The Green Lantern Corps Podcast

It’s My Birthday

Posted in Uncategorized by mrread7 on February 28, 2009

Yep, I turn 31 today, I’m all grown up and still reading comics but I love it. You never get to old for it.


Green Spotlight Podcast/Final Crisis Podcast Special

Posted in Uncategorized by mrread7 on February 28, 2009

West, Kuhan, Ray, Juan and myself talk about Grant Morrison and JG Jones epic series, Final Crisis. We talk about the series and tie ins. We discuss what we love, didn’t like or what made our brains hurt. This was a lot of fun and we hope to do something similar in the future with Legion of 3 Worlds. Enjoy. Beware of explicit language.

Green Lantern: First Flight

Posted in News by mrread7 on February 28, 2009

The fabric of intergalactic justice is threatened – until Hal Jordan arrives for his initial mission – in the animated Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated hero’s first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def for $29.98 (SRP) and $34.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). Order due date for all versions is June 23, 2009.

Green Lantern #38 Review

Posted in green lantern by mrread7 on February 27, 2009

Rage of the Red Lanterns part 4

On Earth at Ferris Aircraft, Tom is talking with some of the pilots about how Hal Jordan was able to get Carol Ferris to give him a second look. Tom just tells them that Carol made it her number one rule not to date employees. Over in Carol’s office she calls Hal’s phone number and instead gets Jillian “Cowgirl” Pearlman. Carol asks if Jill has heard from Hal Jordan. Jillian tells her she hasn’t since he took off into space to witness Sinestro’s execution. Jill asks if Carol wants to leave a message but she instead hangs up the phone and then turns to a picture of her and Hal as kids with their fathers. Back in space on the planet, Ysmault, Hal Jordan struggles to speak through the red power ring that has now taken him over. He hears the words: “Hate, anger, rage” coming from his ring. He calls out Sinestro’s name and then attacks Blue Lanterns, Warth and Saint Walker. Unlike other Red Lanterns, Hal is able to form energy constructs from his ring due to his strong will power. The Blue Lanterns barely keep Hal’s attacks in check as the other members of the Red Lantern Corps start surrounding them. Saint Walker doesn’t give up hope for them though, they will see the light of hope again. Atrocitus in the mean time orders Hal to kill Sinestro, while he attacks Saint Walker. Atrocitus holds Walker’s ring close to his head and orders Walker to unleash his full power on him while the Sinestro Corps members are being attacked by Hal Jordan. Atrocitus goes on to tell them that he knows their rings secrets as Hal Jordan prepares to kill Sinestro. Walker calls out as Hal Jordan uses his ring to activate a ring construct of an electric chair. He flips the switch as Atrocitus tells Warth and Walker that without a green ring active, their rings will not work. In doing so, without will power, hope cannot work. Saint Walker then tells Atrocitus that while his ring might not work, he will never give up hope and leaps pass Atrocitus and on Hal Jordan. He then tells Hal Jordan that while he does not know if hope still exists within Hal but he welcomes him to the Blue Lantern Corps and uses his ring to infect the red power ring. In doing so, the red ring is over written and slowly turns to blue and re-activates Hal’s heart and cleanses him of the red light. Hal then rips out of his Red Lantern suit and quotes the Blue Lantern oath and is free as he sees images of his earlier days with Sinestro and his feelings for Cowgirl.

As a result, Sinestro is freed from the chair and tells his corps members to prepare to return to Qward as Hal Jordan attacks Atrocitus as his suit keeps alternating between Blue Lantern, Green Lantern and Red Lantern. Atrocitus is shocked that Hal was able to break free and as a result, Hal pours his enhanced powers into Atrocitus’s ring causing it to explode and knocking him back into Vice, Bleeze and Volo. Warth notices that the Sinestro Corps as Red Lantern Corps are retreating but before they can pursue, Hal Jordan cries out to Saint Walker. He shifts between Blue Lantern and Green Lantern and wants to know what they did to him. Saint Walker replies: “I… do not know.” Back on Earth, Carol Ferris looks at Hal Jordan’s old plane, Tom asks if she is OK and she tells him she wants to fly. Tom will get flight clearance for her, while the Zamarons monitor Carol’s actions. They say that her heart aches for Hal Jordan but Queen Aga’pa tells them that Carol will only need them. Back on Qward, Sinestro is told by Romat-Ru about several Sinestro Corps members have either been imprisoned or have sided with Mongul on Daxam. Sinestro tells him and his other loyal corps members that he will deal with this but he has to take care of family matters first. He chats his oath and unleashes the Yellow Central Power Battery from the ground and recharges his ring all the way and then orders it to take him back to Korugar to find his daughter. Over in the Vega System on the planet, Okaara. The Controllers have killed off the guardians of the orange light and find several beings wrapped in vines near the entrance. Inside, a voice cries out: “You promised Guardians. You promised it would be mine.” On Oa, Scar hears the voice of Larfleeze but she wants him to cry out and join the others. Back on the dark side of Ysmault, Atrocitus is asking to show him the location of Odym, while on Odym, Ganthet and Sayd are training the new Blue Lantern of Sector 3. While Carol Ferris back on Earth is approached by Star Sapphire ring and Scar sees that the War of Light is erupting and descends down a secret stair case under Oa. There she releases the Book of Black.

