The Green Lantern Corps Podcast


Plans for the new GLspotlight

Posted in News by mrread7 on May 30, 2009

Hello everyone, as you can see we are moving not only towards Blackest Night in the next month but also the new redesigned Green Lantern Spotlight, which will now be the GLspotlight. The new site will merge with the Green Lantern Corps. We will have a slew of new sections that include everything Green Lantern and Green Lantern related. Forums, the latest news, Movie reviews, Ryan’s Rants. Which will feature my look at other comics that I read and recommend. More comic book reviews on all things Green Lantern, our podcasts and much, much more. It’s going to be great.

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Green Lantern #41 Review

Posted in green lantern,Orange Lantern Corps by mrread7 on May 29, 2009


Agent Orange part 3

Deep within the temple of the Orange Light on the planet, Okaara. Hal Jordan awakes to see rotting food placed before him and a voice calling out to him. “Are you hungry Green Lantern?” “I’m always hungry” Larfleeze better known as Agent Orange, the leader of the Orange Lantern Corps soon emerges and starts to eat the decaying food. Hal says that Larfleeze looks like a cross between a boar and Gonzo from The Muppets even if he always liked Kermit. Hal asks who he is. Larfleeze tells him he is the owner of everything except for the blue power ring on Hal’s left hand. Soon, Orange Lanterns appear bringing more food to Larfleeze. He tells Hal that all the Orange Lanterns he stole their essence and made them into his corps through the hundreds of orange power rings that he keeps safe guarded. They are all thieves and fools that dared to cross his path and never lived to tell the tale. He tells Hal Jordan he has tasted the green power ring many times and more recently the yellow. However, he has never had a blue ring. Larfleeze tells Hal it’s so soft and hums a sweet sound and he asks what is it full of. Soon the blue power ring says: “Hope.” “What do you hope for” and erupts in blue light when Agent Orange touches it. Larfleeze tells the ring he hopes for everything and that the blue ring is like his but Hal tells him it isn’t. Larfleeze hopes the blue ring will fill him with enough power he will no longer hunger and tries to once again take the ring. The blue power ring zaps Agent Orange telling him that: “Hope is selfless.” Hal then jets forward hitting Larfleeze but Agent Orange bites into Hal’s arm.

Above them, the Orange Lantern Corps attacks both the Green Lantern Corps and the Guardians of the Universe. They cannot fight the power of the Orange Lanterns due to the nature of their being. Soon, the Orange Lanterns grab John Stewart by his limbs and try to start tearing him apart like they did to Gretti but soon they blasted and encased in crystal thanks to Fatality. John doesn’t know what to make of this but Fatality tells him that she spent so long hating him but now has a new mission and then asks John Stewart: “Have you ever been in love?” Far away in sector 2814 on the planet, Ungara. Sinestro visits the grave of Abin Sur before being contacted by Tekik. Tekik tells Sinestro they have arrived on Zamaron, Sinestro tells Tekik that he is on his way and tells Tekik that the Zamarons will see love die by his corps. Over in Sector 666, the Green Lantern Ash has taken a brief moment to write in his journal. He is writing a letter to his dead wife about his mission. That the closer he gets to finding the Anti-monitor, the more that the vampiric creatures that took her away are closing in on him. However, he will take them down and they will die, die horribly. Back on Okaara, Agent Orange continues to send his Orange Lanterns at Hal Jordan to get his ring. Hal decides that the stalemate they’ve created can be resolved. He will trade his blue ring for hearing what really happened in the Vega System. After some thought, Larfleeze decides to tell Hal his tale.

Billions of years ago, Larfleeze along with four others of his kind stole several items from the former Guardian home world of Maltus. They were chased by the Manhunters and lost one of their members, Chattle to them. Escaping, they found a map that was created by the rogue guardian, Krona. It told of a fable treasure worth more than anything. They followed the map to the planet, Okaara. Within the Jungle of Weeds, Flob was captured by one of the living weeds that dwell ed in the jungle and killed. The others fell into the temple below them. Inside they found the Orange Lantern. Soon all three of them were consumed by hunger and fought over the Orange Power Battery. The Guardians of the Universe along with the Manhunters soon arrived but the orange light was unleashed and killed several of the Guardians and Manhunters. Unable to contain the Orange Light due to it’s draining abilities. Larfleeze and Blooch soon remained fighting over the light. With no choice, the remaining Guardians made a pact with Larfleeze and Blooch. They did not want the Orange Lantern only the box they had stolen from Maltus. In doing so, the Orange Light could stay within the Vega System and they could not venture out. However, only one of them could have the Orange Light, which eventually Larfleeze won. The Guardians of the Universe then buried the knowledge of the Orange Light from the Book of Oa and never revealed it to the Green Lantern Corps after the Manhunters were decommissioned. Just as they buried the Massacre of Sector 666 and Parallax. Surprised, Hal asks how Larfleeze knows about Parallax. Larfleeze then answers: “What do you think was in the box, Lantern?”

