored that Kraken has been targeted by the Female Furies of Apokolips. However, that has changed since the death of Granny Goodness and the Furies at the hands of the New Gods Slayer. Her transformation to an Alpha-Lantern has distanced herself from Raker.

I have to admit I liked Kraken’s pre-Alpha-Lantern look instead of her look as an Alpha-Lantern. However, her attitude has become more focused on finding justice against Darkseid.

Get it right

Posted in Uncategorized by mrread7 on February 27, 2008

I was trying to get over something that bad happened to me today, so I was looking over a couple of comics and I noticed a few things. There is a lot of lost communication between books these days. It doesn’t matter if it’s DC or Marvel, it’s like editors or writers fall asleep at the wheel some times. I’ll give a few examples.

Old Tattoo Man is alive again

Recently in Justice League of America, a group of villains lead by the Key sought sanctuary from the Suicide Squad instead of being launched to the prison planet, Salvation. Well, while they explained there is a new Dr. Polaris wearing the costume of the old one. Apparently the original Tattoo Man is alive and well instead of being shattered like glass at the hands of Mirror Master in Checkmate. I don’t know about you but there is a new Tattoo Man who is a lot cooler and better motivated than the original. Plus, he’s african-american and not a bald white guy with a snake on his head.

Can’t keep a neck line right

My favorite Green Lantern, Soranik Natu has a very distinct uniform. She has a low dropping neck line that goes down to her cleavage. Now, I get that they want to tone down the sex factor these days in comics but come on. How come we get three artist that have the low neck line but every one else gives her a Star Trek neck line and stops before her collar bones?

Sonar and Sonar?

Ok, you have the original who was thought dead? Then you have the new one who is a cyborg who can’t seem to have any motivation but to fight Kyle Rayner. Then the original is back and broken free during Infinite Crisis and all of a sudden is a diplomat? Then the second one is gone again? I’m a little confused here, how did all of this happen or should I blame Superman-Prime for punching the crystal wall again?

DC New Frontier

Posted in News by mrread7 on February 27, 2008

Just released yesterday is the full length animated feature based on Dawyne Cooke’s DC New Frontier comic. This movie re-imagines the DC universe, especially the Justice League of America and the Legion Doom. However, it doesn’t stray away from the origins of the characters at all. In fact, this probably has the best incarnation of Hal Jordan from origin to status as Green Lantern that has ever been done. I’m getting my copy later this week and I’ll post a full review later on here at the Spotlight.

Bounty hunter and Sinestro Corps member, Fatality

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on February 25, 2008

Here she is, Fatality, the Green Lantern hunter herself. Fatality has been a very deep and motivative villain since showing up in the early 90’s. One of the last survivors of a planet that was destroyed by accident by John Stewart. Since that day, Fatality has made it her mission to kill all Green Lanterns. Through her life mission she has lost both her arms and one of her ears. About 46% of her body is now cybernetic and has them up graded a few times. Here is her tale:

he eldest child of the planet Xanshi’s ruling family, the girl who would one day call herself Fatality was sent off-world to be educated by the fabled Warlords of Okaara. When Xanshi was destroyed due to a miscalculation by Green Lantern John Stewart, she became her world’s sole survivor. Learning of Xanshi’s fate, and that a Green Lantern was responsible, she left Okaara and dedicated herself to becoming the deadliest warrior in all the universe. Remaining ignorant of Stewart’s identity, she swore vengeance on all Green Lanterns, hunting down members of the Corps and accumulating a grisly collection of trophies. When the Green Lantern Corps was rendered powerless, Fatality viewed the last Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner, as her ultimate prize. Their conflict took them from Earth to a desolate planetoid, where during combat she discovered Stewart was to blame for Xanshi’s destruction. Fatality seemingly perished in the battle, though no body (save a severed arm) was recovered. Fatality would later reappear on Earth, having acquired a prosthetic arm and a Qwardian yellow power ring. She again fought Kyle Rayner, who convinced her to remove the yellow ring. The Qwardians had booby trapped the ring, causing it to explosively teleport away after being removed, thus destroying Fatality’s (remaining) arm. After being imprisoned on Earth for a while, she was eventually released by Major Force. She has since been seen working as a bounty hunter in the Vega System in the 2005 miniseries Green Lantern Corps: Recharge.
She became a member of the earth-based Secret Society of Super Villains. While in battle she loses an ear to Vandal Savage’s daughter, Scandal.
Most recently, she is seen among the new Injustice League, with a new Sinestro Corps ring and the Sinestro Corps member of Sector 1313. She was banished to the prison planet, Salvation following capture by the Suicide Squad.

There you have it, Fatality. While her costume is a tribute to the Green Lantern’s she’s killed. I would have been happier if they would have given her a partial redesign to fit in more with the Sinestro Corps. I mean Mongul just has the Parallax logo on his chest and his gauntlets and boots have been redone. I mean, nothing major but at least a bit of a yellow version of her current costume. Oh well, maybe next time.


Posted in News by mrread7 on February 24, 2008

Well, here it is the end of the month and after such a busy week last week. I’ve decided to do a few teasers. First is one from youtube, which is this great teaser fan made trailer for The Blackest Night in 2009. In doing so, I’m doing a few myself. March is Booster Gold month, what does that have to do with Green Lantern? More than you can imagine. Second I’ll be looking at the city without fear itself, Coast City. Then get ready in April as we do our own little Countdown to Final Crisis. From the rise of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World to the Death of the New Gods. It’s going to be a wild ride. Also remember, this week and next week wraps up my Alpha-Lanterns spotlight. Lots to come people.

