The Green Lantern Corps Podcast


Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #22

Posted in podcast by mrread7 on September 24, 2009

 The guys and I return to talk about the latest issues of Green Lantern Corps, Blackest Night, Blackest Night: Batman and a few things about the Black Lanterns in general.

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The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #22

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on September 24, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #22

Join the full gang minus Kuhan for discussion on Blackest Night #3, BN: Batman #2, and GLC #40. Andrew questions West’s ratings, and Ryan gives his (non-final) goodbye among other interesting bits.

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Green Lantern December 2009

Posted in blackest night,News by mrread7 on September 21, 2009


BLACKEST NIGHT #6
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis
    The secrets of Nekron are revealed as darkness consumes the DC Universe.
    Everything else: TOP SECRET.
    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). For every 100 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 23 • 6 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #49
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ed Benes
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
    BLACKEST NIGHT continues! John Stewart comes face to face with his greatest failures, the planet Xanshi and his wife and fellow Green Lantern, Katma Tui. Plus, what does Fatality truly want with John?
    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Pat Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Ladrönn
    Red rain falls! As the Black Lanterns continue their reign of terror and chaos on Oa, things go from bad to worse when a horrible loss for the Green Lantern Corps results in Guy Gardner becoming so enraged that he becomes a Red Lantern! And hell breaks loose as the Central Power Battery faces an attack from the newly arrived Black Lantern Corphans!
    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Pat Gleason & Rebecca Buchman), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ladrönn). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: THE FLASH #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Variant cover by Francis Manapul
    The Flashes of Two Cities – Barry Allen and Wally West – battle the undead Rogues. Will the legendary speedsters be able to handle the Black Lantern Rogues’ revenge? Plus, witness the resurrection of Barry’s greatest enemy, the Reverse Flash in this hyper-speed miniseries event reuniting the fan-favorite FLASH creative team of Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins!
    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Scott Kolins), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 2 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: JSA #1
Written by James Robinson
Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy José
Cover by Eddy Barrows
Variant cover by Gene Ha
    The mystery men of yesterday are back and they seek the hearts of their new counterparts! It’s Mr. Terrific vs. Mr. Terrific, Dr. Midnite vs. Dr. Midnite, Sand vs Wesley Dodds! Can the new generation of heroes survive the rise of the Black Lantern JSA? Find out in this all-new miniseries from original JSA co-writer James Robinson and rising star artist Eddy Barrows (BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN)!
    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Eddy Barrows), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 23 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Nicola Scott
Cover by Greg Horn
Variant cover by Ryan Sook
    Fan-favorite writer Greg Rucka returns to chronicle the adventures of the Amazing Amazon in the DC Universe’s darkest hour! Black Lantern Maxwell Lord has risen and he seeks revenge and retribution for his murder at the hands of Diana. Look for unexpected changes to await Wonder Woman in the course of this series as she plays a major role in the War of Light against the Blackest Night.
    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Greg Horn), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ryan Sook). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 2 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ADVENTURE COMICS #5
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Jerry Ordway; co-feature art by Francis Manapul
Cover by Jerry Ordway
Variant Cover by Francis Manapul
     Concluding the 2-part BLACKEST NIGHT tale of Superboy-Prime! The Black Lanterns have forced Prime to face his deepest and darkest fears, but what – and who – are they? And how will Superboy-Prime strike back after this devastating attack?
    Plus, Conner Kent faces off with Superman’s greatest enemy in an exciting co-feature by Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul. That’s right: Superboy confronts Lex Luthor!
    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jerry Ordway), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul and renamed and renumbered ADVENTURE COMICS #508). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #27
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens& Norm Rapmund
    Black Lantern Ted Kord is out for blood in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue! Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes joins forces with Booster Gold in an attempt to take down Black Lantern Ted Kord once and for all. But the battle will have consequences for the Blue and the Gold, and Booster and Beetle’s lives will be forever changed!
On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DOOM PATROL #5
Written by Keith Giffen; co-feature written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art and cover by Justiniano & Livesay; co-feature art by Kevin Maguire
    The Doom Patrol battle to the death with their former teammates in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in! Faced with the imminent deaths of the entire population of Oolong Island and desperate for options, they abandon their roles as the World’s Strangest Super Heroes and take up their new roles…as live bait.
    Meanwhile, in the Metal Men co-feature, the battle between our robot friends and the living mannequins of The Clique comes to its messy conclusion.
On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S. #11
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Claude St. Aubin & Scott Hanna
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
    BLACKEST NIGHT spreads across the galaxy! Super-genius Vril Dox might be the newest Sinestro Corps recruit, but Black Lanterns Harbinger and Stealth still hit the intergalactic renegade right where it hurts! And while we wish we could say that’s the absolute worst thing that happens to Dox in this issue…we can’t.
On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #67
Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
    Black Lantern Solomon Grundy is out to destroy all monsters in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in! One target has already fallen. But who will be next? And what will it cost Man-Bat?
On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #78
Written by J.T. Krul
Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
    An unexpected BLACKEST NIGHT team-up! Ravager has sworn to kill her father Deathstroke. But what happens when they’re forced to fight side-by-side against their dead friends and relatives? Will they kill each other before the Black Lanterns do?
On sale December 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE OUTSIDERS #25
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Fernando Pasarin & Jay Leisten
Cover by Tom Mandrake
    The Outsiders’ loved ones are returning from the grave in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in, and the stirring turn of events forces the team to make some difficult choices as they struggle to survive the night and stop the Black Lanterns. But the battle will be a dangerous one, and the repercussions of this issue will be felt throughout the next year!
On sale December 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter
    The JLA can’t escape the BLACKEST NIGHT! Faced with the continuing threat of the Black Lanterns, Zatanna, Vixen and the rest of the team confront their pasts when fallen friends and foes return for blood!
On sale December 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #21