As Scar’s black tears fall unto the book, a tale is revealed, showing the origins of both Hal Jordan and John Stewart. In the present, John is at the asteroid belt that used to be the planet, Xandith playing target practice. Guy Gardner talks with John as he vents but he soon stops seeing Fatality now a Star Sapphire lying on one of the asteroids. John stops from shooting her and approaches her and ignores Guy’s voice. Back on Earth, Hal Jordan has returned to normal and asks Tom if he’s seen Carol. Tom tells Hal that she came back from her flight and then left. He’s worried about her, something is bothering her but Hal believes she just wants some alone time. Tom tells her, Carol is always alone. It is then revealed that Carol has accepted the violet power ring. She then recites the Star Sapphire Oath: “For hearts long lost and full of fright. For those alone in Blackest Night accept our ring and join our fight. Love conquers all with Violet Light!” She is then surrounded by other Star Sapphires. Hal then decides to fly by her place and see if she is doing all right. Scar then finishes her tale showing Hal Jordan and Sinestro surrounded by Black Lanterns while John Stewart is reunited with a Black Lantern Katmonti. While Black Hand kneels before his master and Alan Scott, Mordru and Torquemada are shackled and being judged by the Guardians of the Universe. Soon all the corps logos appear in front of Scar and says: Let there be light… so that it can be consumed by darkness. End of issue.

Despite some delays, Rage of the Red Lanterns comes to its exciting conclusion. I love the secret of the Blue Lanterns and seeing Hal Jordan kick all kinds of ass as both a Red Lantern and Blue Lantern was great stuff. I do feel that Carol Ferris showing back up was sudden and her taking the Star Sapphire power again felt kind of rushed. However, I can’t wait for Agent Orange to start next month and what Scar is leading all the Lantern Corps towards. Geoff Johns does a masterful job as always and I’m sad to see Ivan Reis leaving this title. However, the man is drawing Blackest Night in July, so I’ll be patient unlike Agent Orange.

Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #2

Posted in Uncategorized by Podcast on February 24, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #2
After a long wait and a lot of editing. Episode 2 is finally ready. Join Kuhan, West, Rayner 2814 and myself as we talk about the latest news on: The Blackest Night, DC Direct Toys, the upcoming movie. We cover Green Lantern Corps from Recharge to Sins of the Star Sapphire and listen to what TV shows should be developed from the Green Lantern Corps. This episode was a lot of fun but beware of explicate material.

GL Spotlight Album Art

GL Spotlight Album Art

Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #2

Posted in podcast by mrread7 on February 24, 2009

After a long wait and a lot of editing. Episode 2 is finally ready. Join Kuhan, West, Rayner 2814 and myself as we talk about the latest news on: The Blackest Night, DC Direct Toys, the upcoming movie. We cover Green Lantern Corps from Recharge to Sins of the Star Sapphire and listen to what TV shows should be developed from the Green Lantern Corps. This episode was a lot of fun but beware of explicate material.

Green Lantern animated movie summer 2009

Posted in News by mrread7 on February 23, 2009

The ‘Wonder Woman’ DVD landed on our doorstep this weekend. We watched the movie and it’s a great flick, but that’s not what we’re here to write about today.

Included as an extra on the DVD is the exclusive first look at DC Universe’s upcoming ‘Green Lantern’ animated movie!

We were surprised to see this, since we hadn’t even heard about the film before. Color us even more surprised when it’s revealed that the film is due out later this year.

The first six minutes of the ten minute feature focuses on bringing the uninitiated up to speed with who and what the Green Lantern is, in terms of the history of the comics as well as the character.

But then producer Bruce Timm, director Lauren Montgomery and voice director Andrea Romano begin to take us behind the scenes of the movie, introducing the cast along with artwork from the production.

So who’s voicing Hal Jordan in the movie?

None other than Christopher Meloni of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ fame.