Varix, super cop

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on February 21, 2008

I’ve had such a busy week, and I had a spam post on here I wasn’t able to do much with the blog this week outside the profiles. So, I’m going to finish up the week on everyone’s favorite super cop, Varix.

Varix is a venerable law enforcement officer on the planet Naktos. He was given his ring by the aging Green Lantern Ghrelk after Ghrelk was forced to retire due to a mysterious illness that destroyed his brain. Varix is a hypochondriac, in addition to his predecessor’s fall to disease, half o his world was decimated by the yellow plague of Ghera. An injustice he hopes to one day solve. He was given the option of becoming an Alpha Lantern by the Guardians of the Universe, a choice he made with out a second thought. Since his emotions have pretty much been striped from him, his hypochondria has supposedly been removed but it is unknown at this time.

See you guys next week, hopefully I’ll have a little bit more time to do more updates and get some cool stuff out before my birthday.

Me am… Yellow Lantern

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on February 19, 2008

A few people were asking me when I was going to get this to this guy and here he finally is, Yellow Lantern. The Bizarro of the Sinestro Corps. This guy is a laugh out loud knock out. He constantly shoots himself in the face with his own ring or ends up doing the opposite of what he is trying to accomplish.

Created by Bizarro to protect Bizarro World, Yellow Lantern is the Bizarro version of Hal Jordan. Unaware of his own power, Yellow Lantern unwittingly incinerated over a dozen people in New York during hte Sinestro Corps’ assault on Earth. He returned to Bizarro World where he battle Superman before shooting himself in the face and knocking himself out.

Ah, you can never have enough Bizarros.

Final Crisis #1 revealed

Posted in News by mrread7 on February 17, 2008

The very first cover for Final Crisis has been released and boy is it a beauty. Hal Jordan all the way. Check out the rest.

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and covers by J.G. Jones
Witness the historic start of the final chapter in the Crisis trilogy that could only spring from the mind of Grant Morrison — Final Crisis, featuring stunning art by J.G. Jones (52 Covers)! Worlds will live and heroes will die in this epic tale spanning the beginning and end of the DC Universe!
The entire Multiverse is threatened as the mysterious Libra assembles an army of the DCU’s most terrifying super villains. But what is the ultimate plan, and who will live to find out?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.G. Jones that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 28 • 1 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by J.G. Jones
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating Final Crisis! Featuring sketches and character designs by J.G. Jones and script notes and designs by Grant Morrison, this special issue will give readers a sneak preview of what to expect in Final Crisis.
On sale May 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

It’s not easy being Green Man

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on February 16, 2008

Returning to my look on the new Alpha-Lanterns, we turn to an old favorite of mine, Green Man. I don’t know what it is, if it’s my liking of frogs or just the pure awesome character that Green Man is. I just like this green Green Lantern. So, sit back and let the people of Wiki tell the tale. Green Man” is the adopted name of the Green Lantern from the Space Sector designated 2828 by the Green Lantern Corps. Uxorians frown upon individuality, and in Green Man’s own words, “On Uxor, all are one.” Green Man was a misfit who rebelled against his society’s anti-individualism, and longed for a personal identity. When the Guardians of the Universe offered him a position as a member of their Green Lantern Corps, Green Man jumped at the chance. One of the complications of this choice was that Green Man could never again legally enter his home star system, because of the pact the Guardians made with the Psions of Vega, which prohibits the Corps presence in that sector. Green Man’s enlistment of the aid of the Omega Men in attacking the nestworld of a group of humanoid arachnids called the Spider Guild a few light years outside the Vega system resulted in a reprimand by the Guardians, which ultimately led to the Green Man quitting the Green Lantern Corps and joining the Omega Men.
As a member of the Omega Men, Green Man encountered many other beings in his adventures, such as the goddess X’Hal, who lived inside the star Vega; the whale-like Viathans; the Psions, who performed experiments on Green Man when he was brought to their research center, Wombworld; the Tamarans, and others. The Green Man was apparently killed by Durlans in the Invasion! mini-series when the Omega Men were attacked by a coalition of aliens who were eliminating any opposition, including members of the then-disbanded Green Lantern Corps.

he Green Man, or another Uxorian, resurfaced and was partnered with the robot Stel, the Green Lantern of the planet Grenda, in Sector 3009.1, as seen in the miniseries Green Lantern Corps: Recharge. Whether or not this is the original Green Man or another Uxorian has not been revealed. Green Man was one of the Lanterns who participated in the defense of Oa against the onslaught of Superboy-Prime, as depicted in Infinite Crisis #7. Green Man recently killed his partner Stel, after visiting Mogo and becoming infected by Despotellis, a member of the Sinestro Corps. Showing remorse over the apparent death of his partner, Green Man searched for Stel, and found him badly damaged, but functioning. The two then retreated to Mogo to ready themselves physically and mentally for the attacking Sinestro Corps. He choose to become an Alpha Lantern with a blessing from his partner, Stel.

There it is, the Green Man.

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