Posted in podcast by mrread7 on September 20, 2009

 The great Tony Bernard stops on by the Spotlight to talk about his work at DC, the business and just what it’s like to be just a really nice guy. Mewzard hosts as Kuhan, West and Andrew join in on the phone. Live from the Green Lantern Spotlight Golf Club.

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #21

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on September 19, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #21

Join West, Andrew, Kuhan and Mew as talk with “R.E.B.E.L.S.” writer Tony Bedard. The guys discuss what’s to come of the series, how it connects to Blackest Night, sales, future projects and Tony even hints at exclusive big news.

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Another "Crisis" is coming…

Posted in News by mrread7 on September 16, 2009

but this time, to DVD.  Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is coming Spring of next year, and I could not be happier.
An original story from award-winning animation/comics writer Dwayne
McDuffie (Justice League) rooted in DC Comics’ popular canon of
“Crisis” stories.
Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern) is executive producer.
Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern) and Sam Liu
(Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) are co-directors.
In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, a “good” Lex Luthor arrives
from an alternate universe to recruit the Justice League to help save
his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, a gang of villainous characters
with virtually identical super powers to the Justice League. What
ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that
threatens both planets and, through a diabolical plan launched by
Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.
All-star voice cast led by Mark Harmon (NCIS) as Superman, James Woods
(Ghosts of Mississippi) as Owlman, Chris Noth (Sex and the City, Law &
Order) as Lex Luthor, William Baldwin (Dirty Sexy Money) as Batman,
Gina Torres (Serenity, Firefly) as Super Woman and Bruce Davison
(X-Men) as the President.
Oh MY yes. The art style looks amazing and that Owlman is top-notch. The voice cast looks impressive as well and I can’t wait to see further additions to it later on.

