The Green Lantern Corps Podcast


Blackest Night #5 Review

Posted in blackest night by mrread7 on November 27, 2009




  On the planet Ryut in Sector 666, Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Carol Ferris, Atrocitus, Larfleeze, Saint Walker, Indigo-1, Ganthet and Sayd look where the Black Lantern Central Power Battery once stood. They also sense, Scar and her trail where the Central Battery went. They all soon say their oaths and charge their power rings but Larfleeze. He continues to demand that he gets his Guardian, which Sayd has agreed too but he wants a feast too. Indigo reveals that Larfleeze is the way he is do to the influence of the being behind the Orange Light of Avarice and soon Saint Walker goes near him. Thanks to the blue light, Larfleeze’s hunger soon settles and Hal Jordan uses his ring to shove Larfleeze’s face into his lantern allowing him to power all the way up to 100,000 percent. With all the Lanterns powered up, Hal asks where the Black Lantern went, which is Coast City. There on Earth. The Flash is confronted by the leader of the Black Lanterns, Nekron, and lord of the dead. He tells Barry Allen that his death was the first and his rebirth will be the last. He soon sends Black Hand and the various dead Coast City citizens’ after the Flash. Barry fights through them and then tries to take Batman’s skull from Black Hand’s possession but he is soon zapped by negative feed back from the skull. 

  As Black Lanterns grab Barry, Wally West soon shows up and frees his uncle and they take off. Wally soon leads Barry towards the regrouped Justice League and Titan members: Superman, Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Kid Flash, Ice, Dove, Animal Man, Super Boy, Star Fire, Cyborg and Beast Boy. While over in Manhattan, the Atom tries to keep a Black Lantern power ring from resurrecting Damage but his former wife, Jean Loring, soon attacks him. Mera soon appears and blasts Jean’s head off but it soon reforms. She grabs them both and uses her shrink powers to put the three of them inside of Damage’s ring. While back in Coast City the various super heroes fight the undead Black Lanterns. Kid Flash soon reveals that Dove is somehow channeling white light and it starts destroy the various Black Lanterns around them. While Donna Troy, who has been infected by a bite from her former child also turn a Black Lantern. Is changing into one. Scar soon appears and attacks the various Flashes who are trying to free the Guardians of the Universe from the Central Battery. She tells them that the Guardians failed to preserve life and trying to balance order and chaos. However, the various corps leaders with their rings soon attack her. She beings to break down but attacks Larfleeze who is trying to claim her for his own. Scar starts to get the upper hand when the other lanterns destroy her with their rings. They all soon regroup and attack the Black Lantern Central Power Battery. They fire their rings into it along with Sayd and Ganthlet but instead of destroy the battery it charges Nekron up. A Black Lantern power ring soon appears and turns the skull of Bruce Wayne into a Black Lantern, horrifying everyone and causing an emotional connection to all the various heroes. 
  Nekron finally reveals that it was him all along that allowed all the various heroes to come back to life. He kept them from completely passing over to their final resting place, as various others did. That he controls them and soon a multitude of Black Lantern power rings fly out of the Black Lantern Batman and attach themselves to all the various heroes who have been brought back to life. The rings call out all their names and then proceed to tell them to “die”. They heroes are turned into Black Lanterns and Nekron destroys his Black Lantern Batman. Nekron then tells them that the Light awaits them as Hal Jordan and Barry Allen try to fight off Black Lantern power rings from claiming them. 

  Wow! That’s all I have to say.

Green Lantern #48 Review

Posted in green lantern by mrread7 on November 27, 2009


Gimme a Break
  On Okaara, home of Agent Orange, Larfleeze is attacked by Atrocitus, who wants the Orange Light of Avarice to battle against the Black Lanterns. Larfleeze will not give Atrocitus his lantern but before Atrocitus can fight back, the Black Lanterns attack them. The two fight them but Atrocitus is knocked out while Larfleeze’s Orange Lanterns are absorbed by their Black Lantern counter parts. With no way of stopping them, Larfleeze calls out for help and has it answered by Saint Walker. Walker along with Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Carol Ferris and Indigo-1 attack the Black Lanterns with Sayd and Gantlet’s help. Larfleeze yells at Gantlet and Sayd that they betrayed him. Gantlet tells him it wasn’t him but wants to know why the Orange Lanterns attacked Odym. Larfleeze reveals that it was the rest of the Guardians of the Universe that told him. Hal and Sinestro are both shocked, when Gantlet reveals that the Guardians wanted to extinguish both the Blue Light and the Orange Light in an effort to stop the War of Light.

  In doing so, they started the War of Light with Scar manipulating the events and allowing the Black Lanterns to rise. Sinestro once again tells Hal why the Guardians have been useless all this time and why they must be destroyed. He also reveals that he hates Hal so much because he blames Hal for Abin Sur’s death, which leads to his wife’s death. Soon Atrocitus regains conscious and attacks Sinestro. Saying it was he all along who started Abin Sur’s death march. With his rage unchecked, Atrocitus starts fighting through all the various lanterns until Saint Walker uses his ring and causes Atrocitus to finally feel hope and he sees his future, where he has joined the Blue Lantern Corps and has been reunited with his long dead wife. Atrocitus fights back but Hal Jordan restrains him again. Sinestro tells Atrocitus that when this is all over, he will help Atrocitus destroy the rest of the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps, however Atrocitus doesn’t care. Larfleeze also breaks free and attacks Sinestro saying that he doesn’t care about his world or any of the other corps he just wants his own Guardian for his own. 