The story follows Hal’s acquisition of the ring and his journey into the Corps where he meets his mentor Sinestro, played by Victor Garber of ‘Alias’.

The film looks to be heavy science rather featuring space faring adventure rather than Earthbound action. In fact it looks as if dozens of GL Corps members will appear, with Kilowog, Boodikka and Ch’p figuring prominently.

Michael Madsen (‘Kill Bill’) voices Kilowog while Tricia Helfer (‘Battlestar Galactic’) plays Boodikka.

No actual animation from the film is revealed, but the preview does show lots of design drawings, story boards and animatics, some of which we present below.

The “first look” closes with the declaration that ‘Green Lantern’ will be on DVD and Blu-Ray Summer 2009!

Deadly obsession, Fatality

Posted in Profiles,Star Sapphires by mrread7 on February 22, 2009

Hi everyone, sorry about the lack of updates this weekend. I was very busy and the weather up by me has been very crappy. I even had to crash at my girlfriend’s place. Well, that wasn’t really crappy, that was great but anyhow… I’m going to wrap up Star Sapphire month this week and I thought the best way was to look at a certain character that has been part of many groups the last few years. Fatality. The woman who blames John Stewart for the death of her world and all other Green Lanterns but can you blame her? John Stewart’s greatest shame was destroying her world. Since then she has wanted revenge but instead of getting a red power ring. She has gotten a yellow one and how she has a violet one as a Star Sapphire. Let’s look at her troubling history:

The 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 Warlords of Okaara. Xanshi is destroyed due to a miscalculation by Green Lantern John Stewart (in Cosmic Odyssey); he is unable to stop a bomb colored yellow, the Green Lantern’s only weakness at the time. Fatality becomes her world’s sole survivor. Learning of Xanshi’s fate, and that a Green Lantern was responsible, she leaves Okaara and dedicates herself to becoming the deadliest warrior in all the universe. Remaining ignorant of Stewart’s identity, she swears vengeance on all Green Lanterns.
When the Green Lantern Corps is rendered powerless, Fatality views the last Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner, as her ultimate prize. Their conflict takes them from Earth to a desolate planetoid, where during combat she discovers Stewart was to blame for Xanshi’s destruction. Fatality seemingly perishes in the battle, though no body (save a severed arm) is recovered.

Fatality later appears on Earth, having acquired a prosthetic arm and a Qwardian yellow power ring. She again fights Kyle Rayner, who convinces her to remove the yellow ring. The Qwardians had booby trapped the ring, causing it to explosively teleport away after being removed. This destroyed Fatality’s (remaining) arm.
After being imprisoned on Earth for a while, she was released by the villain Major Force. She has since been seen working as a bounty hunter in the Vega System in the Green Lantern Corps: Recharge mini-series.
She later 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 was seen among the new Injustice League, with a new Sinestro Corps yellow power ring. Later, she was captured by the Zamarons and experimented upon, and became the Star Sapphire of Sector 1313.

Now she’s heading to reunite with John, will she kill him or become his lover? How about both? We’ll find out soon.

Ivan Reis: Preparing for Blackest Night

Posted in blackest night,News by mrread7 on February 19, 2009

While the current stories in Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps are building toward the Blackest Night event coming up later this year, artist Ivan Reis is already there.

As he sat in Artist’s Alley at New York Comic Con, the Green Lantern artist was in the midst of working on Blackest Night, which will kick off with issue #0 on Free Comic Book Day in May.

Reis started drawing comics professionally when he was only 14 years old, working in his home country of Brazil. Five years later, he debuted in American comics with Ghost for Dark Horse. Over his career since, he’s worked on comics for various publishers, including Marvel and DC, but really caught the attention of fans with the epic space battles he drew in the DC mini-series Rann-Thanagar War in 2005.

Since becoming the regular penciler on Green Lantern with issue #10 in 2006, Reis has been chronicling the saga of the Green Lanterns and other energy-wielding corps, teaming with writer Geoff Johns for the top-selling title.

After Reis drew 43 pages for Green Lantern #25, the much-anticipated final issue of Sinestro Corps War in 2007, the artist told Newsarama that it was the biggest and most important comic he’d ever drawn.

But as we spoke to him in New York, it became clear that he now believes his work on Blackest Night will become even more important. As the Brazilian artist talked to us at his table on the convention floor, his friend and fellow-DC-artist Joe Prado translated many of the questions and answers as Reis struggled to express just how excited he is to be working on Blackest Night. Click on the link above to read the whole story.

DC Comics for May 2009

Posted in News by mrread7 on February 17, 2009

A day later than usual due to the holiday, but here is DC’s FULL solicitations and cover images for May 2009

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