Blackest Night #3 Review

Posted in blackest night by mrread7 on September 16, 2009
Blackest Night part 3
 In New York City at Columbia University, Jason Rause and his girlfriend, Jennifer talks about what they should do for a date. However, when Gen brings up what happened at dinner, Jason get’s defensive. Jason admits that when they are linked as Firestorm, he sees that she wants to be married and wants a family. Something that Jason isn’t ready for, he has just gotten use to the fact of being a super hero and a college student. Gen asks then maybe they shouldn’t be Firestorm anymore. They are soon alerted by the their JLA beeper. Back in Gotham City, Hal Jordan and Barry Allen are still battling their former friends, who have now been turned into Black Lanterns. As Barry gets a bit of a handle of things, Ronnie Raymon, the original Firestorm starts using his powers to get a handle on Barry but is tricked when Ronnie tries to pull out Barry’s heart. Barry instead tries to remove the Black Lantern power ring. In doing so, Ronnie is put in sever pain and Barry learns that these Black Lanterns aren’t really their fallen friends. They look and sound like them and even have their memories but aren’t them. They soon start to loose the tide of battle when the Atom enlarges from Hawkman’s ring and punches out his former friend.
 
   Ray reveals that he shrunk down into Carter’s Black Lantern power ring when the Hawks tried killing him after he arrived. He saw that the power rings are like dark matter and are fueling power to the various Black Lanterns from a central source, while they absorb the various emotions. Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice, Gen and Jason arrive as Firestorm. They see the world wide alert of the various cities and countries fighting off Black Lanterns. They soon attacked by Mera, who has retreated to the hall. She ends up telling her story of what happened and that they must keep the Black Lantern power rings from reaching the various dead villains in the morgue. Back in Gotham, the Black Lanterns finally start beating back the heroes but just before the Dibney’s can pull out the Atom’s heart, Idigo-1 and the rest of the Indigo Tribe attack the Black Lanterns. They soon channel the power of will power from Hal Jordan and are able to destroy Sue and Ralph’s rings, causing the two Black Lanterns to turn back into dust. They then teleport everyone back to the Hall of Justice and join Mera and Firestorm. Confused, they ask who Indigo-1 is. She starts to finally speak English and lights up her staff, to tell the tale.
  That before the Universe began, there was nothing but darkness. Then white light emerge and fought against the darkness. In doing so, the white light of life was splintered into seven different colors of emotions that went into all sentient life across the universe. Various others were able to then focus and harness the various lights such as: Atrocitus, Larfleeze, The Guardians of the Universe with the Green Lantern Corps. Sinestro, Saint Walker and the Zamarons with the Star Sapphire Corps. While the Indigo Tribe were able to channel the light of compassion and were able to then absorb and focus their light with the various other colors. She then explains that they must bring all the various corps back together to reform the white light and fight the darkness before it complete awakens and destroys everything. Hal learns that Carol Ferris has rejoined the Star Sapphires and that Sinestro is there with her. He needs to leave and get them.
  Barry quickly stops him saying that Hal is still flying off half cocked. Like he always has, that they need a plan. Hal then replies that Barry has been doing the same, while Hal lives each day like it’s his first. Barry has been living each day like it’s his last. That when Barry was first the Flash, he learned to slow down and get to know everyone and everything. Now he speeds through life and leaves nothing behind. Barry reveals that he knows this and after the Reverse Flash brought him back, he has been slowly learning to slow down. However, Hal has to do the same if they are to make it through everything. Hal agrees by they are soon attacked by the Black Lantern: Firestorm, Hawks and Martian Manhunter. The Indigo Tribe quickly teleports Hal Jordan away while both Firestorms battle. Ronnie sees that Jason has some woman in his head and uses his powers to separate the two. Jason reaches out to fight Ronnie but is absorbed into Ronnie instead. Ronnie then starts torturing Gen to get Jason to unleash his various emotions and knowledge for chemical formulas. Finally, he pushes Jason too far and then kills Gen by turning her into table salt. Which leaves Jason to admit that he loves Jennifer and that he wants to marry her but she instead lays dead. With all his emotions admitted, Ronnie starts fueling all his emotions to the Black Lantern Central Power Battery. While more Black Lantern power rings break in and all the various villain bodies from Dr. Light to Alexander Luthor rise as Black Lanterns.
   Finally, we get this story moving at a great pace. While, the cliffhanger isn’t a large impact, what the Indigo Tribe reveals is. Basically this war is a fight between Life and Death and the various beings caught in the middle. The revelations of the fact that the various corps need to come together isn’t that big of a shock. However, how they relate to each other is. Geoff Johns writes a wonderfully engaging tale while Ivan Reis blows us away with his art. I want that Indigo two-page pin up as a poster on my wall. 