  They are soon stopped when an image of Damage’s death at the hands of the Black Lanterns appears before them. Showing the rise of Nekron and that the Black Lanterns have changed targets. Indigo-1 then grabs a destroyed Black Lantern power ring and channel’s it’s power through her. In doing so, she transports them to Ryut in Sector 666, which was originally Atrocitus’s home. He soon falls to his knees and Carol reveals that Atrocitus did love something once, he loved life and now it is gone. The Red Lantern continues grieving saying how his race did nothing to deserve their deaths, nothing. Saint Walker soon kneels besides the Red Lantern saying how the same happened to him but since his family’s deaths were all accidents, Atrocitus finds that they are completely different. He can blame the Guardians for what they did with the Manhunters and that he will join the rest of the lanterns to stop Nekron but when it is over, he will still kill the Guardians. Larfleeze says that he must have at least one, in doing so. Sayd offers to serve Larfleeze as the Guardian of the Orange Lantern Corps when the Blackest Night has ended. Gantlet is shocked but Sayd tells him that the Guardians have a lot to answer for. Soon, Indigo tells them that the Black Lantern Central Power Battery was once there but it has been transported and she can follow it. Gantlet soon tells them that they will all find it and do whatever it takes to destroy it. 

   What a great issue, I see why Larfleeze has become one of Geoff John’s favorite lanterns to write. However, I think the best part of this issue is the character interaction with the various corps leaders. Seeing the comparison to Atrocitus and Saint Walker was spot on. While they have different origins, they both share the same fates. One went towards hope while the other was consumed by rage. I also love how through all this, all the various corps leaders are changing who they are. They are in this together but when the Blackest Night is over, they are all leaving enemies, while some are staying allies. It makes for some wonderful story telling and Doug Mahnke illustrates it well. 

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted in Uncategorized by mrread7 on November 26, 2009

  Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today I am thankful for my family both new and old, which I could not imagine my life with out them.

Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode 31 parts 1 and 2

Posted in podcast by mrread7 on November 23, 2009

Join Frankie, Kuhan, Mew, Andrew, and West as we welcome Eric Cahill into our ranks! We discuss Booster Gold #26 and R.E.B.E.L.S. #10. But what of Green Lantern Corps #42, you ask? Well, the podcast ran so long, we had to split it in two! So be sure to join us for our wild romp of a podcast featuring brand-new opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com) and the Roy Clark Method (http://www.freewebs.com/royclarkmethod). In part 2, join the GL Spotlight crew as we are joined by a very special Mew-hater! We discuss Green Lantern Corps #42, Rekindle the discussion regarding Jackie Earle Haley as Sinestro, and repair some broken bridges between a fan and a host. Be sure to join us for this ery special Spotlight (Dare I say… the best ever?)

Part 1

Part 2

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #33

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on November 23, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #33

Join the GL Spotlight crew for episode #33! The guys return for some more Blackest Night talk! Listen as they discuss Blackest Night #5, GL #48, Teen Titans #77, JLA #39. Featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com) and the Roy Clark Method (http://www.freewebs.com/royclarkmethod)

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #31 Part Two

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on November 22, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #31 Part Two

Join the GL Spotlight crew as we are joined by a very special Mew-hater! We discuss Green Lantern Corps #42, rekindle the discussion regarding Jackie Earle Haley as Sinestro, and repair some broken bridges between a fan and a host. Be sure to join us for this very special Spotlight (Dare I say… the best ever?) featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com) and the Roy Clark Method (http://www.freewebs.com/royclarkmethod)

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #32

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on November 22, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #32

Join the GL Spotlight crew for episode #32! Listen as the guys discuss Adventure Comics #4, Superman/Batman #66, Outsiders #24 as Blackest Night continues! Featuring opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com) and the Roy Clark Method (http://www.freewebs.com/royclarkmethod)

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #31 Part One

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on November 21, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #31 Part One

Join Frankie, Kuhan, Mew, Andrew, and West as we welcome Eric Cahill into our ranks! We discuss Booster Gold #26 and R.E.B.E.L.S. #10. But what of Green Lantern Corps #42, you ask? Well, the podcast ran so long, we had to split it in two! So be sure to join us for our wild romp of a podcast featuring brand-new opening and ending themes from Kirby Krackle (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com) and the Roy Clark Method (http://www.freewebs.com/royclarkmethod)

Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode 30

Posted in podcast by mrread7 on November 20, 2009

  The guys get together to talk about Doom Patrol #4 and it’s Blackest Night tie in.

The Green Lantern Spotlight Podcast Episode #30

Posted in The Podcast,Uncategorized by Podcast on November 20, 2009

Green Lantern Spotlight Episode #30

Join the gang as they talk Doom Patrol #4, Geoff Johns and the Scream Awards, and how they feel about Blackest Night at its halfway mark.

GL Spotlight Album Art

GL Spotlight Album Art

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