Having told his tale, he once again asks for the blue ring but Hal can’t get it off but Larfleeze will wait no longer. He fashions a orange blade from his ring and slices off Hal’s left arm. He then takes the ring off of Hal’s hand and the ring soon replies: “Larfleeze of Ogatoo.” “Welcome to the Blue Lantern Corps.” End of issue. While an exciting issue, it’s pretty clear that this is Larfleeze’s story than Hal Jordan’s. Hal has kind of taken a back seat the last two issues as the Orange Lanterns have taken more center stage. However, Geoff Johns has really started some interesting developments with John Stewart and Fatality and really put the Guardians in a more darker light than normal. While I’m not worried about more rewriting of Green Lantern history. It seems the Guardians really kept changing their minds when it came to the other colors of the emotional spectrum, whether they knew of them or not. The art work by Philip Tan is spectacular as always and his origin story for Larfleeze was well told. Great issue over all.

Road to Blackest Night: Tomasi on the GL Corps & Tales

Posted in blackest night,News by mrread7 on May 27, 2009


As the Green Lantern titles head toward this summer’s Blackest Night event, things are looking grim for the future of the GL Corps.

Not only is there that pesky little Blackest Night prophesy that predicts the end of the universe, but all hell has broken loose on Oa in the Green Lantern Corps title by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. There’s a prison riot tearing the place apart, Sinestro is psychologically torturing his just-revealed Green Lantern daughter, Sodam Yat had to sacrifice himself to save others, and the Guardian named Scar is sneaking around, prodding the Guardians of the Universe to act in desperation. And that’s just the last issue. Of course, readers should have known there were big things coming from a storyline called “Emerald Eclipse,” the title of the current arc. In the Green Lantern universe, titles like “Emerald Dawn” and “Emerald Twilight” still get loyal Lantern fans talking, so all the writing was on the wall. While it may not be surprising that Tomasi is saying “nothing will ever be the same” after this story, what is surprising is that it looks like, in this case, the oft-used phrase may be true.
Working in conjunction with Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns, Tomasi is also writing the three-issue mini-series Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, which begins in July after Blackest Night #1. Tomasi will also be writing Batman: Blackest Night, where the zombies populating the DCU this summer take a truly gruesome turn for DC’s new Batman, Dick Grayson, when he faces the “Black Lantern Flying Graysons.”
Newsarama talked to Tomasi about his upcoming work on the Blackest Night tie-ins, as well as what’s coming up for the characters in Green Lantern Corps.

Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #6

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on May 26, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #6

Join Ryan, West, Andrew, Ray and Mew as they discuss the very latest news about everything Green Lantern. The guys review Blackest Night #0 from Free Comic Book Day and give their predictions, hopes and dreams for the biggest ever, BLACKEST NIGHT.

GL Spotlight Album Art

GL Spotlight Album Art

Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #6

Posted in podcast by mrread7 on May 26, 2009

After a brief time off. West, Andrew, Ray, Mew and I review Blackest Night #0 and what’s coming up for the huge Green Lantern event. Guest staring my cat, Simon.

Orange Survival, Symone Tiberious

Posted in Orange Lantern Corps,Profiles by mrread7 on May 21, 2009

Greetings everyone. I have a small story to tell before the long holiday weekend starts. If you remember back during Blue Lantern Month. I shared the store of S’more, my former guinea pig who was written into a story of mine. Just after I posted it, I was trying to feed my cat Simon and he would not stop trying to get more food. Well, safe to say, an Orange Lantern story grew out of it. While not as emotional as S’more’s story was. This is something I did for fun.

Survival
Written by Ryan Read
Copyright May 2009

Page One
Panel One: Sector 1017, the world of Ivol

CAPTION: THEY COME FROM EVERYWHERE.

CAPTION: EVEN FROM THE SMALLEST WORLDS.
Panel Two: A small society is shown, not quite a city but not a town or village.

CAPTION: THE WORLD OF IVOL

Panel Three: The society is of cats. Dressed in various outfits

CAPTION: A SMALL BUT ADVANCED SOCIETY

Panel Four: We see a group of the cats playing in a park.

CAPTION: VERY FEW KNOW GREED.