Post Blackest Night Threats: New Krypton

Posted in blackest night,Profiles,Red Lantern Corps by mrread7 on September 13, 2009

  A few days ago, I talked about the threats that will linger after Blackest Night is over. Today, I’m turning over to another immediate threat, the World of New Krypton. Following the events of the “Brainiac” story arc, the entire city of Kandor now resides near the Fortress of Solitude in the North Pole, populated by 100,000 Kryptonians.

Although distracted by the recent death of his adoptive father, Jonathan Kent, Superman attempts to aid the Kryptonians in their assimilation with the rest of the Earth, something very few Kryptonians seem interested in, including the city’s leaders, Zor-El and Alura, Supergirl’s parents.
After the first televised meeting between the President of the United States and a delegation from Kandor is interrupted by a rampaging Doomsday, Zor-El and Alura form a task force determined to preemptively end any future threat to Kandor by capturing Superman’s worst villains and trapping them in the Phantom Zone. However, several human police officers are killed when they refuse to hand over the Parasite, enraging Superman.
At the same time, Lex Luthor, who has been recruited by General Sam Lane to halt the Kryptonian “invasion,” gains control of Brainiac and unleashes his robot army from within the depths of the alien’s spaceship, currently being held in Kandor. During the fight, Metallo and Reactron, who are working for Luthor and General Lane, are brought into Kandor as Trojan horses containing Kryptonite. Reactron manages to kill Supergirl’s father, Zor-El.
Alura’s anger causes her to denounce humanity. Members of the Justice League and Justice Society arrive in Kandor, lead by the Guardian demanding the city turn over those who murdered the police officers, and a large-scale battle erupts, with Superman in the middle. It only ends when Kryptonian scientists manage to use Brainiac’s technology to lift Kandor off the Earth and grow an entirely new planet underneath it, called “New Krypton,” on the other side of the solar system, directly opposite the Earth, and therefore hidden by the sun.
Alura tells Superman that he is not welcome on New Krypton, although Supergirl takes up residence there with her mother. In the end, Alura frees General Zod from the Phantom Zone to help her lead their people.

When Superman decides to see what life is like on New Krypton he is drafted into the Military Guild under General Zod. Zod and Superman maintain a mistrustful professional relationship, which despite their past, neither seems preparing to behave openly aggressive towards one another. When Zod orders that Superman and his people kill a Kryptonian criminal, Superman circumvents the order, feeling that killing the criminal would be not only unnecessary but wrong. Although the criminal is arrested without further fatalities, Zod accusses Superman of treason, of which he is found guilty. However, before being executed Superman gives a heartfelt speech about morality. Much to the surprise of everyone, Zod is seemingly moved by the speech, and requests the the Religious Guild give Superman absolution, and thus overturn the guilty charge. As a result, Superman is cleared of all charges. When asked why he did not go through with the execution of the son of someone who he hated, Zod explain that despite everything that had happened before, Zod realized that his military would be stronger and better for having Superman in it. As a result it appears that there is a level of mutual respect, if not peace, between Zod and Superman. However during a Krytonian ceremony, Zod is shot by the Kryptonian Ral-Dar, who is working with Sam Lane. It is later revealed to Superman that Lane is still alive after tracking down Ral-Dar and discovering that he has been behind all the attacks on his people since Kandor was returned to normal. After he leaves Earth, the general populace of Earth now has a huge distrust of Superman. Which unsettles Kal-El, fearing that a full war will soon erupt between Earth and New Krypton.


Interview with Kurt Busiek

Posted in News by mrread7 on September 12, 2009

 Legendary Avengers and Trinity writer, Kurt Busiek joins us for a great interview. Talking about his work in the business, on Green Lantern, Trinity and much more.

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #20

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on September 11, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #20

Join Ryan, West, Andrew, and Mew as they welcome back the “Batman and Robin” artist Philip Tan! The guys talk about pressures from following Frank Quietly, hectic Green Lantern schedules, secret upcoming projects and more!

GL Spotlight Album Art

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