Panel Five: We then see several of the cats being encased in stasis tubes. Due to a plague.

CAPTION: UNTIL CHAOS REIGNS.

Page Two

Panel One: We see a large warehouse where hundreds of bodies are in metal boxes

CAPTION: HUNDREDS LAYED DEAD FROM AN UNKNOWN PLAGUE.

Panel Two: We see a cat getting an injection by a nurse.

CAPTION: WITH THE ONLY CURE WAS SCARCE BUT GROWING.

Panel Three: The cat, Symone Tiberious attacks and slashes the nurse.

CAPTION: UNTIL SYMONE TIBERIOUS CAME.

Panel Four: Symone injects himself with the vaccine.

CAPTION: A SMALL VENDOR WHO CARED ONLY FOR HIS OWN LIFE.

CAPTION: HE DID WHAT HE ALWAYS DID. TAKE–

Panel Five: We see Symone on the run by foot from the authorities

CAPTION: AND RUN.

Page Three
Panel One: Symone kills two pilots on a ship

CAPTION: HIS DESIRE TO SURVIVE KNEW NO LIMITES.

Panel Two: A small ship is shown jetting away from the planet Ivol

CAPTION: NO MATTER WHERE HE WENT…

Panel Three: The ship approaches the Vega System with the Green Lantern, C’hp in hot pursuit. Blasting at the ship

CAPTION: OR WHO WAS AFTER HIM.

RING CAPTION: GREEN LANTERN 1017. WARNING!

RING CAPTION: VEGA SYSTEM IS OFF LIMITS TO THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS.

Panel Four: The ship crash lands on the planet, Okaara.

CAPTION: HE WOULD FIND A WAY.

Panel Five: Symone escapes the ship into the Forest of Weeds.

CAPTION: UNTIL HE DARED TO COME TO MY SACUARY.

Page Four
Panel One: Symone searches the forest.

CAPTION: TIRED AND HUNGRY HE SEARCHED FOR A SAFE PLACE.

Panel Two: Comes to the chamber of the Orange Light.

CAPTION: INSTEAD HE FOUND WHAT WAS MINE.

Panel Three: Symone finds the Orange Lantern.

CAPTION: HE WOULD NOT HAVE IT!

Panel Four: Symone is attacked by Blume and eaten.

BLUME: MINE!

CAPTION: I WOULD HAVE HIM.

Page Five/Splash
Panel One: Symone is captured and turned into the Orange Lantern of Sector 1017.

ORANGE RING CAPTION: SYMONE TIBERIOUS OF SECTOR 1017.

ORANGE RING CAPTION: YOU BELONG TO AGENT ORANGE.

CAPTION: BECAUSE IT’S ALL MINE!

Stepping closer

Posted in News by mrread7 on May 21, 2009

Just wanted to give everyone an update. We’ve decided on a template for the new Spotlight. It came pretty close but the winning design is going to look great. We’re also dividing the sections among us, so we can do various duties to the Spotlight. I am going to hold a poll for the new name for the Spotlight starting today. In the mean time, take a look at this wonderful coloring for page one of Blackest Night #1 by Matthias.

Construction has begun

Posted in News by mrread7 on May 18, 2009

Just to give everyone and update on things. The guys and I are working out the details on the new Spotlight site. We’re intending to do reviews on the various Blackest Night titles. As well as looks at other comics. We’re in the process of deciding on a layout for the site and after that we’ll be going into things full force. Stay tune for updates.

DC Comics’ FULL August 2009 Solicitations

Posted in News by mrread7 on May 18, 2009


Blackest Night continues in August and we have all of DC’s solicitations and images for the month

He’ll eat you up, Blume

Posted in Orange Lantern Corps,Profiles by mrread7 on May 18, 2009

With my play over and getting ready to record our next podcast later this week. It’s time for a quick look at pretty much the drill sergeant of the Orange Lantern Corps, Blume. Long ago, the being known as Blume made his way to the Forest of Weeds on Okaara. Entering the palace of Larfleeze, he was eventually killed and consumed by the orange light, and made a member of the Orange Lantern Corps. Blume himself would eventually consume others, such as Glomulus.
When Larfleeze declared the treaty between himself and the Guardians of the Universe null and void, he decided to send the Guardians a message. When Stel was pursuing a member of the Sinestro Corps, Blume was sent to consume the Sinestro and brand Stel, knowing he would be recovered by the Green Lantern Corps and returned to Oa.

We’ll learn more about Blume’s origins in July in the pages of Tales of the Corps. In the mean time, I’ll talk to everyone later.

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